Have you ever thought about getting yourself a quadbike? Whether it be for road use, work or agricultural purposes, quads and ATVs are a great way of transporting yourself or your supplies from A to B.

In this blog, we are going to be looking at some of the most beginner-friendly quads on the market, as well as answering some of the most frequently asked questions

What licence do I need to ride a quad bike?

First things first, if you intend to ride your quad on public roads in the UK you will need to have attained your full car (category B or B1) driving licence. On the other hand, if you’re planning to ride your quad strictly on private property/land then you are not required to have a licence.

What makes a quad-bike beginner friendly?

For this list, we have chosen quads and ATVs that are all mid-range <600cc and aren’t too big, too powerful, or too sporty. All of our options today are user-friendly bikes that are easy to handle and simple to master.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a quad bike for the more advanced rider either for utility use or maybe a full-on sports offering, then make sure to check out our top 10 quads article for inspiration!

Best Quadbikes for Beginners:

With the FAQs out the way, join us as we run down ten of the best quadbikes for beginners…

10. Eco Rider Explorer GT

Kickstarting our list today is one for the electric vehicle lovers out there - the Eco Rider Explorer GT.

Powered by a long-life lead 60v acid battery and 2000w (equivalent 3000w) Brushless motor, the Explorer GT is capable of reaching speeds up to 50km/h. The Explorer is also one of the lightest offerings on this list, coming in at 245kg making it the perfect choice for beginners learning to handle their first quad.

By no means is this one of the highest-tech models on this list, coming equipped with a fairly standard control panel, this is another reason why this quad gets the job done especially for beginners - all whilst being environmentally friendly too!

Lastly, onto the price and if you’re looking to get yourself an Eco Rider Explorer for 2024, you will be looking at paying £4,999.95.

9. Segway Snarler ATV6 S

In at number nine, today is Segway's very own ATV. Does the name Segway ring a bell? You may remember one of its first-ever products that went viral worldwide, the personal transporter.

For 2024, Segway has come into competition hot with their Snarler. The 570cc engine gives off 44hp, and without being a powerhouse (ideal for beginners), it responds well and produces solid acceleration. 

Onto the design and the shape of this quad allow you to move about confidently and comfortably, thanks to the precise braking, steering, and 930mm seating - coming in three different colourways, all equally as aggressive and flashy.

In terms of spec, the Snarler comes equipped with full LED lights, EPS, a digital display, and phone connectivity which whilst it is high-end, will mean that the price point is higher than some of the others on this list coming in at £7,999.

8. Can-Am Outlander 500

Next on the list here we have an offering from Can-Am, the Outlander 500.

Powered by a 650cc engine, the Outlander 500 gives off 40 hp a more than manageable amount for those who are just learning to ride a quadbike. The Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) edition also helps to assist handling and enable confident riding on every sort of terrain.

When it comes to the spec, the 500 comes equipped with some pretty nifty features including LED lighting all around, a 4.5-inch display, a full skid plate as well as Digitally Encoded Security System to prevent your quad from being stolen.
All in all, the Outlander comes in at £10,399 which again is ideal for those who have a larger budget to play with!

7. Volkan Hammer 300

Swiftly moving onto our seventh spot we have the road-legal Volkan Hammer 300.

Suited to those with an agricultural background, Volkan claims that there are a multitude of features that set the Hammer apart from other quads including an electric winch and tow ball that makes transporting supplies or moving obstacles out the way just that little bit easier.

However, the spec and tech don’t stop there, the Hammer 300 also comes equipped with a handy OBD self-diagnosis system, which allows you to quickly and easily diagnose any issues with the bike itself or the engine, and an OPC departure alarm to let you know if the handbrake is still active.

On the other hand, the Hammer does lack a TFT display that many of the other offerings on this list have and specialise in. If you don’t mind having a display then this could be a more than affordable option for you - all for the price of £3,600!

6. Quadzilla QZ300

In at sixth today, we have an oldie but a goodie - the Quadzilla QZ300.

Powered by a liquid-cooled, 400cc engine, the QZ300 gives off 31hp which is just enough for any first-time riders or those wanting to take their quads onto the roads. On top of this, the Quadzilla comes supplied with double A-arm suspension, making tackling bumpy roads or terrain a breeze.

