Youth quads are just so much fun, to the extent that they’ve tempted many an adult to ‘dabble’ over the years.

The engines and chassis were probably groaning under the additional strain, but the sheer enjoyment factor is an ideal segue into extolling the virtues of Kymco’s two youth quads: the Maxxis 50 and Mongoose 90 S.

With Christmas on the way, look no further than these two if you’re in the market for a youth ATV – and if you are feeling particularly generous, you can purchase for your mate’s kid(s) as well!

The Maxxis 50 ($2690) is the ideal platform for kids to learn their four-wheel craft. A two-stroke engine takes care of the zip, and with the twist-and-go transmission couldn’t be any easier. Safety features like a throttle stop and ignition cut-off lanyard also keep things simple and secure.

The Mongoose 90 S ($3190) has ‘full-sized’ sports ATV styling but doesn’t lose sight of its ‘youth’ roots with a swag of safety measures including an ignition cut-off lanyard. The four-stroke engine keeps the fun tickets flowing and helps to grow rider confidence along with the CVT twist-and-go transmission.