2024 YOUTH UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

Youth UTVs are getting more sophisticated and technological for grooming young UTV drivers while maintaining safety and parental control, with Polaris’ RZR 200 leading the way via its Ride Command App. Parents can control the RZR’s speed and set boundaries with their phone, and Helmet Aware Technology cuts the ignition if the helmet isn’t being worn. All models seen here have electronic or mechanical speed or throttle limiters so parents can tune engine output for their child’s skill level, plus they have protective cages and daytime running lights for safety. These youth-sized UTVs can also accommodate larger riders, and improving performance levels also increase the fun. Hisun’s Strike 250R and Polaris’ RZR 200 (which replaced the RZR 170) are the most successful in Youth UTV racing, and Kayo is entering the Youth UTV market with its S200.

2024 YOUTH UTVS

HISUN SECTOR 250

Hisun’s Sector 250 is a youth-sized recreation utility machine that’s large enough for adults to enjoy. Its working dump bed also lets it help with hauling chores. A 229cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine and dual range transmission gives it more power and speed than smaller youth UTVs. Fuel injection also assures sure starting in any weather. Double A-arm front suspension with a sway bar gives the Sector 250 sure, stable cornering. It’s also loaded with big-UTV features like a windshield, roof, mirrors, alloy wheels, turn signals, horn, 2500-pound winch, speedometer and tachometer. A mechanical speed limiter lets parents adjust the Sector 250’s performance to match the skill of learning riders.

Motor type…Liquid-cooled, OHC four-stroke w/ 229cc

Transmission…Dual-range CVT

Suspension/travel:

Front…Double A-arm/5” travel

Rear…Swingarm/5” travel

Fuel capacity…3.5 gal.

Length/width/height…97”/49”/64”

Tire sizes: f/r 22×7-10, 22×10-10

Weight…657 lb.

Colors…Camo, technical tan,  Hisun red, avocado

Price $5,649

See UTV Action’s full test on the Hisun Sector 250 here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-hisun-sector-250/

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HISUN STRIKE 250R

The Hisun Strike 250R sport UTV powered by a 229cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine. Fuel injection provides easy starts in cold or hot weather. With more room and power than most smaller youth UTVs, adults can enjoy this machine with their kids. The dual-range automatic transmission increases this machine’s pulling power and speed. Double A-arm front suspension with a sway bar gives the Strike 250 sure, steady cornering. Standard equipment includes doors, a roof, slide-adjust seats, mirrors, aluminum wheels, a winch, turn signals, horn and speedometer. A mechanical speed limiter lets parents adjust the Strike 250R’s performance to match the skill of learning riders. UTV Action featured Brooklyn Singleton’s #1 2022 MidAmerica Outdoors short-course 250 Mod Youth championship Strike 250R in the July 2022 issue.

Motor type…liquid cooled, OHV four-stroke w/229cc

Transmission…Dual-range CVT

Suspension/travel:

Front…Double A-arm/5” travel

Rear…Swingarm/5” travel

Length/width/height…89”/49”/59”

Tire sizes: f/r 22×7-10, 22×10-10

Weight…657 lb.

Colors…Black, blue, green, sand

Price…$5,599

See UTV Action’s full test on the Hisun Strike 250 here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-hisun-strike-250/

Contact www.hisunmotors.com

 

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KAYO S200

Kayo has been manufacturing youth ATVs for more than a decade. New for 2024, Kayo enters the youth SxS market with its S200 designed for kids 10 and older, and the S200 looks like it’ll outperform most existing youth UTVs. Width is 10 inches wider than the RZR 200 with dual A-arm front suspension and trophy truck-like front-facing tie-rods with rack-and-pinion steering. Wheelbase is 74.8 inches, ground clearance is 9.1 inches, front travel is 5.1 inches, and rear travel is 5.9 inches. It has 1.25-inch by 0.095-inch tubing for its six-point roll cage and a rear differential and CV axles instead of chain and sprockets for final drive and more ground clearance. Power is provided by a 196cc air- and oil-cooled SOHC single-cylinder engine mounted sideways behind the seats for better weight distribution and a CVT with dual shoulder-high snorkels. Horsepower is 13.41; the Hisun Strike 250R puts out 16.09, while the RZR 200 has 11.1.

