They have either five or six gears with a manual clutch and most come equipped with reverse. The gear ratios tend to be higher, meaning that the middle to upper part of the powerband is where all the power is. The long travel suspension systems are dialed in to handle hard landings from jumps. Steering is quick and responsive. Cornering can be accomplished through a throttle and clutching technique or the use of body english and sliding the small diameter tires through the sharpest bends. Body plastic is small and getting muddy is a way of life for the sport quad rider.