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2017 YOUTH ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

June 22, 2017
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— Youth ATVs come in various sizes and performance levels to suit every kind of young rider. Our buyer’s guide has every type, with the photos, prices and information you need to pick the perfect machine for your young ’un.

YOUTH ATVs

KAWASAKI KFX50

Electric-starting and an automatic transmission make the KFX50 easy to ride, even for beginners. For safety, there’s an adjustable throttle limiter and a tether kill switch so parents can stop the engine while following the quad.

Motor type………………………………49cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/2.8”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/2.9”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.5 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………55.1”/34.7”/28”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………16×8-7, 16×8-7

Wet weight………………………………240 lb.

Colors………………………………Lime green

Price………………………………$1,999

POLARIS OUTLAW 50

The Outlaw 50 comes with a helmet, safety flag and a how-to-ride DVD. It also has a throttle limiter and a tether kill switch. A fully automatic transmission makes this machine simple to ride.

Motor type………………………………49cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/3.0”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/3.0”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………1.2 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………48”/31.5”/28”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………16×6.5-7, 16×8-7

Claimed dry weight………………………………210 lb.

Colors………………………………Lime Squeeze, pink

Price………………………………$2,099

 

YAMAHA YFZ50

New for 2017, the YFZ50 is sized right for riders age 6 and up, and the styling is just like the larger Yamaha sport quads. For ease of use, this machine has electric start and an automatic transmission.

Motor type………………………………49cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/2.4”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/2”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………1.5 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………49.2”/32.3”/30.3”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………16×6.5-7, 16×7-7

Wet weight………………………………220 lb.

Colors………………………………Blue/white

Price………………………………$2,099

SUZUKI Z50

Suzuki’s Z50 is very well made and finished. It’s sized just right for small riders, and even the controls and grips are scaled down for smaller hands. This machine is light, quiet and easy to handle.

Motor type………………………………49cc, air-cooled OHV 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………Automatic

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/3.0”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/3.0”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………1.2 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………50”/29.9”/30.1”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………16×8-7, 16×8-7

Wet weight………………………………174 lb.

Colors………………………………Yellow

Price………………………………$1,999

KYMCO MONGOOSE 70S

Kymco’s Mongoose 70S is approved for riders age 6 and up, like 50cc ATVs, so it’s perfect for young riders who are ready for more than a 50. The Mongoose has a headlight, automatic transmission and an adjustable throttle limiter.

Motor type………………………………69cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/2.8”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/2.9”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.4 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………57”/36”/37”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………16×8-7, 16×8-7

Claimed dry weight………………………………232 lb.

Colors………………………………Black, orange

Price………………………………$2,199

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 90

The Alterra 90 is styled like the big Arctic Cat Alterra 4x4s. It’s equipped like a big machine too. It has a fully automatic transmission with reverse, headlights, racks and a safety flag.

Motor type………………………………90cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT with reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/2.8”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/2.9”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.5 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………58.4”/34.5”/37.25”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………20×7-8, 19×8-8

Claimed dry weight………………………………265 lb.

Colors………………………………Red

Price………………………………$2,999

ARCTIC CAT DVX 90

The DVX 90 sport quad has a headlight, a feature not found on all youth ATVs, and the fully automatic transmission has reverse. The DVX 90 also comes with an adjustable throttle limiter and a safety flag.

Motor type………………………………90cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT with reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/2.8”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/2.9”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.5 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………57.8”/34.5”/37.9”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………20×7-8, 19×8-8

Claimed dry weight………………………………260 lb.

Colors………………………………Green

Price………………………………$2,999

CAN AM DS 90/DS70

Can-Am’s DS 90 and DS 70 have daytime-running lights, automatic transmissions with reverse and kick-starters, as well as electric start. The DS 70 is recommended for riders 6 and up.

Motor type………………………………89.5cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT with reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/3.4”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/6.3”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………1.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………59.8”/35.6”/36.8”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………19×7-8, 18×9.5-8

Claimed dry weight………………………………245 lb.

