Snowmobiling is fun, but it requires training. The earlier a person starts practicing, the better they get at it. Also, parents cannot drag their children behind them forever because grown kids don’t find it cool and get bored. Youth snowmobiles are a great match for teaching young adults snowmobiling. They have low power engines with limited performance. Additional safety features are provided to protect the rider. Here are a few great youth snowmobiles offered by different vendors.
Arctic Cat ZR 120
Arctic Cat has been in snowmobile business for a decade and is aware of the customer’s needs. Their ZR 120 variant in their youth snowmobiles lineup provides a great platform to introduce children to snowmobiling. The four-stroke 123cc engine is the right mix of performance and reliability. It features youth-oriented fully active suspensions at the front and rear sides. The .75inch lugs generate traction for overcoming trails and drifts. Safety features include a tether chord and a safety flag. The hand and thumb warmers protect the child from the cold while a muffler stifles exhaust noise. Halogen headlight, 4inch windshield, and front bumper are stock features.
Yamaha SRX 120
The SRX 120 is the ideal Yamaha snowmobile to introduce a child to the sport. It has a four-stroke 123cc engine and a small lightweight chassis designed for young riders. The parents can control the top speed and acceleration of the snowmobile using the inbuilt speed control. Fully electronic ignition enables easy starting of the snowmobile. A keyed system prevents mischiefs from young riders. The centrifugal automatic clutch and a comfortable seat make the riding experience easier and secure. It comes with grip warmers and a rear storage compartment. Front and rear bumper are provided to protect the chassis from damage. The SRX 120 from Yamaha snowmobiles starts at $2,899.
Polaris Indy 120
Polaris is another renowned vendor of snowmobiles. The company is not far behind in the youth snowmobiles segment. Its Indy 120 is an excellent offering that comes with features that are at par with competitors. It has a single cylinder fan-cooled engine with a 121cc displacement capacity. A safety tether cuts off the engine in case the rider falls off. The throttle is adjustable allowing the adults to dictate the amount of power at the hands of the rider. It comes with a windshield and comfortable Mini Indy seat. The Polaris Indy 120 is available in an exciting Sonic Blue color.
Arctic Cat ZR 200
With time, children and young adults gain the experience and skills for snowmobiling. It might be the time to take things a couple of notches higher. The Arctic Cat ZR 200 is the ideal companion for it. The snowmobile comes with a more powerful 192cc four-stroke engine that can output 9HP. It is matched by the Arctic 200 Drive System that has a primary and a secondary clutch for increased performance. The front and rear suspension are fully active youth designs with 4.5inch and 8.5inch travel respectively. It has the Hayes hybrid breaking system for improved stopping power. The 1inch lugs on its Cobra track enhance handling capability and acceleration. Hand and thumb warmers, halogen headlight, tether switch, and a 4inch windshield are all stock features.
The Yamaha Snoscoot is another powerful alternative in the youth snowmobiles category. It comes with a fan cooled 4-stroke 192cc engine that packs quite a punch and is still quiet. A 2.2gallon fuel tank is adequate for beginners who are in the learning phase. A 90x10inch Cobra Track has 1inch lugs that lend agility and traction to the snowmobile. The front suspension is double wishbone type with independent left and right sides and the rear suspension is the slide rail type. They work in tandem with hydraulic twin tube shocks at both ends to make the ride feel plush and smooth. Disc brakes provide required stopping power. An electric start, trail certified halogen headlight, LED taillight, heated grips, and windshield are all standard. It is available in attractive blue and orange colors.