NEW MODELS: 2022 SPORT/YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

The adrenaline and excitement segments of the quad market

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels

 

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When most off-roaders hear the term “quad” they naturally think of sport machines. Sport quads may have not been the first four-wheelers to hit the market, but they are definitely some of the most popular models on sand, in the desert and even in the deep woods.

And since every rider has to start somewhere, most powersports manufacturers have an array of youth models, showing that, among other things, off-roading is a family sport.

In the last issue off Dirt Wheels, we highlighted utility, 2-up, 2×4 and 4×4 models. Now it’s Sport and Youth.

And don’t think that all the technology and other advances in design, durability and manufacturing are limited to just the utility and rec/utility models. The sport and youth models also come with plenty of high-tech gadgetry. These models are also more purpose-built than what we covered in the last issue as these quads are made to perform. And, of course, youth models are for new, younger riders and most come with parental controls to help those youngsters learn at a pace appropriate for their age. So if you’re looking for something sporty, then this buyer’s guide is for you.

CONTACTS

Apex: www.apexatv.com

Arctic Cat: www.arcticcat.txtsv.com

Argo: www.argoxtv.com

Can-Am: www.can-am.brp.com

Honda: www.powersports.honda.com

Kawasaki: www.kawasaki.com

Kayo: www.ridekayousa.com

Kymco: www.kymcousa.com

Polaris: www.polarisindustries.com

Suzuki: www.suzuki-cycles.com

Tracker Off-Road: www.trackeroffroad.com

Yamaha: www.yamahamotorsportscom

APEX 450F/250F

This Arizona-based ATV builder has been building racing ATVs for years, and it offers a wide range of quads in a variety of different engine sizes. The 450F and 250F are the largest motors offered by the company. When you order from Apex, you get a vehicle with your choice of accessories. Common features include adjustable Elka shocks front and rear, aluminum air box and oversize oil tank.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 449cc/250cc, Transmission: 5-speed,

Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: N/A, Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 71x49x40”,

Ground clearance: 9”, Claimed wet weight: 380; 360 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): LSR DCA long-travel A-arms/11.5”, (Rear): Swingarm/12” Tires: f/r 20×7-10/18×10-8, (Retail price): Starting at $7,500.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

 

CAN-AM DS 250

The DS 250 is designed for riders 14 years old and older, and is a great transition quad from youth sizes to larger quads. It offers a fully automatic CV transmission, so new riders can focus on trails instead of shifting. Other handy features are a roomy riding position, comfy seat, electric start for easy starting, and preload-adjustable front and rear shocks.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 249.4cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain,

Fuel capacity: 3.3 gal., Wheelbase: 47”, Length/width/height: 72×40.5×43.5”, Ground clearance: 10.2”, Claimed dry weight: 429 lb. Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Dual A-arm/5.5”, (Rear): Swingarm/6.7”, Tires: f/r Kenda 22×7-10/Kenda 20×11-9,

(Retail price): $4,399.

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CAN-AM RENEGADE 850/570

The next step up in the Can-Am lineup in the Sport segment is the 48-horsepower 570. Want more ponies? Then the 78-horsepower 850 is a great option. Both come with a front bumper and cast-aluminum wheels, while the 850 comes with plenty of other perks, such as 4WD, Fox 1.5 Podium shocks, engine braking and Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC). Neither model, however, offers power steering.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, V-twin, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc/570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, standard engine braking, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 681; 628 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear): Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: f/r ITP Holeshot 25×8-12/ITP Holeshot 25×10-12, (Retail price): $10,499; $8,749.

