All-New 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450

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Are you an ATV/SxS hunter or just plain tired of having to pack out every animal after a hunt? Well Yamaha’s newest Kodiak 450 may just be the right solution for you.

Built right here in the U.S. in Newnan, Georgia, the 450 is the little brother to the best-selling Kodiak 700. But make no mistake, smaller does not imply capability. The 421cc fuel-injected engine and all-new chassis gives you all the power needed for a mid-size ATV, with plenty of extra riding room for larger riders.

It’s meant to “bridge the gap between the entry-level customer desiring comfort and confidence, and the experienced rider seeking precise handling and class-leading off-road versatility.”

List of key features for the newest member include:

  • Ultramatic automatic transmission

    Featuring high, low, reverse and neutral as natural-feeling engine braking

  • Easy integration with genuine Yamaha accessories

    including a new highly-integrated winch and mounting plate kit, custom fenders, gun boot mounts, rack extensions, cooler carriers and more

  • On-Command┬« 2WD/4WD system,

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

  • Adjustable dual A-arm suspension

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

The new 450 EPS will come in 3 different colors, Armor Grey, Fall Beige with Realtree Camo, and Hunter Green, while the non-EPS will come in Red and start at only $5,999.

Don’t forget, if you choose to ride, RMEF and Yamaha Encourage you to Ride Right.