The Yamaha Grizzly 450 has made a name for itself as an ATV that features the ideal mix of off-road capability, reliability, and comfort in a rugged, mid-size package. It’s capable of conquering tough terrain and even tougher chores, thanks to a set-up of Yamaha exclusive features, including a fully automatic Ultramatic transmission, on command 2WD/4WD with diff lock, rear sealed wet brake, and more, all in a great handling package.
Just like the Grizzly 500 and 700, the 450 is a versatile middleweight ATV that rides on just about any surface. The design of the ATV may be utilitarian at first look, but it also offers plenty of serviceability, particularly the steel cargo racks that come with a special, extra-durable wrinkle paint finish with a combined cargo capacity of 264. The ATV also has a water-resistant, large-capacity underseat storage box; fully integrated floorboards with serrated foot pegs; large front and rear fenders with inner guards; dual, bright multi-reflector 30-watt Krypton bulb headlights with high and low beams; and a digital instrument panel that boasts a multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position, and clock.
Inside the Grizzly 450’s lightweight chassis is a 421cc liquid-cooled, SOHC four-stroke single engine that’s both rugged and powerful. The engine comes with a semi-oval slide 33mm BSR Mikuni carburetor and high-output
DC-CDI ignition capable of delivering fantastic throttle response and engine performance across all rpm. There’s also a large-capacity aluminum radiator that provides maximum cooling efficiency, positioned high in frame for optimal protection, and most importantly, Yamaha’s own Three-position On-Command In/Out 4WD feature that lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD, and a fully locked differential 4WD.
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The ATV market is replete with choices and it’s hard to pick one considering the number of models that you’re going to have to take a look at. For their part, Yamaha, wants to make your job a little easier with the new Grizzly 125 Automatic.
Built with rugged good looks that fully compliment its powerful 124cc air-cooled four-stroke single engine, the Grizzly 125 delivers the kind of smooth and reliable engine performance to go with its unique profile. The overall set-up is simpler than what most hardcore riders are accustomed to, but it’s perfect for those that are just getting their feet wet in ATV riding.
The user-friendliness of the ATV is one of its calling cards. The fully automatic V-belt transmission has simple forward, neutral and reverse gears, eliminating the need for shifting. The handlebars, as well as the mounted parking brake and choke lever, are all within arm’s length, providing added convenience to the rider. In addition to that, the ATV also has wide front and rear fenders with integrated full floorboards that provide all-weather protection, making for a comfortable ride.
Rugged steel cargo racks on the front and rear can pack a total of 33 pounds of combined cargo, while dual 30-watt multi-reflector Krypton headlights in the front cowl add the perfect menacing appearance.
There really is so many things to like about the Grizzly 125 ATV, so much so that we can say that anybody making a purchase for this model will most definitely be spending their hard-earned money wisely.
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The Yamaha Grizzly 450 is the middle-tier member of Yamaha’s Grizzly family. While it doesn’t come with the simplicity of the entry models or the high-end specs of the top-of-the-line versions, it does offer a variety of features that has made a proven commodity.
The Grizzly 700-inspired front-end styling boasts plenty of unique details, including a convenient water-resistant storage compartment on the front fender. There are also steel cargo racks with a special paint finish that features a combined cargo capacity of 264 pounds; a large-capacity, 4-gallon fuel tank with a built-in gauge and easy-to-reach petcock valve; wide, fully integrated floorboards to keep riders’ feet dry and feature serrated footpegs for extra grip in wet conditions; large front and rear fenders with inner guards that offer excellent mud/splash protection; and, dual, bright multireflector 30-watt Krypton bulb headlights with high and low beams.
The engine is a 421cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled single engine that comes with a semi-oval slide 33mm BSR Mikuni carburetor and a high-output DC-CDI ignition system that delivers tremendous throttle response and engine performance across the board. The whole technical set-up also includes a large-capacity aluminum radiator that provides maximum cooling
efficiency, a stainless steel muffler and header design that has superior
power characteristics, exhaust sound and durability, and a specially-designed drive system air intake vent that helps prevent overheating and keeps water and mud from entering drive case.
As far as handling is concerned, the Grizzly 450 has a lightweight chassis that has outstanding durability with superior rigidity for class-leading agility and handling. This is complimented by a fully independent four-wheel double-wishbone suspension that features a suspension on the front and rear, delivering 6.3" and 7.1" of travel, respectively. Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front disc brakes deliver tremendous stopping power to round out the set-up of the sturdy Yamaha ATV.
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The Yamaha Grizzly 350 pulls no punches as far as its capabilities are concerned. The no-nonsense all-utility vehicle takes pride in being one of the most reliable ATVs on the market, so it really isn’t that hard to believe that this machine packs a wallop.
