HOW DIFFERENT IS THE 2016 750 FROM
There’s the new front end, new
bodywork with easy access to the oil
dipstick, new more aggressive Carlisle
AT489 tires replace last year’s Dunlops,
and a new Matte Black Special Edition.
Prices on all 2016 KingQuad 750
models are $300 less than last year’s
IS THE ENGINE DIFFERENT?
It’s the same as the 2015 KingQuad
750, but at 722cc, it’s the largest
production single-cylinder ATV
engine in the world. You’d think
an engine with one giant piston
would vibrate annoyingly, but it’s
uncommonly smooth, thanks to dual
counterbalancers and automotive-like rubber engine mounts. It also has
double overhead cams, technology
usually reserved for sport quads and
high-performance UTVs. The ignition
is unusual too. This four-valve single
has two spark plugs, which makes the
engine run smoother and makes more
power while using less fuel than the
previous single-plug engine.
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
At $9199, the KingQuad 750 power
IS THE TRANSMISSION DIFFERENT?
steering’s price is different than most
other 700/750-class power-steering
4x4s. There’s also a non-power-
steering version for $8599. Yamaha’s
2016 Grizzly 700 EPS starts at $9699,
and the new Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS
is just $8199. The Kawasaki Brute
Force 750 EPS goes for $9999. The
KingQuad 750 Power Steering Special
Edition is $9599.
In some ways. The KingQuad 750
has a belt-type, continuously variable,
fully automatic transmission—the most
popular kind on big 4x4s—but there
are a couple of key differences. First,
there’s a centrifugal clutch before the
primary clutch. It spares the belt most
of the abuse of hard riding and provides
smooth, natural-feeling engine braking
to all four wheels when you’re in 4WD.
Second, the shift-lever action is smooth
and positive, like you’d expect in a nice
car or truck, not stubborn and vague as
on some ATVs.
IS THE 4WD SYSTEM DIFFERENT?
It’s different than some. Like most, it
offers selectable 2WD/4WD and front
differential lock. On the Suzuki, you
choose when the front differential locks.
Polaris’ and Can-Am’s systems lock
the front differential automatically. Both
types work well. Some riders prefer
manual front diff-lock control, others
like automatic systems. Differential lock
provides incredible traction, but it also
adds steering effort. On the power-steering-equipped KingQuad 750, you
may not even notice it.
HOW FAST IS IT?
The 750 is a true muscle quad. It
accelerates like a sport quad and can
do 70 mph if you have the room to let
HOW DOES THE POWER WORK ON THE
It’s strong and responsive without
being overwhelming. The 750 pulls
hard when you want it to, and its huge
double-overhead-cam engine has
and four valves.
It’s the biggest
single in any
The entire ATV,
but not as
nice as the
are as good