The Oreion Reeper is an off-road vehicle because it can handle rough and bumpy terrain at high speeds. However, the legality of the off-road vehicle varies by state and comes with various restrictions and conditions for use.
In some states, you can drive the Oreion Reeper but not on public roads, while other states ban ATVs completely. In addition, you can outfit your ATV to become street legal, but you need several accessories, including mirrors, a license plate, tail lights, and insurance.
Keep reading to learn more about the legality of the Oreion Reeper in your state and the top speed and specs of the vehicle. Before hitting the road in your new ATV, we will cover everything you need to know.
The Legality of the Oreion Reeper
Technically speaking, the Oreion Reeper is considered a UTV, a utility task vehicle used for work or recreation, even though ATVs are typically only considered for recreation. Oreion Reepers are side-by-side vehicles allowing the driver and its passenger to sit next to each other.
Most states allow the use of the Oreion Reeper, but you must check your specific state for specific rules and legality.
In addition, there are separate laws for using ATVs on public roads, so it’s vital you understand your local laws. For example, the Oreion Reeper is not allowed on highways because it is incapable of high speeds, despite its top speed of 60 mph.
How To Make the Oreion Reeper Street Legal
To make your Oreion Reeper street legal, there are several steps you must follow, and the process isn’t always easy. For example, you must obtain a title, license plate, and insurance before driving.
In addition, you must utilize street-legal parts on your ATV, like headlights, turn signals, and tail lights. You must also make sure of the rules associated with UTVs or ATVs driving on the road.
You should also understand driving an ATV on the road is not as safe as a car. While it seems obvious, your vehicle is no match for a large truck.
You will need to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a title for your ATV/UTV. When you visit the DMV, ensure you have your bill of sale and a signed application for the title. You also will need to provide proof of insurance before you will be given the title.
If you purchased the vehicle without getting a title, you will need the VIN number to check whether it was stolen or missing. If that’s not the case, you should look up the VIN number to find the previous owner and obtain the title.
You must obtain a license plate for UTVs and ATVs to be street-legal in the states where you are permitted to drive on public roads. To receive a license plate, you will need to register your ATV in the state you live in.
After registering, you will receive your license plate and registration stickers in the mail, and you must attach them to your ATV, as you would a car. You likely will need to purchase brackets to keep the license plate attached to your vehicle.
In specific states, the law mandates insurance, so you must check where you live and whether it is required. In addition, ATVs are not covered by your standard auto insurance policy, so you must insure them separately. Instead, ATVs/UTVs are typically covered under motorcycle policies.
Insurance is wise for ATVs, especially since vehicles have a high-theft rate. You also want to ensure you have liability protection if your ATV causes damage to another vehicle or person’s property.
While you might find it a nuisance to insure your ATV, it provides safety to you and others around you. If you get into an accident, your insurance may assist with bills and expenses.
Also, you want to ensure you properly use your ATV to avoid compromising the vehicle, including overloading it with cargo or people. For example, if your ATV holds four passengers, do not attempt to carry anymore.
Street Legal Parts
When you purchase your UTV or ATV, it doesn’t always come with street-legal parts, and it can be difficult to find them because the manufacturer is in China. However, if you wish you outfit your vehicle with street-legal parts, these are the ones you will need:
- Turn Signals
- Reverse Light and Tail Light
- Eye Protection and Helmets
- Street-Legal Tires
- License Plate Light and Bracket
Remember, since ATV laws vary by state, you should check what the rules and guidelines are where you live. The comprehensive list of necessary street legal parts may make you question your decision to make your ATV street legal; however, it’s vital you understand the necessary steps.
Understand the Rules of the Road
If you live in a state that allows ATVs on the road, you must comply with the local rules and regulations. For example, some states require you to drive under 40 mph, while others limit the use of ATVs at public events.
So even if your state allows ATVs on public roads, you must understand the logistics involved to avoid being ticketed. Also, if you don’t understand the rules of the road, you could put yourself in harm’s way, especially if you go at a high speed.
Legality is a State to State Basis
The legality of the Oreion Reeper varies from state to state, with some prohibiting them completely while others have restrictions and rules for use. For example, in some states, you can’t use ATVs on public roads, but others allow them if your ATV is a specific size.
