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By: Tim Donaldson’s First Look at the Suzuki KingQuad 450AXi

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KingQuad 450 AXi Green
KingQuad 450 AXi Green

KingQuad 450 AXi Red
KingQuad 450 AXi Red

KingQuad 450 AXi SE
KingQuad 450AXi SE


450 AXi - $6599

  •  Standard Model
  •  Red/Green

450 AXi Camo - $6899

  •  Features Advantage® Max-4 HD™ Camouflage Pattern

450 AXi Limited Edition - $6699

  • Features stunning black brush pattern bodywork
  • Silver racks and wheels


Engine Features

  • Powerful 454cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine designed for wide power band and strong performance
  •  Compact 4-valve cylinder head with large intake valves and straight intake ports for increased cylinder charging efficiency
  •  Semi-gear driven valve system minimizes cam sprocket size allowing a short/narrow cylinder head design and reduced overall engine height
  •  SCEM equipped cylinders allow lightweight cylinder construction without a sleeve for improved resistance to heat and friction
  •  Durable, forged aluminum piston with L-shaped top compression ring for increased ring seal and flutter resistance
  •  Electronic fuel injection system provides excellent throttle response, fuel efficiency and quick engine starts under all operating conditions
  •  QuadMatic CVT-type automatic transmission designed for maximum versatility and convenience – fender-mounted gate-type shifter operation for high/low forward ranges, plus neutral and reverse
  •  Advanced engine brake system minimizes free-wheeling to reduce downhill speed
  •  Electric 2WD, 4WD and differential-lock 4WD--convenient handlebar-mounted push-button controls allow the rider to easily select the right setting for any traction condition
  •  Compact torque-sensing limited-slip front differential

Chassis Features

  •  Comfortable T-shaped seat with tapered design for rider mobility, plus thick padding for support
  •  Independent double A-arm front suspension with 7.1 inches of wheel travel–includes large diameter shock absorbers with 5-way spring preload adjustment
  •  Fully independent, I-beam rear suspension with long suspension travel (8.1 inches)– includes 5-way preload adjustable shock absorbers and large diameter rear sway-bar
  •  Large, 200mm diameter front disc brakes with new design single-piston calipers designed for strong, reliable braking performance
  •  Sealed, multi-plate rear brake system–sealed, clutch-type design provides high durability, reduced unsprung weight and low-maintenance
  •  Polyethylene skid plate provides front-to-rear underside protection with minimal resistance over rocks and rough terrain
  •  Automotive style gated shift lever for easy and secured operation
  •  Full floorboards with aggressively serrated foot pegs and mud drain holes

Utility/Convenience Features

  •  Easy-to-read LCD instrument display – includes speedometer (mile/km selectable), odometer, twin-trip meters, hour meter, clock, fuel gauge, drive range (H,L,N,R) and drive mode (4WD, 4WD lock)–LED indicators for neutral, reverse, 4WD lock, FI/water temp. warning
  •  Distinctively-styled 30W multi-reflector halogen headlights, and compact 5/21W tail light and brake light
  •  High output magneto generator system and large 18-amp maintenance-free battery provides extra power for cold weather starts and additional electrical accessories
  • Fender-mounted, water resistant 12V/120W electrical accessory outlet
  •  Large 4.6 gallon fuel tank positioned for a low center-of-gravity – includes vacuum-operated petcock, ratchet-style fuel cap and convenient bar-type fuel gauge
  •  Rugged steel-tube racks with attractive, high-quality wrinkle paint finish for increased durability and scratch resistance
  •  Large 2.8 liter water resistant front storage compartment similar to Vinson 500 – includes new easy-to-open/close screw-on cap
  •  High towing capacity and standard center-mounted trailer hitch


  • Engine: 454cc, SOHC, four-stroke, single cylinder, liquid-cooled
  • Bore Stroke: 84mm x 82mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Transmission: V-belt CVT automatic with high/low range sub-transmission, 2WD/4WD/4WD front differential lock
  • Final Drive: Shaft drive
  • Overall Length: 2120mm (83.5 in.)
  • Overall Width: 1210mm (47.6 in.)
  • Overall Height: 1220mm (48.0 in.)
  • Seat Height: 860mm (33.9 in.)
  • Ground Clearance: 260mm (10.2 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1280mm (50.4 in.)
  • Dry Weight: 275kg (606 lbs.)
  • Suspension Front: Independent, double A-arm, oil-damped, five preload settings
  • Suspension Rear: Independent, double A-Arm oil-damped, five preload settings
  • Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes Rear: Sealed hydraulic disc
  • Tires Front: AT 25 x 8-12
  • Tires Rear: AT 25 x 10-12
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.5 liter (4.6 gal.)
  • Color: Green, Red

Specifications and features are subject to change

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