 

CAN-AM RENEGADE X XC 1000R/850

For those who like aggressive riding or XC racing, the 4×4 Renegade X xc is for you. Select the 78-horsepower Rotax 850 or the 91-horsepower 1000R and choose how fast you want to go. Common features include a front bumper, Fox 1.5 Podium RC2 shocks, beadlock wheels, and front and central skid plates. There are also aluminum taper-profile handlebars with full-wrap handguards.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc/854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, standard engine braking, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 710; 686 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear): Torsional trailing arm independent /9.9”, Tires: f/r ITP Holeshot 25×8-12/ITP Holeshot 25×10-12, (Retail price): $14,449/$13,199.

CAN-AM RENEGADE X MR 650

The smaller Can-Am engine in this muddin’ segment went to the bigger 62-horsepower 650. Complete with a snorkeled V-twin engine and relocated CVT intake and outlet, this Renegade can take on any mud hole. The ride is cushioned with Fox 1.5 Podium shocks with other features, including heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) and Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 650cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, standard engine braking, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 83x50x56”, Ground clearance: 12”, Claimed dry weight: 865 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear): Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: f/r ITP Mega Mayhem 28×8-12/ ITP Mega Mayhem 28×10-12, (Retail price): $12,599.

 

CAN-AM RENEGADE X MR 1000R

Can-Am’s largest X mr went from two 1000R models to one for 2022. This is the ultimate in muddin’ power with the 91-horsepower 1000R. The 1000R is snorkeled and comes stock with a 3,500-pound winch, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, and Fox Podium QS3 shocks. The X mr 1000R not only has a bigger engine than the 650 model but also larger tires.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, standard engine braking, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 83x50x56”,

Ground clearance: 12.5”, Claimed dry weight: 991 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Arched dual A-arm/9.2”,

(Rear): Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: f/r ITP Cryptid 30×9-14/ITP Cryptid 30×9-14, (Retail price): $15,749.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MR 570

The Outlander mudder may not look as sporty as the Renegade version, but it does just as well in the goo. Highlighted by a snorkeled 48-horsepower Rotax V-twin with a relocated radiator, this Outlander mr excels in mud. A rugged front bumper, Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) with riding modes, mud-riding footrests and a front-locking differential are other top features on this model.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, standard engine braking, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51.0”, Length/width/height: 83x46x49”, Ground clearance: 11.7”, Claimed dry weight: 843 lb.,Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear): IRS/8.8”, Tires: f/r ITP Mega Mayhem 28×8-12/ITP Mega Mayhem 28×10-12, (Retail price): $7,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER X MR 1000R/850/650

Can-Am offers three Outlander X mr mud ATVs with the chief difference being engine size. There is the 91-horsepower 1000R, 78-horsepower 850 and 62-horsepower 650. All have aggressive mud tires, a front-locking differential and a heavy-duty front bumper. The 1000R and 850 have Warn winches and a heavy-duty rear bumper, along with Fox 1.5 Podium shocks and full handguards.

Engine type: liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke V-twin, Displacement: 976cc; 854cc; 649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, standard engine braking, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”; 51”; 51”, Length/width/height: 97x50x51.5”; 88x50x51.5”; 88×48.5×50.5”, Ground clearance: 13”; 13”; 11.75”, Claimed wet weight: 1,014 lb.; 990 lb.; 874 lb.,Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Arched dual A-arm/9.2”,  (Rear): Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: f/r ITP Cryptid 30×9-14/ITP Cryptid 30×9-14; ITP Cryptid 30×9-14/ITP Cryptid 30×9-14; ITP Mega Mayhem 28×8-12/ITP Mega Mayhem  28×10-12, (Retail price): $14,499; $12,699; $11,299.

2021 Honda TRX250X Red

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HONDA TRX250X

Honda’s TRX250X is a sport quad mainstay for good reason. It’s reliable, sporty and just plain fun to ride. The combination of a stout longitudinally mounted four-stroke engine and Honda’s exclusive SportClutch lets the rider experience manual clutch actuation with no stalling when coming to a stop. Or, simply let the auto clutch do the work. The quad also offers electric start and aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV 4-stroke, Displacement: 229cc, Transmission: 5-speed w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 2.5 gal., Wheelbase: 44.3”, Length/width/height: 68.5×41.8×42.6”, Ground clearance: 5.7”, Claimed wet weight: 385 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Independent double wishbone/5.9”, (Rear): Swingarm/5.7”, Tires: f/r 22×7-10/20×10-9, (Retail price): $5,049.

