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2018 - 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700

Proven off‑road capability and comfort during all‑day rides

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The Yamaha Kodiak 700 delivers proven off-road performance and durability through its real world tech features, including Yamaha’s Ultramatic transmission with natural-feeling, all-wheel engine braking. On select models, get on-command four-wheel drive with full differential lock and Yamaha’s speed and torque-sensitive eps, all combining to make the Kodiak 700 the most powerful and capable ATV in its pricing category.

  • 2018 - 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700
  • Year:
    2018- 2021
  • Engine:
    single cylinder
  • Displacement:
    686 cc

Yamaha Kodiak 700 Top Features

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The Kodiak® 700’s hard-working midrange power and low rpm cruising comes from Yamaha’s smooth and quiet 700-class, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The Kodiak 700 is built Real World Tough with more than 1,300 pounds of towing capacity, and a combined 308-pound rack capacity for a work-ready design and capability.

Big Bore Engine Built to Tackle the Real World

Combining big bore power without losing an ounce of comfort, the Kodiak® 700 focuses on midrange power with gearing that is designed for low rpm cruising and a smooth-running motor mounts, all thanks to its 700-class engine.

High-Performance Ultramatic® Transmission

Yamaha’s class-leading transmission combines immediate response with advanced features like natural, all-wheel engine braking for control on confidence. And, of course, the Ultramatic® is proven to be the most durable ATV transmission on the market.

Trail-Ready Chassis

With plenty of ground clearance, the Kodiak 700 tackles rough terrain with ease. Wide-arc A-arms and full-body skid plates ensure the Kodiak 700 is able to handle anything the farm or trail can throw at it.

Compact Ergonomics

To ease overall feel and handling and boost rider confidence, the Kodiak 700 combines big bore performance with a more compact body design commonly found in mid-sized ATVs.

Ready to Work

Heavy-duty steel cargo racks can pack a total of 308 pounds combined.

Class-Leading Power Steering on the EPS & EPS SE

Reduced fatigue, excellent control and trail feel all come standard with the Kodiak 700 EPS’ best-in-industry speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS).

EPS SE Special Edition Features

The Kodiak 700 EPS Special Edition further enhances rugged terrain capability and confidence with a factory-installed WARN® VRX 2500 winch (exclusively on the Covert Green SE model) and high quality painted bodywork.

Yamaha Kodiak 700 Capability

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High-Performance Ultramatic® Transmission

Kodiak 700’s Ultramatic® transmission features a gated shifter, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive plus reverse gear, and the most advanced—and durable—CVT drive system available. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear, and a sprag clutch delivers natural all-wheel engine braking.

Big Bore Engine Built to Explore

Packing practical, fun and usable power, the Kodiak 700’s engine balances big bore power with a strong midrange. The Kodiak 700 features a 686cc motor with optimized torque, power delivery and character that is fun and exciting on trails while still being smooth and quiet when exploring or working on the job site.

Gated Shift Lever and Handlebar-Mounted 4WD Control

Yamaha’s peerless Ultramatic® transmission runs through a five-position shift lever with High, Low, Neutral, Reverse and Park gates for positive and precise transmission operation. A robust mechanical 4WD system is selected using a handlebar-mounted lever.

High-Mounted Air Intake

Tackle mud and water thanks to the Kodiak 700’s high-mounted air intake layout. The design increases power and torque while providing additional room for on-board storage and easy, toolless servicing of the foam air filter.

Stainless Steel Exhaust

To maintain clean-running performance for years, the Kodiak 700 uses a stainless steel exhaust system and features a screen-type spark arrestor for great power with minimum noise output.

High-Capacity Radiator

Slow-speed technical riding can place a lot of thermal demands on a liquid-cooled motor, so the Kodiak 700 features a high-capacity radiator that delivers plenty of air flow for maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame for optimal protection.

Drive System Air Intake

A high-mounted drive system air intake helps reduce drive system temperatures and assists in keeping water and debris from entering the drive case.

High-Performance Tires

Maximizing available traction, the Kodiak 700 features 25-inch Maxxis® tires that provide precise steering feel and feedback.

Strong, Durable Brakes

Strong and reliable braking comes standard on every Kodiak 700 thanks to hydraulic front disc brakes and sealed wet rear brake system.

Terrain-Tackling Ground Clearance

To handle nearly any terrain with ease, the Kodiak 700 offers an impressive 10.8-inches of maximum ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates for maximum underbelly protection.

Yamaha’s Exclusive On-Command® 4WD on the EPS & EPS SE

All with the simple push of a button, the three-position On-Command® 4WD system lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and a fully locked differential 4WD. An override button allows engine to reach maximum rpm in full diff lock mode, and a straight driveshaft layout eliminates U-joints for reduced friction, noise, vibration and maintenance.

