Children’s quads with gasoline engines offer a very special driving experience. In this guide, you’ll learn what to look for when buying and where your child is allowed to ride the new vehicle. To give you a better overview, we also briefly discuss electric quads as an alternative.
Our checklist contains all the important information on the subject and further down the page you will find specific product recommendations.
- The most important purchase criterion is whether you want to buy a children’s quad with a gasoline engine or electric drive. Both have their advantages.
- The gasoline engine, for example, is much zippier and comes amazingly close to the real quad feeling. At just under 50 cc for 6- to 12-year-olds to 125 cc for 12- to 16-year-olds, there are sometimes 10 hp under the hood.
- If you opt for the environmentally friendly electric version, all you have to do is plug your quad into the socket and after 5 to 8 hours of charging time you can get into the saddle. Depending on driving style and route, modern batteries last just as long in driving mode.
- Of course, the best motor is of no use if the chassis is inferior. You can follow a few guiding principles, just as you would when buying other vehicles. For example, check the welds to see if the assembled components are properly connected. Anything that is not rigid should be quiet and smooth-running. What already rattles in the showroom will be left behind on the prairie during the first off-road tour.
- There are, of course, ride-on vehicles for 2- to 4-year-olds, but these would be better described as „self-driving bobby cars“ with an off-road look. Body size is also not as important as with a bicycle, since you can sit on it without falling over.
- Quads with internal combustion or electric motors are designed for children between the ages of 4 and 16, depending on their performance. They also usually do not have a road permit and may only be used on approved routes or private grounds.
- Under no circumstances are they allowed on play streets, in cul-de-sacs or pedestrian zones.
- There is an extensive smorgasbord of practical safety items, such as the emergency stop leash. This is connected to the ignition or circuit of the vehicle and the child’s clothing.
- Other useful equipment may include balloon tires, horn, luggage rack, a protective visor, hand guards and more. While there is no helmet requirement, you should still make sure your child wears one – better safe than sorry.
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FAQ About Kids Quads With Petrol Engine
The cost of kids’ quads varies. Children’s quads with electric motors usually cost between 70 and 600 euros. Children’s quads with gasoline engines usually cost several hundred euros.
You should first check whether the manufacturer provides information on age. Many children can handle a Kinderquad from the age of 5 or 6. However, since each child develops individually, you should first and foremost take into account the current status and, if in doubt, rather wait a little longer.
Whether you choose a gasoline or electric quad for your child is up to you. Electric quads are more environmentally friendly, but gasoline quads sometimes have a better driving experience. Take a look at our guide on the subject, where you will find all the important information, although the focus is on gasoline engines.
There are many recommendable children’s quads, so there is no general answer to this question. Take a look at our guide on the subject, where you will find the best models from various manufacturers (gasoline) as well as information on electric quads.
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