Polaris Outlaw 90 Youth ATV - the Best Youth 4 Wheeler?

So for an older youth do we think the Polaris Outlaw 90 would be the best choice in the class? That's the question we'll try to answer.

What we will do is spend our valuable time fact finding for you because - well, it's our job. Then I guess it will be up to you to vote with your checkbook. Here's what we found out.

Like the smaller Outlaw 50 and the Phoenix 200, the Polaris Outlaw 90 is built in Taiwan by AEON to Polaris specs. That gives Polaris a way to offer a good quality Youth ATV at an affordable price - and with the backing of a major dealer network. Something missing from most Chinese ATVs.

polaris-outlaw-90-blue2013 Outlaw 90 in blue.

The Outlaw 90 is intended for older kids ready for more power and speed. It's considerably larger overall than the 50, and with upgraded suspension to handle the increased speed.

It's not an ATV racer by any means, but it's a significant step up from the 50. With it's larger proportions, it is a racy looking youth quad. It also gets daytime running lights for that "grown-up" look.

Features -

  • Air cooled four-stroke engine with electric and kick starters.

  • Automatic transmission.

  • Daytime running lights.

  • Longer travel rear suspension.

  • Safety equipment - Safety tether kill switch with wrist strap. Orange whip flag. Also included is a DOT approved helmet and rider training DVD.

The Good -

  • Stylish with good performance and handling for it's intended use. (not racing!).

  • Solid build quality for the price.

  • Easy starting but may require some warm up time. Or a jetting adjustment.

  • Nice long travel suspension.

  • Good size for bigger kids.

The Bad -

  • Drum brakes don't like mud and water. If you run in the slop, the stock drum brakes need to be cleaned out afterward. Don't say I didn't warn you!

  • Several owners had battery problems that seemed to stem from a retention strap not being installed. Not reported on newer models.

  • Suspension that seemed too stiff on some older models. Just as many raves for the "great" suspension. First thing I would check is for pivot attachments at the rear swingarm and front A-arms being too tight and binding the movement. May be a dealer prep problem because it was such and inconsistent complaint.

  • Some swingarm cracking at the welds reported on older models - none on newer ones. Could also be caused by over tightening of pivot bolts.

  • Engine performance issues like poor cold weather running, rough idling, etc. Probably related to incorrect jetting and should have been fixed by the dealers.

polaris-outlaw-90-pinkPolaris Outlaw 90 pretty in pink.

Polaris Outlaw 90 Specifications.

Conclusion -

Is the Polaris Outlaw 90 the best choice in class? Here's a dirty little secret - most of the 90cc Youth ATVs from major manufacturers are pretty good. If there were one that was head and shoulders above the rest - we would all know about it.

So it really comes down to which one you like the best. Test ride them yourself. Be honest about what you expect the ATV to do. And above all else, find a dealer you like.

I will say that with it's "Big Boy" looks and solid performance, the Outlaw 90 is definitely in the hunt.

Related Articles:

Polaris Outlaw 50 - Is the Polaris Outlaw 50 the Best Choice for a Youth ATV? Find Out in This Exclusive Report.

Youth 4 Wheelers - Learn which features of youth 4 wheelers are must haves.

Youth ATV Safety - See the latest in youth safety equipment and learn tips to keep the kids safe.

Polaris ATV - Exclusive Guide to the Polaris ATV Models Complete with Reviews, Videos, Specifications, and More.

Back to World of ATVs Home.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Latest Articles

  1. Latest UTV News and Rumors.

    Keep up with all the latest UTV News and Rumors. Coverage of all brands and models. Be the first to learn about all the latest UTV accessories and innovations.

    Read More

  2. Can-Am UTV News and Info. Latest Info on New Models and Accessories.

    Can-Am UTV side by side news and info. Latest news on Can Am models and accessories, along with prices and special deals.

    Read More

  3. Can Am Side by Side UTV Guide - Defender, Commander, Maverick, and X3.

    Guide to all the Can Am Side by Side UTV models. Info, specs, prices, photos, videos and more. Covers Defender, Commander, Maverick, and X3 Turbo models

    Read More

  4. Can Am X3 Maverick Turbo Model Quick Guide. Covers All Turbo Models.

    Quick guide for all Can Am X3 Maverick Turbo models. Notable features and specs of all the Can Am Maverick X3 Turbo models for 2019.

    Read More

  5. Street Legal Quads. They're Here!

    Street legal quads. Yes, they're being ridden everyday right here in the USA! See how you can too. Video of a Polaris RZR XP 1000 to VW Baja Bug conversion!

    Read More

  6. Street Legal Quad - European Report and North American Creative Ideas.

    Street Legal Quad. See how they roll on street Quads in Europe. See the latest creative ideas in North America. Full video of a Can Am Maverick X3 Turbo VW body street legal conversion!

    Read More

  7. Honda Side by Side Guide. Pioneer Specs, Photos, Videos, and More.

    Guide to all Honda Side by Side models. Pioneer 1000 and 1000-5, Pioneer 700 and 700-4, Pioneer 500, and Big Red. Info, specs, photos, and videos.

    Read More

  8. Honda Pioneer 1000 and 1000-5 Guide. Specs, Photos, Videos, and More.

    Guide to the Honda Pioneer 1000 and 1000-5 Side by Side models. Plenty of info, photos, videos, and specs on the latest models. Coverage of model differences and options.

    Read More

  9. 2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2 Review. Specs, Photos, Videos, and More Info.

    Get the details of the new 2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2 models. Learn about all the top features along with specs, photos, and videos of all the new Wolverine X2 models.

    Read More

  10. Yamaha Wolverine Side by Side Buyer's Guide.

    Yamaha Wolverine Guide with all the latest info, specs, photos, videos, and more. Learn about all the newest and best features of this recreation side by side model.

    Read More