Max ATVs 2013-2017

We are attempting to fill a glaring gap in Max records, specifically for those vehicles built over the period 2013 – 2017 during which time the Max brand was owned and managed by a different company. If you bought (or sold) a new Max over this period you can help us to reconstruct the missing information. This is important stuff to help us prepare for the longer term support of Max branded vehicles, without which this set of vehicles will effectively be orphaned.

We have complete records up to serial number 21439, so if your serial number is lower, you can disregard this request.

What do we need?

  1. Vehicle serial number
  2. Vehicle model (Max II, IV or Buffalo)
  3. Date purchased or Date Sold
  4. T20 serial number
  5. Engine type
  6. Your name and country
  7. Sales receipt or invoice showing serial number (a copy by email will suffice)

If you bought or sold a Max vehicle between August 2013 and 2017, then you can help us to help you by adding your vehicle details to the records of Max built.

I am prepared to provide additional information on my vehicle. Please contact me if you need to know more

Why are we asking for this information?

We are trying to document what might otherwise become a lost generation of Max vehicles: undocumented, hard to support, risky to buy and difficult to sell-on.

All records relating to vehicles built and sold between August 2013 – Spring 2017 (including serial number, types, dates, quantities, configuration, modifications, build state) have been with-held and/or lost by the company that owned Max over that period.

Nor has any coherent information or design documentation been provided for the various modifications made to the 2013 (Recreatives Industries Inc.) build standards. All Reference Vehicles appear to have been disposed of.

Of particular concern is that we have no information regarding ongoing compliance with important international standards such as CE Certification. The Recreatives generation of Max were CE certified, albeit against earlier versions of the standard, but it is not clear whether any necessary re-certification has taken place to align with recent legislation changes, to review compliance on change of ownership or to document and demonstrate compliance on change of design. The responsibility for assuring claimed compliance lies not only with the manufacturer, but also the importer, dealer and employer and has the potential to be a litigation minefield.

Because of these various issues we are unable to adopt this generation of vehicles as an OEM supported product and any future Max development will be based upon the last-known good and complete design information baseline (Aug 2013 – RI), which was CE certified.

The next generation of design will leap-frog the 2013-17 generation, with any desirable features completely redesigned,  fully documented and properly supported.  However we have no wish to cut recent new owners adrift, so we will be attempting to rebuild as much of the missing information as possible over forthcoming months so that we can provide some level of coherent support for these vehicles in the future. If the registration response is sufficient we may undertake to investigate and provide solutions to specific issues arising, either by offering reversionary or improved solutions.

Thank you for your assistance!

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