Suzuki introduces 2019 KingQuad Lineup
House Hamamatsu introduces the 2019 KingQuad ATV lineup, with tons of upgrades and improvements underneath the plastic fairings, aimed at making riding them a much more rewarding experience, be it for work or for fun.
Alongside the 376cc mill, Suzuki fields two more engines for 2019, dubbed 750 AXi and 500AXi, with displacements of 722cc and 493cc, respectively. Both lumps are 4-stroke liquid-cooled single-cylinder designs, with the small one being single OHC, while the bigger sporting dual overhead camshafts.
Both mills are electronically injected and come with automatic variable ratio V-belt and low-high range, plus reverse. Transmission can be set to 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock, with shaft-driven wheels. Suspension uses independent dual wishbone architecture, with coil springs, new gas-charged and oil-damped adjustable shocks.
The new KingQuad machines have dual rotors in the front and a sealed oil-bathed multi-disc brake unit in the rear, and Suzuki says they optimized the brake pads, fluid line, pedal and pedal ratio for better feedback and performance.
Suzuki also upgraded the frame massively, with bigger, stronger tubing and revised brackets, including a major revision to the towing system. The updated ATV can now tow as much as 600 kg (1323 lb), compared to only 450 kg (992 lb) as they used to. And thanks to the new receiver design, users can easily and quickly swap any types of hitches and balls.
New for 2019 is the handlebar-mounted headlight that offers better vision when cornering, as the beam now faces the direction of the steering bar. The steering motor for the power steering versions is now 40% stronger, reducing the effort required when the going gets tough.
Onboard weathertight storage was also increased, with a 2.8 liter compartment in the front and dual 4-liter compartments in the rear. Finally, a new LCD dash offers better visibility and more data, including routine maintenance reminders.
The basic version of both KingQuad 750AXi and KingQuad 500 AXi have standard steering and steel wheels, and will be sold in Flame Red and Terra Green liveries, while the next step up the price ladder brings electronic power steering and two more color options, Solid White and Camouflage.
The top version of the big one is the KingQuad 750 AXI Power Steering SE, with cast aluminium wheels and Solid White color. Suzuki KingQuad 500AXI Power Steering SE+ also has cast alu wheels, but either Matter Black or Matte Bronze colors. Prices are still TBA.