Long before the Suzuki Hayabusa and DR650 motorcycles and Suzuki King Quad and QuadSport ATVs became powersports favorites, the world’s 11th largest automaker began in 1909 in a sort of unlikely field; the silk industry. Ever since the days of early world exploration, Japan was legendary for their silk garments and textiles. At the beginning of the 20th century, company founder Michio Suzuki founded Suzuki Loom Works as a builder of weaving looms. In 1929, Suzuki invented a revolutionary new style of weaving loom which quickly became popular all across the world. Suzuki spent its first 30 years mass-producing these machines. Not one to rest on his laurels, Suzuki believed that his company could expand their horizons by offering new products. He created a small, economical car in 1937 to meet customer demand but World War II led to the Japanese government to shutter all non-essential commodities--including Suzuki’s cars. After the war, Suzuki resumed loom production and the business received a major boost once the US government allowed cotton shipping into Japan. However, the success was short-lived as the cotton market collapsed in 1951. Suzuki returned to building motor vehicles and with Japan clamoring for small, efficient, and inexpensive personal transport, Suzuki responded by developing motorcycles and microcars. By 1954, Suzuki’s motorcycle output was at 6,000 units per month. Today, Suzuki is a major manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, automobiles, and engines for the entire world market. They are also among Japan’s “Big 4” in powersports with Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha.
Cars with front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive with IRS (independent rear suspension) setups, or all-wheel drive and trucks and SUVs with similar driveline and suspension configurations use CV joints (constant-velocity joints) to transmit power to the wheels. ATVs also use CV joints but unlike regular cars and trucks, ATVs can be more susceptible to CV boot damage depending on how they are used and where they are ridden. If a CV boot is split, cut, punctured, ripped or rotten, the CV joint itself will wear out at an increased rate. Always inspect your ATV CV boots as part of every maintenance service and after every off-road ride. Race Driven CV boots are made to meet or exceed OEM and other aftermarket specifications and use high-quality rubber for extended life. Browse our online inventory and find Race Driven ATV CV boots for popular Suzuki models such as the Suzuki King Quad 700, Vinson 500, and other famous ATV models from Suzuki, Polaris, Yamaha and others.