All-Terrain Vehicle

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All-Terrain Vehicles, abbreviated as ATVs (known as Quad Bikes or just Quads outside North America) are vehicles first appearing in Mario Kart 8, alongside karts and bikes. Like the bikes, Princess Peach, her metal form, Princess Daisy, and Rosalina wear their biker outfits while riding ATVs. Characters riding ATVs also perform bike animations, such as the same tricks.

The basic model of the ATV for all characters is the Standard ATV, a quad bike showing the character's emblem over the plate on the front and on the sides of the rear. The color of a Standard ATV also changes, matching the character's custom color. Four different ATVs are available in the game, with the Bone Rattler being exclusive to the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 DLC pack.

The game classifies all the ATV vehicle bodies as "Karts", as the player can still see CPU-players using the Standard ATV body whenever he/she restricts the vehicle body options to "Karts Only".

Two new ATV vehicles, Splat Buggy and Inkstriker, are scheduled to appear in the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. Both vehicles are based of Splatoon, and will appear alongside the new Inklings introduced to this game.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOA) Cuatrimoto Quad Bike
Spanish (NOE) Quad -
French (NOA) VTT VTT mean Véhicule Tout-Terrain (All-Terrain Vehicle)
French (NOE) Quad -
Dutch Quad -
German Quad -
Italian Quad -
Portuguese Moto4
Russian Квадроцикл
Quad Bike