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– 2013 Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi Review
2013 Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi
For three decades, Suzuki literally invented the 4-wheel ATV. The Original Suzuki LT-125 established Suzuki as the First On 4-Wheels. With the 30th anniversary of that breakthrough, the Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi carries on the tradition of performance that rules. Boasting the same advanced technology as the extraordinary KingQuad 750AXi, it’s engineered to help you cut the work day down to size – or conquer the toughest trails. The KingQuad 500AXi offers plenty of class-leading features and its fuel-injected 493cc engine gives it exceptional performance. Independent front and rear suspension. A QuadMaticTM CVT-typ automatic transmission, locking front differential and a host of other impressive features place the KingQuad 500AXi at the front of the pack.
Colors for 2013: Flame Red and Terra Green
2013 Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi Key Features
Tackle the toughest jobs in no time with the power and performance of a Suzuki Utility ATV. Time for a little fun on the job? With adventure-inspiring ergonomics, powerful engines, and suspension that is ready to climb over just about anything, we’ve got you covered there too.
Suzuki fuel injection system, featuring high-performance motorcycle technology, provides excellent throttle response, fuel efficiency and quick engine starts under all operating conditions.
2013 Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi Features and Benefits
A powerful 493cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine was designed for a wide powerband with strong top-end power. Its cylinder is canted forward for a lower center of gravity, reduced engine height and lower seat height. The engine also features a counterbalancer shaft for smooth operation.
The KingQuad 500AXi has a compact 4-valve cylinder head with large intake valves and straight intake ports for increased cylinder charging efficiency. A sportbike-derived chain-and-gear camshaft drive system allows a short/narrow cylinder head design and reduced overall engine height.
A lightweight aluminum cylinder bore is electro-plated with Suzuki’s own race proven SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) for improved heat transfer and tighter piston clearance.
A high capacity aluminum radiator with large diameter cooling fan provides stable engine operating temperature.
The KingQuad 500AXi comes with a QuadMatic™ CVT-type automatic transmission designed for maximum versatility and convenience with a fender-mounted gate-type shifter operation for high/low. Its advanced engine-braking system minimizes free-wheeling with the throttle off and helps control the vehicle during steep descents.
A compact torque-sensing limited-slip front differential offers more powerful traction plus light steering effort. A differential-lock system provides serious four-wheel-drive traction.
A convenient handlebar-mounted push-button controls allow the rider to easily select between 2WD, 4WD and differential-lock 4WD to get the right setting for any traction condition. An Override switch on the left handlebars can be used to override the normal speed limiter when stuck in the mud.
Independent double A-arm front suspension (7.1 inches of wheel travel) includes large diameter shock absorbers with 5-way spring preload adjustment.
Fully independent, A-arm/I-beam rear suspension with long suspension travel (7.9 inches of wheel travel), includes large diameter shock absorbers with 5-way spring preload adjustment and large diameter rear sway-bar.
The KingQuad 500AXi has dual hydraulic front disc brakes. A sealed, multi-plate rear brake system, with a clutch-type design provides high durability, offers reduced unsprung weight, and is low-maintenance.
25-inch tires come mounted on lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels.
Suzuki’s innovative and exclusive T-shaped seat with tapered design for rider mobility, plus thick padding for support.
A polyethylene skid plate provides front-to-rear under carriage protection with minimal resistance over rocks and rough terrain. Durable plastic guards protect the front and rear half shafts.
A winch-ready chassis with flexible tube routing comes standard (for wiring from the winch mounting space to under the seat).
Digital instrumentation includes LCD readouts for speedometer, odometer, twin tripmeters, hour meter, clock, fuel gauge, driving range position and drive mode. LED indicator lamps for high, low, neutral, reverse and drive-2WD/4WD and differential-locked 4WD. LED indicator lamps for fuel injection and engine temperature.
The KingQuad 500AXi offers distinctively-styled 30W multi-reflector halogen headlights, and compact 5/21W tail light and brake light.
A high output magneto generator system and large 18-amp maintenance-free battery provides extra power.
The KingQuad 500AXi comes with a large 4.6 gallon fuel tank, positioned for a low center-of-gravity. It includes a vacuum-operated petcock, ratchet-style fuel cap and convenient bar-type fuel gauge.
A large 2.8 liter water resistant front storage compartment includes new easy-to-open/close screw-on cap.
The KingQuad 500AXi comes with rugged steel-tube racks with wrinkle paint finish for increased durability and scratch resistance.
Minimum Age: 16 Years Old.
2013 Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi – North American Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $7,899 USD
Canadian MSRP: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Overall Length 2115 mm (83.3 in)
Overall Width 1210 mm (47.6 in)
Wheelbase 1285 mm (50.6 in)
Ground Clearance 260 mm (10.2 in)
Seat Height 920 mm (36.2 in)
Curb Weight 305 kg (672 lbs)
Transmission CVT (V-belt), with high-/low-range, and reverse
Final Drive Shaft drive
Suspension Front Independent, double wishbone, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
Brakes Rear Sealed oil-bathed multi-disc
Tires Front AT25 x 8-12, tubeless
Tires Rear AT25 x 10-12, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.5 L (4.6 US gallons)
Color Terra Green and Flame Red
Suspension Rear Independent, double wishbone, coil spring, oil damped
Bore Stroke 87.5 mm (3.445 in) x 82.0 mm (3.228 in)
Displacement 493cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, OHC
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Fuel System Suzuki fuel injection
Warranty 12 month limited warranty.
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.