2012 Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi Camo

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The KingQuad 750AXi is the most appreciated ATV in Suzuki’s lineup, but it may be a bit too strong and big for some people, so the Japanese company is also offering a slightly smaller and weaker model designed to cover the 500cc niche.

The Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi uses the same technology as its bigger sibling. Like the 750 AXi, the 500AXi was also designed for daily arduous jobs, being able to deal with any kind of terrain with ease.

At the heart of the 500 AXi sits a fuel-injected 493cc engine which sends its power to all four wheels by means of a CVT automatic transmission. As any respectable ATV, the Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi Camo is equipped with independent front and rear suspension, locking front differential, dual hydraulic front disc brakes and a sealed, multi-plate rear brake system.

Find out more about the Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi Camo after the jump.

2012 Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi Camo

Boasting the same advanced technology as the extraordinary KingQuad 750AXi, the new 2012 Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi is engineered to help you cut the work day down to size—or conquer the toughest trails. The 500AXi offers plenty of class-leading features and its fuel-injected 493cc engine gives the 500AXi exceptional performance. Independent front and rear suspension; a QuadMatic™ CVT-type automatic transmission; locking front differential; and a host of other valuable features place the KingQuad 500AXi at the front of the pack.

New for 2012: Available in Realtree Hardwoods HD enhanced finish.

Key Features

  • Suzuki fuel injection system, featuring high-performance motorcycle technology, provides excellent throttle response, fuel efficiency and quick engine starts under all operating conditions.

Engine Features

  • 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.

Transmission Features

  • 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 norm

Chassis Features

  • 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.

Utility / Convenience Features

  • 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.

Specifications

4WD4WD
Overall Length2115 mm (83.3 in)
Overall Width1210 mm (47.6 in)
Wheelbase1285 mm (50.6 in)
Ground Clearance260 mm (10.2 in)
Seat Height920 mm (36.2 in)
Curb Weight305 kg (672 lbs)
TransmissionCVT (V-belt), with high-/low-range, and reverse
Final DriveShaft drive
Suspension FrontIndependent, double wishbone, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontDisc brake, twin
Brakes RearSealed oil-bathed multi-disc
Tires FrontAT25 x 8-12, tubeless
Tires RearAT25 x 10-12, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity17.5 L (4.6 US gallons)
ColorRealtree Hardwoods HD Enhanced camouflage
Suspension RearIndependent, double wishbone, coil spring, oil damped
Bore Stroke87.5 mm (3.445 in) x 82.0 mm (3.228 in)
Displacement493cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, OHC
StarterElectric
IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)
Fuel SystemSuzuki fuel injection
Warranty12 month limited warranty.

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