The lightweight and advanced design of the Grizzly 350 owes itself to Yamaha’s superb engineering. Among the unique features of the ATV include a specially designed seat that offers tremendous rider comfort; steel cargo racks that can carry a combined cargo capacity of 264 pounds; a standard, center-mounted trailer hitch that can carry more than 1,100 pounds of payload; front and rear fenders with inner guards; dual, bright, multireflector 30-watt Krypton bulb headlights with high and low beams; and a water-resistant, large-capacity underseat storage box that provides added convenience; among other things.
Inside the Grizzly’s lightweight, CAD-designed chassis, you’ll find a 348cc air/oil-cooled, SOHC four-stroke single engine that produces stump-pulling bottom-end power. The engine then transmits its power through the legendary Ultramatic V-belt transmission while a full automatic centrifugal clutch system with a fully sealed drive case ensures constant, no-slip belt tension with the added confidence of all-wheel engine braking. Speaking of the brakes, the Grizzly 350 carries large-diameter ventilated hydraulic dual front discs and sealed rear drum brake which is more than a match for the task.
The Grizzly 350 won’t win any beauty contests. Instead, it offers all-world reliability and power that few ATVs on the market can match.
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The name of this Yamaha ATV is the Big Bear 400 and it’s as imposing as its name suggests, and it also provides a lot of useful features for hard core ATV riders.
Aesthetically, the ATV has flat-style handlebars that help provide light steering effort and great rider comfort while the large front and rear fenders offer excellent mud and splash protection. The ATV also has a water-resistant, large-capacity underseat storage box; a specially designed, thickly padded seat for rider comfort; rugged, serrated footrests that have excellent grip; and a huge set of 25" ITP Mud Lite tires.
Growling inside the Big Bear 400’s special compact frame design is a simple yet powerful 386cc air and oil-cooled, SOHC engine that breathes through a heated, semi-oval slide 33 mm BSR Mikuni carburetor, providing seamless throttle response and excellent all-weather performance. The engine is mated to a constant-mesh five-speed transmission that comes with an automatic clutch, a reverse gear, and a super-low stump-pulling first gear. Complimenting the ATV’s sturdy steel frame is an independent rear suspension that offers maximum ground clearance, excellent terrainability, and all-day comfort riders require for their vehicle. The ATV also has a sealed wet brake out back to provide impressive stopping power even in tough conditions.
One prominent feature of the Big Bear 400 is its class-exclusive, three-position On-Command In/Out 4WD feature which lets you switch between different sorts of drive systems, including 2WD, limited-slip 4WD, and fully locked differential 4WD, all by just a simple push of a button.
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If you’re looking for an ATV that offers a wide range of features, the Yamaha Grizzly 300 can be had with a big ribbon wrapped around it.
The Grizzly 300 is a durable and dependable light-utility recreational ATV that comes packed with Yamaha’s trademark styling and reliability. In terms of its design, the ATV features large front and rear fenders with full floorboards, offering excellent mud and splash protection for those times that you’re out on the dirt road. It also has a specially designed seat that has been contoured for awesome rider comfort. Dual, bright, multireflector 30 watt bulb headlights with high and low beams provide great illumination at night, while easy-access underseat marine-spec electrical components ensure maximum protection from the elements.
In terms of performance, the Grizzly 300 is no lazy bear on the road. At the center of its lightweight and durable chassis is a 287cc single overhead cam four stroke engine. This engine boasts of class-exclusive liquid cooling, providing precise temperature control to ensure that the ATV runs in premium condition for long stretches at a time, and a 32mm carburetor to deliver smooth power. Likewise, the ATV’s specially designed drive system air intake vent prevents overheating and keeps water and mud from entering the drive case.
Pound for pound, the Grizzly 300 is a true workhorse. It’s capable of pulling more than 720 pounds and carrying more than 140 combined pounds on the ATV’s front and rear racks. Those numbers may not mean much for the uninitiated, but for those who know their business, they’re impressive across the board.
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If you have a model that was selected as the best ATV on the market, then you wouldn’t need to have any discussion as to how tremendous that ride is. Such is the case with the Yamaha Grizzly 700. The name itself is enough to drive shivers down the back of the competition, but it’s got more than just an intimidating monicker; it also carries awesome features that justifies its "best of" title.
Aesthetically, the Grizzly 700 looks the part of an award-winner, thanks to a diet of new features including a new oil access cover that allows for easier access to checking the oil and fenders that come with a textured finish that resists scratching and scuffing. There are also new gas charged rear shocks that offer a quality damping feel and excellent performance over a long period of time, and an advanced digital instrument panel that boasts of a multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position, clock, and fuel gauges.
