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Quad bikes are fun off-road vehicles that handle dry prairie and sandy dunes easily. These all-terrain vehicles are light, easy to drive, and come in a variety of models. Many reliable and affordable used quad bikes are for sale in South Africa.
The Yamaha Raptor 660cc was produced from 2001 through 2005. It has a liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine with a five-speed manual transmission and is a general-purpose quad. The Raptor 700R with a 686cc, four-stroke, fuel-injected engine replaced it in 2006. It was produced until 2012. It's a good all-purpose vehicle.
The Honda Rincon Generation 1 was produced from 2003 to 2005. It comes with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine and features an automatic three-speed transmission. The 2004 model added a GPS to the instrument cluster, resulting in the TRX650GPS model. Generation 2 of the Rincon began in 2006. The updates include a more powerful engine, programmed fuel injection, a rollover sensor to kill the engine in a tip-over, and additional colour options.
The Suzuki Quadsport LT was the first sport quad to hit the market in 1986. The current KingQuad is a popular option and features an air-cooled, four-stroke engine and a manual five-speed transmission. The KingQuad went into production in 2005. There should be many late models available.
Kids Quad Bikes
One of the best things about quad bikes is that kids can ride them. Several manufacturers produce mini-models with 50cc to 80cc engines that are sized and powered just right for youngsters. The Yamaha Baby Raptor is a semiautomatic three-speed that is handy for new drivers. Kazuma also makes a mini bike that comes with a parent control shut off. These bikes are suitable for kids as young as 4 and as old as 11 or 12.
Quad bikes are great for getting around in large rural areas. They're popular with farmers and sport riders. It might be daunting to find used quad bikes for sale in South Africa because there are many to chose from. Consider your budget when shopping around, and don't neglect to get the quad checked by a capable mechanic before buying.