The youth ATV scene is hopping these days, as more and more young riders are getting their first taste of off-road life at an early age.
Tracker Off Road has been gaining steam in both the ATV and UTV industry in recent years, as has their Tracker 90 youth ATV option.
This guide will offer a detailed review of the Tracker 90 ATV, including highlighting both the good and bad to consider with this model in the following areas:
- Tracker 90 being phased out?
- Build quality
- Performance ability
- Included safety features
- Top speed
- What owners love
- What owners don’t love
About The Tracker 90 ATV
The Tracker 90 ATV is Tracker’s youth model, which was actually phased out as of 2022 but can still be bought brand new (2022 models) through Tracker and their dealer/retailer network.
This model is made for ages ten years and up, and offers a decent combination of speed and power for smaller riders.
Despite being a youth option it mimics its older siblings like the Tracker 300, Tracker 450 and Tracker 600 ATV models with its rugged build style, front and rear cargo racks, and suspension system designed to make it plenty off-road capable.
It also offers several safety features to keep younger riders out of harm’s way.
Build Quality & Performance Ability
The little Tracker 90 is powered by a 90cc single-cylinder engine that actually features pretty impressive low-end power.
With the throttle unrestricted, small riders will have no issue with most hills or terrain within reason, and there’s enough power to motor around mid-size riders as well.
This model is not going to be able to conquer the same rough or mountainous terrain that slightly bigger youth models like the Polaris Phoenix can, but in reasonable terrain you should have no issues.
You can fire up the engine with a simple push of the electric start button, and there’s also a kick start option in case of a dead battery.
The fuel delivery is determined by a carburetor, which is standard for youth ATVs. Like most of the rest, these carbureted models can run into some cold-start and idling issues here and there.
|1.5 US Gallons
This model only features 2WD, with a chain drive providing power to the rear wheels. This is the same set-up you’ll find in just about every youth ATV.
The transmission is fully automatic CVT, making shifting smooth and easy for young riders.
There are only three gear settings – Forward, Neutral, and Reverse. Reverse comes in quite handy if your kiddo is out on the trail and gets into a sticky situation.
There’s a small gear shifter just under the plastics on the right hand side that riders can reach down and use to shift into gear, with gear indicator lights on the small display area between the handlebars notifying you which gear you’re in.
|2WD, Chain Drive
|Fully Automatic CVT
|F – N – R
The suspension set-up is standard for a youth model, with a single A-Arm up front and a swingarm in the rear.
There’s a single rear shock which helps to keep the vehicle and rider’s weight central for good stability and easy cornering.
Travel is minimal as expected, so any riding through rougher terrain can be pretty bumpy, but young entry-level riders likely won’t know the difference.
Like the rest of the models in the Tracker ATV lineup, the ground clearance on this model is about as impressive as you’ll find in the youth industry at 7.25 inches.
So young riders shouldn’t run into many issues on rutted trails or clearing smaller obstacles.
|Front – 2.8 inches, Rear – 2.9 inches
Tires & Brakes
The front and rear tires on this model are all the same size, and 19 inches in diameter.
The stock tires feature an aggressive tread pattern that give them enough traction to go pretty much anywhere you’d want to go in these models.
You’re more likely to run out of power than you are traction, depending upon the terrain, if that tells you anything about these tires.
The front brake system is a double drum, while the rear is hydraulic disc. Brake levers on either handlebar control the brakes which offer good stopping power.
There’s also a parking brake lever on the left handlebar that should be used when the ATV is stopped to keep it from rolling, since there’s no Park setting in the transmission.
|19 x 8-8
|19 x 8-8
|Front Brake Type
|Rear Brake Type
Dimensions & Capacities
As you’d expect, this little youth model is compact. But the Tracker 90 is a bit taller and bulkier model than some of the competition.
It measures in at 58 inches long, 34 inches wide, and 37 inches tall.
And at only 260 lbs, you’ll never need a winch to get it unstuck pretty easily if your kiddo finds their way into some deep mud.
You can easily throw this little ATV into the bed of any pickup, making it really easy to haul it to a nearby trail system if you want.
|Front Rack Capacity
|Rear Rack Capacity
As a youth ATV, the Tracker 90 has a couple of different safety features to help keep young riders out of harm’s way.
A throttle limiter screw exists on the throttle box on the right handlebar, which can be screwed in or out to limit or increase the amount of play the throttle has.
Out of the box, this feature limits the ATV’s speed to around 15 mph. But parents can simply unscrew it to give the Tracker 90 its full range of speed and power when ready.
An orange safety flag also comes with this model, situated on the rear of the ATV.
Two front headlights actually work on this model, which isn’t always the case on youth models.
Even more expensive youth models like the Yamaha Raptor 90 feature “headlights” that don’t actually work and only serve to increase the model’s appearance.
There are also two rear tail lights that also serve as brake lights on the Tracker 90.
Tracker 90 ATV Top Speed
As mentioned above, the Tracker 90 ATV has a safety feature installed that restricts its top speed to 15 mph out of the box.
But by adjusting the throttle limiter to give the throttle its full amount of play, the Tracker 90 should top out at 30 mph.
That’s about as good as it gets in terms of top speed on the youth ATV scene, though the new Yamaha Raptor 110 will be a good bit faster.
Tracker 90 ATV Reviews: What Owners Love
- This little ATV gets solid fuel economy despite the small size of the fuel tank.
- With the parking brake engaged it’s tough to drive off on this model so riders will have a hard time forgetting it’s on, driving off with it still engaged and burning up the rear brake.
- A throttle limiter screw enables parents to restrict this model’s speed and power and increase it over time.
- This model is a bit cheaper than many bigger-name competitive youth quads.
- There’s a kickstart option in case of a dead battery.
- The Reverse setting comes in really handy for young riders if they get into a tricky situation.
- Between the suspension system and stock tires, this model offers good stability and is hard to flip when cornering or in rough terrain.
- Front and rear storage racks offer spots to haul small loads.
Tracker 90 ATV Reviews: What Owners Don’t Love
- The seat is not easy to remove, requiring you to reach up under the ATV and pull a lever to get it off.
- While this model is meant for ages ten plus, older riders may find it a bit boring even at peak performance.
- Turning radius is not as good as on some sportier youth quads.
- This model is carbureted, which can lead to cold-starting or rough idling issues.
- Since most of these models are sold through Bass Pros or Cabela’s, warranty work done through them can be hit or miss.
- It can be hard to find aftermarket parts for these models, so you’ll most likely need to go through Tracker which can be pricey and take time for replacements to come in.
While the Tracker 90 doesn’t make the list of 2024’s best mini four wheelers, it’s still a solid overall option.