Suzuki Building on ATV
Success-New Models and Updates Showcased at Las
Vegas Dealer Show
2008 LE QuadRacer R450
Las Vegas, NV – June 29, 2007 – Suzuki
introduced fourteen new or significantly updated
motorcycles and ATVs for 2008 at this week's
annual Suzuki Dealer Meeting. Suzuki dealers
from around the country converged on Las Vegas
to catch a glimpse of the exciting new line up.
Last year, Suzuki was the only major ATV
manufacturer to have increased sales. Suzuki ATV
Operations Manager Rod Lopusnak highlighted some
of the reasons behind their success: "When you
combine passion with Suzuki engineering and
technology you get an outstanding, and growing
line of rugged, versatile, and powerful ATVs".
Perhaps the best illustration of this is the
significantly updated QuadRacer R450. New
features include yet another ATV industry first
for Suzuki - the new ECM Logic and Ignition
The ECM monitors throttle position, engine
RPM, and the transition rate of both throttle
position, and engine RPM. The ECU then
determines optimum fuel delivery and ignition
timing to reduce wheel spin and increase
New camshafts and exhaust system changes
further increase power output, especially at low
and mid range throttle settings.
There are many additional updates. A new
countershaft has been added for better gearshift
feel. Rubber mounted handlebars cut down on
vibration and a textured slip- resistant seat
cover was also added. The new seat cover, in
addition to adding increased control, also helps
with rider comfort.
The suspension wasn't left alone either – the
incredible new Kashima coating process has been
applied to both front and rear suspension. This
coating reduces friction and provides an overall
smoother suspension stroke. The suspension
settings in general have also been re-vamped to
provide an even more responsive feel, and larger
rear tires added to complete the picture. The
swingarm has been significantly strengthened and
extra rigidity built in for improved handling.
The best keeps getting better.
If all that were not enough, a special all
black Limited Edition will also be sold in
limited quantities. The unit features black
wheels, frame, bodywork, and an aggressive new
"Like any championship winning ride,"
Lopusnak said, "the Suzuki QuadRacer R450
continues to be updated and improved constantly
to maintain its dominance over the competition."
Look for the 2008 QuadRacer to appear in
dealer showrooms this September with a MSRP of
$7399 (Limited Edition model $7499)
The groundbreaking KingQuad line wasn't left
alone either. Although more details will be
coming soon, the KingQuad line has been both
expanded and improved for 2008. The flagship
KingQuad 700 has been upped to 750cc in
displacement along with numerous other
improvements that will insure its position at
the head of the pack.
But, the really big news is the addition of
the new KingQuad 400. Replacing the Eiger- the
new KingQuad 400 is the evolutionary next step
up and worthy in every way of the KingQuad
More information will be available soon, but
it is plain to see that Suzuki is not sitting on
its laurels. The 2008 line clearly demonstrates
that Suzuki continues to offer the most
competitive ATVs in each market segment.