Despite displacing only 229cc, the Honda Four Trax TRX250X
performs well. The auto clutch with a clutch-lever manual-shift trans is a fantastic learning tool.
The nature of these quads allowed our one complete beginner to have fun riding with two more experienced riders.
None of the riders had much time on the quads.
The Polaris Trail Blazer is a full-size quad in every sense. It
has a fully automatic CVT transmission, with drive, neutral
and reverse, and the hand brake stops all four tires.
Yamaha’s baby Raptor 250 lives up to the bird of prey name.
This little quad flies! It is the sportiest model in the comparison, but new riders may struggle with the clutch.