Sitting atop 20×7 front tires and 18×10 rears, the high-tensile steel frame of the Suzuki QuadRacer R450 uses a race ready steel swingarm that Suzuki claims to be more flexible, thus less prone to breaking.
Bolted to the swing arm is an impressive Kayaba piggyback offering adjustable high/low speed compression and rebound damping and adjustable spring preload.
Up front are two fully adjustable Kayaba piggybacks strapped into a super wide independent double wishbone front end. Putting the suspension to the test on California’s Glen Helen Raceway was all in a day’s work for the R450.
Whether tweaked out carving a hairpin in third gear or launching off the front triple, the geometry and design proved confidence inspiring all day long.
Read more about Suzuki’s QuadRacer R450 in the Buyer’s Guide edition of All-Terrain Vehicle Magazine. Available now!