Although the Suzuki KingQuad was third in the scoring among the large ATVs, the drivers considered it to be a solid vehicle and a strong contender in this event.
“I liked the ride,” commented Scott Veenker, Windom, MN. “It had decent power, good suspension and easy shifting.” He thought the KingQuad was one of the best vehicles at the rodeo.
The KingQuad also had the largest engine, making it the “leader on speed,” according to Jeff Ryan. “It just had very, very good power and a comfortable ride,” he said. “The only drawback probably was stability at the top end of speed. When going down the road, I wasn't entirely comfortable.
“Going up and down the hills, it felt very stable for having that much power,” he added. “It wasn't like some other big machines that almost have too much power.”
The KingQuad scored well in comfort and styling. “The seat is designed for drivers to be on it all day and not be worn out when done riding,” Ryan noted.
The vehicle also scored well in the unloaded four-wheelin' category, mainly because of features such as a rear multi-disc braking system sealed in an oil bath; three drive modes including a differential lock 4-wd; easy-to-read display; and left side shifter.
But low scores in maintenance and service brought down the final tally. “I did not like the no-tool-required pins by Suzuki,” reported Abe Hodgen, Roachdale, IN. “Those pins were not user friendly.”
The largest vehicle in the test, the KingQuad 750 delivered speed, agility, and plenty of power. But details in the maintenance category like push pins to secure side panels reduced the score. Irregardless, many drivers said they would have no problem buying this model for the farm.