Suzuki recently announced the launch of three new ATV models; the all-new King Quad 500X, 500XP and 750XP.
Top of the redesign priority list, says the manufacturer, was to make the quads easier to ride, increase towing capacity, improve engine performance and enhance the vehicle’s practicalities.
The front suspension, steering system, power steering system, rear stabiliser, and the chassis frame are all new, which combine to deliver improved straight-line stability, says the firm, as well as more stable handling when cornering.
As a result, these improvements are said to make the machine easier to ride, as shock levels are reduced and less rider effort is required when travelling over diverse
Improvements to the chassis also result in an uprated towing capacity to the outgoing models – an increase of 33 per cent to 600kg.
Refinements and changes have also been made to the engine unit to deliver smoother and stronger acceleration characteristics from standstill, in order to help achieve the increased towing capacity.
Additional updates to the continuously variable transmission and clutch system have been implemented to alter the acceleration and deceleration behaviour,
improving engine braking.
For practicality, Suzuki has introduced a range of features such as new additional storage compartments and a handlebar-mounted headlight.
In addition, the new multi-function instrument panel is easier to view and also includes a service reminder icon, says the manufacturer.
A new LED tail light has also been introduced to improve visibility and to free up charging capacity for other electrical devices.
The new King Quad ATVs will be ready to order from September onwards.