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2019 Yamaha Kodiak 450

Superior capability, comfort and confidence in the best‑performing mid‑size ATV

With an Ultramatic® automatic transmission, On‑Command® 2WD/4WD and fuel injection, this ATV packs big performance into a mid‑size machine.

  • 2019 Yamaha Kodiak 450
  • Year:
    2019
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Yamaha Kodiak 450 Feature Benefits

Yamaha Kodiak 450 Top Features

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Ultramatic® and On-Command®

The Kodiak 450 brings Yamaha’s renowned combination of the industry’s most durable automatic transmission—Ultramatic®—with the rider-centric control and traction of On-Command® selectable 4WD. The result is outstanding capability with the confidence to get you through the most challenging terrain and back again.

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Terrainability

With standard full-length skid plates, nearly 10 inches of ground clearance and independent double wishbone suspension with adjustable shocks, the Kodiak 450 is ready to tackle rough terrain without breaking a sweat—and with the sort of rider comfort that makes long rides a blast too.

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EPS SE: Factory-Installed Winch Comes Standard

The Kodiak 450 EPS SE further enhances rugged terrain capability and confidence with a factory-installed WARN® VRX 25 winch, boosting rider confidence in the toughest conditions.

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Compact Chassis

Unlike many middleweight utility ATVs, the Kodiak 450 isn’t just a smaller engine under a full-size body. Yamaha built the Kodiak 450 from the ground up to give riders a compact chassis for precise handling and maneuverability on the trail.

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Roomy Ergonomics

To ensure that riders of all sizes can make the most of the Kodiak 450, the ergonomics were designed for maximum flexibility. Riders large and small have room to move around thanks to a long, comfortable seat and wide floorboards. The handlebar bend is shaped for riders of various heights to improve comfort for any rider.

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Real-World Tough®

Like all Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, the Kodiak 450 uses a range of features to improve durability and serviceability, from the tool-less air filter design and oil drain ports to the high-mounted air intakes and marine-grade electrical connectors.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 Capability

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Terrain-Tackling Ground Clearance

The Kodiak 450 offers 9.6 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates to deliver maximum underbelly protection for a wide variety of terrain.

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EPS SE: Class-Leading Power Steering

Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS) provides the industry’s best balance of steering assist and positive feedback by adjusting to match terrain conditions in real time.

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Compact Chassis

For precise handling and a confidence-inspiring ride in a variety of terrain conditions, Yamaha built the Kodiak 450 with a compact body design that is significantly less bulky than competitive models.

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Smooth Fuel-Injected Engine

The torquey 421 cc SOHC engine is designed to provide a balance of responsive power and smooth character for long riding days with minimal fatigue. Mikuni® fuel injection means easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery in nearly any condition, while liquid-cooling and a high-volume fan system ensure reliable, consistent performance for years to come.

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Ultramatic® Transmission

The Ultramatic® transmission is specifically tuned to provide lowered cruising rpm for smooth, quiet operation, and features a gated shifter with park, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive and reverse gear. Even the position of the gated shifter was carefully considered, being moved forward to provide a roomier rider area.

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Yamaha’s Exclusive On-Command® 4WD

The On-Command® 4WD system on the Kodiak 450 lets you switch between 2WD and limited-slip 4WD with the simple push of a button. This driver-controlled system eliminates hesitation or slipping while waiting for computer-controlled systems to engage, a common drawback in some competitor models.

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Front Disc Brakes and Sealed Wet Rear Brake

Hydraulic front disc brakes serve up powerful and consistent feel and braking performance to add to rider confidence, while the sealed rear brake is protected from dirt, rocks, and mud.

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Heavy Duty Tires

Rugged 25-inch tires feature an aggressive tread pattern and provide a balance of precise steering and optimized comfort to make the most of available traction.

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EPS: Heavy Duty Tires on Premium Aluminum Wheels

The Kodiak 450 EPS model comes standard with premium aluminum wheels wrapped in rugged 25-inch tires, featuring an aggressive tread pattern providing a balance of precise steering and optimized comfort to make the most of available traction.

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EPS SE: Heavy Duty Wheel and Tire Package

The Kodiak 450 EPS SE upgrades the rolling stock for style and trail-proven durability. Rugged 25-inch tires feature an aggressive tread pattern and provide a balance of precise steering and optimized comfort to make the most of available traction, while strong yet light aluminum wheels will look great for years.

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Ready to Tow and Haul

Rugged, large-diameter steel cargo racks with durable wrinkle paint finish can pack a total of 264 pounds combined, and the Kodiak 450 can tow up to 1,322 pounds.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 Comfort

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Compact Body, Roomy Ergonomics

The Kodiak 450 offers a riding position with the same roomy feel as the larger Kodiak 700. With tall handlebars, a seat that is long and plush for improved rider comfort, and large textured floorboards, every aspect of the Kodiak 450 was designed to bring class-leading levels of refinement to the middleweight 4x4 ATV segment.

