With only 5 inches of travel at both ends, jumping is not the little RZR’s strong suit.
However, it will handle small hits like this one.
An air-cooled, 169cc, four-stroke engine
powers the little two-seater. It tops out
at around 30 mph.
Five inches of preload-adjustable travel
is found out of a single A-arm up front.
Hydraulic disc brakes handle the stopping chores on both front corners.
The little RZR starts easy by using
a keyed ignition and a little pressure
on the brake pedal. The cockpit can fit
all-sized kids well thanks to an adjustable driver’s seat. An adult 6 feet tall
could squeeze into either seat, but it’s
cramped quarters. The smallest kid
we have safely put behind the wheel
is 4-foot- 4. Polaris sets an age recommendation of 10 years old.
With every purchase you get a safe-
ty flag and a free helmet. Parents can
set a throttle limiter, and standard
window nets will keep hands from
touching the ground in case of a tip-
over. It’s a great idea for parents to
ride around with their kids to make
sure they have total control before
setting the kids loose by themselves. It
takes us about two minutes of instruc-
tion to get any kid up to speed when
driving for the first time.
We have a group of pint-sized testers that we use for all sorts of kids’
machines—ATV or UTVs. We spent a
few afternoons riding on our neighbor’s small track and a couple of long
weekends out in the desert testing the
little RZR, and so far it has proven to
be very reliable. It starts every time,
and we rarely have to fill it up with
gas. We adjusted the chain once,
On the driver’s side the seat has an adjustable slider to fit a
wide range of kid sizes. The passenger gets plenty of legroom
and an adjustable T-shaped grab handle.
A solid-axle swingarm rear suspension with two preload-adjustable shocks provide 5 inches of bump absorption at the