Plenty of KingQuad
4x4 royalty and the
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
Suzuki’s powerful and capable
KingQuad 750 4x4 returns with new
colors for 2014. There are no
mechanical changes, but the 750
remains a full-featured and highly
desirable 4x4 ready for serious off-road play or heavy-duty work.
The KingQuad 500 is basically the same
machine as the 750 with less displacement. It
offers plenty of serious features, including
IRS, EFI, diff-lock and a CVT transmission. It
has the power, hauling capability and towing
capacity for serious work or off-road play.
; Suzuki’s KingQuad lineup contains
some of our favorite 4x4 machinery,
and the royal family is back in force
for 2014. These royals aren’t from
Britain. The KingQuad line is assembled in Georgia at the Suzuki
Manufacturing of America Corp.
facility, and the head of the family is
the True Timber Camo KingQuad
750AXi Power Steering. Suzuki offers
the KingQuads in three displacements—750, 500 and 400—and in
each displacement there are several
levels of standard equipment and
features, starting with a base model.
The upgrades include colors, power
steering and limited editions. With
the exception of the new Limited
Edition Matte Gray (KingQuad
750AXi Power Steering) and Matte
Red (KingQuad 750AXi) body colors,
the 750s return without changes. That
isn’t to say that the 750 isn’t near the
tech pinnacle of the class. It boasts
fuel injection, independent front and
rear suspension, selectable 4WD and
differential lock. Electric power steering is standard on the upgraded
models. The 750 starts at $8899 for the
straight AXi without power steering
and tops out at $9999 for the camo
model with power steering.
The KingQuad 500 combines
many of the same features of the 750
with a smaller displacement engine.
It also boasts IRS, EFI, selectable
4WD, differential lock and a wet,
multi-plate, enclosed rear brake safely tucked out of the way on the rear
driveshaft for when conditions get
ugly. The standard AXi is $7899, or
$8299 in camo. With EPS it runs for
$8599, or $8999 in camo.
Fun quads don’t get much easier to
care for than the shaft-drive, four-stroke, CVT QuadSport Z90. Designed
for riders over 12 years of age, it should
be a blast for young riders.