Yamaha 2022 Kodiak 450 Utility Quad Bike offers ATV packs a lot of power into a small package thanks to its Ultramatic® automatic transmission. The bike has on Command® 2WD/4WD and fuel injection.
Yamaha 2022 Kodiak 450 Utility Quad Bike – Features and Price
An all-new Yamaha 2022 Kodiak 450 Utility Quad Bike has a renowned combination of the industry’s most durable automatic transmission Ultramatic features the rider-centric control and traction of On-Command® selectable 4WD is featured on the Kodiak 450. As a result, you have the exceptional capability and the confidence to get you through the most challenging terrain and back, having full-length skidplates as standard with nearly 10-inch ground clearance and independent double wishbone suspension with adjustable shocks. The Yamaha Kodiak 450 is ready to tackle rough terrain without breaking a sweat and with rider comfort that makes long rides enjoyable.
The Kodiak 450, unlike many middleweight utility ATVs, isn’t just a smaller engine hidden beneath a full-size body. Yamaha designed the Kodiak 450 from the ground up to provide riders with a compact chassis for precise trail handling and maneuverability. The ergonomics of the Kodiak 450 were designed for maximum flexibility to ensure that riders of all sizes can make the most of it. Riders of different sizes have plenty of space to move around thanks to a long comfortable seat and wide floorboards. The handlebar bend is shaped to accommodate riders of various heights that improve comfort for all riders.
The Kodiak 450, like all Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, incorporates several features to improve durability and serviceability that include a tool-less air filter design and oil drain ports as well as high-mounted air intakes and marine-grade electrical connectors.
Yamaha 2022 Kodiak 450 Utility Quad Bike has 9.6 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates for maximum underbelly protection in various terrain. Yamaha designed the Kodiak 450 with a compact body design that is significantly less bulky than competitive models for precise handling and a confident ride in different terrain conditions. 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, and it was moved forward to provide a more spacious rider area. The Kodiak 450’s On-Command® 4WD system allows you to switch between 2WD and limited-slip 4WD with the push of a button. 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 new sealed rear brake is protected from rocks, dirt, and mud.
Rugged 25-inch tires with aggressive tread patterns provide a balance of precise steering and optimized comfort to maximize available traction. Rugged, large-diameter steel cargo racks with a durable wrinkle paint finish can carry up to 264 pounds and the Kodiak 450 can tow up to 1,322 pounds.
An all-new Yamaha 2022 Kodiak 450 Utility Quad Bike has the spacious riding position as the larger Kodiak 700. Every aspect of the Yamaha Kodiak 450 was designed to bring class-leading levels of refinement to the middleweight 4×4 ATV segment that includes tall handlebars, a long and plush seat for improved rider comfort, and large textured floorboards. The Kodiak 450 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 that provides light steering and improves shock feel across the entire range of travel. The Kodiak 450’s 6.7-inch front wheel travel and 7.4-inch rear wheel travel provide excellent rider comfort even in the roughest terrain. A modern and compact all-LCD instrument cluster gives the rider a clear display of speed, transmission status, fuel level, etc. A standard 12V power port makes it simple to keep devices charged during a long riding day. Under-seat storage allows you to secure extra items while riding.
The new Yamaha 2022 Kodiak 450 Utility Quad Bike has Ultramatic® transmission, earning its reputation as the most reliable transmission. An automatic centrifugal clutch keeps the belt tension constant for minor wear, and a sprang grip provides Yamaha’s renowned all-wheel engine braking. The Kodiak 450 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 tools.
Yamaha ATVs have marine-grade waterproof connectors for maximum weather resistance, durability and serviceability. The Kodiak 450 powertrain has been designed to make service and maintenance simple. 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 chassis under its 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 Kodiak 450 Yamaha 2022 is ready to be configured to suit nearly all jobs from towing and heavy field work to hunting and recreational riding, thanks to factory-installed winch wiring and a range of Yamaha Genuine Accessories designed in collaboration with the machine. The Kodiak 450 like other Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, is built in the United States to meet Yamaha’s exacting standards for durability and dependability.
The Kodiak 450 transmission has its cooling intake to keep temperatures stable,e an oversized belt to handle the torque of the enormous motor, and Yamaha’s unique sprag clutch to keep belt tension constant. The result is a drivetrain designed for years of trouble-free service that outperforms the competition and is supported by the industry’s only 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty.
Yamaha 2022 Kodiak 450 Utility Quad Bike – Price
The new Yamaha 2022 Kodiak 450 Utility Quad Bike is available at $6,699 in Fall Beige with Realtree Edge, Tactical Green, and Steel Blue color options.
Yamaha 2022 Kodiak 450 Utility Quad Bike – Technical Specifications
|Type||421cc, liquid-cooled, 2-valve, SOHC, 4-stroke|
|Bore x Stroke||84.5mm x 75mm|
|Fuel Delivery||Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 34 mm|
|Transmission||All-new Ultramatic V-belt having all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P|
|Final Drive||On-Command selectable 2 WD or 4 WD; shaft|
|Front Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 6.7-inch travel|
|Rear Suspension||Independent double-wishbone; 7.4-inch travel|
|Front Brakes||Dual hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brakes||Multi-disk wet brake|
|Front Tires||AT25 x 8-12|
|Rear Tires||AT25 x 10-12|
|L x W x H||80.1-inch x 46.5-inch x 45.7-inch|
|Maximum Ground Clearance||9.6-inch|
|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|