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Old 12-17-2004, 08:23 PM
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Default Best 250cc ATV for my son?

My youngest son has been riding ATVs for five years, and has progressed from 50cc, to 90cc, to 125cc. He will be ready to make the jump to 250cc by spring, so what 250cc ATVs should we look at? We are not brand biased, and so far he has had Polaris, Honda, and Yamaha. I'm partial to green myself [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif[/img], but it does not look like Kawi has shared the 250 Z with Suzuki. Are the Honda 250 EX and the Suzuki 250 Z the only two choices out there? And is there any significant difference between the two, or is it just a matter of which one you can get the best deal on?

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Old 12-17-2004, 09:26 PM
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Default Best 250cc ATV for my son?

Kawasaki just quit making the Mojave after '04. It is a 250 4 stroke, but has chain drive, manual clutch, and better suspension and handeling that the Z250 and 250EX. It is also kick start instead of electric. It is faster than the other two, but a requires a little more experince to operate.


 
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:32 PM
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Default Best 250cc ATV for my son?

Blaster is a great sport quad to start on,6 spd, 2 stroke, only kick start, though. I think
the mojave is a good bike too, but it only has a kick start. I think the 300 ex is a best bike
to start on. Electric start, reverse, and 5 spd tranny. If you want manual tranny, for your
son these all are good, but I like the honda.

 
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:12 PM
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can the kid use a clutch? do you perfer it to have a clutch or no? i think the 250ex and Z250 are pretty much similar in performance and reliability, and i would get which ever you can get a good deal on. Good choice going with either. happy trails.
 
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:22 PM
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Yep, the 250EX and the Z250 are very easy to maintain easy to operate quads. If you anticipate him growing and wanting a little more, the 300EX is a fantastic quad he can grow with more than the shaft drive 250's.
 
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Old 12-18-2004, 09:54 PM
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Default Best 250cc ATV for my son?

i think a blaster will be good...its a beginger sport quad fully manual its not fast but it has a lil pep to it and it alot of fun
 
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Old 12-19-2004, 02:54 AM
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Default Best 250cc ATV for my son?

And you can bump it up to a 240 when he gets bored of it.
 
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Old 12-19-2004, 10:02 AM
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Default Best 250cc ATV for my son?

If he doesnt plan on racing a 250 Trailblazer with a few mods is a great trail machine.Our TB will out run all the 250s,run even with a Blaster and hold its own with the 300s.
 
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Old 12-19-2004, 05:35 PM
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250r!!! give him a (hopefully if its stock) small ride that can kick most anythings ***.
 
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:45 PM
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Default Best 250cc ATV for my son?

Polaris has that new quad, the phoneix, its a cheap entry level sport quad, maybe you can check that out.
 
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