Something that makes the Quadzilla so special is its high-range spec. Coming fully equipped with modern LED daytime running lights, a comfortable backrest seat, a tow ball, durable steel wheels, a clear digital meter, and an electric winch.

Overall, the QZ300 offers way more bang for your buck as one of the most affordable on the list at £3,999 - whilst not scrimping on the tech.

5. TGB Blade 520SL

Sitting in the middle of our list today we have the TGB Blade 520SL - a powerful, agile, and durable quad that offers everything you could need.

The TGB Blade is powered by the tried and tested 503cc, liquid-cooled engine that the TCB Blade series has favoured for a few years now. However, the newest model has been equipped with electronic fuel injection making it a little powerhouse on any type of terrain.

Built with the agricultural worker in mind, this quad comes with an EPS system making handling a dream. Coming in a naughty-looking colourway, the 520 makes its presence known on the roads.

In summary, the TBG Blade 520SL is a quadbike that offers 39hp, looks stunning and comes in at £6,999.

4. Honda TRX420

Next up and onto our fourth spot we have the Honda TRX420!

The TRX420 Fourtrax has been on the quad and ATV market for quite a few years now and has become a particularly popular choice for those working within the farming and agricultural sectors.

When looking at the Fourtrax is it clear to see that the 420 is a well-made ATV. With its pipework, cabling, and detailing all impressively neat within the bike's infrastructure, all thanks to Honda’s famous build quality and reliability that is yet to let us down. However, one thing to note is that Honda’s towing capacity stands at 385kg, which is comparatively low when looking at its competitors.

For 2024, the TRX420 comes in at £7,350 and is available in both automatic and manual transmissions, with a reverse gear alongside powered steering, digital display, and electronic start as standard.

3. Yamaha Kodiak 450

Moving onto our top three today and taking the third spot today goes to the Yamaha Kodiak 450!

Built with utility riders in mind, the Kodiak is powered by a 421cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine and comes equipped with some pretty advanced features that you wouldn’t typically expect from an entry model including Ultramatic automatic transmission, On-Command 2WD/4WD as well as fuel injection.

Onto the colourways and for 2024 the Kodiak will come in two colours, olive green and that iconic Yamaha blue - either way, this quad is truly something special when it comes to its design and build.

If you fancy bagging yourself a Kodiak 450, you will be looking at paying £10,140 so admittedly one of the more expensive on this list - but ideal for those who have a bigger budget to play with.

2. CFMoto CForce 450

In at second and just missing out on the top spot is the 2024 CFMoto CForce 450.

Powered by a 400cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, the Cforce can produce up to 28hp and weighs around 343kg, making it one of the best entry-level ATVs on the market perfect for beginners.

For 2024, the CForce has also seen some massive upgrades from the previous model including a new engine mount to reduce vibration, a removable fuel tank cover, increased load capacity, a brand-new optimised riding position as well as a new exhaust design to aid the reduction of noise and exhaust heat.

Lastly, onto the price and for 2024 you will be able to pick yourself up a CForce 450 for £5,499 making it again one of the more affordable on this list for those with a smaller budget to play with!

1. Kymco MXU 300 T3B

Taking the top spot today as the best quadbike for beginners reigning champion - the Kymco MXU 300 TSB!

According to Kymco, the MXU is an easy-to-handle quad that can make light work of even the busiest day perfect for those riding the bike off-road or perhaps on a farm.

Something really likeable about the MXU 300 is that this quad comes equipped with all of the features that you’d expect on the more expensive machines including dual a-arm independent front suspension and unit-swing rear, a large dash display, and a liquid-cooled 19 HP four-stroke engine.

Overall, the all-new MXUi 300 is an affordable quad coming in a £4,666 ideal for new riders looking to get their first quadbike on a limited budget!

Next step: Insure it!

So there you have it, I hope you enjoyed my rundown on the top ten best quadbikes for beginners available for 2024.

Last but not least, if you do own a Road Legal quadbike or are looking to purchase one - make sure to get a Quad Bike Insurance quote direct with Lexham!