2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV Review

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV Review
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The new 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV is another incredible quad bike by one of the Best Quad Bike Brand in the world i.e. Yamaha brand. It features the powerful and high performing engine. The chassis is compact and lightweight. This ATV is available in incredible Carbon Metallic or Tactical Black finish with the cast aluminum wheels. This quad bike incredible looks, awesome graphics and excellent design always demand another look. The use of quality components ensures the best performance and outstanding riding experience in all conditions. The review of new 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV with its pictures, price and specification are written below.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV – Specification and Price

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV

Engine Features

The all-new 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV features the strong DOHC 708cc engine containing 4-valve fuel-injected system. This engine is optimized for better torque and power delivery. The use of new Mikuni fuel injection means easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery in all conditions. The Ultramatic transmission features the gated shifter, dual-range drive, and the reverse gear. This transmission is considered as the most advanced drive system. It’s gear ratios and Kodiak-specific CVT settings are designed to lower engine RPM and to ensure smooth and easy-to-use power character. The new automatic centrifugal clutch maintains the constant belt torsion to reduce the belt wear and the sprag clutch provides all-wheel engine braking. The new three-position On-Command 4WD system allows the rider to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and the fully locked differential 4WD with just a simple push of a button. The override button lets the engine to make maximum RPM in full diff lock mode. Like the 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS, this new quad bike ensures the better response and performance in all conditions. The compression ratio of 10.1:1 and the four-valve head delivers an optimum torque for better response. The high-mounted air intake layout increases the torque and power while it offers additional room for center storage. It allows an easy access to the large air filter element without any use of a tool. The stainless steel exhaust system contains the new screen-type spark arrestor for massive power and low noise. The high-capacity radiator with fan-assist delivers an excellent air flow for better cooling efficient plus it is mounted high in the frame for optimal protection. The Ultramatic transmission offers five-position shift lever with the Low, High, Neutral, Reverse and Park gates for precise transmission operation. The new specially designed high-mounted drive system air intake not only reduces the drive system temperature but it keeps the debris and water away from drive case.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV

Chassis/ Suspension Features

The new 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV features the new EPS (Electric Power Steering), which offers the best balance of steering. It ensures the positive feedback from the trail offering the maximum comfort and confidence. The new 25-inch Maxxis tires offer the precise steering, optimize comfort and maximum available traction. The new independent double wishbone suspension with the front wheel of 7.1-inch while the rear of 9.1-inch. This suspension system provides an excellent rider comfort on roughest trails due to the use of nitrogen-charged shocks. The hydraulic front disc brakes provide the powerful braking performance for ultimate rider confidence, while the sealed rear brake is protected from dirt, mud, and rocks. The new 4.76-gallons fuel tank is positioned under the seat for better mass centralization and handling. The ground clearance of 10.8-inches and the use of full-length composite skid plate delivers the maximum underbelly protection. The graphics and overall design are kept same like 2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE. The durable wrinkled-finish carry bar resists from scratching while an injection-molded fender helps in the protection against rock and debris damage.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV

Other Features

The new 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV features the outstanding capabilities of On-Command 4WD system and an eye-catching painted bodywork, which is paired with the durable alloy wheels. The new heavy-duty two-inch receiver is centrally mounted and they come as standard. They have the ability to tow more than 1300 pounds. The large-diameter steel cargo racks have durable wrinkle paint and they can pack a total of 308 pounds i.e. 110 pounds at the front and 198 pounds at the rear. This Yamaha ATV features the long and plush seat, which improves the rider comfort for all day long work. This quad bike is assembled in Real World Tough in Newnan, GA, U.S.A.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV

Unique Key Features

  • Special Edition Package.
  • High-Tech Engine, Built for the Real World.
  • Ultramatic® Transmission.
  • Yamaha’s Exclusive On-Command® 4WD.
  • Compact, Comfortable Chassis.
  • Class-Leading Power Steering.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV – Price

The all-new 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV comes in two different colors i.e. Tactical Black and Silver Metallic with aluminum wheels. This quad bike is available from June 2017 with the price of $9,099 only.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV – Specs with Pics

Engine

Engine Type 708cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 103 mm x 85 mm
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44 mm
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission Ultramatic V-belt with an all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P
Final Drive On-Command 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV Specs

Chassis

Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.1 inches travel
Suspension / Rear Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 9.1 inches travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear Multi-disk wet brake
Tires / Front AT25 x 8-12 Maxxis® MU19
Tires / Rear AT25 x 8-12 Maxxis® MU19

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV Specs

Dimensions

L x W x H 81.5 inches x 46.5 inches x 48.8 inches
Seat Height 33.9 inches
Wheelbase 49.2 inches
Turning Radius 126 inches
Maximum Ground Clearance 10.8 inches
Fuel Capacity 4.76 gallons
Wet Weight 687 lb
Rack Capacity 110 lb front / 198 lb rear
Towing Capacity 1322 lb

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV Specs

Other

Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV

Conclusion

This article is about the review of new 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Utility ATV and it is covered under the best review site www.bikescatalog.com. This ATV comes with an outstanding engine providing the massive amount of torque and acceleration. The chassis is lightweight and strong containing an incredible graphics and design. The seat is carefully designed to offer comfortable ride all day long. The braking and suspension system ensures the best stopping and damping force.

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