Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV Review Price Specs

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV

An all-new Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV offers a Special Edition model that combines unmatched styling and features with classical Kodiak value, reliability, and durability.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV – Features and Price

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV

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Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV offers Yamaha’s renowned combination of Ultramatic®, the industry’s most durable automatic transmission, with On-Command® selectable 4WD for rider-centric control and traction. As a result, you’ll have exceptional competence and the confidence to get you through the most challenging terrain and back. The Kodiak 450 EPS SE is equipped with full-length skid plates nearly 10-inch of ground clearance, and an independent double-wishbone suspension, including adjustable shocks making it ready to tackle rough terrain without breaking a sweat and with the kind of rider comfort that makes long rides a blast as well.

The bike has a factory-installed WARN® VRX 25 inch. The Kodiak 450 EPS SE further boosts complex terrain capability and confidence, enhancing rider confidence in the most challenging situations. The Kodiak 450 EPS SE, unlike many middleweight utility ATVs, isn’t merely a smaller engine hidden beneath a full-size body. The Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE was designed from the ground up to provide riders with a small chassis for accurate trail handling and maneuverability.

The ergonomics of the Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE have been intended to let riders of all sizes get the most out of it. Thanks to a long, comfy seat and broad floorboards, riders of all sizes have plenty of room. The handlebar bend is engineered to accommodate riders of varying heights, enhancing rider comfort. The bike has a tool-less air filter design and oil drain ports to the high-mounted air intakes and marine-grade electrical connectors. The Kodiak 450 EPS SE uses various features to promote durability and serviceability, just like all Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV


Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV has 9.6 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates for optimal underbelly protection in a range of conditions. Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS) system adjusts in real-time to fit terrain conditions that provide the most delicate steering aid and positive feedback in the industry. Yamaha designed the Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE with a compact body design that is much less bulky than rival models for precision handling and confidence-inspiring riding in various terrain conditions.

The 421cc SOHC engine gives quick power and smooth character for extended rides with little fatigue. The bike has an easy cold start, and perfect fuel delivery in practically any circumstance is made possible with the new Mikuni® fuel injection. At the same time, liquid cooling and a high-volume fan system assure reliable, consistent performance for years to come. The Ultramatic® transmission has a gated shifter with park, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive, and reverse gear and is specifically tuned to produce lower cruising rpm for smooth operation. The position of the gated shifter was also carefully evaluated and pushed forward to allow more space for the rider.

The Kodiak 450 EPS SE’s On-Command® 4WD technology, you can easily switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and completely locked differential 4WD with the push of a button and an override button allows the engine to reach greater rpm in full differential lock mode. This driver-controlled technology reduces sliding or reluctance while waiting for computer-controlled systems to engage which is a common flaw in competing versions. The new sealed rear brake is protected from dirt, pebbles and mud, while the hydraulic front disc brakes provide a robust and reliable feel and braking performance.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV

The Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE adds style and trail-proven toughness to the rolling stock. Rugged 25-inch tires, including an aggressive tread pattern, offer a blend of precision steering and optimal comfort to maximize traction, while solid yet light aluminum wheels will last for years. Steel cargo racks with big diameters and a durable wrinkle paint finish can carry 264 pounds. The Kodiak 450 EPS SE comes with a heavy-duty 2-inch receiver that can tow up to 1,322 pounds.


Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV has the same spacious riding position as the larger Kodiak 700. Every component of the Kodiak 450 EPS SE was designed to offer class-leading levels of refinement to the middleweight 4×4 ATV market, including tall handlebars, a long and plush seat for better rider comfort, and big textured floorboards. The Kodiak 450 EPS SE has specially engineered rubber engine mounts that isolate engine bay vibrations and provide one of the smoothest rides in a utility ATV.

Across the entire range of travel, the independent double-wishbone suspension provides an optimum vehicle stance, light steering, and a better shock feel. The Kodiak 450 EPS SE offers outstanding rider comfort even in the roughest terrain with 6.7-inch front wheel travel and 7.4-inch at the rear. With expected steering assistance that adapts to changing riding conditions for an unparalleled feeling of control, Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering significantly decreases fatigue. The additional halogen work light fitted on the handlebar enhances visibility and lighting for Kodiak 450 EPS SE owners.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV

A sleek and compact all-LCD instrument cluster provides the rider with a clear indication of speed, gearbox condition, fuel level, etc. Over a long riding day, a conventional 12V power connector makes it simple to keep gadgets charged. During your voyage, you can store additional goods in the under-seat storage compartment.


Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV offers Ultramatic® transmission, earning its reputation as the most dependable on the market. A sprag clutch delivers Yamaha’s famed all-wheel engine braking while an automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for minor wear. Water and debris cannot enter the drive system or engine air cleaner because the Kodiak 450 EPS SE has high-mounted air intakes. These air passages supply lots of fresh, clean air to the engine and keep the V-belt cool even under extreme situations. The bike has increased convenience; a reusable foam air filter can be accessed without using the equipment.

Yamaha ATVs come with marine-grade watertight connectors for increased weather resistance, durability, and serviceability. The powertrain on the Kodiak 450 EPS SE is designed to make repair and maintenance as simple as possible. The air filter element in the airbox may be accessed without tools, the engine and differential have oil drain holes, and the car electronics are situated high on the chassis under the front center panel for simple access.

Yamaha’s industry-leading range of big-bore ATVs inspired the styling, including the uniquely textured, injection-molded fenders that protect against rock and debris damage while looking good season after season. Yamaha Genuine Accessories were created in collaboration with the Kodiak 450 EPS SE to provide a wide range of performance, convenience, protection, and styling enhancements with factory-level fitment and functionality. The Kodiak 450 EPS, like other Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, is built in the United States to Yamaha’s stringent standards for durability and reliability.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS Bike has a factory-installed WARN® VRX 25 inch. The Kodiak 450 EPS SE further boosts complex terrain capability and confidence to enhance riders’ confidence in the most challenging situations. To keep proper temperatures, the Kodiak 450 EPS SE transmission has its cooling intake, a more extensive belt to manage the torque of the massive motor, and Yamaha’s innovative sprag clutch to keep belt tension constant. The drivetrain is designed to provide years of trouble-free service and is guaranteed by the industry’s first 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV – Price

An all-new Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Quad Bike is available at $7,899 in the Steel Blue color option.

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV – Technical Specifications


Engine Type 421cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, 2-valve
Bore x Stroke 84.5mm x 75mm
Compression Ratios 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 34mm
Transmission Ultramatic V-belt including all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P
Final Drive On-Command Three-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD, shaft

Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE 2022 Utility ATV Specs


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 80.4 inches x 46.5 inches x 47 inches
Seat Height 33.7 inches
Wheelbase 48.8 inches
Turning Radius 126 inches
Ground Clearance 9.6 inches
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gallons
Wet Weight 680lb
Rack Capacity 88lb front / 176lb rear
Towing Capacity 1,322 lb


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