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Yamaha Grizzly

Yamaha Grizzly


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.

Find out more about the Yamaha Grizzly 125 Automatic after the jump


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.

Find out more about the Yamaha Grizzly 450 after the jump.


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.

Find out more about the Yamaha Grizzly 350 after the jump.


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.

Find out more about the Yamaha Big Bear 400 after the jump.


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.

Find out more about the Yamaha Grizzly 300 after the jump.


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."

Find out more about the Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 after the jump.


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.

Find out more about the full specs of the Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS after the jump.


If you are looking for the ultimate non-EPS fully-sized ATV that comes with fuel injection, a Yamaha exclusive fully automatic Ultramatic transmission, on command 2WD / 4WD with Diff Lock, and so much more, look no further than the Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4x4 .

The ATV was born from the company’s award-winning Grizzly 700 FI and comes with a combination of all the things you’re looking for in a full-sized ATV. As far as its looks, the Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4x4 features the same unmistakable hulking Yamaha ATV design the company has been known for. The low stance, combined with the aggressive, off-road profile, exudes plenty of confidence. Rugged steel cargo racks with a special, extra-durable wrinkle paint finish can pack a combined total of 286 pounds while a center-mounted, heavy-duty trailer hitch comes standard and can tow more than 1300 pounds. The ATV also has a dual 35-watt multireflector halogen bulb headlights with high/low beams that provide bright illumination for nighttime work or play. Just in front of the rider, the ATV also has a trick digital instrument panel boasts a multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter that counts the engine’s running hours, 4WD status, transmission position, clock, and fuel gauge.

The Grizzly 550 FI Auto is powered by a 558cc 4-stroke SOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled engine that is mated with Yamaha’s own fully automatic Ultramatic transmission, the most advanced drive system in the ATV market. As far as handling is concerned, the ATV has a full-size chassis that provides the same high level of comfort enjoyed by Grizzly 700 riders. Front and rear lower A-arm guards offer excellent protection, featuring the company’s WideArc front A-arms for outstanding ground clearance that’s 5" wider than that provided by ordinary designs.

It’s a package that offers plenty of all the things you’ll ever want in a fully-sized ATV. Really, what more could you want?

Find out more about the full specs of the Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4x4 after the jump.

Posted on by Anthony Kodack 1

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For traditionalis tough guys and gals, the Grizzly 700 FI is also available without EPS. It’s got all the other big-Grizzly features along with every bit of its durability and comfort... all at a price that makes this the most affordable bear in the wild.

Posted on by Anthony Kodack
Jon Tichy, a 16-year-old from Hibbing, Minnesota, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, had a big wish and that wish is now underway. Jon wanted a Yamaha ATV and a big game hunting trip, and thanks to the efforts of Wishes & More, a non-profit organization out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jon received a Yamaha 350 Grizzly ATV and a Colorado hunting trip with former Minnesota Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek. “We were touched when we heard this story and we wanted to help out (...)

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