Suzuki’s all new KingQuad 750 performed to perfection in the agricultural quad class within the legendary Quad race spectacle at this year’s Weston Beach Race event.
At the 36th running of the annual event – which sees riders from around the world tackle one of the toughest off-road tracks on the planet – four-time World Enduro champion David Knight raced the new KingQuad 750 to a podium finish alongside his 16-year-old nephew Tom Knight, finishing an impressive second in a field of over 400 other quads.
With a tiring and challenging 5km lap and some sand dunes topping 15 metres in height, the course is not for the faint-hearted competitor nor unreliable machinery.
The race demands a machine with first rate reliability and performance and, one that’s rugged enough to take on any terrain, weather conditions or working environment.
This is why the rider with the most Weston Beach race wins to his name chose to compete on the new Suzuki KingQuad 750, an ATV that combines robustness with great handling to make it the number one option for work and fun.
After his performance, David commented, “The ATV race on Saturday was all about fun and helping prepare for the two wheel solo race on Sunday. But I was still going out there to win and having a machine I could trust in was key. The KingQuad was great for manoeuvring over the track’s ruts, holes and bumps which force the rider to constantly judge whether to stand and alternate between going too fast and maintaining straight lines, while trying to relax to accommodate the terrain.
“This is a three-hour race of high attrition, but the Suzuki KingQuad was reliable throughout and didn’t miss a beat, allowing Tom and I to go right up the dunes without getting stuck once. There wasn’t a single issue with it, so the whole race was a really enjoyable experience and a great result for us.”
The Suzuki KingQuad 500 and 750 are available from Suzuki’s nationwide dealer network.