2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

Quads for the 2021 Off-Road Youth crowd...

By the staff of Dirt Wheels

2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE:

*Here are the 2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE quads for the new year.  Something younger ATVers all across the country can look forward to.

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 90

The Alterra 90 is Arctic Cat’s sole youth model. It comes with an adjustable throttle and speed-limiting governor, allowing parents to control the youngster’s riding experience for safety. The suspension is independent up (Front) and swingarm in the (Rear) with adjustable spring-preload shocks.

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 dry 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: $3,199.

2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

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

Apex designs sport- and racing-style ATVs for youth riders. The small company offers an engine size for most any age and riding level. This lineup of mini quads is built with racing-style components, like adjustable suspension and nerf bars.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 49cc; 69cc; 85cc; 89cc; 99cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 42”, Length/width/height: 64x44x40”, Ground clearance: 7”, Claimed wet weight: 240 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Swingarm/10”, Tires: (f/r) 19×6-10/18×6.5-8, Retail price: $2,999 to start.

2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

CAN-AM DS 70

Can-Am’s DS 70 should be first on the list if you’re wanting your young rider to learn to ride. Designed for riders 6 years and older, this youth ATV has a four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that is paired with a fully automatic CV-style Transmission:. The DS 70 has electric start with a backup kickstart. There is also a built-in throttle limiter.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 70cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 39”, Length/width/height: 59.8×35.6×36.8”, Ground clearance: 4.5”, Claimed dry weight: 250 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/3.4”, (Rear) Swing Arm/6.3”, Tires: (f/r) Duro Thrasher 19×7-8/ Duro Power Trail 18×9.5-8, Retail price: $2,349.

CAN-AM DS 90

Once your young rider has mastered the DS 70, it’s time to move up to the DS 90, which is for riders 10 years old and older. An automatic CVT provides drive, and there is a parent-controlled throttle limiter. Like the DS 70, the DS 90 offers electric start with a backup kickstart.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 89.5cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 39”,Length/width/height: 59.8×35.6×36.8”, Ground clearance: 4.5”, Claimed dry weight: 245 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent A-arm/ 3.4”, (Rear)Swingarm/6.3”, Tires: (f/r) Duro Thrasher 19×7-8/Duro Power Trail 18×9.5-8, Retail price: $2,849.

CAN-AM DS 90 X

Sportier than the DS 90, the DS 90 X is aimed at riders 10 years old and older, has an automatic Transmission:, built-in throttle control and electric start (with backup kickstart), it also features a square, race-style handlebar pad, handlebar riser block, aluminum (Front) bumper with number plate, nerf bars, racing kick-up pegs and a sport-look exhaust.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 89.5cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 39”, Length/width/height: 59.8×43.7×38.2”, Ground clearance: 4.5”, Claimed dry weight: 250 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Double A-arm/7”, (Rear) Swingarm/9”, Tires: (f/r) Kenda Claw 20×6-10/Kenda Claw 18×10.5-8, Retail price: $3,749.

2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

HONDA TRX90X

Honda’s entry into the youth segment is the enduring TRX90X, which is designed for riders 10 years old and older. It comes with an air-cooled 89cc engine and semi-automatic four-speed Transmission:, along with an adjustable throttle limiter. For 2021, Honda offers new graphics and color-matched shock springs.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 86cc, Transmission: Automatic-clutch 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) Independent/2.6”, (Rear) Swingarm/2.6”, Tires: (f/r) 20×7-8/19×8-8, Retail price: $3,199.

2021 ATV YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

KAWASAKI KFX50

The KFX50 is sized just right for riders 6 years old and older, and offers a safe (adjustable throttle limiter) and easy (electric start and CVT) way for young riders to gain confidence in their skills. The engine is a 49cc four-stroke that is air-cooled and started electronically via a handlebar-mounted push button.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 49.5cc, Transmission: CVT,

Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 38”, Length/width/height: 55.1×34.7×35.8”, Ground clearance: 3.3”, Claimed wet weight: 245 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/2.8”, (Rear) Swingarm/2.9, Tires: (f/r) 16×8-7/16x8x-7, Retail price: $1,999.

