Buried in the news about the updated 2015 Suzuki KingQuad lineup was that Suzuki is moving its ATV engine assembly to the United States.
Suzuki says it will begin assembling engines for all KingQuad ATVs in its Rome, Ga. facility beginning in June. Suzuki Motor Corporation in Japan is transferring the Suzuki ATV engine assembly work to Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation (SMAC) to better serve the growing global market, including Suzuki dealers in America and 52 countries around the world.
Thirty years after introducing the industry’s first four-wheeled ATV, Suzuki has unveiled its 2013 KingQuad ATV lineup. The only thing that differentiates the 2013 lineup from the 2009 through 2012 lineups is a new True Timber XD3 Camo option and new commemorative 30th Anniversary badges and Metallic Matte Royal Red bodywork on two special edition KingQuad models.
“We are proud to be a true innovator in developing the modern ATV,” says American Suzuki Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi. “Suzuki redefined off-roading in 1983, becoming ‘First on 4-Wheels’ and we want to celebrate three decades of class-leading Suzuki ATVs with these limited edition 30th Anniversary KingQuad models.”
The two machines getting the 30th anniversary special edition treatment are the KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering and KingQuad 500AXi Power Steering. These models join Suzuki’s full lineup of 2013 KingQuad ATVs. The KingQuad 750AXi and KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering are Suzuki’s flagship utility ATV models. Each features fully independent A-arm front suspension and I-beam rear suspension, adjustable shocks, locking front differential, high/low-selectable subtransmission and a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled powerplant with Suzuki fuel injection.
After stuffing yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, head over to your local Suzuki dealership for a chance to win a brand new Suzuki ATV, motorcycle or scooter.
To enter in the Thanksgiving weekend giveaway, you need to take a picture of yourself on any Suzuki ATV, motorcycle or scooter (a salesperson must be present in the photo). After taking the photo, visit the SuzukiScoop Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/suzukiscoopfans), click on the “Weekend Giveaway” tab, enter their information and upload the photo for a chance to win. SuzukiScoop Fans can see the other photos submitted, and the winner will be randomly selected.