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Rubber Engine Mounts

The Kodiak 450 features specifically-developed rubber engine mounts that isolate vibrations from the engine bay and give the rider one of the smoothest rides ever offered in a utility ATV.

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Independent Front and Rear Suspension

The independent double wishbone suspension offers an optimized vehicle stance, light steering, and an improved feeling from the shocks across the entire range of travel. With 6.7 inches of front wheel travel and 7.4 inches at the rear, the Kodiak 450 provides excellent rider comfort even in the roughest terrain.

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Thorough Instruments

A compact all-LCD instrument cluster gives the rider a clear display of speed, transmission status, fuel level and more—all in a modern and compact package.

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EPS: Low-Effort Electric Power Steering

Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering significantly reduces fatigue with predictable steering assistance that adapts to changing riding conditions for an exceptional feeling of control.

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EPS: Advanced Lighting

Kodiak 450 EPS owners also get added visibility and extra illumination courtesy of the additional halogen work light mounted on the handlebar.

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Storage and Power

A standard 12V power port makes it easy to keep devices charged over the course of a long riding day. Under seat storage allows for securing added items during your ride.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 Confidence

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Ultramatic® Durability

Yamaha’s Ultramatic® system earns its place as the most reliable transmission in the market. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced wear, and a sprag clutch provides Yamaha’s renowned all-wheel engine braking.

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High-Mounted Air Intakes

The Kodiak 450 features high-mounted air intakes to ensure that water and debris can’t get into the drive system or engine air cleaner. These air channels provide plenty of cool, clean air for the engine and ensure that the V-belt remains cool in the toughest working conditions. A reusable foam air filter is accessible without tools for added convenience.

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Marine-Grade Electrical System

Yamaha ATVs feature marine-grade waterproof connectors for maximum weather-proofing, increased durability and improved serviceability.

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Simplified Servicing

The Kodiak 450 powertrain is designed to make service and maintenance as stress-free as possible. The airbox features tool-less access to the air filter element, the engine, and differential feature convenient oil drain holes, and vehicle electronics are located high on the chassis under the front center panel for easy access.

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Aggressive and Durable Styling

Styling cues are borrowed directly from Yamaha’s industry-leading range of big-bore ATVs, including the uniquely textured, injection-molded fenders which protect against rock and debris damage while remaining good looking season after season.

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Ready to Personalize

With winch wiring pre-installed at the factory and a range of Yamaha Genuine Accessories designed in concert with the machine, the Kodiak 450 is ready to be configured to suit nearly any job, from towing and field work to hunting and recreational riding.

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Built Real World Tough®, Assembled in the USA

As with other Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, the Kodiak 450 is assembled in the USA to meet Yamaha’s exacting standards for durability and reliability.

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10-Year-Belt Warranty

The Kodiak 450 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.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 Models

Yamaha Kodiak 450

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Do‑It‑All ATV

With an Ultramatic® automatic transmission, On‑Command® 2WD/4WD and fuel injection, this ATV packs big performance into a mid‑size machine.

Color: Tactical Green, Steel Blue, Fall Beige w/ Realtree Edge
MSRP: $6,499 - $6,699

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS

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Adventure Seeker

This Proven Off‑Road ATV packs superior capability, comfort and confidence into the best‑performing mid‑size ATV you can buy.

Additional Features:

  • Heavy Duty Tires on Premium Aluminum Wheels
  • Low-Effort Electric Power Steering
  • Advanced Lighting

Color: Tactical Green, Fall Beige w/realtree Edge
Price: $7,599 - $7,799

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE

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Ultimate Mid‑Size ATV

This Special Edition model combines unmatched styling and features with classic Kodiak value, reliability and durability.

Additional Features:

  • Factory-Installed Winch Comes Standard
    -Heavy Duty Wheel and Tire Package

Color: Steel Blue
Price: $7,899

Yamaha Kodiak 450 Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain:
Engine: 421 cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
Bore x Stroke: 84.5 mm x 75.0 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery: Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 34 mm
Transmission: Ultramatic V-belt with all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P
Final Drive: On-Command selectable 2WD or 4WD; shaft
Chassis:
Suspension, Front/ Travel: Independent double wishbone/ 6.7 in
Suspension, Rear/ Travel: Independent double wishbone/ 7.4 in
Brakes, Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes, Rear: Multi-disk wet brake
Tires, Front: AT25 x 8-12
Tires, Rear: AT25 x 10-12
Dimensions & Capacities:
L x W x H: 80.1 in x 46.5 in x 45.7 in
Seat Height: 33.7 in
Wheelbase: 48.8 in
Turning Radius: 126.0 in
Maximum Ground Clearance: 9.6 in
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal
Wet Weight: 637 lb
Rack Capacity, Front/Rear: 88 lb /176 lb
Towing Capacity: 1,322 lb
Details:
Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty) - 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty

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Allyn Hinton
Allyn Hinton
Writer and Associate Motorcycle Editor - allyn@topspeed.com
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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