Yamaha Announces Hard Working 2016 Kodiak 700 ATVs
Yamaha introduces the all-new 2016 Kodiak 700 line with new engines, styling, and increased torque.
“The Kodiak 700s have the power and performance of a big bore ATV packed into a compact chassis, with a price range more closely compared to 450- or 550-cc. class machines,” says Mike Martinez with Yamaha. “These are a working man’s ATV with power, comfort, durability, and value.”
The Kodiak 700 features a new DOHC, 708-cc. engine with optimized engine character to deliver smooth power and strong torque. Along with the new engine, Yamaha incorporated the Mikuni fuel injection system with 44-mm bore and throttle position sensor that supports easy cold starts and improved fuel delivery in more conditions.
The new models use Yamaha’s Ultramatic fully automatic CVT transmission with high, low, reverse, and neutral. A gate-style shifting lever lets you easily select the drive setting, while a mechanical rider-engaged two-wheel drive/four-wheel drive system with handlebar-mounted setting selection lever lets you decide when to engage four-wheel traction.
Independent suspension provides 7.1 inches of travel in the front and 9.1 inches of travel in the back. Twenty-five inch wheels and Yamaha-exclusive Maxxis tires provide a high level of durability, traction, and comfort.
Hydraulic disc brakes up front and a new durable sealed wet brake in back provide strong and reliable stopping power. Nearly 11 inches of ground clearance, a 49.2-inch wheelbase, and front to back skid plates increase the overall off-road capability.
The 2016 Kodiaks also include more durable front and rear racks with increased capacity – 110 pounds in front and 198 pounds in back – as well as a redesigned center storage compartment with more space.
The 2016 Kodiak 700 line includes the Kodiak 700, Kodiak 700 electric power steering (EPS), and the special line edition. Starting prices range from $6,999 to $8,899. The Kodiak 700 and EPS models come in Yamaha blue, hunter green, red, and realtree xtra camo.
In addition to power steering, the EPS model features a handlebar-mounted halogen work light and a new digital LCD meter that displays key indicators.
The 2016 special edition comprises all of the features of the EPS model plus Yamaha’s On-Command four-wheel drive system. The On-Command system puts the rider in control of two-wheel, four-wheel, or four-wheel drive full differential lock with push-button control conveniently located on the handlebar.
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