Re: narrowed down to 2
We've been hearing a lot of news about the Xtreme Pro100 and it will be very interesting to see what everyone thinks about it when it finally arrives.
But I don't think anyone can argue that the Kasea 90 is at the top of the list in youth quads. For recreational use, no one would be disappointed. For heavy modified MX, you probably don't see many bone stock bikes out there (any brand). Parents put thousands of dollars into these race bikes. The performance parts are out there for the Kasea. Modified, the bike will smoke 250ex and 300ex Hondas. However, I'm curious about the Xtreme line. Who makes them? What is their dealer, service, and parts availability like? The Kasea 90 is an 82cc engine that is restricted to fall within CPSC guidelines. The Pro100 I believe is 96cc and does not follow the CPSC rules (I'm not saying that the CPSC is wrong or right, or should tell us what to do or not to do ... just stating a fact). But will the bike handle the power and speed and will your kid be safe on the bike at those speeds? What is the build quality on the Xtremes? How are the welds? Are the frames as beefy as the Kasea's? How reliable are the Xtremes? How about aftermarket performance parts availability?
I guess what I'm getting at is if you are in the youth ATV business, are a racer, ATV dealer or have many connections ... perhaps the TRICK Pro100 would be a great bike if its as good as it sounds. But if you're just an ordinary parent putting their kid on a youth quad to ride with you on the farm or trails, is the Pro100 a good, safe choice? Most of these parents aren't the most mechanically inclined. They just want to buy it, add oil and gas and let the kid go. If it breaks, they want to be able to go back to the dealer where they bought it and have it fixed. Will they get this from an Xtreme?
I'm not a dealer, or a MX racer, just one of those ordinary parents (but with a mechanic's background, and used to dragrace hotrods and crotch rockets). I've looked at many of the youth models and the Kasea's are very impressive. After researching here, and on the atvsource forum, the Kaseas shined even brighter so I have become a Kasea fan. But just like I'm a Toyota/Honda fan when it comes to cars, trucks and motorcycles .. I would buy another manufacturer's product if it proves to be better.
Your thoughts are appreciated ...