Quad 2009 ATV Buyers Guide

YOUTH

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Arctic Cat - 150

A
larger youth utility ATV with many adult-like features, the Arctic Cat 150 has an efficient 150cc four-stroke engine that is capable of getting this little quad just about anywhere it wants to go. It also comes complete with headlights and a digital dash, hydraulic disc brakes, and five-way adjustable shocks.

Engine Type 149cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke two valve
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $3,199

Arctic Cat - 90 DVX SE

The non-identical twin to the 90 SE, the DVX utilizes the same engine, transmission, and suspension as its utility-based brother only with sport-inspired bodywork that is identical to the DVX300 sport quad. If your kid dreams of becoming a racer or just wants a sport quad, this is an easy way to start him on his journey.

Engine Type 90cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke two-valve
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $2,599

Arctic Cat - 90 SE

For 2009, Arctic Cat has discontinued their 50cc offering but they have two very cool 90cc models. This 90 SE is a 2WD mini utility quad. Junior can have a fully functioning quad just like dad, complete with headlights, racks for storage, and floorboards. This little guy is powered by a 90cc SOHC four-stroke engine, complete with a CVT transmission, a speed limiter, and reverse.

Engine Type 90cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke two-valve
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $2,599

Can-Am - DS70/90

Can-Am has the youth market covered with multiple models. The DS 70 sports a 69cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. Starting couldn't be simpler thanks to the electric starter (with kick-start backup). The transmission is an automatic CVTtype with forward, neutral, and reverse. Other features include a chain drive final drive, a 1.6-gallon fuel tank, independent A-arm front suspension, a swing arm rear suspension with single shock,
and drum brakes. The DS 90 comes with the same exact setup as the 70 model; the only difference is the 90 comes with a larger 89.5cc engine.

Engine Type 69cc/89.5 SOHC four-stroke two-valve with air cooling
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price 70 $1,999; 90 $2,499

Can-Am - DS90X

For youth riders looking for something a little racier, Can-Am offers the DS 90 X package. The 90 X comes with double A-arm front suspension with HPG piggyback shocks that offer seven inches of travel (front width is 43-inches wide). The rear also comes with a swing arm setup with a HPG piggyback shock that offers nine inches of travel (rear width measures in at 41-inches wide). Other cool features include black aluminum wheels, hydraulic brakes, a tether switch,handlebar riser blocks (+1 inch), an aluminum front bumper, nerf bars with kick up foot pegs, and black X-package graphics and seat cover.

Engine
Type 89.5cc, single, air-cooled, SOHC , 2 valve four-stroke
Bore X Stroke (mm) 49.5 x 48
Fuel Delivery Keihin carburetion
DriveTrain
Drive System 2WD
Transmission Automatic CVT with forward, neutral and reverse
Final Drive chain
Suspension
Front (travel, in.) Independent A-arm (3.4)
Rear (travel, in.) Swing arm (6.3)
Brakes &n
Front Double drum
Rear Drum
Tires
Front 19×7-8
Rear 18×9.5-8
Dimensions
Length/Width/Height (in.) 59.8/35.5/36.8
Seat Height (in.) 27
Wheelbase (in.) 39
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.3
Dry Weight (lb.) 245
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 1.6
Body
Colors Black
Retail Price $3,349

Honda - TRX90X

The TRX90X fits the bill for youth riders. It has electric starting, a refined engine and suspension, and the brilliant
TRX450R-inspired styling. The 86cc engine has smooth power delivery that will get kids excited but not over their head and proven reliability, and the four-speed transmission with automatic clutch will keep young riders learning while having fun. It also has an adjustable throttle limiter, so you can decide how fast junior goes.

Engine Type 86cc air-cooled SOH C single-cylinder four-stroke
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $2,849

Kawasaki - KFX90 & KFX50

Confidence-inspiring minis designed to fit the needs of growing youth, the KFX90 and 50 offer a wide stance and full floorboards.They have reliable four-stroke engines that provide good mid-range performance and easy to use power delivery. The KFX90 is equipped with electric start, a keyed ignition, and a CVT transmission.A throttle-limiting screw and CVT transmission speed limiter are present for parents to safely control speed until the young rider's ability warrants more top speed. The 90 is designed for riders 12 years and older, and the 50 is for riders six and older.The KFX50 and KFX90 are available in Lime Green or Sunbeam Red.

