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Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV Review Specs Price

An all-new Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV combines superior capability, extreme comfort, and confidence to create the best performing mid-size ATV.

Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV – Features and Price

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The new Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV offers combines the industry’s most durable automatic transmission Ultramatic having the rider-centric control and traction of On-Command® selectable 4WD. As a result, you have the exceptional capability and the confidence to get you through the most challenging terrain and back. The Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 is ready to tackle rough terrain without breaking a sweat, thanks to standard full-length skidplates, nearly 10-inch ground clearance, and independent double wishbone suspension, including adjustable shocks.

Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV

The Kodiak 450 EPS Unlike many middleweight utility ATVs, it is more than just a smaller engine hidden beneath a full-size body. Yamaha designed the Kodiak 450 EPS from the ground up to provide riders with a compact chassis for precise handling and trail maneuvering. The ergonomics were designed for peak flexibility to ensure riders of all sizes can get the most out of the Kodiak 450 EPS. Thanks to an extremely long, comfortable seat and wide floorboards, riders of all sizes have plenty of room to move. To improve comfort for all riders, the handlebar bend is shaped for riders of various heights. The Kodiak 450 EPS, like all Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, incorporates several features to improve durability and serviceability, including a tool-less air filter design and oil drain ports and high-mounted air intakes and marine-grade electrical connectors.


The new Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV has 9.6 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates for peak underbelly protection in various terrain. Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS) offers the best balance of steering assist and positive feedback in the industry, adjusting in real-time to match terrain conditions. Yamaha designed the Kodiak 450 EPS with a compact body design meaningfully less bulky than competitive models for accurate handling and a confident ride in various terrain conditions.

Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV

The powerful 421cc SOHC engine provides a balance of responsive power and smooth character for long rides with minimal fatigue. Mikuni® fuel injection ensures easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery in nearly any condition, while liquid-cooling and a high-volume fan system ensure years of dependable performance. The Ultramatic transmission has been specially tuned to provide lower cruising rpm for smooth, quiet operation, and it includes a gated shifter with park, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive, and reverse gear. The position of the gated shifter was also carefully considered as it was moved forward to provide a more spacious rider area.

The Kodiak 450 EPS’ On-Command® 4WD system allows you to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD, and entirely locked differential 4WD with the push of a button and an override button for the engine to reach the highest rpm in full differential lock mode. This driver-controlled system eliminates stuttering or slipping while waiting for computer-controlled strategies to engage, which is a common flaw in some competitor models. The hydraulic front disc brakes provide a robust and consistent feel and performance that increase rider confidence, while the brand new sealed rear brake is protected from rocks, dirt and mud.

The Kodiak 450 EPS model includes premium aluminum wheels wrapped in tough 25-inch tires with an aggressive tread pattern that balances precise steering and optimized comfort to make the most of available traction. Rugged large-diameter steel cargo racks with a long-lasting wrinkle paint finish can carry 264 pounds. The Kodiak 450 EPS comes standard with a heavy-duty 2-inch receiver and can tow up to 1,322 pounds.

Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV


Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV has the same spacious riding position as the larger Kodiak 700. Every aspect of the Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 was designed to bring class-leading levels of refinement to the middleweight 4×4 ATV segment, including tall handlebars, a long and plush seat for improved rider comfort, and large textured floorboards. The Kodiak 450 EPS has specially developed rubber engine mounts that isolate vibrations from the engine bay and provide riders with one of the smoothest rides available in a utility ATV.

The independent double-wishbone suspension optimizes the vehicle stance, provides light steering, and improves shock feel across the whole range of travel with 6.7-inch of front wheel travel and 7.4 inches at the rear. The Kodiak 450 EPS offers excellent rider comfort even in the roughest terrain. Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering significantly reduces fatigue by providing predictable steering assistance that adapts to changing riding conditions, resulting in a unique sense of control. The additional halogen work light fixed on the handlebar provides extra visibility and illumination for Kodiak 450 EPS owners.

A modern and compact all-LCD instrument cluster provides the rider with a clear display of speed, transmission status, fuel level and more. A standard 12V power port makes it simple to keep devices charged during a long riding day and under-seat storage allows you to secure extra items while riding.

Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV


The Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV offers transmission earning its reputation as the most reliable transmission. An automatic centrifugal clutch keeps the belt tension constant for minor wear, and a spray clutch provides Yamaha’s renowned all-wheel engine braking. The Kodiak 450 EPS has high-mounted air intakes to keep water and debris from the drive system and engine air cleaner. These air channels supply plenty of cool, clean air to the engine and keep the V-belt cool even in the harshest working conditions. This bike is suitable for added convenience; a reusable foam air filter is available without using tools. Yamaha ATVs have marine-grade waterproof connectors for maximum weather resistance, durability and serviceability.

The Kodiak 450 EPS powertrain has been designed to simplify service and maintenance. The airbox allows for tool-free access to the air filter element. The engine and differential have convenient oil drain holes, and the vehicle electronics are high on the new chassis under the front center panel for easy access. Styling cues are taken directly from Yamaha’s industry-leading lineup of big-bore ATVs such as the uniquely textured, injection-molded fenders that protect against rock and debris damage while looking good season after season.

The quad bike has wiring pre-installed at the factory and a selection of Yamaha Genuine Accessories designed specifically for the machine. The Kodiak 450 EPS is ready to be configured to suit nearly any job, from towing and fieldwork to hunting and recreational riding. The Kodiak 450 EPS, like other Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, is built in the United States to meet Yamaha’s exacting standards for reliability and dependability.

Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV

The Kodiak 450 EPS transmission has its cooling intake to keep temperatures stable, a king-size belt to handle the torque output of the large motor, and Yamaha’s distinctive sprag clutch to maintain belt tension constant. The result is a drivetrain designed for years of trouble-free service that outperforms the competition and is backed by the 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty.

Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV – Price

The new Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility Quad Bike is available at $7,799 in Fall Beige with Realtree Edge and Tactical Green color options.

Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV – Technical Specifications

Kodiak 450 EPS Yamaha 2022 Utility ATV


Type 421cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
Bore x Stroke 84.5mm x 75.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 34mm
Transmission Ultramatic V-belt with all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P
Final Drive On-Command 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft


Suspension / Front Independent double-wishbone; 6.7-in travel
Suspension / Rear Independent double-wishbone; 7.4-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear Multi-disk wet brake
Tires / Front AT25 x 8-12
Tires / Rear AT25 x 10-12


L x W x H 80.1 in x 46.5 in x 45.7 in
Seat Height 33.7 in
Wheelbase 48.8 in
Turning Radius 126.0 in
Maximum Ground Clearance 9.6 in
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Wet Weight 650 lb
Rack Capacity 88 lb front / 176 lb rear
Towing Capacity 1,322 lb


Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty) – 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty

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