KingQuad 750 and 400 models see improvements
Suzuki has been quiet on the ATV front in recent years, but for the 2015 model year the KingQuad lineup of Utility ATVs has been given some updates.
The 2015 Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi, KingQuad 400ASi and 400FSi return with improvements Suzuki says will deliver improved power feel, better fuel economy, and easier cold starting.
Suzuki’s flagship ATV, the 2015 Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi is equipped with a newly designed twin-spark-plug cylinder head designed for improved combustion and power feeling. It also benefits from new multi-hole fuel injectors for finer injection spray as well as projection-type spark plugs for better cold engine starting. Suzuki modified the engine’s intake and exhaust cam profiles for “improved power feeling,” and the exhaust system is updated for cleaner emissions. According to Suzuki, these revisions deliver smoother operation throughout the rev range, plus quicker response and stronger feel at the mid to high rpm range. As well, Suzuki reports that fuel consumption is improved by 10 percent.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2009 Suzuki KingQuad 750 Power Steering
The KingQuad 750AXi is available with electric Power Steering in Red and Green versions ($9,499), and in True Timber XD3 Camo ($9,999). It’s also available without power steering at a suggested retail price of $8,899 (Red, Green) and $9,299 (True Timber XD3 Camo).
As for the 2015 Suzuki KingQuad 400ASi and FSi, Suzuki boasts they deliver improvements over previous design, including the new ECU with Slip-Control Logic technology for improved traction and grip. The 400cc KingQuads also receive more efficient iridium spark plugs for better combustion and cleaner emission. As well, the inner structure of the exhaust muffler is redesigned for stronger feel in the low-to-mid RPM range. Along with cleaner emissions, these changes are designed to help the KingQuad 400cc ATVs deliver better fuel consumption, 15 percent for the ASi and 17 percent for the FSi.
“The improvements for 2015 to both the 750cc and 400cc engine help Suzuki KingQuad ATVs meet strict EPA regulations for cleaner emissions,” Suzuki says in a release.
The KingQuad 400ASi uses Suzuki’s QuadMatic full automatic continuously variable transmission, and is available in Red and in Green bodywork for a suggested retail price of $6,499, and in a True Timber XD3 Camo version at a retail price of $6,899. The KingQuad 400FSi features a five-speed transmission with semi-automatic clutch, and it’s also available in Red and in Green bodywork for a suggested retail price of $6,499, and in a True Timber XD3 Camo version at a retail price of $6,899.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2009 Suzuki KingQuad 400
For younger ATV riders (12 and older), Suzuki is bringing back the QuadSport Z90 for 2015. This ATV features a four-stroke engine and automatic transmission. Electric start fires up this ATV, while a recoil starter is there for back-up.
With full floorboards, riders have a secure platform for their feet, and Suzuki’s signature T-shaped seat is designed to allow freedom of movement for active riding. Independent front suspension and a single-shock rear suspension cushion the ride.
Other features of the QuadSport Z90 include a 1.6-gallon fuel tank, drum brakes, and shaft drive. The child-sized controls and the screw-type throttle limiter allow graduated learning for new riders.
The QuadSport Z90 is available in White at a suggested retail price of $2,899.