 

KAYO JACKAL 200

Kayo is still somewhat new to the U.S. market, but the Texas company’s line of quads is impressive. The Jackal 200 is attractive, quick and handles like a sport quad should. It has a manual transmission with a 4-speed and a clutch. It also has reverse and three disc brakes. It is somewhat compact being aimed at riders 16 years and older, but can be ridden hard by adults. No tools are required to access the air filter.

Engine type: Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 199cc, Transmission: 4-speed manual w/reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.6 gal., Wheelbase: 42.9”, Length/width/height: 65×43.5×42”, Ground clearance: 3.7”, Claimed wet weight: 364 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Double A-arm/NA, (Rear): Swingarm/NA, Tires: f/r 20×7-10/19×10-10, (Retail price): $3,699.

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KYMCO MONGOOSE 270/270 EURO

The liquid-cooled Mongoose comes in two versions this year. Built for riders 14 years old and above, this quad helps the rider learn with a fully automatic CV transmission with reverse. Both models feature a steel front bumper and aluminum wheels. The Euro version adds an anti-theft steering lock, as well as new projector-beam headlamps with high/low beam.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 270cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 3.17 gal., Wheelbase: 46.5”, Length/width/height: .67.3×44.4×43.3”, Ground clearance: 10.2”, Claimed dry weight: 425.5 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Dual A-arm/6.A1”,  (Rear): Link arm/6.5”, Tires: f/r 21×7-10/20×11-9, (Retail price): $4,199/$4,359.

POLARIS SCRAMBLER 850

There is only one version of the Scrambler model for 2022, with the XP 1000 going by the wayside. That leaves the very capable 48-inch 850 with its 78 horsepower. Additional features are a sport-sculpted seat to reduce leg fatigue and wider floorboards with a narrow vehicle width at the knees and ankles. (Front): and rear cargo racks have a total carrying capacity of 75 pounds. The rear suspension is sport-tuned for an aggressive ride.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke twin, Displacement: 850cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 53”, Length/width/height: 82.3×48.6×48.4”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 735 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear):Dual A-arm rolled IRS/10.25”, Tires: f/r CST 26×8/CST 26×10, (Retail price): $10,899.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000/850 HIGH LIFTER EDITION

Polaris has two really good muddin’ machines with its High Lifter editions. The XP 1000 offers up 89 horsepower, while the 850 has 78 horsepower. Common features include a rack-mounted radiator with Polaris’ exclusive inverted dual fans and shielded clutch and engine intake ducting. The XP 1000 adds electronic power steering, a 3500-pound winch and upgraded front drive bearings. 

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 952cc; 850cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 53”, Length/width/height: 88x50x50.4”, Ground clearance: 13.5”, Claimed wet weight: 974 lb.; 921 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Dual A-arm/7.4”, (Rear): Dual A-arms rolled IRS, 6.7”; arched dual A-arm/6.7”, Tires: f/r 30×9.5/30×9.5;30×9.5/30×9.5/30×9.5, (Retail price): $14,799; $10,699.

YAMAHA YFZ450R/SE

Yamaha quads are known for dominating the dunes, tracks and cross-country, thanks to these two YFZ450s. Both have impressive suspension, which features Kashima-coated piggyback shocks. The engine is a powerful, fuel-injected four-stroke and is complemented by a 5-speed manual transmission. The slipper clutch reduces clutch lever effort and decel wheel chatter. The Special Edition gets GYTR parts, like the front grab bar.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 5-valve 4-stroke, Displacement: 449cc, Transmission: 5-speed, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2.6 gal., Wheelbase: 50”, Length/width/height: 70.7×48.8×41.9”, Ground clearance: 9.3”, Claimed wet weight: 405 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Dual A-arm/9.8”, (Rear): Swingarm/11.0”, Tires: f/r 21×7-10/20×10-9, (Retail price): $9,499; $9,899.

