The ATV is a popular investment for recreation enthusiasts and those who love the the great outdoors.
Anyone can reasonably expect to get on and ride with little difficulty. Where the dirt bike poses a balancing challenge the four-wheel ATV can be looked at like a small car. Unless you drive it in a tree or off a ravine the ATV offers an easier to learn alternative for any beginner wanting to ride the track or trail.
An ATV is not necessarily safer than a dirt bike as riding recklessly or buying an ATV with an engine too big for your experience can be just as hazardous. However, for the beginner, riding on four-wheels is easier, more comfortable and drastically reduces the learning curve. Jumping on a dirt bike for the first time and riding off in the sunset is much less likely to happen when compared to grabbing the controls of a quad and being able to roll out in five minutes.
To get the maximum enjoyment out of your ATV it is best to buy an ATV based on age and experience. If you're part of a family with little kids you won't all be riding the same ATV. Perhaps you stay at home while a bunch of friends go riding every weekend and now you want to join in the fun. Or, maybe you've been borrowing a friend's quad for months and it's time you grabbed one of your own.