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Rock-steady and fast over rough terrain, the lightweight ATVs are great both off-road and on. They hit the balance between stability and agility, and their ability to hold their own in a tussle exceeds that of bikes. ATVs are the choice of the more aggressive, lighter driver.
- Festival Card #108

ATVs are comparable to Bikes in terms of handling and acceleration, but are a smidge stronger and accelerate slower. It is possible to punch other ATV and bike riders off their vehicles by pressing the "R1" or "L1" buttons. They are prone to rolling when on two wheels.

In MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, it is also possible to do bunny hops and to duck the rider's head by double-tapping the "Down" then "Up" buttons (bunny hop) and "Down" button (duck); these controls are the same for both ATVs and Bikes.

List of ATVs[]


  • On the Pacific Rift track Riptide, off in the distance, there is a large inflatable ATV that festival-goers can be seen climbing on.
  • In Pacific Rift, ATVs tend to be much more prone to rolling over than in any other game in the series.
    • This is most likely due to the fact that the rider doesn't 'lean in' to the corners when turning like on all the other games.
  • In MotorStorm: Apocalypse, ATVs seem to lose traction while driving through water.
  • In the original MotorStorm, the horn on ATVs is exceptionally loud, even when the SFX volume is turned down almost all the way. This could either be a glitch or just a developer oversight.
  • In MotorStorm, it also shares the exact same exhaust note as the Buggies; which is a flat four.