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Suzuki Rolls Out 2019 Youth Models

Posted on July 18th, 2018 in Offroad Featured Article, Offroad News

Brea, CA (July 17, 2018) – Led by the advance look at an all-new RM-Z250 motocross machine and the new DR-Z50 mini, Suzuki Motor of America (SMAI) is proud to announce the introduction of its 2019 Motocross, DualSport, Off-road and Youth models including the QuadSport Z90 and QuadSport Z50 ATVs. The completely updated RM-Z250 features a long list of enhancements and performance improvements and now mirrors the cutting-edge styling of its big brother RM-Z450, introduced just last year. For young riders just starting out, Suzuki offers the new DR-Z50 mini. Featuring a host of convenience and safety features, the DR-Z50 is the perfect way to introduce youngsters to the thrill of dirt bike riding.

All-new from the ground up in 2018, the RM-Z450 returns with key updates to its suspension while Suzuki’s versatile DualSport and DR-Z400SM models continue to provide owners with class-leading performance whether riding on- or off-road. For those ready to take Suzuki’s renowned motocross bike handling to the trails, the RMX450Z returns for serious desert and woods riders. The DR-Z125L is everyone’s favorite trail bike and returns with RM-Z inspired graphics.

2019 Suzuki Youth ATVs

Introducing the 2019 QuadSport Z90 and QuadSport Z50. This pair of youth ATVs give young, beginner riders the ability to learn and ride in a smart, adult-supervised way. Suzuki was “First on Four Wheels” by introducing the first-ever four-wheeled ATV in 1983. Recently, Suzuki introduced new 2019 KingQuad 750 and 500 models, and now announces a pair of family-oriented ATVs. Each QuadSport model has an easy-to-set throttle limiter and keyed ignition switch that ensures controlled power level and no unauthorized journeys. Learn more about each model here

Latest MN Offroad Online Now

The latest issue of Minnesota Offroad is now online and available for free download. Check it out for features like: 

-Become a Trails Club

-Gather and Wheel

-The Inside Line on Argo ATVs 

-And so much more…

ATVentures Now Online

Posted on June 15th, 2018 in Offroad Featured Article, Sledder Featured Article

This year’s edition of ATVentures, the ultimate trail guide for Minnesota offroading, is now available for free download. Get it now for: 

-Regional Highlights

-Trail Maps

-Current Regulations

-So much more…

MN ATV No Registration Weekend Postponed

PRESS RELEASE FROM MINNESOTA DNR: 

(June 7, 2018) – Minnesota’s “no registration weekend” for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which was scheduled for June 8-10, has been postponed until Sept. 7-9, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

The change will allow for the completion of new trails, including a 159-mile route that will connect several communities in northwestern Itasca County and a trail that will connect Balsam and Bigfork.

On Sept. 7-9, Minnesotans with an ATV registered for private or agricultural use, won’t need to pay the additional registration fee ($53.50 for three years) to ride the state’s public ATV trails. Out-of-state riders can explore Minnesota ATV trails that weekend as well, without the need for a nonresident trail pass ($21 annually). This will be the fifth year Minnesota is providing ATV riders with free access to more than 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid trails.

There are a variety of great ATV-riding opportunities in the state, according to Mary Straka, off-highway vehicle program consultant for the DNR Parks and Trails Division. 

Among them:

  • The Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area, which is a 1,200-acre OHV park in Gilbert with 36 miles of scenic trails for riders of all abilities.
  • The 100-mile trail system in Nemadji State Forest, which connects to the Matthew Lourey State Trail and the Gandy Dancer Trail.
  • The 29-mile Spider Lake trail system in Foot Hills State Forest, where riders can curve around lakes and ponds, go up and down a variety of hills, and view overlooks from the ridges throughout the forest.
  • The 200-mile Northwoods Regional Trail System in Aitkin and Itasca counties, where riders can use the Soo Line Trail to connect to great communities and trail loops.

