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Yamaha's Grizzly 450 EPS

Living the Country Life recently had the opportunity to ride Yamaha's 2011 Grizzly 450 Automatic 4x4 EPS in the Washington's Capitol State Forest.
  • Big features

    The Grizzly 450 Automatic 4x4 EPS offers many of the same features as its bigger brothers, and features a 421cc liquid-cooled SOHC four-stroke engine.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Electric Power Steering

    An Electric Power Steering (EPS) system lightens steering for superior comfort and terrainability.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Lighter that ever before

    The 450 is almost 10 pounds lighter than previous Grizzly 450 models, even with the addition of Electric Power Steering, providing awesome power-to-weight ratio.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Ultramatic transmission

    The Grizzly 450 offers an industry-exclusive, fully automatic Ultramatic transmission. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and sprag clutch for all-wheel downhill engine braking in 4WD mode.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Cast aluminum wheels

    The Steel Blue model includes cast aluminum wheels.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Four-wheel drive

    A three-position On-Command In/Out 4WD feature lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and a fully locked differential 4WD -- all with the simple push of a button. An override button allows engine to make maximum RPM in full Differential Lock mode.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Independent suspension

    A fully independent long-travel four-wheel suspension features double-wishbone suspension front and rear.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Undercarriage protection

    Ground clearance of 10.8 inches and a high-impact plastic skidplate provide terrainability and undercarriage protection.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Digital instrument panel

    A digital instrument panel boasts a multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position and clock.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Wet brake system

    The rear wet brake is a multi-disc system running in hydraulic fluid inside a sealed unit. This keeps out the elements (such as mud and water) while providing powerful, consistent stopping power and greatly reduced maintenance.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Warn accessories

    Yamaha has partnered with Warn Industries to develop a line of exclusive accessories, including a 2,500-pound winch kit and an ATV plow kit.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
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