The Grizzly 700 is powered by a 686cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that is mated to the Yamaha-exclusive Ultramatic transmission and has the best power-to-weight ratio of any Yamaha utility model. On top of that, the ATV has WideArc front suspension A-arms that provide outstanding
ground clearance and five-way preload-adjustable shocks for a comfortable ride. Similarly, the Grizzly 700 has four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes that serve up consistent, long-lasting braking power under all sorts of nasty conditions.
In a market full of stiff competitors, there’s a reason why the Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 is considered the "best of the best."
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A high-powered ATV has no room for newbie riders and only those that know their way around one should be riding it. It’s not that the Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS isn’t suited for novices, but if you’re breaking into the world of ATVs, you might settle for something a little more entry-level.
On the other hand, if you’re a veteran of four-wheeled, off-road riding, then the Grizzly 700 EPS will definitely make your heart skip a beat. Powered by a 686cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, the Grizzly 700 EPS boasts of the best power-to-weight ratio of any Yamaha utility ATV on the market. The engine is then mated to a fully automatic Ultramatic transmission that’s considered the most advanced drive system among ATVs.
As far as handling is concerned, the Grizzly 700 EPS was built with WideArc front suspension A-arms that provide outstanding ground clearance. For maximum control and comfort over rough terrain, the ATV comes with a fully independent long-travel four-wheel suspension featuring a double-wishbone suspension set-up on the front and five-way preload-adjustable shocks on the rear.
More than its performance and handling capabilities, the Grizzly 700 EPS also looks the part. It’s a lean, mean, fighting machine that comes with features riders can enjoy. It has a center-mounted, heavy-duty trailer hitch that can tow more than 1300 pounds. Likewise, the ATV also has rugged steel cargo racks with a special, extra-durable wrinkle
paint finish that can pack a total of 286 pounds. There’s also an LCD instrument display that contains fuel injection and electric power steering information, as well as bar-type fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, clock, and Diff. Lock indicator. Dual 35-watt multireflector halogen bulb headlights with high and low beams complete the Grizzly 700 EPS’ set-up.
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The 2012 Yamaha Raptor ATV isn’t so much a hardcore off-road ride as it is the perfect bike to get kids 12 years and older to get acclimated to how the machine works. After all, the Raptor 90 was built and designed specifically for that purpose.
The four-wheeler doesn’t have a powerful engine, but given the circumstances, it’s 88cc air-cooled four stroke engine with an adjustable RPM limiter and a fully automatic CVT transmission is just the right set-up for its market. It’s easy to use; it’s got an adjustable rev limiter that allows you to learn the rigors of ATV riding at your pace; and it looks pretty darn good, too. An easy, push-button electric start allows for a convenient way to begin your rides without the complications of sophisticated engineering.
As far as handling is concerned, you won’t need to worry about anything with regards to the Raptor 90. It’s got 4.4" of suspension travel in the front with pre-load adjustable shocks while the rear set-up features a lightweight rear swingarm suspension that also carries its own pre-load adjustable shock. What this does is help the Raptor 90 stay flat in corners while maintaining predictable handling, an important element for a bike that kids will be riding.
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In a market starved for machines that perfectly suit our needs, it was important for Yamaha to create an ATV that bridged the gap between the introductory Raptor 90 model and the more full-sized Raptor 250 model.
Thus, the Raptor 125 was born. Unlike its contemporaries, the Raptor 125 was designed for consumers of all sizes - either those without prior motorsports experience who are looking for a high-quality, entry-level sport quad that’s simple to ride or those looking for something a little more sophisticated than a beginner’s model.
Carrying a light and powerful 124-cc, SOHC, four-stroke single engine that produces a broad powerband, the Raptor 125 comes with enough power to make for great rides in the off-road trail. The ATV also comes with a class-exclusive five-speed manual transmission that carries power on all gears while an electric start button allows for easier starting. In terms of design, the Raptor 125 was built with utilitarian ergonomics in mind, especially with the handlebar, the seat, and the foot pegs, all of which were designed specifically for smaller riders and those aged 16 years and older.
As far as handling is concerned, the Raptor 125 bares no bones about its built structure. For starters, the seat and handlebar positions were designed to offer an ideal riding position and maximum rider comfort. The ATV also has an independent double-wishbone front suspension with five-way preload adjustable shocks that provide 7.5" of wheel travel while a rigid and light swingarm is controlled by 7.9" of wheel travel, providing sufficient wheel control and rider comfort that few ATVs in its class can match.
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