KAWASAKI KFX90

The Kawasaki KFX90 is aimed at riders 12 years old and older. It has an 89cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke powerplant with an automatic CVT. It has an adjustable throttle limiter and can be started electronically. The (Front) suspension is a single-A-arm type, while the (Rear) suspension is a swingarm and solid (Rear) axle.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 89cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 38”, Length/width/height: 56.1×35.6×36.4”, Ground clearance: 3.9”, Claimed wet weight: 266.8 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/2.8”, (Rear) Single shock/2.9”, Tires: (f/r) 18×7-8/18×9-8, Retail price: $2,599.

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KAYO FOX 70

Kayo claims the compact Fox 70 is selling great, and we can see why. It’s priced right at $1,000 for a sporty little single-speed auto quad with three disc brakes! The engine offers a lot of performance for a 70cc youth model. It is rated for riders 6-plus, it has real lights and the (Rear) shock is adjustable. It comes in white, black or red.

Engine type: Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 70cc, Transmission: Singe-speed, fully automatic, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 0.55 gal., Wheelbase: 30.3”, Length/width/height: 49.8×3.4×34.6”, Ground clearance: 4.5”, Claimed wet weight: 159 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/NA, (Rear) Swingarm/NA, Tires: (f/r) 16×8-7/16×8-7, Price: $999.

KAYO PREDATOR 125/BULL 125

Kayo’s Predator and Bull 125 are rated for riders 10-plus years old that are looking for a fun machine with plenty of features. The Predator is sporty, and the Bull has double racks. Both have disc brakes, lights, sophisticated suspension for youth models, and both come in white or black. The price is great for what you get.

Engine type:  Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 124cc, Transmission: Automatic w/ reverse; Automatic F-N-R (forward, neutral, reverse), Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 0.6gal, Wheelbase: 36”; 35.4”,Length/width/height: 53.5x33x34.6”; 55.1×33.4×36.4”, Ground clearance: 4.3”; 3.5”, Claimed wet weight: 364 lb.; 231 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Double A-arm/NA, (Rear) Swingarm/NA, Tires: (f/r) 20×7-10/19×10-9; 19×7-8/18×9.5-8, Price: $1,499; $1,499.

KAYO STORM 150/BULL 150

These sporty Kayos are for riders 12-plus. The Storm is a sport model, and the Bull is a utility with racks. Under the body parts they share much in common. Both have A-arm suspension, an adjustable (Rear) shock and three disc brakes. Both come in black and white. Both have proven engines with three-speed, auto-clutch Transmission:s with reverse.

Engine type: Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 140cc, Transmission: 3-speed auto-clutch w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.8 gal, Wheelbase: 39.3”; 41.3”, Length/width/height: 60.6×37.9×38.6”; 65.5x38x38.6”, Ground clearance: 5.1”; 5.3”, Claimed wet weight: 269 lb.; 311 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Double A-arm/NA, (Rear) Swingarm/NA, Tires: (f/r) 20×7-10/19×10-9, Retail price: $2,199; $2,199.

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KYMCO MONGOOSE 90S

The Mongoose 90S is rated for youth 10 years old and up and comes with a tether cord for auto stop. This ATV has electric starting and an automatic CV Transmission: with forward, neutral and reverse.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 89cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.4 gal., Wheelbase: 37.9”, Length/width/height: 57x36x37”, Ground clearance: 7.25”, Claimed dry weight: 232 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/2.8”,(Rear) Single A-arm/2.9”, Tires: (f/r) 18×7-8/18×9-8, Retail price: $2,499.

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POLARIS OUTLAW 70

Polaris’ Outlaw 70 is geared for riders 6 years old and older, and it is a standout with its EFI 49cc engine. It allows parents to adjust the speed with a standard limiter. When you purchase an Outlaw 70, you get a safety flag, youth helmet, safety tether and a training DVD that come with it at no additional charge.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV 4-stroke, Displacement: 49cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.5 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: $2,299.

POLARIS OUTLAW 110

Riders who are 10 years of age or older can pilot this fuel-injected, 112cc Outlaw. This is the sportier of the two 110s available from Polaris. An adjustable speed limiter allows parents to give a youngster a better riding experience as he learns the ropes. Electric start and an EFI engine make this youth ATV a smooth riding experience.

Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, Displacement: 112cc, Transmission: PVT 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”,Claimed dry 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

The Sportsman 110 is geared for a more recreational ride experience, but has many of the same features as the Outlaw 110, including an adjustable speed limiter, EFI engine and electric start. The Sportsman version has cargo racks, though, so some gear can be carried. The rack capacity in (Front) is 15 pounds, while the (Rear) holds 30 pounds.

Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, Displacement: 112cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2 gal., Wheelbase: 41.5”, Length/width/height: 61.7×36.7×38.5”, Ground clearance: 4”, Claimed dry weight: 289 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/5”, (Rear) Swingarm/6”, Tires: (f/r) 19×7-8/18×9.5-8, Retail price: $3,399.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 110

The Sportsman 110 is geared for a more recreational ride experience, but has many of the same features as the Outlaw 110, including an adjustable speed limiter, EFI engine and electric start. The Sportsman version has cargo racks, though, so some gear can be carried. The rack capacity in (Front) is 15 pounds, while the (Rear) holds 30 pounds.

Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, Displacement: 112cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2 gal., Wheelbase: 41.5”, Length/width/height: 61.7×36.7×38.5”, Ground clearance: 4”, Claimed dry weight: 289 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/5”, (Rear) Swingarm/6”, Tires: (f/r) 19×7-8/18×9.5-8, Retail price: $3,399.

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SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z50

The QuadSport Z50 is Suzuki’s entry-level youth quad for riders 6 years old and older. To help young riders gain confidence as they learn, the Z50 has an automatic Transmission: and, for parents’ peace of mind, there is a throttle limiter and tether switch allowing for remote shut-off of the engine. The engine is a 49cc single cylinder.

Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, Displacement: 49cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 0.7 gal., Wheelbase: 32.7”, Length/width/height: 50×29.9×30.1”, Ground clearance: 4.7”, Claimed wet weight: 174 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent/N/A, (Rear) Swingarm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 16×8-7/16×8-7, Retail price: $2,149.

SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z90

Next up in the youth lineup for Suzuki is the Z90 for riders ages 12 and older. Electric start and an automatic Transmission: ease the learning curve, while an easy-to-set throttle limiter allows parents to guide the learning curve. The Z90 is noticeably more zippy and fun than the Z50.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 39.6”, Length/width/height: 59.3×34.4×25.6”, Ground clearance: 5.9”, Claimed wet weight: 280 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent/N/A,(Rear) Swingarm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 19×7-8/19×7-8, Retail price: $2,999.

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TRACKER OFF-ROAD 90

Tracker Off-Road’s 90 is its entry into the youth segment, which features a 90cc air-cooled engine with a CVT. The kid-friendly quad has a parent-adjustable throttle and a speed-limiting governor, both of which help parents shape their youth’s ride learning experience. The 90 has electric start with a kickstart backup. It comes with a safety flag.

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 dry 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: $2,499.  

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YAMAHA YFZ50

The YFZ50 will make any kid feel like they are riding dad’s big 450. It has a 49cc, air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, and the controls are suited for those 6 years old and up. Parents can limit the throttle, and there is a tethered switch allowing parents to closely monitor new riders and cut power to the engine.

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: 49.2×32.3×30.3”, Ground clearance: 3.5”, Claimed wet weight: 220 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/2.4”, (Rear) Swingarm/2”, Tires: (f/r) 16×6.5-7/16×7-7, Retail price: $2,199.

YAMAHA RAPTOR 90

When your young rider has learned the riding ropes on his or her YFZ50, they can make the jump to the Raptor 90 (as long as they are 10 or older), which uses a 90cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine paired with an automatic CVT. The (Rear) wheels are chain-driven from the CVT to the (Rear) wheels. It is electric or kickstart.

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”, (Rear) Swingarm/5.7”, Tires: (f/r) 18×7-8/18×9-8, Retail price:  $3,099.

YAMAHA GRIZZLY 90

If a youth sport quad is not what you want for your 10-year-old (or older), Yamaha has a great option in the Grizzly 90, which takes its cues from the Grizzly 700. Its ease of use comes from an electric starter, compact design and wide floorboards. Mechanically, it is the same as the Raptor 90. 

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: 61.5×40.6×39.6”, Ground clearance: 4.1”, Claimed wet weight: 307.8 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/5”, (Rear) Swingarm/5.7”, Tires: (f/r) 19×7-8/18×9-8, Retail price: $3,099.

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