Buying the right size quad bike for your 14 year old is very important. Understanding the right size quad bike for a 14 year old meant that the right size weight and appropriate speed can make all the difference if an unfortunate accident was to occur.
A good size quad bike for a 14 year old would be a quad bike that is between 70cc and 100cc. This depends on the experience of the 14 year old. A beginner should start on a 50cc – 70cc quad bike first, until they master it.
|Average Height||Recommended Engine Size|
|Shorter than 5ft 6||25cc – 70cc|
|5ft 6 – 5ft 9||70cc – 100cc|
|5ft 10||100cc – 200cc|
|5ft 10 – 6ft 1||200cc – 400cc|
|6ft 1 – 6ft 3||500cc +|
Here is a summarized chart to give more additional guidance to give you an idea for an overgrown 14 year old who wants to ride a quad bike. .
It is strongly advised that if a child has not had experience on riding a quad bike, then they should do some training first before riding a quad bike with a bigger engine.
This is to reduce the risk of bad injuries, in case of an accident.
What size engine is good for other age groups?
Here is a chart with the recommended quad bike engine sizes for the appropriate age of the child.
|Age||Quad bike Engine size|
|Under 11 years old||Less than 50cc|
|12 – 15 years old||50 cc – 100cc|
|16 + or Bigger or experience teens||100cc – 250cc|
|Young adults – mature adults||250cc and above|
For other categories
|Purpose||Quad bike engine size|
|Farmers & ranchers & light trail riding||400cc – 500cc|
|Aggressive trail riding, hauling, taller people||550cc – 700cc|
|Mud play riding, hill climbers, stream crossing||700cc – 1000cc|
What if my 14 year old is bigger than average?
Rightly so, you can not always decide on the appropriate quad bike size according to the age of the child. As some children may be bigger, or even smaller than average for their age.
Therefore, as additional advice, the best way to then decide what quad bike is a good size, is for the 14 year old to actually size on a range of different quad sizes first before riding one.
Comfort is so important when driving quad bikes.
Quad bike weight limit for teens
|Make And Model||Weight Limit|
|Yamaha YFZ50||90 lbs|
|Can-Am DS90X||120 lbs|
|Polaris Sportsman 110||180 lbs|
|Polaris Outlaw 110||180 lbs|
|Honda TRX90X||187 lbs|
These models clearly state that they are not suitable for children young than the age of 6.