Suzuki made a fresh start at the beginning of the decade, with a goal of developing an all-new lineup of more contemporary and competitive ATVs. Since 2001, the Japanese manufacturer has thus completely revamped its lineup by introducing a new machine every year.
For 2009, Suzuki is launching a new model in the mid-size ATV market, improving a flagship model and entering the era of electric steering assist like most of its Japanese rivals.
|2009 Suzuki QuadSport Z400|
The 2009 version of the LTZ 400 inherits some visual updates inspired by the LTR 450, and its engine is now fed by an electronic injection system. The Quadsport Z400's new and modern look enabled the front fenders to be pushed forward, freeing up more legroom for the rider. Seat comfort and ergonomics have been improved; narrower near the fuel tank and better shaped near the rear fenders. The handlebars have been lowered and moved backwards, and the seat has also been lowered to ensure a lower centre of gravity. The new driving position is more aggressive and better suited to ambitious jumps. What's more, the foot rests no longer need to be replaced for the track, as their length has been increased from 32 to 46 millimetres for added safety when landing.
The engine receives a redesigned air intake, an electronic fuel injection system and a new exhaust manifold designed to increase output at low and medium rpm without sacrificing power at high rpm. The system features a 12-hole showerhead injector and a 36-mm throttle body. The 2009 Suzuki Quadsport Z400 is not only more powerful, it's also easier to manoeuvre, more comfortable and, above all, more stylish.
|2009 Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi 4x4|