• Britta Cech

How LLCs Can Make Your SXS (Side-by-Side) Street Legal

Updated: Apr 28


When Gary Koppelman got his first side-by-side utility terrain vehicle, he had no idea of the nightmare ahead to have it legally registered. 

A resident of Pennsylvania and founder of Street Legal SXS, Gary was given a 4-seater Polaris SXS in exchange for some work for a friend a couple years ago. Immediately, he began working on the machine and preparing it for some gorgeous mountain drives. 

However, those drives were sporadic because of the effort it took to enjoy his new hobby.

“I made it a point that any free time I had, I hit the trails, which only ended up being once every other week. I had to travel with the trailer 2 hours to the mountains, ride for 5 to 6 hours, and then come back another 2 hours,” Gary said. “Imagine, this machine has a base price of $30,000, and you put thousands in accessories in, and the next thing you know, you can only ride it twice a month. I thought, there’s got to be more to this.”

Since his enthusiasm began to grow, Gary has upgraded to a Can AM Maverick x3 and learned how to legally register his vehicles without moving to a new state.