New models By the staff of Dirt Wheels
Unfortunately, we didn’t have a showing of a UTV in Suzuki’s lineup for 2017. We are hopeful for the future and are glad that the Japanese manufacturer is still producing ATVs. The QuadSport Z400 was one of our favorites, but it is missing from the lineup. However, Suzuki added a new sport quad to their lineup. The QuadSport Z50 is Suzuki’s all-new model for 2017, and it has included new colorways for existing utility models.
New to Suzuki’s lineup is its QuadSport Z50. While adult riders are not going to gain the benefit of a new sport ATV that they can ride, their children that are 6 years and older will have a blast on this machine. The new Z50 is styled after the QuadSport Z400. It has electric starting with an automatic CVT transmission, adjustable throttle limiter and kid-friendly hand controls. The engine is an air-cooled, 49cc, four-stroke single cylinder. The front suspension utilizes single A-arms with a rear swingarm, and drum-style brakes in the front and rear do the stopping. This yellow and black ATV is $1999.
Remaining in Suzuki’s sport quad line is the yellow and black Z90. It is also styled after the Z400. The Z90 is offered at a reasonable price of $2899 and comes with the same child safety features of the new Z50.
KINGQUAD 700 & 500
The KingQuad 750 still sports two different models in the lineup: the 750 AXi and 750AXi Power Steering. Both machines come in red or green color options. They start at $8599. New to the lineup is a True Timber XD3 Camo version of the 700. The power steering and non-EPS models can come in the camo scheme for $9699 (Power Steering) or $8999. The final new color option has arrived in the form of an all Matte Black ATV called the KingQuad 750AXi Special Edition that starts at $9599.
The KingQuad 500AXi lineup offers the same power steering, camo and Special Edition models that the 750 line includes. The 500AXi sports a 4×4 system, with a front locking differential and an automatic CVT clutch just like on the 750. The four-stroke engine is a 493cc mill and is electronically fuel-injected and water-cooled. The 500AXi lineup starts at an easy price of $7399 without electronic power steering.
KINGQUAD 400ASi & FSi
Suzuki’s only manually shifted, automatically clutched utility ATV is the KingQuad 400FSi. The 400ASi comes in three options: the base model, True Timber XD3 Camo and the Special Edition. The engine in the ASi and FSi is a fuel-injected, 376cc, four-valve powerplant that is liquid-cooled. The machine doesn’t come with a front-locking differential, but it does have four-wheel drive. The KingQuad 400ASi and 400FSi start at the same price of $6499. Go to www.suzuki.com to get more information on Suzuki’s lineup, and keep in touch with each Dirt Wheels issue and see our website (www.dirtwheelsmag.com) for tests on Suzuki’s machines.