Generous Ground Clearance
Kodiak 450 EPS offers 9.6 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates to deliver maximum underbelly protection for a wide variety of terrain.
Class-Leading Power Steering
Yamaha's Electric Power Steering provides the industry's best balance of steering assist and positive feedback by checking gear position, 4WD mode and speed to match terrain conditions in real time.
Yamaha built the new Kodiak 450 EPS with a compact body design that is significantly less bulky than competitive models, for precise handling and a confidence-
Smooth Fuel-Injected Engine
Kodiak 450 EPS features a torquey 421cc SOHC engine 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.
The Ultramatic transmission features a gated shifter, with park, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive, and reverse gear, and is specifically tuned to provide lowered cruising rpm for smooth, quiet operation. Even the position of the gated shifter was carefully considered, being moved forward to provide a roomier rider area.
Yamaha's Exclusive On-Command 4WD
The On-Command 4WD system on Kodiak 450 EPS 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, which is common in some competitive models.
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.
Heavy Duty Tyres
Beefy 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.
Ready to Tow and Haul
Rugged, large-diameter steel cargo racks with durable wrinkle paint finish can pack a total of 102KG combined. A heavy-duty ball mount comes standard and Kodiak 450 EPS can tow more than 600KG
To ensure that riders of all sizes can make the most of Kodiak 450 EPS, 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 Kodiak 450 EPS handlebar bend is shaped for riders of various heights, and little touches - like the new thumb throttle - improve comfort for any rider.
A compact all-LCD instrument cluster gives the rider a clear picture of speed, transmission status fuel level and more, in a modern and compact package.
Kodiak 450 EPS owners also get added visibility and extra illumination, courtesy of the additional halogen work light mounted on the handlebar, under a body-color-matched cowl.
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.
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