- A powerful 493cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine designed for a wide powerband provides strong performance.
- 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.
- Uses a cylinder canted forward for lower center of gravity, reduced engine height and lower seat height.
- Compact 4-valve cylinder head with large intake valves and straight intake ports for increased cylinder charging efficiency
- Sportbike-derived chain-and-gear camshaft drive system allows a short/narrow cylinder head design and reduced overall engine height.
- Engine counterbalancer shaft for smooth operation.
- High capacity aluminum radiator with large diameter cooling fan for stable engine operating temperature.
- QuadMatic™ CVT-type automatic transmission designed for maximum versatility and convenience – fender-mounted gate-type shifter operation for high/low.
- 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.
- 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.
- Advanced engine brake system minimizes free-wheeling to reduce downhill speed.
- Independent double A-arm front suspension (6.7 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 (7.7 inches of wheel travel), includes large diameter shock absorbers with 5-way spring preload adjustment and large diameter rear sway-bar.
- 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 mounted on lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels.
- Comfortable T-shaped seat with tapered design for rider mobility, plus thick padding for support.
- Winch-ready chassis with flexible tube routing for wiring from winch mounting space to under the seat.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Large 2.8 liter water resistant front storage compartment includes new easy-to-open/close screw-on cap.
- Rugged steel-tube racks with wrinkle paint finish for increased durability and scratch resistance
- 4WD: 4WD
- 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: 300 kg (661 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 (4.6/3.8 US/Imp gal)
- 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
- Compression Ratio: 10.0 : 1
- Starter: Electric
- Lubrication: Wet Sump
- Ignition: Electronic ignition (CDI)
- Fuel System: Suzuki fuel injection
- Warranty: 12 month limited warranty.
- Advanced electric power steering system gives the KingQuad 500 AXi lighter steering and even more responsive handling than ever.
- Suzuki fuel injection system, featuring high-performance motorcycle technology, provides excellent throttle response, fuel efficiency and quick engine starts under all operating conditions.