The 2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS Special Edition is the epitome of what a special edition ATV should be. Packed with plenty of features that bear credence to its ’Grizzly’ name, this special edition ATV is the personification of ’real world tough.’

In terms of design, the ATV retains the same imposing profile of the standard model with some unique bodywork thrown in, including the metallic sandstone paint finish, corresponding special graphics, and the cast aluminum wheels. On top of that, it also has dual 35-watt multireflector halogen bulb headlights with high/low beams that light up the night; rugged steel cargo racks that can pack a combined total of 286 pounds; and an LCD instrument display that contains all the important information a rider needs, including fuel injection, electronic power steering information, bar-type fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, clock, and a Diff. Lock indicator.

Inside the Grizzly 700’s fully independent long-travel four-wheel suspension lies one of the most powerful engines Yamaha has given an ATV: a 686cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that comes with a fuel injection system that provides instantaneous cold starts and optimal performance in nearly every condition. In addition, it has a fully automatic Ultramatic transmission, the most advanced drive system in ATVs, as well as an Electric Power Steering system to lighten steering for superior comfort and terrain-ability.

The Grizzly 700 features a double-wishbone suspension on the front and rear with five-way preload-adjustable shocks, offering maximum control and comfort over rough terrain. The whole handlind set-up is finished by a set of responsive 25" Maxxis tires with four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes that serve up consistent, long-lasting braking power under all sorts of nasty conditions.

Find out more about the Yamaha Grizzly 700 Special Edition after the jump

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


2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS Special Edition Exterior
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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 protects 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

2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS Special Edition High Resolution Exterior
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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 terrain-ability.

  • 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.


2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS Special Edition High Resolution Exterior
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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; aluminum wheels
Tire/Rear AT25 x 10-12; aluminum wheels
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 Special Edition Metallic Sandstone
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