Racey bucket seats have  six-position adjustment (4-inches) and four-point harnesses, allowing parents to fit in the spacious cabin. An over molded 13.8-inch steering wheel has universal six-bolt pattern and adjustable five-position tilt. A digital gauge rides in the center of the dash, and the oil cooler sits behind and between the seats. The S200 has four LED headlights and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes with 6.9-inch front rotors and 8.3-inch rear rotor, and steel wheels have a 4x110mm pattern like the RZR 200. A roof is standard, as is a trailer hitch, and the passenger grab bar is padded. The S200 has an adjustable throttle limiter, safety flag, and LED taillight.

 

Motor type…Air-cooled, fuel-injected 4-stroke w/196.2cc

Transmission…Automatic CVT w/ high, neutral, reverse

Final drive system…CVT w/high, neutral, reverse

Suspension/travel:

Front…Double A-arm w/ 5.1” travel

Rear…Double A-arm w/ 5.9” travel

Length/width/height…99.1”/58.5”/56.9”

Tire sizes:

Front…22×8-10

Rear…22×8-10

Claimed weight…704 lbs.

Colors…White/orange/black

Price…$6,799

Contact www.ridekayo.com

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MASSIMO BUCK 250

The Massimo Buck 250 is one of the roomier youth UTVs, and its Ranger-like styling and big-UTV features make it stylish and functional. A tilting full windshield, hard roof, side mirrors, speedometer, 6.5-Cubic-Foot tilt bed, ABS half doors, front bumper, and 2-inch hitch receiver are all standard equipment. The Buck 250 has a fuel-injected, 12-Hp, 177cc engine for effortless starting in any weather. It has hydraulic disc brakes with perforated front rotors, and a single rear rotor, and there is a parking brake on the well-appointed dash. There are six pre-cut blanks on the dash for accessory switches. The dumping bed holds 441 pounds of cargo, and the sides fold to make it a flat bed. It also has handling-improving anti-sway bars and an over molded steering wheel with thumb nubs.

Engine type…177cc Air-cooled four-stroke

Transmission…Automatic CVT w/ high, neutral, reverse

Final drive system…Chain and sprockets

Suspension/travel:

Front…Dual A-arm w/ 6” travel

Rear…Swingarm w/ 6” travel

Length/width/height105”/54”/73”

Tire sizes:

Front…24×8-10

Rear…24×8-10

Weight…773 lbs.

Colors…Quicksand, Tactical Grey, Green, Blue, Red, Camo

Price…$5,999

Contact www.massimomotor.com

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MASSIMO GKM 200

Massimo’s GKM 200 is more go-kart or buggy than UTV but it gives young drivers side-by-side off-road driving experience at a lower price than conventional youth UTVs. It also has features many youth UTVs lack, like adjustable seats, 59.5 inch width for extra stability, double A-arm front suspension with adjustable shocks, turn signals, and horn. An adjustable speed limiter lets parents set the 200’s performance to match their young driver’s skill level. Massimo also has the GKA 200 with five Baja lights, bucket seats with harnesses, turn signals, horns, hydraulic brakes, 169cc air-cooled engine, and 350-pound driver capacity but no protective bodywork for $3,299.

Engine type…200cc Air-cooled four-stroke

Transmission…Automatic CVT w/ high, neutral, reverse

Final drive system…Chain and sprockets

Suspension/travel:

Front…Dual A-arm w/ 6” travel

Rear…Swingarm w/ 6” travel

Length/width/height…91.75”/59.5”/52”

Tire sizes:

Front…27×7-10

Rear…22×11-10

Weight…507 lbs.

