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SUZ KINGQUAD VS KAW BRUTE FORCE  750 4X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels SUZ KINGQUAD VS KAW BRUTE FORCE  750 4X4.   Suzuki has had great success with their hefty Brute Force 750 4x4i powerhouse. It hasn’t been upgraded in quite a while, but Suzuki performed a full makeover on the KingQuad 750AXi 4x4 in 2018. It was refaced, reworked, strengthened, and tuned to be a better version of its previous self. We jumped, crawled, clawed, submerged, and ripped the Brute Force and KingQuad through almost every type of terrain we could find. The specs are…

2020 SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750AXi

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750AXi. Suzuki made its biggest ATV-related release of the past decade with the fully redesigned 2019 KingQuad 500AXi and 750AXi. Since then, Suzuki hasn’t needed to make any updates due to the great quality and handling of the platform. It did, however, come out with Rugged variations of the two KingQuads that gain heavy-duty bumpers and a 10-inch LED light bar. We picked up a 750i to refresh our readers and ourselves on the machine. The 2020 Suzuki KingQuad…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4

It's here, the 2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4 Enter to win a free set of tires and wheels by taking our 2021 readers survey here. ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570 Arctic Cat is back! Textron owns the company, but the historic brand name is back with machines that are trail-ready. The Alterra 570 has independent front and rear suspension sporting 10 inches of travel at each corner to smooth out terrain. Cargo racks and towing capability make it a great worker. An EPS version is available. Engine type:…

STREET-LEGAL 3-WHEELER

STREET-LEGAL 3-WHEELER In most states, a 3-wheeler is considered a motorcycle and is regulated under those rules. Motorcycles are street legal if they come with the required equipment, so, therefore, 3-wheelers can fall under the street legal category too. The easiest way to make a 3-wheeler street legal is, to begin with a street-legal dirt bike. These have been called Dual-Sports and lately, the bigger ones get the Adventure Bike title. If you add brake lights, turn signals, mirrors, and such to your Honda ATC250R,…

2019 SUZUKI KINGQUAD 400 SHOOTOUT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2019 SUZUKI KINGQUAD 400 SHOOTOUT Sport quad riders love their manual transmissions because of the absolute control they give over your machine’s power output. Plus, they can be more fun to ride. 4x4 riders or ranch-goers tend to stick to automatic transmissions due to ease of use. Few 4x4 quads still offer manual shifting, but that is because customers demand automatic transmissions. Suzuki makes two 2019 KingQuad 400s. The ASi comes with a CVT automatic, and the FSi is a…

2020 4×4 SHOOTOUT

2020 4x4 SHOOTOUT By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 4x4 SHOOTOUT As time rolls on, technology advances, but the realities of the off-road market mean that the best-selling machines get the tech and marketing dollars. That means that big 4x4 quads keep improving, but they don’t get the attention UTVs do as they get more popular. Reductions in marketing dollars mean it has gotten difficult to get enough of these big-bore brutes to perform shootouts. We managed to gather the Honda Rincon 680, Kawasaki Brute Force…

HONDUKI 450R

HONDUKI 450R Dirt Wheels magazine has the best readers. They have the most passion for ATVs and UTVs. This is proven by the machines they build. Take for example this quad here owned by Donald Lovell. We'll let him tell you about it... Hey Dirt Wheels, Here is the quad I built. It is a 2007 Suzuki LT-R450, but I took out the engine and put in a built engine from a  2005 Honda CRF450. HONDUKI 450R ENGINE SPECS: '05 CRF 450, Hot Rod 3mm stroker crank, Mayhem ported head, +2+1 Kibble white valves, DCR cam,…

QUADZILLA vs. LT-R450: DUNCAN RACING SHOOTOUT

QUADZILLA vs. LT-R450: DUNCAN RACING SHOOTOUT Dune season is right around the corner. We know you’re itching for cooler weather so you can migrate back into the desert. Now is the time to polish that chrome, freshen that engine, and get out your flags. To go along with this theme, we thought we would take our next old-versus-new quads out to the sand to see how they work. As with our last two-stroke versus four-stroke feature in the April 2011 issue, Duncan Racing prepared two beautiful samples of Suzuki’s finest ATV…

CVT BELT BUYER’S GUIDE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels CVT BELT BUYER'S GUIDE For a wide number of the most popular and best-selling ATVs and UTVs, the heart of the power delivery system is the CVT belt. There are a few extreme ATV riders who are hard on the CVT belts, but time and mileage are the most common reasons to change an ATV’s CVT belt. UTVs are heavier, so they are harder on CVT belts, whether they are high-horsepower sport models or not. No matter what your CVT-motivated machine is, it will need a new belt sooner or later. We based…

SUZUKI VANVAN

Test impression by the staff of Dirt Wheels SUZUKI VANVAN We recently did a short feature on the internet dealing with the short-lived, fat-tired Honda Fat Cat two-wheeler. The response was incredible! That response brought back memories of hitting the dunes and trails on the Honda Fat Cat and the Yamaha BW80, 200, and 350. We had those machines in mind while returning our Suzuki KingQuads. We noticed a small fat-tired motorcycle that Suzuki says is an “extraordinarily retro, funky machine”—the VanVan. Even…

TWO-STROKE QUAD SHOOTOUT

TWO-STROKE QUAD SHOOTOUT *Back in the June 1987 issue of Dirt Wheels, we did a comparison of the three hottest 250 quads you could buy at that time. Below is a reprint of that original article for your viewing pleasure. MORE ARTICLES YOU'LL LIKE: https://dirtwheelsmag.com/shootout-of-the-century/ https://dirtwheelsmag.com/25-years-ago-in-dirt-wheels/ https://dirtwheelsmag.com/shootout-1986-honda-trx250r-vs-lt250/ To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form…

2020 SUZUKI KING QUAD “RUGGED PACKAGE” OPTION

2020 SUZUKI KING QUAD "RUGGED PACKAGE" OPTION Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., the inventor of the four-wheel ATV, is proud to introduce its new KingQuad with Rugged Package models to its 2020 ATV lineup. Available on select 2020 KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering SE+, 500AXi Power Steering SE+, 750AXi Power Steering, and500AXi Power Steering models, the Rugged Package includes newly designed front and rear bumpers, and a front LED light bar that is durable and bright enough to light up any outdoor adventure. Suzuki’s…