Why Pick Suzuki KingQuad?
Why pick Suzuki KingQuad? Suzuki lead in the development of the four-wheeled ATVs. It introduced the first model in 1982, the QuadRunner LT125, a beginner’s machine. In 1987 Suzuki sold the LT80, the first ATV that came with a CVT transmission.
Also in 1987, Suzuki introduced the QuadRacer, the fastest production quad ever produced. Fondly nicknamed “Quadzilla” due to it’s incredible speed, with claims of 100+ mph stock. It was powered by a two-stroke liquid-cooled 500cc engine, with a five-speed transmission. It was always ahead of the pack, the meanest and most aggressive big bore of it’s time. Whether you were riding off road, on the sand dunes, or the race track, the LT500R was always the leader of the pack. Production discontinued in 1990, ending the reign of the LT500R after only four years.
Around the same time the industry divided ATVs into the sport and utility markets. Utility models being larger and using four-wheel drive, while the sport models remained smaller, lighter and usually only two-wheel drive for quicker acceleration.
In 1991 the Suzuki KingQuad is born incorporating sport and utility engineering based upon the versatile, balanced design of the Quadrunner 4WD. Preserving all the features of the Quadrunner and adding more, making the Suzuki KingQuad the biggest and most powerful sport utility Quad yet.
The 1991 version of the KingQuad came with a 4-stroke, 280cc single cylinder engine. The operator could select between two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with locked differential.
The transmission had five speeds plus reverse and each speed had High, Low and Super Low gear options.
Complete this with fully independent front and rear suspension and this quad was ready for any task.
In 2005 Suzuki introduced more features to enhance riding pleasure, plus a liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine that canted forward at a 48 degree angle. This new engineering aided in maintaining the optimum weight balance and provided the optimum air-intake design. Again, the King of quads took sport-utility performance to new peaks.
In 2009 Suzuki introduced their electronic power steering unit (ECU). It wasn’t difficult for Suzuki since it was an automotive manufacturer and had been developing systems for years. They borrowed their proven technology and applied it to the ATV market. Suzuki’s power steering system was not only designed to improve rider control, it was designed to also reduce feedback to the handlebars by rocks, logs and other obstacles encountered on the trail, reducing rider fatigue.
The KingQuad’s standard, impressive, package includes race bred technology like it’s proven SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) which improves heat transfer, decreases overall weight and offers a tighter piston clearance. The compact 4-valve cylinder head with straight intake ports and 36mm intake valves boost charging efficiency. Suzuki’s engine breaking system keeps speeds under control on declines.
Why pick Suzuki KingQuad? If you are looking for a durable, reliable, low maintenance machine for work and play the Suzuki KingQuad remains a top contender in the big bore sport-utility ATV ranks.
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