Colors………………………………Red

Price………………………………$2,849/$2,349

HONDA TRX90X

The TRX90X has a four-speed, automatic clutch transmission that’s great for introducing learning riders to shifting without the extra effort of operating a clutch. Beginners can also leave it in one gear and learn shifting later.

Motor type………………………………86cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………4-speed auto clutch

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/2.6”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/2.6”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………2 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………58.6”/35.2”/36.5”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………20×7-8, 19×8-8

Wet weight………………………………262 lb.

Colors………………………………Red, green

Price………………………………$3049

KAWASAKI KFX90

The KFX90 has a fully automatic transmission, as well as electric- and kick-starting. Parents can limit the machine’s performance with the adjustable throttle limiter or the removable collar on the transmission.

Motor type………………………………89cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/2.8”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/2.9”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.5 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………56.1”/35.6”/38.0”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………18×7-8/18×9-8

Wet weight………………………………262 lb.

Colors………………………………Lime green

Price………………………………$2,599b

KYMCO MONGOOSE 90S

Kymco’s Mongoose 90S is a well-made, feature-loaded machine at a great price. It has an automatic transmission with reverse, a head- and taillight, and adjustable speed limiters on the throttle and transmission.

Motor type………………………………89cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT with reverse

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/2.8”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/2.9”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.4 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………57”/36”/37”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………18×7-8, 18×9-8

Claimed dry weight………………………………232 lb.

Colors………………………………Orange, black

Price………………………………$2,499

SUZUKI Z90

The Suzuki is very well built and has nice details, like the throttle, grips and brake levers, sized for smaller hands. A fully automatic transmission makes it simple to ride, and the clean styling is inspired by Suzuki’s big Z400 sport quad.

Motor type………………………………89cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/2.4”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/2.4”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………1.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………59.3”/34.4”/36.0”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………19×7-8/19×7-8

Wet weight………………………………280 lb.

Colors………………………………Yellow/black

Price………………………………$2,899

YAMAHA RAPTOR 90

The Yamaha Raptor 90 looks like a miniature Raptor 700R. It has single-A-arm front suspension and an automatic transmission with reverse. This electric-start machine also has a kick-starter.

Motor type………………………………90cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/5.8”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………1.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………58.5”/40.2”/37.6”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………18×7-8/18×9-8

Wet weight………………………………279 lb.

Colors………………………………Blue/white

Price………………………………$2,899

HISUN AXIS

Hisun’s Axis 110 is packed with features, and the price is outstanding. This machine has a fuel-injected, 108cc engine; dual-A-arm front suspension; and a fully automatic transmission with reverse.

Motor type………………………………108cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/6”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.8 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………64.5”/40.9”/40.6”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-8, 21×9.5-8

Dry weight………………………………326 lb.

Colors………………………………White, black, blue, red, orange, Vista Camo

Price………………………………$2,099

HISUN FORGE

Hisun’s Forge 110 is a mini utility ATV with an amazing price. It has dual headlights, racks, a fuel-injected 108cc engine, dual-A-arm front suspension and a fully automatic transmission with reverse.

Motor type………………………………108cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/6”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.8 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………66.2”/40.9”/40.6”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-8, 21×9.5-8

Dry weight………………………………326 lb.

Colors………………………………White, black, blue, red, orange, Vista Camo

Price………………………………$2,199

POLARIS OUTLAW 110 EFI

Fuel injection gives the Outlaw 110 easy starting in any weather and impressive performance. The Outlaw is a little larger than most minis, so it’s ideal for bigger kids. It also has lights, a horn and an automatic transmission with reverse, and comes with a free helmet and safety flag.

Motor type………………………………112cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/6”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………1.7 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………61”/38.5”/38.5”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………19×7-8, 18×9.5-8

Dry weight………………………………274 lb.

Colors………………………………Lime Squeeze, Pink Power

Price………………………………$3099

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 110

The Sportsman 110 is styled like the large Sportsman 4x4s. It’s powered by a strong-running, easy-starting, fuel-injected, 112cc engine. It has front and rear racks, lights and an automatic transmission with reverse, and comes with a free helmet and safety flag.

