I would try and ride one and see what you think before jumping in. I believe you would like the ride and the CVT for extended riding. As for your Honda have you adjust the rear and front shocks to the softest setting?
i remembered, the only thing I do not like about the 400 vs. 500 series Suzuki is the air cooled engine
. The air cooled models may be the "great", but personally do no know and may be worth looking into given the application you are intending.
My father has a Suzuki eiger 400 carburated which is the same chassis and motor just tuned differently. I like how it rides but Ive never had a chance to really open it up. The particular king quad for sale is a fuel injected 5 speed semi automatic, so its still a shift model. My my model rancher doesn't have adjustable shocks, but i did put a different spring in the rear which helped but it still doesn't ride like my fathers Suzuki or my friends new rancher. The bonus to the Suzuki is it has a bigger fuel tank which will allow me to get much better range. The air cooled thing is kinda holding me back, but it does have a fan and a oil cooler so i am not worried about over heating, just afraid it may not be as pepy as my liquid cooled rancher. Would it still be pretty responsive sense it feature efi? Any other suggestions? Polaris rides good, but idk anything about reliability with them,any thoughts?