APEX PRO MXR 50 (starting at
If your kid is ready to race, then
Apex has a great lineup of ATVs
designed with all performance parts.
Their liquid-cooled, single-cylinder,
50cc, two-stroke MXR is 41 inches wide
for better control in turns and over
rough terrain. Gas mixed with oil is
required to run the two-stroke MXR.
Hydraulic disc brakes are standard on
this machine, as well as nerf bars and
a front racing bumper. The transmission is an automatic CVT style, and the
ATV is turned on with a kick-starter,
but an electric-starter can be ordered
on it. This ATV is not recommended for
the beginner rider, but is great for the
experienced rider beginning to race. It
weighs 240 pounds.
HONDA TRX90X (TBD)
The TRX90X has been a very popular choice in a kid’s quad for a while.
It comes with an automatic, four-speed transmission with a gear shifter. The downside to the transmission
is that there is no reverse gear. The
engine is an air-cooled, 86cc, single-cylinder four-stroke with an electric-starter. The front and rear drum
brakes stop the TRX’s 232 pounds
with ease. It’s recommended for riders 12 years and older to operate.
2014 POLARIS OUTLAW 90 ($2,799)
If your child enjoys the look of a
sport quad, the Outlaw 90 is just
right. It has the same air-cooled, 89cc,
single-cylinder, four-stroke engine
with a CVT transmission that the
Sportsman 90 sports. An adjustable
speed limiter comes on the Outlaw
as well. An electric-start comes standard on the 90, along with daytime
running lights. The Outlaw weighs
274 pounds and utilizes drum brakes
on all four wheels.
SUZUKI QUADSPORT Z90 ($2,899)
Another popular youth ATV is the
Quadsport Z90. The Suzuki sports an
air-cooled, 90cc, single-cylinder four-stroke engine with an automatic CVT
transmission. The Z90 has an electric-starter as well. It is a bit heavier
than most of the ATVs in its class at
280 pounds, yet still has good handling. It is stopped by front and rear
drum brakes. Its aggressively styled
plastics come in white or yellow. The
Quadsport is meant for kids ages 12
90. These two quads are modeled off
utility ATVs. They have little racks for
storage and would look great following Dad over to your tree stand.
NEED FOR SPEED
If you plan on getting your kid into
racing, the only two brands to consider are Apex and DRR. While the
big-name ATVs could get your kid
through their first season at the track,
2014 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 90
The Sportsman 90 is a miniature
version of the full-size Sportsman lineup from Polaris. It comes with an
air-cooled, 89cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with an electric-starter. The automatic CVT transmission
puts the power to the ground with
forward, neutral and reverse gears.
Drum brakes come on all four corners
of the Sportsman to slow its weight of
274 pounds. It comes with a front and
rear plastic cargo rack and has daytime running lights.
Of the 90s, the Honda is the only
non-race machine that has a manual
transmission, so keep that in mind. It
could be good to teach your kid about
shifting young if you are confident
they are going to move up to a true
sport quad in the future. Two other
90s in this guide that we like and
may build some brand loyalty are
the Polaris Sportsman and Arctic Cat
APEX PRO MXR 70 (starting at
The Apex Pro MXR 70 is similar to
the MXR 50 but has a wider stance at
44 inches. A 70cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, two-stroke engine powers
it with an automatic CVT transmission.
It comes stock with a kick-starter that
can be upgraded to an electric-start.
Like the 50 it has gas shocks for good
handling, along with nerf bars and
a racing front bumper. It weighs 240
pounds and comes with hydraulic disc
brakes on the front and rear.
you will quickly learn that you need
something better. Both of these brands
offer frames with more wheel travel,
thanks to dual-A-arm front suspension
and two-stroke motors. When you are
talking 50–90cc machines, two-strokes
are way faster than four-strokes.
Again, these machines all come with
throttle speed limiters, so you can get
your kid up to speed at your own pace.