There’s a belief that four wheels must be safer than two wheels. This translates to a belief that all-terrain vehicles (or 4-wheeler ATVs and quad bikes) must be safer than dirt bikes. But it appears the opposite is true. Research and statistics show that victims involved in ATV crashes are more likely to die or suffer serious trauma than those in similar accidents involving dirt bikes. Therefore ATV riding crashes are more deadly and more injurious than dirt bike crashes.
My conclusion is that the pros of dirt bikes outweigh the cons vs the cons of 4-wheeler ATVs outweigh the pros. These ATV vs dirt bike pros and cons include comparisons over their safety; the cost of each vehicle; how easy they are to store and transport; the cost of running each vehicle; how easy they are to ride or learn to ride; plus more.