Suzuki ATVs - Models, Prices, Specs and Reviews
Though Suzuki ATVs were not the first ones to come to market, the manufacturer does have some significant firsts in its ATV history.
The biggest first for Suzuki was undoubtedly the release of the 1983 QuadRunner 125 – the first four-wheeled ATV ever. The venerable LT125 came equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission.
After just four years of Suzuki ATVs, the QuadRunner 4WD was introduced – the industry’s first four-wheel drive ATV. The QuadRunner allowed users to switch from 2WD to 4WD modes and came equipped with a front differential lock.
It was in 1991 that the king of Suzuki ATVs was first announced – the KingQuad. This ATV came from the factory with four-wheel independent suspension, 4WD, and a larger 280cc engine.
While names like Eiger and Vinson replaced the KingQuad for a time, it returned in 2005 with the KingQuad 700 and today every Utility ATV in the Suzuki lineup shares the KingQuad moniker.
Interestingly, Suzuki is the only major ATV manufacturer that does not produce a UTV. Many years ago we talked to a Suzuki employee about a UTV the company was testing, but it has never made it to dealerships.
2020 Suzuki ATVs
Designed for younger riders getting started in the world of ATVs, the QuadSport Z50 and Z90 offer a sport appearance that calls back to Suzuki’s rich ATV racing history. The Z50 is the most affordable of all Suzuki ATVs with a retail price of $2149. It features a 49cc engine, automatic CVT transmission, independent swing axle front suspension, and swingarm rear suspension. The Z90 ($2999) has a larger footprint to better accommodate slightly older riders and its 90cc engine.
The vast majority of Suzuki ATVs today are Utility machines that are ready for work and on-trail fun. The most affordable of the bunch is the KingQuad 400. Available with both Automatic (ASi) and Manual (FSi) transmissions, the KingQuad 400 features a 376cc air-cooled engine, independent double wishbone front suspension, swingarm rear suspension, and four-wheel drive. Prices start at $6559.
The next step up in the KingQuad family is the middleweight KingQuad 500. Only offered with an automatic transmission, the KingQuad 500 is powered by a 493cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. Suspension has been upgraded to a fully independent double-wishbone design front and rear with five-way preload adjustable shocks. The Base KingQuad 500 AXi retails for $7599, but there are a host of trip options available, including the Power Steering, Power Steering SE, Power Steering SE+, and Power Steering with Rugged Package, which includes matte black bodywork, front and rear bumpers, and wide mud flaps.
When it comes to Suzuki ATVs, the unquestioned flagship is the KingQuad 750. This is Suzuki’s biggest and baddest ATV and is powered by a 722cc single-cylinder engine. This machine shares much in common with the KQ 500, including the front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension with five-way preload adjustable shocks. This ATV got a long-overdue overhaul for the 2019 model year, which includes a beefier frame, improved steering, gas-charged shocks, and a big increase in towing capacity to 1322 pounds. The base KingQuad 750 AXi starts at $8999, but you can upgrade to the same Power Steering, SE, SE+, and Rugged Package trims as the KingQuad 500, with the top level trim (Power Steering SE+ Rugged Package) selling for $10,949).
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