Suzuki has a brand spankin' new ATV that would look great in the bed of your truck, and it's called the KingQuad. One of its most interesting facets is that it sports a significant amount of cutting-edge technology, which combines to improve its capability and performance.
One of the coolest things about this new machine is that the big 695cc four-stroke single isn't topped with an old-school carburetor-it has electronic fuel injection. Of course, we all know the benefits of EFI, like excellent throttle response, improved fuel efficiency and quick engine starts. The KingQuad's big-bore engine also sports a cylinder head with four valves, a forged aluminum piston, and a semi-geardriven valve system that minimizes cam sprocket size, thus reducing engine height. The result of all of this techno-wizardry is an engine that produces awesome power and performance, especially in the torque department. While you're lugging the big engine on gnarly trails, it remains cool, thanks to a high-capacity aluminum radiator with large-diameter cooling fan. If you decide to maneuver through deep water, a high-mounted snorkel-type air intake system keeps the engine from ingesting water.
Engine power is routed through a technologically advanced QuadMatic CVT-type automatic transmission that's designed for versatility and convenience. The KingQuad offers the rider a choice of 2WD, 4WD, and differential-lock 4WD. Speaking of 4WD, the machine also boasts a compact torque-sensing limited-slip front differential to enhance traction. The four-wheel independent suspension also has its game on, generating 7.1 inches of travel up front and 8.1 inches in the rear to help soak up vertebrae-crunching bumps. When it comes time to rein in the 602-pound beast, a pair of large 200mm-diameter front disc brakes works in harmony with a sealed multiplate rear brake system to bring things to a halt.
On top of it all is a comfortable T-shaped seat with tapered design for rider mobility and thick padding for support.
So there you have it, Suzuki's new utility ATV, the KingQuad. The only question left to answer now is: Where's the nearest Suzuki dealer?
Vehicle model: '05 Suzuki KingQuad 700
Base price: $7,199
Colors: Champion Yellow, Flame Red, Shooting Green
Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke, DOHC four-valve, liquid-cooled
Displacement (cc): 695
Bore x stroke (mm): 102 x 85
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Carburetor: Electronic fuel injection
Starter: Electric and recoil
Transmission: QuadMatic CVT-type automatic transmission
Final drive: Shaft
Front: Independent dual A-arm, large-diameter shocks with five-way spring preload, 7.1 inches of travel
Rear: Fully independent I-beam, five-way preload adjustable shocks, large-diameter sway bar, 8.1 inches of travel
Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Rear: Sealed hydraulic disc
Weight (lb.): 602
Ground clearance (in.): 10.2
Length (in.): 83.5
Width (in.): 47.6
Height (in.): 48
Seat height (in.): 33.9
Wheelbase (in.): 50.4
Fuel capacity (gal.): 4.6