The DNR advises riders to keep safety in mind when out on the trails. In particular:

  • Safety training is required for ATV riders born after July 1, 1987, and it is recommended for everyone that operates an ATV.
  • Kids under age 18 must wear a DOT-certified helmet.
  • Kids age 16 and under must fit the ATV they are operating and be able to properly reach and control the handlebars and reach the foot pegs while sitting upright on the ATV.

Trail maps, updates on trail conditions, youth ATV Safety training and other OHV information can be found online at www.mndnr.gov/ohv.

Suzuki Announces KingQuad ATV

Posted on May 9th, 2018 in Offroad Featured Article, Offroad News

Brea, CA (May 9, 2018) – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI), the company that invented the four-wheel ATV, is proud to announce the new KingQuad 750 and KingQuad 500 ATVs. Building on Suzuki’s heritage of ATV leadership, these two models feature an array of new improvements that deliver the most powerful, reliable, and capable KingQuad machines that Suzuki has ever built.

The new KingQuad 750 and KingQuad 500 are new from the ground up, including a new high output engine and updated transmission for smooth power and stronger acceleration. A stronger frame and new receiver-type trailer hitch for increased towing capacity. New gas-charged shocks and an updated power-steering system for more control with less rider fatigue. A new handlebar mounted headlight and LED taillight for increased visibility. Plus a new third storage compartment, aggressive new styling complete with cast-aluminum wheels (on select models), and two bold new color options.

These all-new KingQuad ATVs will be arriving at Suzuki dealerships beginning in June.

Exciting Changes to the New 2019 KingQuad 750AXi & 500 AXi Models
As the inventor of four-wheel ATVs and innovator of the sports-utility class, Suzuki engineers took the opportunity to extensively update key areas of the KingQuad as the new body design was developed. Each change was carefully executed to preserve the nature of the beloved and iconic KingQuad:

-The KingQuad’s engine tuning was refined to produce a strong and smooth power curve with a slight bump in peak power (750 model).
-Oil-jet cooling on the underside of the piston along with high oil pump output is added to the KingQuad 750’s engine.
-Tuning of the QuadmaticTM CVT transmission was changed to strengthen and smooth acceleration from a stop and to raise RPM during engine braking to help the rider better control downhill riding (750 model).
-Every 750 and 500 KingQuad model is EPA emissions complaint, including new California models eligible for Green-sticker off-road registration.
-The KingQuad 750 and 500 models have a new frame with thicker main tubes and redesigned rear suspension brackets that boost the towing capacity 33% to 1322 pounds.
-The stronger frame is supported by new front and rear gas-charged shock absorbers that are with new valving to improve the ride and work capacity of the chassis.
-The rear stabilizer bar is increased in diameter and connects to the lower a-arms via a more complaint bushing to help control body movement and deliver a smooth ride.
-The front and rear brakes have been updated to perform better and provide better feedback to the rider.
-The steering alignment is calibrated to create a “natural handling characteristic” to ease rider effort and improve maneuverability.
-The electronic power steering module has over 30% higher output to significantly reduce steering effort and to damp jolts to the rider.
-A new handlebar-mounted headlight is added, which illuminates the trail where the steering is pointed, and is controlled separately from the dual headlights in the ATV’s front grille. A new, low-draw LED taillight is also added.
-The new multi-function dash panel is easier to read with a fresh format and fonts. A new service reminder feature can be programed for mileage or running time intervals.
-Standard on the 750 and 500 Power Steering SE and SE+ models are new, lightweight, cast-aluminum wheels that bring a stunning new design to ATVs. These wheels are also an option on the other KingQuad 750 and 500 models.
-Several new Suzuki Genuine Accessories will be available for the new KingQuad, including items like a quick-release plow blade, heavy-duty bumper set and more.
-Even with the impressive list of changes, the existing innovations and features that constitute a KingQuad remain. It’s the new ATV that faithful KingQuad owners have been waiting for. Here are the new KingQuad 750 & 500 models and trim-levels.