2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: YOUTH

By the staff of Dirt Wheels

APEX PRO MXR 50/70/85/90/100

When racing runs through your veins, it tends to run through your child’s, too. Apex offers multiple two-stroke competition-model ATVs for youth of all different sizes and skill levels. If you want your kid to dominate the racetrack, we suggest you give Apex a call and pick out the perfect racer.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, two-stroke, Displacement: 49cc/70cc/89cc/99cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 41.5”, Length/width/height: 64.0”/44.0”/37.0”, Ground clearance: 5.3”, Claimed wet weight: 248 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/8.0”, Rear: Single shock/7.5”, Tires: f/r 19×6-10/18×6.5-8, Retail price: Starting at $4,200.

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 90

Since the ’Cat is back, that means the Alterra 90 is on the lineup for 2020. It comes in a stealthy dark grey/green color scheme. The 90cc four-stroke engine is fun for youth riders, but you remain in control of its power with a throttle limiter and speed-limiting governor. The mini quad comes with cargo racks.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 38.4”, Length/width/height: 58.4”/34.5”/37.2”, Ground clearance: 7.25”, Claimed wet weight: 260 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/2.8”, Rear: Swingarm/2.9”, Tires: f/r 19×8–8/19×8-8, Retail price: N/A.

CAN-AM DS 70/90

As your child ages, stepping up to more power is made easy with Can-Am. Their DS 70 and 90 share the same frame and small stature. The engines are paired to fully automatic continuously variable transmissions, which make operating them simple for the inexperienced. Electric start is standard, but a back-up kickstarter is, too.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: N/A, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 39.0”, Length/width/height: 59.8”/35.6”/36.8”, Ground clearance: 4.5”, Claimed wet weight: 250 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/3.4”, Rear: Swingarm/6.3”, Tires: f/r 19×7-8/18×9.5-8, Retail price: $2,349/$2,849.

CAN-AM DS 90 X

Some kids crave speed and exhilaration more than others, and that’s where the DS 90 X comes in. It sits wider with more suspension travel than the DS 70 and 90. A sport-style front bumper, sport-tuned shocks, and competition nerf bars and pegs are standard features. A throttle limiter is built in so your rider won’t go too fast!

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 39.0”, Length/width/height: 59.8”/43.7”/38.2”, Ground clearance: 4.5”, Claimed wet weight: 250 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/7.0”, Rear: Single shock/9.0”, Tires: f/r 20×6-10/18×10.5-8, Retail price: $3,749.

HONDA TRX90X

Shift into gear with Honda’s fun and quick TRX90X. This little four-stroke-powered ATV comes with a sequential four-speed transmission. That will help junior get used to shifting gears for bigger sport quads in the future. Electric start and small hand controls are great features. A built-in throttle limiter can slow things down.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 86cc, Transmission: Automatic 4-speed, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.7 gal., Wheelbase: 38.7”, Length/width/height: 58.6”/35.2”/36.5”, Ground clearance: 3.9”, Claimed wet weight: 262 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: A-arm/2.6”, Rear: Swingarm/2.6”, Tires: f/r 20×7-8/19×8-8, Retail price: $3,099.

KAWASAKI KFX50

One of the few 50-sized ATV models around is the Kawasaki KFX50. When you think your brood is ready to get into your favorite hobby, the KFX is sized right. A built-in throttle limiter, a mild motor and protective running boards are standard. You can let your offspring choose between green and blue color options for 2020.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 49.5cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 38.0”, Length/width/height: 55.1”/34.7”/35.8”, Ground clearance: 3.3”, Claimed wet weight: 245 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: A-arm/2.8”, Rear: Swingarm/2.9”, Tires: f/r 16×8-7/16×8-7, Retail price: $1,999.

KAWASAKI KFX90

Your young one just grew 3 inches out of nowhere! It might be time to trade in that 50 for a KFX90. More power means more fun. It comes with an 89cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine paired to a fully automatic, continuously variable transmission. It has independent front suspension and swingarm rear suspension for a fun ride.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 89cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 37.0”, Length/width/height: 56.1”/315.6”/36.4”, Ground clearance: 4.3”, Claimed wet weight: 266.8 lb. Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/2.8, Rear: Swing arm/2.9, Tires: f/r 18×7-8/18×9-8, Retail price: $2,599.

KYMCO MONGOOSE 70S/90S

Kymco’s Mongoose 70S and 90S are sharp-looking little ATVs. Your youth will love how cool they look and how fun they ride. A throttle limiter and a tether cord with a safety cut-off switch are standard features. There is a mounting tab on the rear bumper for a flag to help you keep an eye on them while they roam.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 69cc/89cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.4 gal., Wheelbase: 37.9”, Length/width/height: 57.0”/36.0”/37.0”, Ground clearance: 7.25”, Claimed wet weight: 232 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: A-arm/2.8”, Rear: Swingarm/2.9”, Tires: f/r 18×7-8/18×9-8, Retail price: $2,199/$2,499.

POLARIS OUTLAW 50

Whether you have a little boy or girl, they can ride a quad colored for them. The Outlaw 50 comes in pink and grey or hi-vis and grey. Electric start easily turns over the carbureted, 49cc, single-cylinder four-stroke engine. An automatic CVT is simple for youth to operate. A helmet and safety flag come with the Polaris.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV 4-stroke, Displacement: 49cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.2 gal., Wheelbase: 33.0”, Length/width/height: 48.0”/31.5”/28.0”, Ground clearance: 4.0”, Claimed wet weight: 215 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/3.0”, Rear: Single-shock/3.0”, Tires: f/r 16×6.5-7/16×8-7, Retail price: $2,199.

