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2021 Yamaha Grizzly EPS

Delivering the ideal balance of big bore power and performance

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Designed for the trail rider looking for excitement on every ride, the Yamaha Grizzly EPS delivers the ideal balance of big bore power and performance. It features a potent 700-class, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine with optimized torque, power delivery, and engine character for aggressive recreational riding.

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Yamaha Grizzly EPS Top Features

Feature Benefits

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Big Bore Engine Designed For Trail Riding

The Grizzly® EPS brings Yamaha’s renowned riding excitement without losing an ounce of comfort, thanks to its potent 700-class engine designed for smooth running and enhanced midrange power.

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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 the Ultramatic® proves itself time and time again to be the most durable ATV transmission on the market.

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Trail-Ready Chassis

With plenty of ground clearance and adjustable suspension, the Grizzly EPS tackles rough terrain with ease. The long-travel shocks, wide-arc A-arms and full-body skid plates ensure the Grizzly EPS is ready to keep going when you are.

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Yamaha’s Exclusive On-Command® 4WD

Unlike so many computer-controlled 4WD systems on the market, the Yamaha On-Command® system keeps the rider in charge. With selectable 2WD, 4WD limited-slip, and 4WD with diff lock modes, the Grizzly EPS delivers power predictably and consistently.

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Class-Leading Power Steering

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

Yamaha Grizzly EPS Capability

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High-Performance Ultramatic® Transmission

Grizzly EPS’ 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.

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Exciting Big Bore Engine

For the trail rider looking for excitement in every ride, the ideal engine should balance big bore power with a strong midrange that gives immediate response. The Grizzly EPS features a potent 700-class engine with optimized torque, power delivery, and engine character for recreational riding.

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Yamaha’s Exclusive On-Command® 4WD

The three-position On-Command® 4WD system lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and a fully locked differential 4WD, all with the simple push of a button. 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.

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High-Mounted Air Intake

Tackle mud and water thanks to the Grizzly EPS’ 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.

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Stainless Steel Exhaust

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

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High-Capacity Radiator

Slow-speed technical riding can place a lot of thermal demands on a liquid-cooled motor, so the Grizzly EPS 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.

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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.

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High-Performance Tires

Maximizing available traction, the Grizzly EPS features 26-inch, exclusively-designed Maxxis® tires that provide precise steering feel and feedback.

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Four-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Powerful and consistent braking comes standard on every Grizzly EPS thanks to four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes with unmatched braking feel.

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Generous Ground Clearance

To handle nearly any terrain with ease, the Grizzly EPS offers an impressive 11.3-inches (11.8 inches on the SE & XT) of maximum ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates for maximum underbelly protection.

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Adventure Pro-Ready

New for 2020, the Grizzly EPS comes pre-wired for Yamaha’s exclusive Adventure Pro® GPS system, unlocking the next level of trail-ready navigation. This state-of-the-art GPS unit combines a range of functions into a single, rugged 7-inch full-color display. Search, download, record and share trail routes. Challenge your friends to time trials on saved courses. With Yamaha’s uniquely integrated software, the Adventure Pro system displays advanced vehicle data with exceptional clarity.

Yamaha Grizzly EPS Comfort

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Independent Double Wishbone Front and Rear Suspension

Independent double wishbone suspension, with 7.6” of front wheel travel and 9.1” at the rear, provides excellent rider comfort even on the toughest trails, thanks to nitrogen-charged shocks with 5-way adjustable preload.

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Class-Leading Power Steering

Minimize fatigue and attack every corner with Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS), the industry’s best balance of electric steering assist and positive trail feedback.

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Underseat Fuel Tank

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

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Plush Saddle

With plenty of room for the rider to move during riding, a long, plush seat improves rider comfort for extended days exploring any trail.

Yamaha Grizzly EPS Confidence

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Aggressive and Durable Styling

Rugged composite front bumper resists scratching and won’t rust while injection-molded fenders and CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage.

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LED Headlights and Taillight

LED technology uses less power, creates brighter, sharper illumination, and offers lifetime durability. A handlebar-mounted halogen work light provides additional illumination that moves with rider input for excellent visibility.

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Ready for Accessories

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

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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). Three on-board storage compartments keep things secure.

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Work-Ready Tow Capacity

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

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Built Real World Tough™, Assembled in the USA

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

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10-Year-Belt Warranty

The Grizzly EPS 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 Grizzly EPS Models

Grizzly EPS

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Color: Armor Gray, Realtree Edge
Price: $10,199 - $10,499

Grizzly EPS SE

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Color: Copperhead Orange Metallic
Price: $10,799

Special Edition Features

Enhanced rugged terrain capability and confidence with 27-inch Maxxis ’Zilla tires, 14-inch aluminum wheels, and high quality painted bodywork.

Grizzly EPS XT-R

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Color: Covert Green
Price: $11,199

XT-R Edition Features
  • Factory-installed WARN® VRX 2500 winch, aluminum wheels and 27-inch Maxxis® ’Zilla tires in matched front and rear sizes
  • High-quality painted bodywork and unique XT-R graphics.
  • Thorough Instrument Package

The Grizzly EPS XT-R features an instrument cluster with large all-LCD readouts for visibility. When paired with Yamaha’s Adventure Pro GPS system, even more data is available for the rider, presented across crystal-clear full-color display.

Yamaha Grizzly EPS 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: On-Command 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft
Suspension, Front/ Travel: Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment/ 7.6 in
Suspension, Rear/ Travel: Independent double wishbone with anti-sway bar; 5-way preload adjustment/ 9.1 in
Brakes, Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes, Rear: Dual hydraulic disc
Tires, Front: AT26 x 8-12 Maxxis® MU05Y
Tires, Rear: AT26 x 10-12 Maxxis® MU06Y
Dimensions & Capacities:
L x W x H: 81.5 in x 48.4 in x 49.3 in
Seat Height: 36.1 in
Wheelbase: 49.2 in
Turning Radius: 146.0 in
Maximum Ground Clearance: 11.3 in
Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gal
Wet Weight: 701 lb
Rack Capacity: 110 lb (front) / 198 lb (rear)
Towing Capacity: 1322 lb
Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty), 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty

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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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