a small list of big changes

Farms & Farm Machinery - - Test Review -

The Kingquad has re­mained un­touched for sev­eral years now but with the 2019 model, Suzuki un­leashed its cre­ative en­ergy, bring­ing the King up to speed.

We can’t list all the changes in de­tail – that would re­quire pages – but here’s a sum­mary of the most sig­nif­i­cant ones.

New guard-and han­dle­bar-mounted lights, and new low-draw LED tail­light. New LED dash is eas­ier to read and in­cludes ser­vice re­minders.

High-ca­pac­ity, large di­am­e­ter alu­minium ra­di­a­tor.

New steel frame, with thicker frame tubes and re­designed brack­ets. Gas shocks re­place oil units. With a stronger frame comes a big­ger tow rat­ing, now 600kg.

The base steer­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics are now tuned to an un­der-steer con­di­tion for re­duced ef­fort and tighter turn­ing. This also al­lows fit­ment of higher, more com­fort­able han­dle­bars.

Re­designed plas­tic pan­els sim­plify main­te­nance, such as oil level checks and fuel and air fil­ter ser­vic­ing. The dual hy­draulic front disc brakes have new brake pad ma­te­rial, fluid lines and brake lever.

25-inch (635mm) Carlisle tyres are mounted on strong steel wheels with a durable, pow­der-coated matte-black fin­ish. The new 35W han­dle­bar-mounted head­light il­lu­mi­nates the trail in the di­rec­tion you’re steer­ing.

Winch-ready mounts and wire con­duit for quick winch in­stal­la­tion.

New, re­designed, multi-func­tion in­stru­ment panel with read­outs for speedome­ter, odome­ter, twin trip­me­ter, hour me­ter, clock, fuel level, driv­ing range and drive mode. LED in­di­ca­tors for high, low, neu­tral, re­verse and 2WD/4WD and dif­fer­en­tial-locked 4WD. LED cau­tions for fuel in­jec­tion and en­gine tem­per­a­ture.

A new, four litre stor­age com­part­ment is cen­trally added at the rear of the ATV.

Steel-tube cargo racks with wrin­kle paint fin­ish for dura­bil­ity and scratch re­sis­tance.

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