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Old 01-12-2021, 12:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Brands like Tao Tao or VMOTO are certainly much cheaper than the more common brands like Honda, Kawasaki...etc. Are these cheaper Chinese quads worth it for the long run and are they good starter bikes for children? Opinions please.
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Old 01-12-2021, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Plan on repairing them, often.

Sometimes with "unobtanium" parts...

Then, go get your Hon/Yam/Suz/Kaw product.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Brands like Tao Tao or VMOTO are certainly much cheaper than the more common brands like Honda, Kawasaki...etc. Are these cheaper Chinese quads worth it for the long run and are they good starter bikes for children? Opinions please.
I worked on quads and jet skis as a hobby. Your biggest issue with Chinese quads is going to be getting parts. As far as beginner kids bikes...it’s great for that. As long as you understand that they will be worth nothing when you sell them. I would research the parts availability. Maybe find a dealer that sells them that has a actual brick and mortar shop.

Personally I would look at buying used mainstream brand. Most small kids quads don’t get hammered as they aren’t very powerful a d usually parents tend to govern the throttles.
And kids do outgrow them pretty quickly.
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I concur with the above posts regarding maintenance and finding parts when needed.


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Personally I would look at buying used mainstream brand.
I'll add that you could likely snag a used Japanese machine, start your kid(s) on it, and resell if for about what you paid.
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