It’s been a decade since Suzuki last updated its KingQuad ATV lineup, but for 2019, the brand has taken a clean sheet approach and designed a new KingQuad from the ground up.
Six different KingQuad models will be available for 2019, essentially three trim packages each with one of two differnt engine outputs. Suzuki fans will recognize the names KingQuad 500 and KingQuad 750 from the past, but just because the name is the same doesn’t mean the ATV is.
While power still comes from 722cc, single-cylinder four-stroke engine, it has been thoroughly revised for 2019. The brand says that thanks to new tuning and refinement, the engine is now more powerful and more efficient. Specifically Suzuki says that these machines have more low-end power for quick take offs.
The base AXi models come with standard steering, steel wheels, and can be had in either Flame Red or Terra green. The next two models are the AXi Power Steering, which you can probably guess include power steering. Top of the range models are labelled AXI Power Steering SE+ and include cast aluminum wheels along with two matte paint options: Matte Black or Matte Bronze.
Suzuki didn’t change the styling drastically for 2019, with the biggest changes being the mroe angular front end and the handlebar-mounted headlight. A new LED taillight has also been integrated into the rear end of the machine.
Capability has also been increased with this latest iteration of King Quad, with towing capacity listed at 1,323 pounds for all models. That is thanks mainly to a new frame with thicker bars and new brackets in key areas. The hitch itself has also been upgraded to a standard receiver type.
To help ride and handling, the steering geometry has been tweaked along with the suspension, power steering and rear stabilizer. This all comes together to create a slight under-steer characteristic that Suzuki says lowers steering effort and offers a more settled ride while cornering.
To keep up with the rest of the industry, the 2019 Suzuki KingQuad gets a new LCD display, offering white backlighting that helps you see all of the KingQuad’s information. A service interval reminder is also part of the new screen. New storage bins were also added: one on the right front fender, one on the rear left fender and a new large compartment at the center in the rear.