HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
The Ace 150 is $3799. At the
moment, it’s the only single-seat
youth UTV on the market. Polaris’
RZR 170 is $4799. Hisun’s Strike
250 is $4699. Hisun’s Sector 250 is
$4799. Odes’ Blazer 170 is $3795.
ARE YOUTH UTVS DIFFERENT
THAN BIG UTVS?
Yes. Like other youth UTVs, the
Ace 150 is two-wheel drive with
chain drive to the rear wheels. It has
independent front suspension and a
solid-axle swingarm rear suspension.
Most big UTVs have four-wheel drive
with shaft final drive and independent
suspension front and rear.
WHAT POWERS IT?
A fuel-injected, single-cylinder,
single-overhead cam, two-valve,
fan-air-cooled, 150cc engine.
WHAT KIND OF TRANSMISSION
DOES IT HAVE?
A fully automatic, belt-type,
continuously variable transmission
with forward, neutral and reverse.
HOW FAST IS IT?
That’s up to you. The Ace 150 has a
clever electronic speed-limiter system
so parents can adjust the machine’s
performance to their liking. The position
of the speed-limiter fuse in the fuse
box sets the machine’s top speed
to 10, 15, 22 or 29 mph. Strangely,
the single-seat Ace 150 is 79 pounds
heavier than the two-seat RZR 170,
which doesn’t help its acceleration.
HOW IS THE POWER DELIVERY?
The Ace 150 has smooth,
controllable power, which is perfect
for learning drivers. It’s very mild
in the lower speed settings, which
also limit power, so you need to
stick to packed, level dirt with a
small rider. When uncorked, it’s still
smooth and controllable, and it has
enough power to accelerate well
and climb hills. It can even move a
200-pound adult at a decent pace,
but anyone 6 feet tall or more will hit
their helmet on the cage. On slippery
dirt, the 150 has enough punch to
slide around tight turns. It’s fun!
WHAT KIND OF SUSPENSION
DOES IT HAVE?
Double-A-arm front suspension
with a sway bar and 5.1 inches of
travel and swingarm rear suspension
with 6 inches of travel. The front and
rear suspension systems are unusual.
The front suspension’s upper A-arms
are actuated by tall struts so they’re
hidden by the front fenders. The
engine and transmission move with
the swingarm. The front and rear
shocks are spring preload adjustable.
Young UTV fans
hate to wait, and the
Ace 150 gets them
behind the wheel
$1000 sooner than
the RZR 170
150cc, single-cylinder, single-overhead-cam, two-valve engine starts
instantly hot or cold.
It also makes good
power and is easy to