Examples of Individual State Rules
The Legality of using the Oreion Reeper varies state by state, and rules can also vary if the ATV is permitted. It’s vital you check your individual state to ensure you follow the specific rules and guidelines before purchasing the vehicle.
Here’s a sampling of various states and their rules regarding the Oreion Reeper.
- Delaware – ATV and UTV use are not permitted on public streets, and if you must move the vehicle, you have to push it on the side of the road in neutral.
- Nevada – Requires users to register their ATV and receive a decal annually. You must also acquire an insurance policy and title and pass emissions and safety tests. In addition, ATV use is usually strictly prohibited on public roads.
- Florida– The Oreion Reeper is not allowed unless you have a special permit given to law enforcement while on duty.
- New York – ATVs are highly restricted, particularly in NYC. For example, you cannot use ATVs on public roads in New York; if allowed, you will see signs posted.
- Ohio – You are permitted to own the Oreion Reeper, but it must be registered
- South Carolina – ATVs are permitted, but you must follow street legality, and they can’t be used on highways.
- Texas – Use is not permitted on public roads except if it is for agricultural reasons
- South Dakota – You can register your ATV to be street-legal in South Dakota, but you will have to license it as a motorcycle. However, that will only apply if your ATV has four or more wheels with an engine of 200 ccs or more.
You should check the state you live in to ensure you follow their specific guidelines for ATV and UTV use. Since laws can vary even in neighboring states, you must research what’s permitted where you live before purchasing the Oreion Reeper or other ATVs.
Oreion Reeper Specs
There are four types of Oreion Reeper, including the original: Oreion Reeper4, Oreion Reeper Sport, and Oreion Reeper APEX. Each model offers various specs, and while there are several similarities, you will find differences you may prefer.
|SPECS||Oreion Reeper||Oreion Reeper4||Oreion Reeper Sport||Oreion Reeper APEX|
|Engine Type||Chery Brand 812cc EFI liquid-cooled 3-cylinder four-stroke||Cherry Brand 1100cc EFI liquid-cooled 4-cylinder four-stroke||Cherry Brand 1100cc EFI liquid-cooled 4-cylinder four-stroke||Cherry Brand 1100cc EFI liquid-cooled 4-cylinder four-stroke|
|Transmission||Manual 5-speed||Manual 5-speed||Manual 5-speed||Manual 5-Speed|
|Front and Rear Suspension||Independent Double Swing Arms||Independent Double Swing Arms||Independent Double Swing Arms||Independent Double Swing Arm/ELKA Stage 1 Shocks|
|Front and Rear Brakes||Hydraulic Discs||Hydraulic Discs||Hydraulic Discs||Hydraulic Discs|
|Tires (Front)||AT27 x 9 x 14 Radial||AT29 x 9 x 15 Radial||AT28 x 10 x 15 Radial||AT28 x 10 x 15 Radial|
|Tires (Rear)||AT27 x 11 x 14 Radial||AT29 x 9 x 15 Radial||AT28 x 10 x 15 Radial||AT28 x 10 x 15 Radial|
|Dimensions: (L x W x H)|
10.3 x 5.4 x 5.3 ft
12.3 x 5.4 x 5.4 ft
10.3 x 5.4 x 5.3 ft
10.3 x 5.4 x 5.3 ft
|Fuel Capacity||6.1 U.S. Gallons||6.1 U.S. Gallons||6.1 U.S. Gallons||6.1 U.S. Gallons|
|Weight||2WD: 1,168 lbs; 4WD 1,140 lbs||1,852 lbs||1,510 lbs||4W: 1,150 lbs|
Top Speed of the Oreion Reeper
The top speed of the Oreion Reeper off-road series is 60 mph; however, most public roads won’t let you reach those speeds. However, the Reeper and Reeper4 come in an LSV option (Limited Speed Vehicle) with a top speed of 25 mph.
However, the LSV option is not ideal for off-roading and is built for street use. If you are looking for an off-roading ATV, you want to ensure you pursue one of the four off-road series models.
The Oreion Reeper is an off-road vehicle that can be street legal depending on your state’s laws and that you follow specific rules and guidelines. In addition, there are four models of Oreion Reeper, each with individual specs, including weight, brakes, tires, and starter type.
Oreion Reeper owners will enjoy its top speed of 60 mph while off-roading but must pay close attention to the maximum speed allowed on public roads.
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