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Recommendations for ATV for my DILs to ride?

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Hey All,

Looking for some recommendations on an ATV for my Daughters-in-law to ride when they visit with my sons. We ride mostly woods trails. It needs to be fairly easy to ride, automatic is't necessary but shifting should be forgiving and it needs to be under $2000. I have a Banshee and a Polaris Sportsman 500HO now.

One DIL is tiny, 5' and about 100lbs, the other is about 5'8" and 130lbs. I'm concerned that steering on the Sportsman may require too much upper body strength and the Banshee is definitely not a beginner's ride.

I'm thinking about a Warrior (may be under powered) or a Honda 400EX but I'd love to hear what others might suggest?

Thanks!

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Id recommend a Kymco Mongoose.

Its a CVT tranny so you just have forward and reverse. Dang near stupid proof which is a great thing. Even a inexpierienced rider can jump on and have some safe fun.

My wife loves the mongoose.

A warrior wont be underpowered but not the best choice (IMO).

A LT230E (semi auto shift) will go anywhere (I have one of those also).

If you are really looking for a clutch machine, I leave my 250R at home to ride my 300ex when I want to just cruise. The 300ex would be a better choice than the warrior or 400ex. Again, IMO.

Too many cc + a clutch = ouch! :)

Good luck on your decision.

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