2015 Suzuki KingQuad ATV First Looks 1
Suzuki revealed updates to a handful of its Utility Sport ATVs for 2015, including the KingQuad 750AXi, KingQuad 400ASi and 400 FSi. Performance characteristics on the three models were improved through tweaks to the respective engines, exhaust and electronics systems. Suzuki will also offer a 2015 version of its youth-oriented QuadSport Z90.
The company’s top-of-the-heap utility ATV, the 750AXi, received a host of engine updates to improve power delivery and feel. The liquid-cooled 722cc mill’s cylinder head was redesigned to accommodate a twin spark-plug set-up and the plugs are now projection-type pieces that improve cold engine starts. Suzuki included a multi-hole injector for a finer spray of fuel as well, to improve combustion. The exhaust and intake cam profiles were changed too, aiding in improved power feel and cleaner emissions, according to Suzuki.
As in 2014, the 2015 750AXi comes with a QuadMatic CVT transmission, torque-sensing front differential as well as a lock system to engage full four-wheel drive. The independent A-arm front suspension travels through 6.7 inches while an A-arm unit soaks up bumps at the rear, moving through 7.9 inches of travel. Both front and rear suspension feature five-way spring preload adjustment. A twin disc brake out front provides stopping power in addition to the sealed multi-disc unit out back.
There is also a 750AXi version with power steering, available at an MSRP of $9499 in Red or Green colorways. For the True Timber XD3 Camo option with power steering, price bumps up to $9999. The option without power steering runs $8899 for Red and Green and $9299 for XD3 Camo.
Further down the displacement ladder, the 2015 KingQuad 400ASi and 400FSi both receive new ECU Slip-Control Logic technology to improve traction. Each also comes equipped with new iridium spark plugs and a redesigned exhaust muffler for cleaner emission and improved performance. Fuel consumption is said to be improved thanks to the changes, 15% better in the ASi and 17% better in the FSi over previous versions.
The KingQuad 400ASi features the Suzuki QuadMatic CVT transmission and the 400FSi comes with a five-speed transmission with semi-automatic clutch. Both the ASi and FSi versions retail for $6499 in Red and Green with a True Timber XD3 Camo version available at $6899.
The QuadSport Z90 comes with design features such as full floorboards, child-sized controls, electric start with back-up recoil starter and a screw-type throttle limiter so parents and guardians can control the power available to junior on the trail. It’s available in White for 2015 and will price at $2899.