The new 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV is a robust and dependable quad bike that devours jobs quickly and confidently, making even the most difficult tasks seem easy. Its full review with price and specification is written below.
2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV – Features and Price
The new 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV concentrates on middle power with gearing optimized for low rpm cruising and smooth-running motor mounts, all due to its 700-class engine, which delivers considerable bore power without sacrificing comfort. For control and confidence, Yamaha’s class-leading gearbox blends quick reaction with sophisticated features like natural, all-wheel engine braking. The Ultramatic®, of course, has proved to be the most robust ATV transmission on the market.
The new 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV handles rugged terrain easily thanks to its high ground clearance and adjustable suspension. The Kodiak 700 EPS is equipped with wide-arc A-arms and full-body skid plates to tackle whatever the farm or trail may throw at it. The Kodiak 700 EPS blends large-bore performance with a more compact body shape typically seen in mid-sized ATVs to improve the overall feel and handling and enhance rider confidence.
Heavy-duty steel cargo racks can carry 308 pounds, and a 2-inch receiver is included to pull up to 1300 pounds. With the Kodiak 700 EPS’ best-in-class speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering, you get less fatigue, better control, and a better trail feel (EPS).
The Ultramatic® gearbox on the 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV has a gated shifter, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive with reverse gear, and the most advanced—and durable—CVT drive system available. A sprag clutch offers natural all-wheel engine braking, while an automated centrifugal clutch maintains consistent belt tension for decreased belt wear.
The Kodiak 700 EPS engine combines considerable barrel power with a powerful midrange, providing practical, enjoyable, and helpful management. The 686cc engine of the Kodiak 700 EPS offers optimum torque, power delivery, and character on trails while remaining smooth and quiet while exploring or working on the job site.
The three-position On-Command® 4WD system allows you to choose between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD, and a fully locked differential 4WD with the press of a button. In full diff lock mode, an override button enables the engine to achieve maximum rpm, and a straight driveshaft arrangement removes U-joints for less friction, noise, vibration, and maintenance.
The high-mounted air intake configuration of the Kodiak 700 EPS allows you to tackle dirt and water. The design improves power and torque while allowing for more onboard storage and tool-free foam air filter maintenance. The Kodiak 700 EPS utilizes a stainless steel exhaust system and a screen-type spark arrestor for tremendous power with little noise production, ensuring years of trouble-free operation. Slow-speed technical riding puts a lot of thermal strain on a liquid-cooled motor, so the Kodiak 700 EPS has a large radiator that provides enough air flow for optimum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame for maximum protection. A high-mounted drive system air intake helps keep water and debris out of the drive case while lowering drive system temperatures.
The 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV has 25-inch Maxxis® tires that offer an accurate steering feel and input, maximizing available traction. Thanks to the new hydraulic front disc brakes and a sealed wet rear brake system, every Kodiak 700 EPS comes with solid and dependable stopping. The Kodiak 700 EPS has a remarkable 10.8-inch maximum ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates for optimum underbelly protection, allowing it to tackle virtually any terrain with ease.
Thanks to shocks with 5-way adjustable preload, the independent double-wishbone suspension with 7.1” front wheel travel and 9.1” rear wheel travel offer excellent rider comfort even on the most challenging terrain. With new Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS), the industry’s most refined mix of electric steering aid with excellent trail feedback, you can reduce fatigue and tackle every turn.
For good mass centralization and handling, a 4.76-gallon fuel tank is placed beneath the seat. The low seat enhances rider comfort and facilitates mounting and dismounting by providing plenty of space to move about while riding. Despite its full-size capability, the Kodiak 700 EPS has a more compact body design that feels and handles like a mid-sized ATV.
The front bumper is made of a rigid composite material that won’t scrape and won’t corrode. A handlebar-mounted halogen work light offers extra lighting that moves with rider input for increased versatility, while paired halogen headlights guarantee excellent visibility.
The Kodiak 700 EPS was designed to work in tandem with various attachments to provide a great fit and function for almost any kind of riding. You may also keep gadgets charged using a standard 12V power outlet. Steel cargo racks with wide diameters and a durable wrinkle paint finish can carry a total of 308 pounds (110 lbs. front, 198 lbs. rear). Additionally, an onboard storage box keeps items dry.
The Kodiak 700 EPS comes equipped with a heavy-duty 2-inch receiver that can pull more than 1300 pounds. The Kodiak 700 EPS, like other Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, is built in the United States to Yamaha’s high standards for durability and dependability.
To maintain appropriate temperatures, the Kodiak 700 EPS gearbox has its cooling inlet, a more oversized belt to withstand the torque of the enormous engine, and Yamaha’s innovative sprag clutch to keep belt tension constant. The final result is a powertrain designed to provide years of trouble-free service and is guaranteed by the industry’s first 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty.
2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV – Price
The new 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV is available for $9,099 with Tactical Green color option and $9,399 in Fall Beige with Realtree Edge color option.
2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV – Technical Specifications
|Engine Type||686cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke|
|Bore x Stroke||102mm x 84mm|
|Fuel Delivery||Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44mm|
|Transmission||Ultramatic V-belt having all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P|
|Final Drive||On-Command three-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft|
|Front Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.1 inches of travel|
|Rear Suspension||Independent double-wishbone with anti-sway bar; 5-way preload adjustment, 9.1 inches of travel|
|Front Brakes||Dual hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brakes||Multi-disk wet brake|
|Front Tires||AT25 x 8-12 Maxxis® MU19|
|Rear Tires||AT25 x 10-12 Maxxis® MU20|
|L x W x H||81.5 inches x 46.5 inches x 48.8 inches|
|Seat Height||33.9 inches|
|Turning Radius||126 inches|
|Maximum Ground Clearance||10.8 inches|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 gallons|
|Wet Weight||686 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|
In the end, team Bikes Catalog concludes by saying that the new 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV is an impressive quad bike. The ATV has got a powerful engine that is packed in an extremely compact and strong chassis. The seat is ultimately comfortable, and the handlebars offer maximum controls in the hand of riders. Those riders who always prefer ATVs to explore new terrains and take their luggage with them should consider the new 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS Utility ATV as their ride partner.