The last few years have not been kind to Suzuki
. Trouble on the automotive side inevitably placed considerable pressure on the power sports divisions, greatly slowing new model development. To make matters worse, as side by sides began to take hold, Suzuki had no answer or new model to offer. A company reorganization was followed by a bankruptcy filing, and only now is Suzuki beginning to reemerge with a sustainable business plan. Despite the organizational problems, Suzuki still has several ATV models that deserve consideration.
Thankfully, when the KingQuad 750
was introduced, it was far ahead of anything else in its class, and as a result it's still competitive today. From the saddle, all of the controls are exactly where they should be, and it's comfortable and easy to operate. There are several KingQuad models to choose from, and most have smooth-running, liquid-cooled engines with electronic fuel injection. One of the best features is the CVT transmission, which shifts perfectly every time, making back-and-forth work, like plowing snow, extremely easy.
Suzuki likes to use a common chassis that features dual A-arms up front with independent suspension at the rear. It's also been our experience that they are extremely reliable, and as long as you keep the air filter clean and the oil changed, they'll live practically forever.
About the only drawback to the KingQuad lineup is the tires, which ride well but sometimes lack traction. Whether you go for the top of the line KingQuad 750 AXi with power steering or the 500 AXi you can't go wrong. We even own one, and after using them for everything from hauling wood to hauling white tails to weekend riding adventures, they've never let us down.
Starting at $