We found that our Forge was delivered with suspension settings that suited an all-up rider weight over 400 pounds. Softening the front compression damping helped,
but light riders will change the preload.
smooth and consistent engine braking. You might even find too much
engine braking for steep descents. We
routinely shifted into high range to
make descending smoother and less
likely to lock the rear wheels or transfer too much weight onto our wrists.
While we had issues with the
engine braking being enthusiastic,
the actual brakes are smooth and
controllable with plenty of power for
a large and powerful quad. All four
wheels are normal, vented hydraulic
discs. We experienced none of the
fade that we’ve had with some large
All of the Hisun controls have a nice
feel, and the layout is conventional. A
shift lever on the tank has a push-but-
ton that you push in sideways before
the shifter will move. It selects from
park, reverse, neutral, high and low.
You must also be stepping firmly on
the rear brake for the best shifting.
The start button is on the left side of
the bar with the light controls and
turn signals. It needs the rear brake
handle pulled in to start but it will start
in gear. Starting was always immedi-
ate but if there was a problem, there
is a recoil, pull-start back-up. That is
rare for EFI quads. On the left side of
the handlebar is a thumb throttle and
the push-button controls for the 4WD
and differential lock.
Hisun hasn’t gone crazy with the
styling of the Forge 750 two-up. It
seems to have gleaned styling cues
from many popular 4x4 models, but
it still maintains its own look to some
extent. Part of that “look” is the complete, high-end appearance with the
standard trim. As we mentioned, it
has the cast wheels and that handy
winch with a handlebar cable control.
It also sports a full-coverage hand-guard system where both sides are
joined in a large single piece. Where
most 4x4 models have non-adjust-able shocks, the Forge 750 two-up
has adjustable shocks and even reservoir units in the front. A large and
amply padded seat finishes up the
bodywork. Above the body are front
and rear racks. They are heavy-duty enough for most jobs within their
limited capacity. Compared to the
standard Forge 750, the added 3. 5
inches of wheelbase and the assumption that the machine will likely be
carrying a second person reduces the
The combined capacity of the racks
is 111 pounds, just as the standard
model, but that is less than other big-bore machines. We aren’t sure why
the capacities are low. The racks look
beefy enough, and the suspension
feels more than ready to handle the
weight. The two-up machine has a
modest tow capacity of 397 pounds
compared with 1200 pounds for the
Forge 750 single-seater.
TRAILS AND WORK
We had a couple of immediate
These two-up ATVs are commonly called “touring” models,
and the seated accommodations and swept-back handlebar
do feel like a touring bike. The impression is aided by standard mirrors and turn signals.
With these passenger accommodations, you have ample room
for a passenger and a bit of cargo as well. The rear seat is
comfortable and the handholds give it a secure feeling.