HOW DOES THE PRICE COMPARE?
The KingQuad 750 Power Steering
starts at $9499. The Matte Gray Limited
Edition is $9899, and the camo model
is $9999. There’s also a KingQuad
750 without power steering for $8899.
Yamaha’s Grizzly 700 EPS starts at
$9499. Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 EPS
and the Polaris Sportsman XP 850 EPS
sell for the same $9999.
WHAT POWERS IT?
The biggest single-cylinder ATV engine
in the game. The piston is more than
4 inches wide! The Suzuki has 722cc,
two cams, four valves and fuel injection.
You might not expect a giant single to
be smooth, but the KingQuad is, thanks
to dual counterbalancers and rubber-cushioned engine mounts. It throbs at
idle, but it’s outstandingly smooth on the
For more efficient combustion, the
2014 model’s cylinder head has two
spark plugs instead of one, new cams,
an injector with more holes for finer
fuel spray, and air injection. There’s
also a new exhaust system with a
catalytic converter and a new engine
management system with slip control
logic, a system that monitors ignition
timing for increased traction on loose or
WHAT IS THE TRANSMISSION LIKE?
It’s a fully automatic, dual-range,
continuously variable, belt-type
transmission, the kind most 4x4 ATVs
use, but there are some important
differences. The Suzuki’s CVT has a
centrifugal clutch before the primary
clutch, which protects the drive belt.
The KingQuad’s range selector is also
smoother and more positive than most.
WHAT KIND OF 4WD SYSTEM DOES IT
Selectable 2WD/4WD with a lockable
HOW POWERFUL IS IT?
front differential. On the Suzuki, you
lock the front differential with a lever on
the 2WD/4WD selector switch on the
handlebar. Locking the front differential
means a big increase in steering effort
on some quads, but the Suzuki’s power
steering takes care of that.
Suzuki says the extensive engine
modifications make the new KingQuad
750 match the previous model’s
performance and meet the stricter 2014
emissions limits. We’re not going to
smog test the Suzuki, but we can tell
you it runs as strong as ever, possibly
better. To us, the new 750 feels more
responsive than the 2013. The difference
isn’t huge, but we’d say the power builds
quicker. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a
2013 to confirm what we felt.
When it comes to the sheer amount
of power, the 750 makes you feel like
a lottery winner at the store—you have
enough for anything you see, with tons
in reserve. If you ever wonder if a big-bore ATV is really worth it, the 750’s
rush of acceleration settles the issue.
If you have work to do, the big Suzuki
gives you the ability to tow or push
massive weight effortlessly.
HOW IS THE POWER ON THE TRAIL?
It’s a fun combination of tractor
torque and muscle-quad acceleration.
The Suzuki’s power delivery isn’t as
instant and solid as a Kawasaki Brute
Force 750, but its throttle response
is clean and quick. There’s plenty of
power available for steep climbs, even
in tight trail situations where there’s no
space to build momentum or revs. It
Extensive engine tuning changes make the new KingQuad 750 as satisfying as ever for power-
Independent rear suspension provides 7. 7 inches of travel and more
than 10 inches of ground clearance. The box to the left of the taillight
is a storage compartment.
Suzuki’s shift lever is as slick as they come, and the storage
compartment on the right fender can hold a water bottle or keep