Polaris was the first major manufacturer to produce a UTV for young riders and now it is offering up a new vehicle kids – the 2017 Polaris ACE 150 EFI. The ACE 150, which retails for $3,799, is a single-seat youth model for kids 10 years old and older, featuring a UTV-like cab frame.
Engine: 149cc Single
Ground Clearance: 9.0 in.
Wheelbase: 65 in.
Dry Weight: 472 lbs
“Polaris continues to innovate its youth line up to provide a wide variety of safe, fun options for kids,” said Craig Scanlon, Polaris Off-Road Vehicles Chief Retail Officer. “The new Polaris ACE 150 EFI is another way for families to share the off-road riding experience together.”
To give parents control over how fast their kids can go in the ACE 150, Polaris outfitted the 150cc electronic fuel injected engine with four speed-limit modes. When it comes from the factory the ACE 150 is limited to 10 mph. However, adults will be able to adjust the top speed to 15 mph, 22 mph or 29 mph.
As well, the ACE 170 is comes standard with LED daytime running lights, seatbelt, side nets, whip flag and parking brake.
“Additionally, the vehicle comes with a video explaining safe operation and a DOT-approved helmet to reinforce the importance of wearing proper safety gear,” Polaris says in a release.
To accommodate growing riders, the 2017 Polaris ACE 150 EFI also comes with tilt steering wheel and pedals and an adjustable bucket seat.
As for specs, the ACE 150 doles out up to 6.0 inches of rear suspension travel, 5.1 inches of front suspension travel, 9.0 inches of ground clearance, 22-inch tires and a wheelbase of 65 inches. The ACE 150 measures 85 inches long, 48 inches wide and 58 inches tall.
Polaris is offering a variety of accessories for the ACE 150, including a poly roof, half-windshield and rear bumpers.
At this point the ACE 150 is only available in Indy Red. They should start arriving at Polaris dealerships at the end of March.
Polaris offers up the following safety information for parents interested in buying the new 2017 Polaris ACE 150 EFI:
Adult supervision is required for all riders under 16. Polaris strongly encourages anyone operating an ORV to take available training. In the United States, the ATV Safety Institute’s RiderCourse training is available through the SVIA, at ATVsafety.org or 800-887-2887. The ROV E-Course and hands-on DriversCourse (for SxS vehicles such as the RZR 170 EFI) are available through ROHVA, at rohva.org or 866-267-2751).