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Are 90cc ATVs fun for adult too?

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Let's say I have no experience on a quad. Would a 90cc quad be fun just to goof around on? Or would it be so small/slow that it'd by no fun?

I'm 5'10" and weigh about 140.

I'm thinking about getting something small so that a kid could ride as well as an adult.

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it could be fun but the quad would probably get torn up rely fast I would go for the raptor 125.

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IMO, I think you would have more fun on a honda xr or crf50 dirtbike.. Upgrade the suspension with heavy duty springs and get a big bar kit and you and your kid will have a blast.. :bonk:

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They are fun. Depending on the size kid you want to ride it.

The best, I know a strong statement for this website, the best quad to screw around on and for a kid to ride is a Suzuki LT160. They are bullet proof, 5 gears, easy to wheelie, just an all around ton of fun.

We have a LT160 and a Raptor 80. Both are allot of fun in different ways. The raptor is a great yard machine and the LT160 is great for doing small hill climbs and some higher speed shinannigins.

Buy either, you won't regret it!

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I bought my wife a 90 for her first quad, but she was ready to upgrade after 3 rides. The kids loved it, too. We would tie a plastic sled to it and pull the kids around the neighborhood when it snowed. Fully uncorked, I could get the li'l bastard up to a best of 42mph (gps). Just don't expect much fun on the trail or mountains. No power for hills or mud, suspension and brakes aren't that strong.

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Thanks all for the responses.

I went to the Seattle motorcycle show last weekend and sat on several quads. The Raptor 125 looked very nice, but it has only been out for a year or so. I don't think I could find one for $1,500.

I also sat on the Honda TRX 90. It felt like it would be big enough for a smaller adult (like me) but small enough for a 10 year old child.

I am going to Palm Springs next week and will be renting an ATV to see if I like it. Maybe the rental place will let me try out several models?

Thanks again for the feedback. My budget is about $1,500 so my options are limited.

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IMO, I think you would have more fun on a honda xr or crf50 dirtbike.. Upgrade the suspension with heavy duty springs and get a big bar kit and you and your kid will have a blast.. :bonk:

I hear you. I'm also looking into a KLX 110. I will make up my mind after renting an ATV to see how I like it.

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OP here. The place in Palm Springs that rented quads was awesome. The rental units were TRX 90s. For a novice, this is a nice quad. The layout was excellent. All kinds of donuts, figure 8 courses, a steep hill climb, and lots of time to ride.

Up the steep hill, the quad really ran out of juice. I had to downshift from 3rd to 2nd just to keep the quad moving. Other than that, the TRX 90 is a very capable unit. Ran very smooth and didn't give any problems.

I really enjoyed shifting weight and whipping the back end out. Felt very different from a dirt bike, but in a fun way.

My budget is about $1,500 and I want a unit that will be in good/great condition. So I'll keep my eyes open for a good deal on Craigslist. A Raptor 125 would be awesome, but they won't 1,500. Any other ideas?

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If you aren't afraid of trying your hand at pre-mix and a manual clutch, this could be a good machine for you. It will have plenty of power, but not so much that you're scared of it: http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/rvs/2735944638.html

Or this might work well, too. Manual clutch, but is a 4-stroke and should last forever (its a Honda!): http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/rvs/2773674769.html

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Sometimes its just fun to ride something that's small and not bulky or a handful. You can have fun on a little 50 in a yard or something but not on hills or mud.

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In my opinion it's way for fun adults! I love riding the TRX90, and I'm 5'7" 160 lbs. Here is a video of me riding a brand new one and hitting top speed, filmed with a GoPro

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