2008 Suzuki KingQuad 450 Review

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Suzuki GS 450 E
Suzuki GS 450 E

2008 Suzuki KingQuad 450

In recent years, a new engine has developed in the sport utility ATV The 450cc class is where and cost are supposed to find best balance. Suzuki has this segment with its Quad 450—the ‘little to the King Quad 700, many of the same amenities but a engine and a lower price When Suzuki developed the the company took the opportunity to the chassis and suspension.

In doing so, it upon an already very design and raised the bar for this

Just the facts

The King is by a 454cc, single overhead single cylinder, liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine, which a rubber v-belt CVT transmission has an exclusive engine-braking design. The CVT a low-high gearbox that in transmits power to the drive The King is equipped with suspension at all four corners and springs with five settings. There is a rear bar.

Push-button four-wheel-drive is standard along with an to use locking differential switch. The 450 King has the same 30 Watt, headlights as the 700 King Quad, but not have the 700’s 40-watt headlight. The engine starts a push of the button on the left control, and will not start the ATV is in neutral or in a forward gear the front brake being

The 450 is equipped with an LCD display in a that seems to have a standard for most Japanese ATV

The King Quad 450 has both a ‘starting’ clutch and a Sprague clutch integrated into the clutch on the CVT. The starting is used to engage the drive while throttle is being and the Sprague clutch is used to the drivetrain torque back the engine and produce engine-braking the rider is not pressing the throttle.

The clutch does not engage the clutch to rotate until an RPM level is reached. This reduces belt and clutch because there is no friction drive clutch and belt the engine is idling.

The Sprague clutch is a design that based upon its starter clutches. This type of goes by many different throughout the industry, including bearing clutch,’ ‘overrunning ‘Sprague clutch’ and even bearing clutch.’ This is essentially a ball bearing that does not have rollers. Instead, the rollers an irregular hourglass shape.

the bearing is spun in one direction the will cam out and float thus the inner race from the race. When spun in the direction, though, the rollers cam in and coupling the inner and outer With Suzuki’s engine-braking the drive clutch is coupled to the race and the crankshaft is coupled to the race.

When the engine RPM is than the drive clutch RPM the rider is on the throttle demanding the Sprag clutch is not engaged and the instead relies upon the clutch to transmit engine into the CVT.

When the lays off of the throttle, the engine RPM and soon the drivetrain RPM being into the drive clutch the engine RPM. This the outer race in the Sprague is going faster than the race, reversing the roller and the rollers wedge into When this occurs, torque is applied to the crankshaft and the turns into an air pump cannot receive enough air so it to slow down.

Another way to explain the effect is: being driven normally, the opening is feeding the engine air with fuel), driving the to go faster. During engine the throttle is closed and actually a restrictor. The engine is being externally by the drive train and is to draw more air in than the will allow.

Trail impressions

One area that have used some in past KingQuad designs was the and handling. Suffice it to say, the 450 now takes a back seat to no one in category. The 450 is exceptionally well and the suspension is forgiving and plush, seven inches and change of in the front and slightly more eight inches of travel in the

On rough trails with shifts in the terrain, the KingQuad confidence with its excellent geometry and well-calibrated suspension. The keeps the rider’s mass in the of the x (left to right) and y (front to planes and keeps the center of low in the z (vertical) axis. This when a rider encounters dropouts, rises or unexpected on the trail the KingQuad stays in Spring settings were right out of the crate.

Steering feedback is not bad, allows a rider to stay in the longer without becoming and helps the ATV remain stable. The power band feels in the mid RPM range. Top speed, while not in the category, is more than for most trail riding or applications.

True ground on any ATV with independent rear is a variable, based upon how the vehicle is squatting under but at a rated 10.2 inches the is very competitive. The Dunlop front and rear tires a good mix of performance for both and mud. The two-star rated fit both needs well, but are probably the area most in of an aftermarket upgrade.

The seat is optimal for a vehicle with much ground clearance and comfort is very good.

The of downhill performance

Engaging the feature is seamless and it is acceptably in operation. When beginning a hill descent, having the slope at about 20 miles per the engine braking brings the freewheeling under control without pitching the rider the handlebars. This allows an rider to approach hill quickly, which is a refreshing compared to an ATV that must be to a standstill before descending a

If a rider applies an ATV’s when going downhill, should apply only the brakes because locking up the brakes can cause a flip. The rear brake is an advantage in regard. The King’s rear is equipped with an innovative fluid-shear brake that was an of Suzuki’s short-lived partnership Kawasaki.

Many riders who have with this unique and type of rear brake that other brands follow suit once restrictions expire.

When it to hill climbing capability, the Quad has very good especially for its engine size. The power should be sufficient for any application. Suzuki’s focus on reduction, along with its in fuel injection design, made a difference here.

The 454cc engine will a rider up a steep hill at a good pace without the laboring too hard. Credit the operation of the engine under circumstances to a well-tuned fuel system that is properly to vary its output per load. is defined as the difference between the engine RPM is, and what it should be, upon the position of the throttle sensor.

If some serious is required, the four-wheel-drive system add extra traction. The low center of also helps. Overall, the 450 hill-climbing chores very

Suzuki GS 450 E

Safe nighttime operation can be for many riders, such as for example. ATV headlights are, of a different animal than forward lighting systems. Low patterns should distribute an amount of light on the ground their coverage without hot or dim

High beam patterns put out enough light far in advance of the so that the rider cannot out his headlights, and additionally enough should be directed above the to at least partially illuminate any that the rider may be about to

Proper light patterns are not a of chance. Light must be per industry regulations to be certified for What harnesses and directs the put out by the halogen bulbs is the headlamp’s

When lens optics are the polycarbonate lens is jeweled and the are all optimized to direct the light to a area. The lens on a reflector-optics will have an opaque to it when not lit. Reflector have a jeweled reflector and a lens.

The reflector is the metalized backing of the headlamp assembly. reflector optic lamps very obvious facets into the reflector, and each has its own responsibility for a given area illuminated forward of the vehicle. In a few micro-reflector optics can be utilized give the reflector a ‘smooth’ or even incorporate a logo or design.

The KingQuad 450 utilizes reflector optics, and they achieved good light for such a slim, stylish

The KingQuad 450 harnesses the output the 30-watt dual-burner, bumper headlights well. Low beam provide good coverage in of the ATV for identifying nearby trail The high beams are powerful, a wide and tall pattern little wasted light, and project both nearby and out in front to help in recognizing while they can still be with by the rider.

The only for nighttime operation is that the have no backlighting whatsoever, but should not be an issue once a is familiar with the location of control.

Utility applications

The KingQuad 450 has all of the features necessary to it a premium ATV for such activities as but it comes at a lower price other similar rigs. One of the KQ is available with Realtree’s Max-4 HDT camouflage. In addition to the looks, camouflaged cabs do not scratches nearly as easily as cabs.

Powder-coated steel racks provide space for down loads, the fenders are enough to provide good from mud spray, and the front area has a lot of room for installing a The push-button four-wheel-drive with a front differential is nothing but is still hard to bear for when the going gets The King does not have a hitch in back, but it does a spot for a ball hitch could be used for pulling a

The 450 KingQuad ranks very in the 450cc sport-utility class. The is tight, the suspension plush, the is smooth and powerful, and it’s on the eyes too. Suzuki did its homework with this and mid-bore ATV enthusiasts will it a pleasure to ride.


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