Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike Review Price Specs

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Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike

The new Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike combines outstanding performance, comfort, and confidence in the finest mid-size ATV available.

Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike – Features and Price

Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike

Top Features

The Kodiak 450® EPS combines Yamaha’s acclaimed mix of Ultramatic®, the industry’s most durable automatic gearbox, with On-Command® selectable 4WD for rider-centric control and traction. As a consequence, you’ll have exceptional skill and the confidence to get you through the most challenging terrain and back.

With full-length skidplates as standard, almost 10-inches of ground clearance, and independent double wishbone suspension having adjustable shocks, the Kodiak 450 EPS is ready to take on rugged terrain without breaking a sweat—and with rider comfort that makes long rides a joy, too

The Kodiak 450 EPS, unlike many other middleweight utility ATVs, isn’t simply a smaller engine hidden under a full-size body. The Kodiak 450 EPS was designed from the bottom up to provide riders with a small chassis that allows for accurate handling and agility on the trail.

The ergonomics of the Kodiak 450 EPS have been intended to allow riders of all sizes to get the most out of it. Thanks to a long, comfy seat and broad floorboards, riders of all sizes have plenty of space to move about. The handlebar bend of the Kodiak 450 EPS is designed for riders of different heights to enhance comfort.

Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike

From the new tool-less air filter design and oil drain ports to the high-attached air intakes and marine-grade electrical connections, the Kodiak 450 EPS utilizes a variety of features to enhance longevity and serviceability, much like other Yamaha ATVs and side-by-sides.

Capability

The Kodiak 450 EPS has 9.6 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates for optimum underbelly protection in various conditions.

Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering offers the most pleasing combination of steering help and positive feedback in the industry by monitoring gear position, 4WD mode, and speed in real-time to adapt to terrain conditions.

In a range of terrain situations, for accurate handling and a confidence-inspiring ride. The Kodiak 450 EPS was designed with a petite body that is considerably less cumbersome than competing versions.

The torquey 421cc SOHC engine on the Kodiak 450 EPS is intended to offer a mix of immediate power and smooth character for extended rides with minimum strain. Easy cold starts and faultless fuel delivery in almost any circumstance are made possible with Mikuni® fuel injection. At the same time, liquid cooling and a high-volume fan system guarantee dependable, consistent performance for years to come.

The Ultramatic® gearbox has a gated shifter, park, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive, and reverse gear and is designed to offer lower cruising rpm for smooth and quiet operation. The location of the gated shifter was also carefully studied, and it was relocated forward to give more space for the rider.

With the On-Command® 4WD system on the Kodiak 450 EPS, you can easily convert from 2WD to limited-slip 4WD with the press of a button. This driver-controlled technology avoids the stuttering or sliding that may occur while waiting for computer-controlled systems to activate, as seen in specific rival models.

 

The sealed rear brake is shielded from dirt, pebbles, and mud, while the hydraulic front disc brakes provide a reliable and robust feel and braking performance.

Rugged 25-inch tires with an aggressive tread pattern offer a mix of accurate steering and optimum comfort to maximize traction. Steel cargo racks with wide diameters and a Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bikedurable wrinkle paint finish can carry a total of 264 pounds. The Kodiak 450 EPS comes equipped with a heavy-duty ball mount and can tow up to 1,322 pounds.

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.

Comfort

The Kodiak 450 EPS has the same spacious riding posture as the bigger Kodiak 700. Every element of the Kodiak 450 EPS was intended to offer class-leading levels of refinement to the middleweight 4×4 ATV category, including tall handlebars, a long and plush seat for enhanced rider comfort for extended work days, big textured floorboards, and a more oversized thumb throttle.

The Kodiak 450 EPS has specially designed rubber engine mounts that isolate engine bay vibrations and provide one of the smoothest rides ever offered in a utility ATV.

The independent double-wishbone suspension on the Kodiak 450 EPS provides an optimized vehicle stance, light steering, and better shock feel throughout the full range of travel. Even in the most challenging terrain, the Kodiak 450 EPS offers excellent rider comfort with 6.7-inches of front wheel travel and 7.4-inch at the rear.

With predictable steering assistance that adjusts to changing riding circumstances for an incredible sense of control, Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering substantially decreases fatigue. The additional halogen work light placed on the handlebar beneath a body-color-matched cowl provides increased visibility and lighting for Kodiak 450 EPS users. In a contemporary and small design, a tiny all-LCD instrument cluster offers the rider a clear view of speed, gearbox condition, fuel level, and more.

Over a long riding day, a conventional 12V power connection makes it simple to keep electronics charged. During your trip, you may store different things in the under-seat storage compartment.

Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike

Confidence

Yamaha’s Ultramatic® gearbox earned its reputation as the most dependable on the market. A sprag clutch delivers Yamaha’s famous all-wheel engine braking, while an automated centrifugal clutch maintains consistent belt tension for decreased belt wear.

The Kodiak 450 EPS includes high-mounted air intakes to prevent water and debris from entering the drive system or engine air cleaner, as well as a reusable foam air filter for the engine side that is accessible without tools. These air passages provide lots of fresh, clean air to the engine and keep the V-belt cool even under the most extreme circumstances. Yamaha ATVs include marine-grade waterproof connections for optimum weather protection, as well as increased durability and serviceability.

The Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike powertrain is designed to be as easy to repair and maintain as feasible. The air filter element in the airbox can be accessed without tools, the engine and differential have oil drain holes, and the car electronics are placed high on the chassis beneath the front center panel, allowing simple access.

With design elements taken from Yamaha’s industry-leading line of big-bore ATVs, the fenders are uniquely textured and injection-molded to guard against rock and debris damage and keep looking good season after season.

The Kodiak 450 EPS is ready to be customized to fit almost any task, from towing and field work to hunting and leisure riding, with winch wire pre-installed at the factory and a selection of Genuine Yamaha Accessories, developed in conjunction with the machine. In Newnan, Georgia, USA, Real World ToughTM was assembled. Warranties on belts are available for ten years.

To maintain appropriate temperatures, the Kodiak 450 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.

New for 2021

The lightweight aluminum wheels of the Fall Beige with Realtree Edge Kodiak 450 EPS variant improve suspension performance by decreasing unsprung weight.

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.

Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike – Price

The new Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike is available at the price of $7,399 only.

Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike – Technical Specifications

Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike Specs

Engine

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

Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike Specs

Chassis

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

Dimensions

L x W x H 80.1-inch x 46.5-inch x 45.7-inch
Seat Height 33.7-inch
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gallons
Wheelbase 48.8-inch
Turning Radius 126 inches
Maximum Ground Clearance 9.6-inch
Wet Weight 650 lb
Rack Capacity 88 lb front / 176 lb rear
Towing Capacity 1322 lb

Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike Specs

Other

Warranty Six Months (Limited Factory Warranty) & Ten Years V-Belt Limited Warranty

Conclusion

The new Yamaha 2021 Kodiak 450 EPS Utility Quad Bike comes with a powerful 421cc engine that delivers instant throttle response and a high acceleration output. One will admire the highest level of rider’s movement over various terrains. The handlebar gives maximum control in the hands of the rider to ensure perfect stability on rough terrains. The suspension system works fine, and the braking system has no alternative in the world.