Re: Another looking for a youth ATV thread
I've read, heard or seen too many kids get hurt or even killed on adult size machines. Just think how much heavier a 250ex (349 lbs) is compared to a 90 youth quad (@220-240 lbs). The dimensions are bigger in every way too. It takes quite a bit of effort to throw a quad around. The 90 youth models are made for 12-16 year olds. Some parents that have put their kids on full size bikes, and their kids have gotten hurt, have even gotten in trouble with the law. Many parents think that they'll get their kid a bigger quad so they can GROW into it. This is a very BAD idea and something you may regret. The 90's I've seen could carry a 200 pound adult with ease. As for the suspension, you can later buy a set of aftermarket A-arms and 12" Showa shocks that would make the bike handle much better. They'll also make it wider. But the suspension on a stock Kasea 90 should be no problem for her. If she gets into MX, then I would modify the suspension regardless of age and weight. As for performance, most of these 90s can be made to blow away a 250ex, a 300ex and even keep up with a 400ex.
By the way, I'm just an ordinary guy that bought a 400ex for myself this summer and a Kasea mini 50 for my 5 year old son. But I've been following these boards for quite a while now as well as another forum. I'm totally hooked! I will be buying a Kasea Skyhawk 90 for my wife. She's 5'2" and weighs about 100 pounds. Most people would tell me to get her a 250, but she rode the Skyhawk 90 and loved it.