Like Honda and Kawasaki, American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC), Brea, Calif., also gave its supporters a glimpse at '06 ATV line-up, QuadRunner and QuadSport models, prior to the company's formal dealer meeting.
The Eiger and Vinson series of sport utility ATVs, the Ozark 250, and the KingQuad all return in Suzuki's 2006 QuadRunner model line.
Suzuki's flagship ATV, the KingQuad 700 will be sporting new black wheels and will also be available in a new camouflage paint scheme for 2006. Powered by a single-cylinder 695cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine, the KingQuad will retail for a MSRP of $7,299 ($7,599 for camo).
The 2006 Vinson 4X4 automatic will feature new wrinkle-finish racks and be available in red, black, or green (LT-A500F, $6,399)
as well as Advantage Max-4 HDTM camouflage ($6,699). Also returning is the Vinson 4x4 Manual ($6,199, LT-F500F; $6,499,
The 2006 Eiger series of QuadRunners are again powered by a 376cc four-stroke engine. The LT-A400F Eiger Automatic 4X4 ($5,349-$5,549) features an automatic CVT transmission with high/low range and reverse; the LT-F400F Eiger 4X4 ($5,199-$5,399) has a five-speed-plus-reverse manual transmission with high/low range and automatic clutch.
The QuadRunner line is rounded out by the returning Ozark 250 ($3,499).
Suzuki's 2006 QuadSport line caters to children with the new LT-Z50 four-stroke machine ($1,899). Powered by a compact 49cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a CVT-type automatic transmission, the Z50 features a built-in throttle-limiter system, ignition cut-off tether line, a single A-arm front suspension with twin shock absorbers, seven-inch wheels and RM-inspired graphics.
The QuadSport line is further filled with the returning two-stroke QuadSport LT80 ($2,299), the QuadSport Z250 ($3,899), and the QuadSport Z400 ($5,899).
- Guido Ebert