Colors…Black, Blue, Red, Quicksand

Price $2,999

Contact www.massimomotor.com

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POLARIS RZR 200

With big RZR-inspired independent dual A-arm front and trailing-arm rear suspension, electronic geofencing, speed limiting, and helmet-aware technology, the RZR 200 is by far the most sophisticated youth UTV. The RZR’s  larger fuel-injected engine provides easy starting in any weather and fuss free performance. The tilt-adjustable steering wheel and adjustable driver’s seat suits a wide range of driver sizes. RZR-inspired styling and performance gives the 200 an authentic UTV look and feel, and it even comes with a digital instrument panel like bigger RZRs. The 200 comes with class-leading 24-inch tires, LED running lights and tail light, an adjustable throttle limiter, safety flag, two helmets and an instructional DVD.  New for 2024, RZR 200s come in Storm Grey with black and red graphics, and Polaris offered a 2023.5 Troy Lee Designs Edition RZR 200 for $7,499.

Motor type…Air-cooled, fuel-injected 4-stroke w/180cc

Transmission…Automatic CVT w/ high, neutral, reverse

Final drive system…Chain and sprockets

Suspension/travel:

Front…Double A-arm w/ 7” travel

Rear…Independent trailing-arms w/ 7” travel

Length/width/height…89”/48”/59”

Tire sizes:

Front…24×9-12

Rear…24×10-12

Claimed weight…735 lbs.

Colors…Storm Grey/black/red

Price…$6,799

See UTV Action’s report on the RZR 200 here: https://utvactionmag.com/10-must-know-rzr-200-facts/

Contact www.polaris.com

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POLARIS RANGER 150

The Ranger 150 UTV has the same safety technology as the RZR 200. Parents can control start up with a key or password, and top speed, location tracking, and geo-fencing through the Ride Command app. Geo-fencing cuts speed if the vehicle goes outside boundaries set by parents. The Ranger 150 also comes with a safety flag, two helmets and an instructional DVD. This utility-styled youth machine has a fuel injected 150cc, air-cooled engine for easy starts in any weather, a cargo bed that can carry 50 pounds and big-machine features like tilt-adjustable steering and an adjustable seat.

Engine type…150cc Air-cooled, fuel-injected 4-stroke

Transmission…Automatic CVT w/ high, neutral, reverse

Final drive system…Chain and sprockets

Suspension/travel:

Front…Double A-arm w/ 5.1” travel

Rear…Swingarm w/ 6” travel

Length/width/height 85”/48”/58”

Tire sizes:

Front…22×7-10

Rear…22X10-10

Claimed weight…673 lbs

Colors…Sage Green, Avalanche Gray

Price…$6,299

See UTV Action’s full test on the Polaris Ranger 150 here: https://utvactionmag.com/youth-utv-test-2019-polaris-ranger-150/

Contact www.polaris.com

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SSR SRU170RS

The SSR SRU 170RS is loaded with useful standard features and it has enough room for larger kids or adults that want to join their young driver. You get an LED light bar, front bumper, cast aluminum wheels, spare tire carrier with spare tire, rock rails, side mirrors, daytime-running lights, side nets and a whip flag. The SSR SRU170RS also has a real speedometer, a gas gauge and a 12-volt power port. A fabric roof is standard, the seats are comfortable, the driver’s seat slides to adjust, and the steering wheel tilt is adjustable. The fuel valve has a reserve position you can use if you ignore the gauge. Daytime driving lights make the SSR more visible, and the headlights and rack-mounted LEDs make night rides possible. Rear-view mirrors add safety, and aluminum wheels give the SSR extra style. The passenger grab bar works as a lug-wrench handle if you need to install the spare tire.

Engine type…169cc Air-cooled four-stroke

Transmission…Automatic CVT w/ high, neutral, reverse

Final drive system…Chain and sprockets

Suspension/travel:

Front…Double  A-arm w/ 6” travel

Rear…Swingarm w/ 6” travel

Length/width/height…98″/48″/60”

Tire sizes:

Front…21×7-10

Rear…22×10-10

Weight…540 lbs.

Colors…Black, blue, red

Price…$4,459

See UTV Action’s full test on the SSR SRU170RS here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-ssr-sru170rs/

Contact www.ssrmotorsports.com

 

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