reserves of power let you relax when
there are big climbs ahead, but it’s
easy to control when the conditions
call for it. Machines in the 700-to-750-
size range are very popular because
of their balance of performance and
manageability, and the Suzuki is one of
the best in the class.
HOW IS THE SUSPENSION?
It’s impressively plush for slower
HOW DOES IT HANDLE?
exploring speeds, and there’s enough
bottoming resistance to handle
fast trail riding too. There’s nothing
groundbreaking about the independent
front and rear suspension, but the
shock settings are just what they
should be for most riding conditions. If
you like to carry lots of gear with you
on trail rides or do other heavy hauling,
the front and rear shocks are spring
preload adjustable. The Suzuki’s power
steering also contributes to the smooth
ride by damping the kicks bumps
normally send through the steering.
It’s agile and easy to handle for a big
machine. The Suzuki’s relatively light
weight helps. It’s almost a hundred
pounds lighter than some big 4x4s, so
it’s more willing to turn and slow down
than heftier machines. The KingQuad
is roomy, but its overall size is more
compact than some big 4x4s, which
gives it a more manageable feel and
helps it maneuver better in tight trails.
Suzuki’s power steering lightens the
steering effort without taking away
Comfort and refinement
make the Suzuki a joy to
ride. Few big 4x4s are so
smooth and quiet.
A new front end gives the KingQuad a tougher look. Spring preload-adjustable shocks give the Suzuki 6. 7 inches of travel. Power steering
smooths the ride and lightens steering effort.
The sealed, oil-cooled, multi-disc rear brake is made to love mud and
water. Plush independent rear suspension takes the beating out of