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.

  • 2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine
  • Transmission:
    fully automatic Ultramatic transmission
  • Displacement:
    686 L


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  • Raptor-based four-valve combustion chamber design produces

a potent combination of low-rev torque, instant throttle response
and high horsepower.

  • Compact engine design features a 35-degree cylinder angle

for ground clearance and lower seat height for quick steering
and maneuverability.

  • Gear-driven crankshaft balancer shaft and rubber-damper engine

mounts reduce vibration.

  • Ceramic-composite cylinder liners provide outstanding durability

and heat dissipation; forged piston is light and strong and rides a
carburized, chrome-moly connecting rod.

  • Two-lobe overhead cam and a pair of needle-roller rocker

arms reduce friction by 50 percent for increased fuel efficiency
and torque.

  • Mikuni fuel injection with 44mm bore and throttle position

sensor means easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery in
nearly any condition.

  • Pushbutton electric start with seven-disc torque-limiting damper

assembly to protect the starter motor.

  • Straight driveshaft layout eliminates U-joints for reduced friction,

noise, vibration, and maintenance.

  • Stainless steel exhaust system features aluminum heat shields

and a screen-type spark arrestor for great power with minimum
noise output.

  • High-capacity aluminum radiator with fan-assist delivers

maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame
for optimal protection.

  • Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces engine maintenance and

helps extend engine life.

  • Five-position shift lever with H, L, N, R and P gates provides

positive Ultramatic transmission operation.

  • Override button allows engine to make maximum rpm in full Diff.

Lock mode.

  • Sealed drive case keeps out water and debris to help

increase durability.

Chassis and Suspension

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  • WideArc front suspension A-arms provide outstanding

ground clearance.

  • Five-way preload-adjustable shocks provide a comfortable ride,

whatever the load or trail conditions.

  • Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes serve up consistent,

long-lasting braking power under all sorts of nasty conditions.

  • Electric power steering varies assist according to speed and

torque for increased comfort and incredible maneuverability—
even in 4WD.

  • 5.3-gallon fuel tank is located under the seat for excellent mass

centralization and handling; there’s a 4.8-liter water-resistant
storage compartment under there, too.

  • 11.8 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite

skidplate deliver maximum underbelly protection while
enhancing terrainability.

  • 25x8-12 front and 25x10-12 rear Maxxis® tires provide responsive

steering and handling along with excellent comfort.

  • Rugged injection-molded front bumper and CV joint guards

protect against rock and debris damage.


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Engine Type 686cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled single;
SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 84.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI); 44mm
Ignition 32-bit ECU
Starting System Electric
Transmission Yamaha Ultramatic V-belt with
all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P
Drive Train Yamaha On-Command pushbutton;
3-way locking differential; 2WD,
4WD, locked 4WD; shaft drive
Suspension/Front Independent double wishbone;
5-way preload adjustment, 7.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear Independent double wishbone;
5-way preload adjustment, 9.5-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes/Rear Dual hydraulic disc
Tire/Front AT25 x 8-12
Tire/Rear AT25 x 10-12
L x W x H 81.3 x 46.5 x 48.8 in
Seat Height 35.6 in
Wheelbase 49.2 in
Turning Radius 126 in
Ground Clearance 11.8 in
Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal
Wet Weight 648 lb
Rack Capacity 99 lb Fr./187 lb Rr.
Towing Capacity 1322 lb
Instrumentation Digital LCD multifunction display:
speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter,
hour meter, clock, fuel gauge, gear
position, EPS and EFI function
Lighting Dual 35W halogen multireflector
headlights & 21W/5W brakelight
Color Steel Blue; Hunter Green;
Realtree AP Camouflage
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