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YAMAHA RAPTOR 700/700R/700R SE

If you need some more oomph to tackle the biggest dunes, jump up to the Raptor 700, which comes in three versions. The Raptor can also rail on the trails and in the woods, thanks to a lightweight, hybrid aluminum/steel frame. The 700R comes with adjustable piggyback reservoir shocks, with the Special Edition offering GYTR accessories like a front grab bar and heel guards.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 686cc, Transmission: 5-speed w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50.4”, Length/width/height: 72.6×45.5×43.9”, Ground clearance: 4.4”, Claimed wet weight: 422 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Dual A-arm/9.1”, (Rear): Swingarm/10.1”a, Tires: f/r 21×7-10/20×10-9, (Retail price): $8,499; $9,099; $9,699.

 

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 90

Cat’s lone youth vehicle, the Alterra 90, has plenty of safety features that will help young riders learn to ride a quad. It comes with an adjustable throttle and speed-limiting governor, allowing parents to control the riding experience. Features include adjustable spring-preload shocks, electric start with a kickstart backup, and front and rear racks with 10-pound and 15-pound carrying capacities, respectively.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.4 gal., Wheelbase: 38.4”, Length/width/height: 59×34.5×40”, Ground clearance: 4.5”, Claimed dry weight: 283 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Single A-arm/3.0”, (Rear): Swingarm/3.0”, Tires: f/r 19×8-8/19×8-8, (Retail price): $3,359.

ARGO XPLORER XC 90

Argo continues to expand its ATV lineup and has recently added a youth model to help introduced young riders to the sport. The XC 90 is designed for riders 12 years and older and comes with an adjustable throttle for limiting speed, as well as a handlebar tether cord. The quad comes complete with a safety flag and electric start with a kickstart as backup.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.4 gal., Wheelbase: 37.9”, Length/width/height: 57x36x37.9”, Ground clearance: 7.25”, Claimed wet weight: 274.9 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Single A-arm/2.8”, (Rear): Swingarm/2.9”, Tires: f/r 18×7-8/18×9-8, (Retail price): $2,799.

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

If you’re looking for options and/or variety in quad sizes, then Apex is worth a look. The company designs sport- and racing-style ATVs for youth riders with five engine sizes ranging from 50–100cc. The mini quads are built with racing-style components like front and rear 14.5-inch gas single-rate-adjustable compression and rebound shocks, aluminum bumpers, a grab bar and nerf bars. About the only differences between the models are engine and tire size.

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): Starting at $4,200.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

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CAN-AM DS 70

Can-Am’s entry-level youth quad is the DS 70, which is designed for riders 6 years and older. The fully automatic CV-style transmission provides ease in learning to ride with the electric start (with a backup kick-start), allowing young riders to quickly fire the vehicle up. 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): Swingarm/6.3”, Tires: f/r Duro Thrasher 19×7-8/Duro Power Trail 18×9.5-8, (Retail price): $2,349.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

 

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. Features on this youth model include an automatic CVT, a parent-controlled throttle limiter and, like the DS 70, offers electric start with a backup kick start.

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.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

CAN-AM DS 90 X

While based on the DS 90, the DS 90 X version is sportier, thanks to X package graphics, seat cover and racing features. For riders 10 years old and older, the 90 X has an automatic transmission, built-in throttle control and electric start (with backup kickstart). Premium HPG piggyback shocks, handlebar riser block, aluminum front bumper with number plate, nerf bars, kick-up pegs and a sport-look exhaust are standard.