Motor type………………………………112cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/6”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/drum

Fuel capacity………………………………1.7 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………61”/38.5”/38.5”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………19×7-8, 18×9.5-8

Claimed dry weight………………………………287 lb.

Colors………………………………Blue

Price………………………………$3099

HIGH-PERFORMANCE AND RACING YOUTH ATVs

APEX PRO MXR 70/85/90/100

Apex youth quads are race-ready. They have highly tuned, liquid-cooled two-stroke engines, and dual-A-arm front suspension and racing-quality shocks front and rear. The Pro MXR 70, 90 and 100 have fully automatic transmissions. The Pro MXR 85 is powered by a Honda CR85 six-speed two-stroke.

Motor type………………………………69cc, 85cc, 89cc or 99cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT/6-speed

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm w/ Elka shocks/9.75”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm w/ Elka shock/10”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.5 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………64”/44”/37”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………19×6-10, 18×6.5-8

Claimed dry weight………………………………240 lb.

Colors………………………………Black, white

Price………………………………$4000/$4000/$4000/$7500 (Pro MXR 85)

DRR DRX 50/DRX 50R/DRX 50 LTD/DRX 70/DRX 90/DRX 90LTD

DRR’s DRX 50, 70 and 90 are high-performance machines that are ready to race. Liquid-cooled two-stroke engines and double-A-arm front suspension with adjustable piggyback reservoir shocks provide the kind of acceleration and handling skilled riders need to win. The R-models feature high-performance, ported cylinders. LTD models include high-performance, ported cylinders; aluminum wheels; and nerf bars.

Motor type………………………………49cc/70cc/90cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm w/ adj. piggyback reservoir shocks/7.5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm w/ remote reservoir shock/6.5”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.5 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………58.5”/41”/38”, 58.5”/41”/38”,  58.5”/44”/38”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-10, 17×7-7

Claimed dry weight………………………………232 lb.

Colors………………………………Black, white

Price………………………………DRX 50 $2899/DRX 50R $3049/DRX 50 LTD $3499/DRX 70 $3099/DRX 90 $3399/DRX 90LTD $3999

CAN-AM DS90X

The quiet, easy-to-ride DS90X is tuned for trail riding and has the looks and suspension of a competition quad. Long-travel double-A-arm front suspension and piggyback reservoir shocks make the DS90X a great choice for aggressive young riders.

Motor type………………………………89.5cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Dual A-arm/7”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/9”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual-disc/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………1.6 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………59.8”/43”/36.8”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………20×6-10, 18×10.5-8

Claimed dry weight………………………………245 lb.

Colors………………………………Black

Price………………………………$3,749

ATVs FOR BIG KIDS

ARCTIC CAT 150 Utility

The 150 Utility is recommended for riders age 14 and up, and it’s also great for adults who want a compact machine for chores and trail riding. A fully automatic transmission with reverse makes the quad easy to maneuver, even in confined spaces.

Motor type………………………………149cc, air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/3.5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/3.5”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.3 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………69.9”/37.4”/40.9”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………21×7-10, 22×10-10

Claimed dry weight………………………………386 lb.

Colors………………………………Red

Price………………………………$3,799

KYMCO MXU 150X

Riders 12 and over can enjoy the MXU 150X. It’s larger and more powerful than 90cc youth machines, and it comes with racks, full instrumentation and a trailer hitch. It’s also less expensive than some 90cc ATVs. ο

Motor type………………………………149cc, air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke

Transmission………………………………CVT

Suspension/travel:

  Front………………………………Single A-arm/3.5”

  Rear………………………………Swingarm/3.5”

Brakes: f/r………………………………Dual drum/disc

Fuel capacity………………………………2.1 gal.

Length/width/height………………………………70”/37.4”/40.9”

Tire sizes: f/r………………………………22×7-10, 22×10-10

Claimed dry weight………………………………349 lb.

Colors………………………………Red, yellow, blue

Price………………………………$3099

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