As you grow up, you will always remember your first ATV. It's what matures you into a better rider later on in life. If you are a parent and are looking for a small ATV for your son or daughter this is arguably the most important ATV you will buy. This is where your young riders will learn to respect and have some of the best memories on four wheels.
Most Youth ATV's range from the 90cc to 170cc displacement for the early riders. This is a safe displacement for beginners. Most brands in the ATV market make the smaller youth ATV's look like miniature versions of there more popular big bore bikes. Most OEM companies such as Honda, Can-am, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Arctic Cat, Polaris and many more make smaller beginner bikes for youth riders.
Polaris also has a smaller version of their popular side by side ATV called the RZR. It comes in a 170cc engine with full roll cage and seat belts. Most miniature ATV's come in a sport ATV styling but there is a few that come with a utility styling as well. Polaris also has a Sportsman version 90cc youth ATV. Arctic cat is also another ATV they designed to look a lot like the utility ATV's there version is called a DVX comes with a 90cc-150cc engine.
Just like the bigger bikes that mom and dad will drive, the smaller youth ATV's also have specific setups for each rider. Researching what you feel is the best for your young rider is important. You want to look for a bike that suites your son or daughter.