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 Honda TRX90X

HONDA TRX90X

Honda has the timeless TRX90X youth model in its large ATV lineup designed for riders 10 years old and older. It comes with a semi-automatic four-speed transmission, along with an adjustable throttle limiter, letting parents control top speed and power. There is a push-button electric start and keyed ignition, which lets parents decide who goes riding when.

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): $3,249.

 

KAWASAKI KFX50

The KFX50 is one of two youth models from Kawasaki, this one sized just right for riders 6 years old and older. The quad has electric start with a backup kick-starter, adjustable throttle limiter and CVT collar that allow the speed and performance to be adjusted to match the young rider’s skills.

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 16×8-7/16x8x7, (Retail price): $2,099.

KAWASAKI KFX90

The other youth quad in Kawasaki’s lineup is the KFX90, aimed at riders 12 years old and older. There is an adjustable throttle limiter, and the quad can be started electronically (with a backup kick starter). Both the KFX50 and 90 have sport styling, which really catches your eye.

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): $2,699.

KAYO FOX 70

Kayo comes to the youth segment with several models, including the smallest (entry-level), the Fox 70. Just north of $1000, this sporty little single-speed auto quad with three disc brakes is aimed at riders 6 years and older. There is a safety tether, electric start, dual front headlights and an adjustable shock on the rear suspension.

Engine type: Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 70cc, Transmission: Single-speed, fully automatic, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 0.55 gal., Wheelbase: 30.3”, Length/width/height: 49.8×31.4×34.6”, 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,  (Retail price):  $1,299.

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KAYO PREDATOR 125/BULL 125

Kayo’s Predator 125 (sport styling) and Bull 125 (utility styling) are rated for riders 10 years and older. Both models offer plenty of features, like electric start, a safety flag mount, dual front headlights and adjustable shock on the rear suspension. Additionally, the Bull has a front and rear cargo rack. The Predator has new bodywork for 2021.

Engine type: Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 124cc, Transmission: Automatic w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 0.55 gal., 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: 227 lb.; 231 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Double A-arm/NA, (Rear): Swingarm/NA, Tires: f/r 19×7-8/18×9.5-8; 19×7-8/18×9.5-8,  (Retail price):  $1,799; $1,799.

KAYO STORM 150/BULL 150

Moving up an age group to 12-plus years old, Kayo offers its 150 in a sport model (Storm) and utility model (Bull). Both feature a semi-automatic 3-speed transmission, electric start, safety flag mount and dual front headlights. However, neither front or rear suspension on the Storm 150 is adjustable. The Bull 150’s rear suspension has an adjustable shock and front and rear cargo rack.  

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):  $2,799; $2,799.

KYMCO MONGOOSE 70S

Kymco’s Mongoose 70S is a great way to go for your child’s first ATV, as it is rated for riders 6 years and up. An important easy-to-ride and -learn feature is the auto-shifting CVT. Other features include a single headlight, preload-adjustable shocks on the front and rear, and rear grab bar.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 69cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.4 gal., Wheelbase: 37”, Length/width/height: 57.5×34.3×35.4”, Ground clearance: 5.1”, Claimed dry weight: 233.7 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Single A-arm/2.8”, (Rear): Swingarm/2.9”, Tires: f/r 16×8-7/16×8-7, (Retail price): $2,299.

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KYMCO MONGOOSE 90S

Next in Kymco’s youth line is the 90S, rated for youth 10 years old and up. It comes with a tether cord for auto stop and auto-shifting CVT. The shocks on the front and rear suspensions are preload-adjustable, and there is a rear grab bar.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.4 gal., Wheelbase: 37”, Length/width/height: 57.5×35.4×36.2”, Ground clearance: 5.9”, Claimed dry weight: 264 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front): Single A-arm/2.8”, (Rear): Swingarm/2.9”, Tires: f/r 18×7-8/18×9-8, (Retail price): $2,649.