Yamaha Kodiak 700 Comfort

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Independent Double Wishbone Front and Rear Suspension

Independent double wishbone suspension, with 7.1” of front wheel travel and 9.1” at the rear, provides excellent rider comfort even on the toughest trails.

Underseat Fuel Tank

An optimized 4.76-gallon fuel tank is located under the seat for excellent mass centralization and handling.

Compact Ergonomics

With plenty of room for the rider to move during riding, the low seat improves rider comfort and simplifies mounting and dismounting. Despite the full-size performance, the Kodiak 700 features a more compact body design similar to a mid-sized ATV to ease overall feel and handling.

Yamaha Kodiak 700 Confidence

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Aggressive and Durable Styling

Rugged composite front bumper resists scratching and won’t rust.

Ready for Accessories

The Kodiak 700 was engineered in concert with a range of accessories for perfect fit and function for nearly every type of ride. With a standard 12V power point, you can keep devices charged, too.

Extensive Cargo Capacity

Rugged, large-diameter steel cargo racks with durable wrinkle paint finish can pack a total of 308 pounds combined (110 lbs. front, 198 lbs. rear). An on-board storage compartment keeps things dry, too.

Built Real World Tough™, Assembled in the USA

As with other Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, the Kodiak is assembled in the USA to meet Yamaha’s exacting standards for durability and reliability.

10-Year-Belt Warranty

The Kodiak 700 transmission uses its own cooling intake to maintain proper temperatures, an oversized belt to handle the torque of the large motor and Yamaha’s unique sprag clutch to maintain constant belt tension. The end result is a drivetrain built for years of trouble-free service that leaves the competition in the dust and is backed by the industry’s only 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty.

Work-Ready Tow Capacity on the EPS & EPS SE

Center-mounted, heavy-duty 2-inch receiver comes standard on Kodiak 700 EPS and can tow more than 1,300 pounds.

Brilliant Lighting on the EPS

Paired halogen headlights ensures good visibility while a handlebar-mounted halogen work light provides additional illumination that moves with rider input for added flexibility.

Winch Package (If Equipped) on the EPS SE

To give users even more confidence to get through the toughest situations, the Covert Green Kodiak 700 EPS SE includes a 2,500-pound capacity winch mounted straight from the factory floor.

Yamaha Kodiak 700 Models

Yamaha Kodiak 700

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Colors: Tactical Green, Ridge Red, Fall Beige with Realtree Edge
Price: $7,499 - $7,799

Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS

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Premium Features:

  • Electric power steering
  • On-Command® 4WD
  • Halogen lighting
  • 1,300-pound tow capacity

Colors: Tactical Green, Fall Beige with Realtree Edge
Price: $9,099 - $9,399

Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE

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Premium Features:

  • Electric power steering
  • Factory-installed WARN® VRX 2500 winch (exclusively on the Covert Green SE model)
  • On-Command® 4WD
  • 1,300-pound tow capacity

Colors: Copperhead Orange Metallic, Covert Green
Price: $9,599 - $10,099

Yamaha Kodiak 700 Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain:
Engine : 686 cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke
Bore x Stroke: 102.0 mm x 84.0 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery: Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44 mm
Transmission: Ultramatic V-belt with all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P
Final Drive: Lever-operated 2WD/4WD; shaft
Suspension, Front / Travel: Independent double wishbone/ 7.1 in
Suspension, Rear / Travel: Independent double wishbone with anti-sway bar/ 9.1 in
Brakes, Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes, Rear: Multi-disk wet brake
Tires, Front: AT25 x 8-12 Maxxis® MU19
Tires, Rear: AT25 x 10-12 Maxxis® MU20
Dimensions & Capacities:
L x W x H: 81.5 in x 46.5 in x 48.8 in
Seat Height: 33.9 in
Wheelbase: 49.2 in
Turning Radius: 126.0 in
Maximum Ground Clearance: 10.8 in
Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gal
Wet Weight: 659 lb
Rack Capacity: 110 lb (front) / 198 lb (rear)
Towing Capacity: 1,322 lb (When equipped with optional accessory.)
Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty), 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty

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Allyn Hinton
Allyn Hinton
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If it had moving parts, it had Allyn's interest from a very early age. At age 11 when bicycles were too simple to hold her interest any longer, her father found her taking apart the lawn mower. When he asked why she was doing it, she replied, “I need to see how it works.” That curiosity and mechanical drive served her well over the next 40 years as she pursued careers in both the automotive and motorcycle industries. Having shared her love of motorcycles with her now husband, biker TJ Hinton, Allyn brings that love and knowledge to TopSpeed as writer and associate motorcycle editor.  Read full bio
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