SUZUKI KINGQUAD 400ASi/FSi ($6,499/$6,499)
The main difference between these two machines is
that one model has an automatic transmission while the
FSi comes with a five-speed manual transmission. Both
machines share the same independent front suspension
with a rear swingarm. There is a switch on the handlebars
to select between two- and four-wheel drive. The engine is
a 376cc four-stroke mill that is liquid-cooled.
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 700 ($8,899)
For 2016 Yamaha gave their Grizzly a major facelift,
with plastics changes, a new 708cc engine, stronger axles,
bigger tires and a redesigned clutch system that provides
more power when you need it. You can purchase the
electronic power-steering version of this big bear for an
additional $700. If you want power, performance and reli-ability, the Grizzly is a great way to go.
YAMAHA KODIAK 700 ($6,999)
An old name but very new addition has been added to
the Yamaha ATV family called the Kodiak 700. It isn’t quite
as big as the Grizzly, which helps inexperienced riders
pilot the machine. The automatic CVT-style transmission
has been clutched lower, so the rpm is down for reduced
noise with hunting and utility purposes. The EPS version
can be purchased for an additional $1200.
POLARIS SPORTSMAN 450 H.0. ($5,999)
The Sportsman 450 H.O., once known as the ETX, is one
well-priced machine. It comes with an all-wheel-drive
system powered by an automatic CVT transmission and
a 31-horsepower ProStar engine. Independent suspension
comes on the front and rear of this ATV. There is no active
descent control or power steering on the 450 H.O. but it
doesn’t really need it.
SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750AXi ($8,599)
Suzuki’s big-bore ATV, the KingQuad 750AXi, holds a
722cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke powerplant in its frame. The 4x4 comes with an electronically
locking front differential that is powered through an automatic CVT-type transmission. Independent suspension
softens the ride on the front and rear of this machine. The
power-steering model will cost an extra $600.
SUZUKI KINGQUAD 500AXi ($7,399)
This machine shares the same frame and suspension
as the KingQuad 750AXi, but holds a smaller 493cc,
liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that has electronic fuel
injection. Like the 750, a front locking differential comes on
the 500’s 4x4 system. The wheels are shaft-driven out of its
automatic CVT transmission that comes with reverse. The
EPS model costs an additional $600.