 

POLARIS OUTLAW 70

The Outlaw 70 is geared for riders 6 years old up to 10 years old and is Polaris’ entry-level youth model. 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 charge. Standard features include LED headlights and a front bumper.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV 4-stroke, Displacement: 70cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Chain Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal., Wheelbase: 37.75”, Length/width/height: 56×35.5×35.25”, Ground clearance: 4.0”, Claimed wet weight: 278 lb., Suspension/wheel travel:   (Front): Single A-arm/4.0”, (Rear): Swingarm/4.0”, Tires: f/r 18×7-8/18×8-8, (Retail price): $2,349.

POLARIS OUTLAW 110

Next in Polaris’ youth segment is the Outlaw 110 for riders 10 years of age or older. This is the sportier of the two 110s available from Polaris, and it comes with an EFI engine. An adjustable speed limiter allows parents to give a youngster a better riding experience as he learns the ropes. Electric start, a safety tether, daytime running lights, youth helmet and safety flag are standard fare on this 2WD quad.

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: 3.5”, 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): $3,449.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 110

The Sportsman is the rec/utility 110 in Polaris’ lineup. The Sportsman has many of the same features as the Outlaw 110. That includes an adjustable speed limiter, EFI engine, daytime running lights and electric start. The Sportsman version has cargo racks, with the front rack capacity at 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: 2.9 gal., Wheelbase: 41.5”, Length/width/height: 61.7×36.7×38.5”, Ground clearance: 3.5”, 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): $3,449.

 

NEW MODELS: 2022 SPORT\YOUTH BUYER’S GUIDE

SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z50

The QuadSport Z50 is Suzuki’s entry-level youth quad for riders 6 years old and older. The Z50 has an automatic transmission, a throttle limiter and tether switch, allowing for remote shut-off of the engine. There is also a key that prevents unauthorized use. Adjustable hand controls and full floorboards, along with electric start with a backup recoil starter, are also stock.

Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, Displacement: 49cc, Transmission: CVT, 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): $2,249.

SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z50

The QuadSport Z50 is Suzuki’s entry-level youth quad for riders 6 years old and older. The Z50 has an automatic transmission, a throttle limiter and tether switch, allowing for remote shut-off of the engine. There is also a key that prevents unauthorized use. Adjustable hand controls and full floorboards, along with electric start with a backup recoil starter, are also stock.

Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, Displacement: 49cc, Transmission: CVT, 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): $2,249.

2020 Tracker Off Road 90 Red

TRACKER OFF ROAD 90

Tracker Off Road’s 90 is a kid-friendly quad with 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 and comes with a safety flag. The front rack can carry 10 pounds and the rear rack 15 pounds. For an additional $300 you can get the quad in TrueTimber Strata Camo.

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): $2,999.

YAMAHA YFZ50

The YFZ50 will make any kid feel like they are riding dad’s big 450 and is nearly a spitting image of its bigger relative. The controls are suited for those 6 years old and up, as parents can limit the throttle while a tethered switch allows parents to closely monitor new riders and cut power to the engine. The YFZ50 has electric start with a backup kickstart.

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 I-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 on his or her YFZ50, they can make the jump to the Raptor 90 (as long as they are 10 years old or older). It is electric start with a backup kickstart. The rear swingarm has a five-way preload-adjustable shock, and the quad comes with a gated shifter and sport styling.

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): Swing Arm/5.7”, Tires: f/r 18×7-8/18×9-8, (Retail price): $3,199.

YAMAHA GRIZZLY 90

If you’re looking for a rec/utility-style quad for your youngster, Yamaha has you covered. Designed for riders 10 years old (or older), the Grizzly 90 takes its cues from the Grizzly 700. Its ease of use comes from an electric starter, compact design and wide floorboards. For parents’ ease of mind, there is an electronic speed and throttle limiter. The quad has handlebar-mounted reverse and front and rear cargo racks.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 90cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.7 gal., Wheelbase: 40.6 inches, 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): $3,199.

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