POLARIS OUTLAW 50 ($2099)
The littlest Outlaw is one of the smallest ATVs you can
buy, rated Y- 6 for 6-year-olds. Not only is it tiny in its exterior dimensions, but it has down-sized controls that are
perfect for small people. It has 3 inches of suspension travel at both ends, an electric starter and a no-shift transmission. There’s no reverse, but that’s what dads are for.
Available in blue or pink.
POLARIS OUTLAW 90 ($2699)
If your kid is drawn to the Outlaw 90, you’re in for some
trouble. He probably sees himself as a racer and likes the
sporty looks. It’s good that the Outlaw has a number of
safety features, like an adjustable throttle and the buggy-whip/flag. Under the bodywork it has the same 89cc four-stroke engine as the 90 Sportsman. It has 5 inches of travel in front and 6 inches in the rear. It’s also rated Y- 10.
ARCTIC CAT TRV1000 LIMITED ($12,999)
It’s up to you; you can either strengthen your marriage
or destroy it with the TRV1000. The flagship of the Arctic
Cat two-up models is the 951cc TRV, which is only delivered in Limited trim. That gives you the passenger accommodations in addition to a fairing/windscreen combo,
power steering, a travel trunk, hand warmers, mirrors, a
winch, and upgraded wheels and tires.
ARCTIC CAT TRV550XT ($10,199)
The TRV550 give you all the same passenger features of
the bigger Arctic Cats—in fact, it’s built on the same chassis
with full power steering. The only difference is the motor,
which displaces 443cc. The wheelbase is 8 inches longer
than that of the single-rider Arctic Cat, giving the passenger
plenty of room—or not, if you choose to install the optional
rear rack or cargo box. The Limited version is $11,199.
ARCTIC CAT TRV700XT ($10,999)
Arctic Cat gives your passenger a raised seat for a view
of what’s coming, as well as a cushy backrest and grab handles. In case it doesn’t work out between you and your other
half, you can convert her (or his) former space to either an
optional rack or a cargo box. The 700 is also available in
Limited trim, with the windscreen and the travel trunk for
$11,999—just like the 1000 but with the single-cylinder motor.
ARCTIC CAT TRV500 ($7999)
If you want to impress your passenger, tell ‘em power
steering is for kids and the TRV500 is for real men. You’ll
impress everyone and save a bundle. The 500 comes with
the 443cc motor and is only available in core trim, which
means you don’t get power steering or the flashy paint,
wheels, winch, etc. You get the same basic chassis, and
the passenger accommodations are just as cushy.