Engine Type 89cc or 49.5cc air-cooled, four-stroke single cylinder
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $2,399 KFX90; $1,999 KFX50

Kymco - MXU150

The MXU 150 is a smaller utility vehicle available in a wide variety of colors. It has a 149cc four-stroke engine that mates to an automatic CVT transmission for power that won't scare new riders, and the electric start feature is a snap to use. It has front and rear racks for carrying light cargo, and the drum brakes in front and the rear disc brake will stop when asked

Engine Type 149cc air-cooled OHC single-cylinder four-stroke with electric start/kick backup
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $2,799

Kymco - Mongoose 90

The Mongoose 90 is a sport quad built to fit young riders who aren't ready yet for a full-size machine. It features an 89cc four-stroke air-cooled powerplant. It has an electric start with a kick backup, an automatic CVT transmission, and drum brakes in the front and a disc in the back. It has a wide stance for stability and the larger tires keep things rolling. It has full floorboards to keep the rider's feet safe and a lanyard that will shut down the engine in case of a get-off.

Engine Type 89cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke OHC , with electric/kick start
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $2,099

Kymco - Mongoose 70

A step up from the little Mongoose 50 is the Mongoose 70 with its 69cc four-stroke, air-cooled engine with electric start
and a kick backup. It has sporty styling and a wide stance with Maxxis tires for stability. It also has drum brakes in the front and disc in the rear for positive stopping feel, and comes with a lanyard switch to stop the quad in case the rider falls off. It also features a one-year warranty.

Engine Type 69cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke with electric/kick start
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $1,899

Kymco - Mongoose 50

The sporty Mongoose 50 is an air-cooled 49cc fourstroke built for youth riders ages 6 and older. It has an electric
start with a kick backup and an automatic transmission so that it's easy to use. It puts out 4.3 horsepower to keep kids from getting in over their heads when first learning to ride. Drum brakes in the front and a disc in the rear stop the little Mongoose.

Engine Type 49cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke with electric/kick start
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $1,699

Polaris - Outlaw 90 and 50

The Outlaw 90 and 50 are two great four-stroke mini quads built with safety in mind. Both come with electric start and a safety tether, as well as a backup kick-starter for when junior leaves the key on. A-arm suspension up front and long travel rear suspension smooth out the bumps, and any kid will feel comfortable with the super-simple automatic transmission.

Engine Type 89cc air-cooled four-stroke or 49cc air-cooled four-stroke
Drive System Automatic PVT, 2WD
Retail Price $2,499 (90); $1,999 (50)

Polaris - Sportsman 90

Does your kid want to be just like you? Now he can! The Polaris Sportsman 90 is modeled to look just like the adult version Sportsman, yet with all the ease of use and safety features of the Outlaw 90.

Engine Type 89cc air-cooled four-stroke
Drive System Automatic PVT, 2WD
Retail Price $2,499

Suzuki - Quadsport Z90 (and special edition)

The QuadRacer LT -Z90 give youth riders (12 and older) a un machine that looks as cool as the full-size Suzukis. Its 90cc engine and CVT transmission, along with an electric-starting system with a backup pull start, will build a young rider's confidence.It also features a simple screw-type throttle limiter that allows you to limit the maximum power delivery based on your child's skill
level. The Special Edition has black bodywork with pink highlight graphics and a seat designed for young female riders.

Engine Type 90cc air-cooled four-stroke
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $2,499

Suzuki - Quadsport Z50 (and special edition)

The QuadRacer LT -Z50 is designed for riders 6 to 12 years old who want to safely enter the sport of AT Ving. This small and lightweight quad has a smooth engine and a smooth transmission that will allow junior to focus on the trail rather than worry about the machine underneath him. It has an electric start and a throttle limiter so you can decide how fast your child can go. The Special Edition has white bodywork with pink highlight graphics and seat to give your little girl a ride fit for a princess.

Engine Type 49cc air-cooled four-stroke
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $1,899

Yamaha - Raptor 90

All new from the ground up, the Raptor 90 has a new 88cc
SOH C two-valve four-stroke engine tuned to develop excellent lowto mid-rpm range performance. It also sports a fully automatic CVT transmission,preload-adjustable dual A-arm front suspension,a rear disc brake,Maxxis tires, and styling inspired by the mighty Raptor 700R.It's available in Team Yamaha Blue/White as well as a black/white version (shown) with two graphic choices.

Engine Type 88cc air-cooked, SOH C four-stroke electric start with kick backup
Drive System 2WD
Retail Price $2.299; $2,349 black