It’s Canada vs. Japan in this Youth Sport ATV battle
Youth ATVs are how the next generation of riders are created. Sure, they might look small and under powered to us, but think back to when you were maybe 10 years old and how unbelievably excited you’d be if somebody gave you a Youth ATV of your very own!
Most ATV manufacturers know the importance of enticing young riders into our sport and have a machine ready to keep them grinning from ear to ear. Smart manufacturers do their best to make them look as much like adult-sized machines as they can – with the same styling and graphics as the ATVs their parents ride.
Some forward-thinking ATV manufacturers even make sure to include a Youth ATV helmet and a whip flag with the machine to try and get them thinking about safety so they are able to keep riding for years to come.
Let’s take a look at all of the Youth ATV models that are available from the major manufacturers today.
2020 Polaris Youth ATVs
When it comes to supplying young riders with machines built just for them, nobody has more options than Polaris. Brand new for 2020 is the Polaris Outlaw 70 EFI ($2299), which is designed for riders 6 years and older and features electronic fuel injection, single-lever disc brakes, steel front bumper, and LED headlights. The Polaris Outlaw 110 EFI ($3399) is a sporty Youth ATV built for riders 10 years and older and features a 112cc fuel-injected engine. The Polaris Sportsman 110 EFI ($3399) shares the same 112cc engine, but is built to look like a full-size Sportsman ATV complete with front and rear racks. Finally, the Polaris Phoenix 200 ($4199) is a sporty machine designed for riders 14 years and older and relies on a 196cc carbureted engine. All Polaris Youth ATVs feature a parent-adjustable speed limiter, youth ATV helmet, and training DVD.
2020 Polaris Youth UTVs
Polaris is the only manufacturer to offer youth models with a roll over protective structure (ROPS) and it actually has a few options available. While not exactly a UTV, the Polaris ACE 150 EFI ($3999) is a single-seat machine with a cage and is designed for riders 10 years and older. It features a 149cc engine, tilt steering, seat belt, safety nets, and 9 inches of ground clearance. The Polaris Ranger 150 EFI ($5499) is a utility-focussed Youth UTV and has the same safety features as the ACE, along with digital speed limiting and geofencing that allows parents to control where the machine goes and how fast it can move all from their smartphone. The Polaris RZR might be the off-road vehicle that kids love the most and the Polaris RZR 170 EFI ($5299) is meant just for them. Designed for drivers 10 years and older, this machine offers parent-adjustable speed limiting, an adjustable seat, and much more. All Polaris Youth UTVs come with two youth ATV helmets and a training DVD.
2020 Can-Am Youth ATVs
Can-Am offers four ATVs for young riders – all in the sport DS family. The Can-Am DS 70 ($2349) is intended for riders 6 years and older and features a 70cc engine, 6.3 inches of rear suspension travel and a throttle limiter. The Can-Am DS 90 ($2849) is for riders 10 years and older and features an 89.5cc engine and the same safety features and suspension of its little brother. The Can-Am DS 90X ($3749) is a more race-focussed model and builds on the DS 90 platform with HPG piggyback shocks, 9 inches of rear suspension travel, 7 inches of front suspension travel, kick-up foot pegs, front bumper and Nerf bars. The Can-Am DS 250 ($4199) is for riders 14 years and older and features a 249.4cc engine, larger chassis and 6.7 inches of rear suspension travel.
2020 Yamaha Youth ATVs
Yamaha is also no slouch when it comes to providing ATVs for young riders. For 2020 there are three Yamaha Youth ATV models available. The Yamaha Raptor 50 ($2199) is the smallest of the bunch and is designed for riders 6 years and older. Features include a 49cc air-cooled engine, CVT transmission, two-stage rpm limiter and throttle limiter. One step up is the Yamaha Raptor 90 ($2999), which is suited to riders 10 and older and looks a whole lot like a full-size Raptor 700. It features a more powerful 90cc engine, preload adjustable shocks and 5.7 inches of rear suspension travel. The final youth option is the Yamaha Grizzly 90 ($3099), which is designed for riders 10 years and older and looks much like mom and dad’s full-size Grizzly ATV. Features include a 90cc engine, front and rear cargo racks and parent controls like rpm and throttle limiters.
2020 Kawasaki Youth ATVs
Kawasaki produces two kids ATVs. The Kawasaki KFX 50 ($1999) designed for riders 6 years and older and is among the most affordable machines on the market. Features include a 49.5cc engine, electric start, automatic transmission and adjustable throttle limiter. The Kawasaki KFX 90 ($2599) is for riders 12 years and older and features a more robust 89cc engine, along with the same safety features as the KFX 50.
2020 Suzuki Youth ATVs
Suzuki offers up a pair of ATVs for young riders – both modeled after sporty machines. The Suzuki QuadSport Z50 ($2099) is intended for riders 6 years and older and features 49cc engine, throttle limiter to control engine output, tether switch, adjustable hand controls, full floorboards and low seat height. The larger Suzuki QuadSport Z90 ($2999) is for riders 12 years and older and features a 90cc engine, automatic transmission, electric starter and the same safety features as the Z50.
2020 Honda Youth ATVs
Honda’s lone Youth ATV is the Honda TRX90X ($3099), which is made for riders 10 years and older. Features include an 86cc engine, push-button electric starter, automatic transmission, adjustable throttle limiter, independent front suspension and rear swingarm suspension. This ATV is available in three colors – Olive, White or Red.
2020 Arctic Cat Youth ATVs
The lone youth model in Cat’s ATV lineup is the Arctic Cat Alterra 90. This is a Utility ATV modeled after the full-size Alterra and features a 90cc engine, adjustable throttle, speed-limiting governor, fully independent front suspension, preload adjustable shocks, front and rear cargo racks and safety flag.
2020 Kymco Youth ATVs
Kymco is a smaller ATV manufacturer in North America, but it offers one of the deepest Youth ATV lineups in the industry. Starting on the sporty side, the Kymco Mongoose 70S ($2199) is made for riders 6 years and older and features a 69cc engine, CVT transmission, adjustable shocks, rear disc brakes, front bumper and rear grab bar. The Kymco Mongoose 90S ($2499) is for riders 10 years and older and features an 89cc engine and all the same features as the 70S. The Kymco Mongoose 270 ($3899) is for riders 14 and older and features a 270cc engine, preload adjustable oil damped shocks, lightweight sport aluminum wheels and Maxxis Razr tires. Two Utility ATVs are also offered for young riders. The Kymco MXU 150X ($3099) is for riders 12 and older and features a 149cc engine, adjustable shocks and front and rear storage racks. Finally, the Kymco MXU 270 ($3899) is for riders 14 and older and features a 270cc engine, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes, preload adjustable oil damped shocks and a rear tow hitch.
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