POLARIS OUTLAW 110

When your child is ready to make the big jump to a more powerful machine, this Outlaw comes with an electronically fuel-injected, 112cc, four-stroke engine. Aggressive styling will make your kid feel fast, yet you can control their speed with built-in safety features. Braking is via drum on all four wheels.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 112cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 41.5”, Length/width/height: 61.2”/36.7”/38.5”, Ground clearance: 4.0”, Claimed wet weight: 278 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/5.0”, Rear: Swingarm/6.0”, Tires: f/r 19×7-8/18×9.5-8, Retail price: $3,399.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 110

Day after day your kid watches you take your big Polaris Sportsman around the ranch to tackle daily tasks, and then off to the trails for fun. They can have their own Sportsman in the form of a 112cc-powered four-stroke. It even has little cargo racks built in. The hand controls will fit little hands perfectly for hours of fun.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 112cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 41.5”, Length/width/height: 61.25”/36.75”/38.5”, Ground clearance: 4.0”, Claimed wet weight: 289 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/5.0”, Rear: Swingarm/6.0”, Tires: f/r 19×7-8/18×9.5-8, Retail price: $3,399.

SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z50

Suzuki may have gotten rid of its big sport ATVs, but the youth models are running strong for 2020. The Quadsport Z50 is sized for riders age 6 and up to thoroughly enjoy. The hand controls are adjustable, the seat height is low and the automatic transmission is simple to use. It comes in Suzuki’s Championship Yellow color scheme.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 49cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 0.7 gal., Wheelbase: 32.7”, Length/width/height: 50.0”/29.9”/30.1”, Ground clearance: 4.7”, Claimed wet weight: 174 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/N/A, Rear: Swingarm/N/A, Tires: f/r 16×8-7/16×8-7, Retail price: $2,099.

SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z90

Step up your learner’s speed with the bigger Quadsport Z90. This cool kids’ quad is styled after the famous Quadsport Z400 with its angular and aggressive body lines. The suspension system up front is an independent dual A-arm with a Monoshock swingarm in the rear. Turn the key and let the fun begin.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 89cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 39.6”, Length/width/height: 59.3”/34.4”/36.0”, Ground clearance: 5.9”, Claimed wet weight: 280 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: A-arm/3.0”, Rear: Swingarm/3.0”, Tires: f/r 19×7-8/19×7-8, Retail price: $2,999.

TRACKER 90

A new youth ATV is in town—the Tracker 90! Tracker is tackling the off-road market and targeting youth, too. Let your youngster have fun on a utility-inspired two-wheel-drive quad. The cargo racks can hold a tiny bit of weight. Electric starting and a throttle limiter come standard, along with a speed-limiting governor.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 38.4”, Length/width/height: 58.4”/34.5”/37.25”, Ground clearance: 7.25”, Claimed wet weight: 260 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/2.8”, Rear: Swingarm/2.9”, Tires: f/r 19×8–8/19×8-8, Retail price: $2,399.

YAMAHA YFZ50

Your kids love your big powerful Yamaha YFZ450R. Well, they can have their own mini version to play with—the YFZ50. It is designed for riders ages 6 years and up. Electric starting, an automatic CV transmission and controls made for small hands will keep your youth rolling with smiles for miles.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 49cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 32.7”, Length/width/height: 9.2”/32.3”/30.3”, Ground clearance: 3.5”, Claimed wet weight: 220 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/2.4”, Rear: Swingarm/2.0”, Tires: f/r 16×6.5-7/16×7-7, Retail price: $2,199.

YAMAHA RAPTOR 90

The Raptor 90 may not have the massive power of the Raptor 700, but it is styled just like it. The engine is a 90cc, air-cooled, single-overhead-cam four-stroke. It is paired to an automatic CV transmission that is simple to use for your young rider 10 years old and up. A 1.7-gallon fuel tank lets them go for hours!

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.7 gal., Wheelbase: 40.6”, Length/width/height: 58.5”/40.2”/37.6”, Ground clearance: 3.9”, Claimed wet weight: 279 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/5.0”, Rear: Swingarm/5.7”, Tires: f/r: 18×7-8/18×9-8, Retail price: $2,999.

YAMAHA GRIZZLY 90

Rounding out the “2020 ATV Buyer’s Guide” of youth machines is the Yamaha Grizzly 90. It is styled after the impressive Grizzly 700, but this little bear wants to have just as much fun on the trails. It comes with little cargo racks, a built-in throttle limiter and the fenders offer great protection from the mud your kid wants to ride through.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.7 gal., Wheelbase: 40.6”, Length/width/height: 1.5”/40.6”/39.6”, Ground clearance: 4.1”, Claimed wet weight: 307.8 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Single A-arm/5.0”, Rear: Swingarm/5.7”, Tires: f/r: 19×7-8/18×9-8, Retail price: $3,099.

CONTACTS

Apex: www.apexatv.com, (480) 507-5050

Arctic Cat: www.arcticcat.com

Argo: www.argoxtv.com

Can-Am: www.can-am.brp.com, (715) 848-4957

CFMoto: www.cfmotousa.com, (888) 823-6686

Hisun: www.hisunmotors.com, (972) 446-0760

Honda: www.powersports.honda.com, (310) 783-2000

Kawasaki: www.kawasaki.com, (949) 770-0400

Kymco: www.kymcousa.com, (864) 327-4744

Odes: www.odesindustries.com

Polaris: www.polarisindustries.com, (888) 704-5290

Suzuki: www.suzuki-cycles.com, (714) 996-7040

Tracker: www.trackeroffroad.com, (877) 394-6727

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.