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2009 Suzuki KingQuad 750 Power Steering Review

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2009 Suzuki KingQuad 750 Steering Review

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Last year, ATV.com Suzuki ’s flag ship Quad 4×4 in the frigid of northern Minnesota. In the deep snow we appreciated the increase in performance and felt its smooth delivery was only matched by the smooth handling.

Since the market in 2005 the KingQuad 750 has a top contender in the big bore utility With manufacturers such as and Honda adding power as an option on their high end it was only a matter of time Suzuki stepped up to the plate a power steering system of its own to the King in the spot light. power steering system was for the 2009 model year and available on both the KingQuad 500 and

The electric power steering has its own ECU (electronic control unit) and a built in torque sensor. The sensor measures the amount of being applied at both of the steering and signals the ECU of differences in being applied at each Combined with vehicle information, the ECU applies electric to the power steering motor assists steering through a gear mechanism.

The power system is deigned to be progressive, more steering assistance the machine is moving at slow where the steering is heaviest. As the picks up speed the assistance by the power steering is reduced. the torque sensor keeps of changes in torque being to both ends of the stem.

allows the power steering to for impacts with trail much like an active stabilizer.

Chassis Changes

Along with performing the changes to the KingQuad 750’s necessary to mount the EPS unit, performed a number of other changes to complement the power in improving straight line at high speeds. The arm caster was from 1.6 to 3.3 degrees. Camber went from 0.64 to degrees, toe out was decreased from to 5mm and rail was increased from 3.4 to mm. The front wheels were 7mm more offset while the wheel offset was decreased by

The front shocks’ preload was and the rear sway bar has been

Weight Loss Program

manufacturers work hard to a reasonable weight of around 600 dry for their ATVs. With the of power steering adding 13 pounds Suzuki shaved a few off the machine to compensate. The recoil starter was removed, leaving the reliable electric starter to firing the machine up.


Thickness of various materials was and different materials were for the battery holder, brake sub transmission lever, the driven in the oil pump and the aluminum wheels.

Ergonomics

With less needed to turn the machine, to power steering, Suzuki its flagship ATV slightly different The handlebars are a little taller a bit more downward sweep the standard KingQuad 750. results in a more upright position aimed at making the more comfortable on long

The Standard Good Stuff

All of the that come along the power steering were to the KingQuad’s already impressive Its 722cc engine incorporates a lot of bred technology, such as race proven SCEM Composite Electrochemical Material) for heat transfer as well as and tighter piston clearance. A 4-valve cylinder head large 36mm intake and straight intake ports for cylinder charging efficiency.

Along with the engine’s weight saving features, angled the cylinder forward 48 to help lower the center of

The updated front shocks five-way preload adjustment and 6.7 inches of wheel travel the five-way preload adjustable end features 7.1 inches of travel. are controlled by Suzuki’s engine system and the machine is brought to a by dual hydraulic disc up front and a sealed oil bathed rear brake.

With and four-wheel drive plus the of front differential lock, the is equipped for the most gnarly off challenges. For work duties the steel racks feature a of 66 pounds up front and 132 pounds in the The KingQuad 750 has a removable rear mount with 992 pounds of capacity.

Our test took place in Ohio in much more conditions then last frigid 2008 test. warmer weather and much traction available we were in a better place to put the benefits of steering to the test. Since we already familiar with the of the KingQuad 750 we were eager to the benefits of the power steering. We sat the motor off and turned the handlebars to right several times.

We fired up the engine and performed the again. With the engine and the power steering active, the needed to turn the bars side to side was definitely However if we were not aware the machine had power steering or the effort needed to turn the without the machine being on, we would have simply the machine’s steering was light and not assisted.

For several of our test riders was their first time power steering on an ATV so they had no what to expect.

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