The Suzuki’s suspension was stiff and
hardly moved over the bumps. It took a
big jump to get the shocks to do their
job. Top speed of both machines was
right around 30 mph.
❏ A few years back Polaris dropped
their Outlaw line of high-performance
sport machines. However, they did
keep the smaller 50cc and 90cc kids’
versions in their lineup. While the
company is concentrating more on
4x4 quads and UTVs these days, they
know the importance of building
brand loyalty and attracting kids to
their products at a young age.
Suzuki also knows this philosophy
very well. In fact, they had one of
the very first kids’ quads back in the
1980s, and it helped them with sales
for the last couple of decades. In this
day and age, they still offer a 50cc
and 90cc quad for younger riders,
and like Polaris, they do not offer a
450cc sport machine.
Suzuki uses a
89cc engine to
power their small-est Quadsport. It’s
peppy and can haul
kids up hills, in deep
sand and through
some mud if needed.
Polaris uses an air-cooled, single-cylin-der, 89cc engine to
power the company’s biggest Outlaw.
It has strong torque
to get riders through
soft sand or up hills.
The two quads are very similar in
construction, but size, handling, rider
position and overall feel are quite
different. Starting with the powerplants, both machines use an elec-tric-starting, air-cooled, four-stroke
engine. The Suzuki has a backup
rope starter, and the Outlaw has a
backup kick-starter. Suzuki requires
the rider to set the parking brake
before the Quadsport will start, while
on the Outlaw, just pulling in the left
hand lever and pushing the starter