The Proven Off-Road Kodiak 450 EPS packs superior off-road capability, comfort and confidence into the best-performing mid-size ATV you can buy.Features may include:
Kodiak 450 EPS offers 9.6 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates to deliver maximum underbelly protection for a wide variety of terrain.Class-Leading Power Steering
Yamaha's Electric Power Steering provides the industry's best balance of steering assist and positive feedback by checking gear position, 4WD mode and speed to match terrain conditions in real time.Compact Chassis
Yamaha built the Kodiak 450 EPS with a compact body design that is significantly less bulky than competitive models, for precise handling and a confidence-inspiring ride in a variety of terrain conditions.
Kodiak 450 EPS offers a riding position with the same roomy feel as the larger Kodiak 700. With tall handlebars, a seat that is long and plush for improved rider comfort for extended work days, large textured floorboards, and an oversized thumb throttle, every aspect of the Kodiak 450 EPS was designed to bring class-leading levels of refinement to the middleweight 4x4 ATV segment.Rubber Engine Mounts
Kodiak 450 EPS features specifically developed rubber engine mounts that isolate vibrations from the engine bay and give the rider one of the smoothest rides ever offered in a utility ATV.Independent Front and Rear Suspension
The Kodiak 450 EPS features independent double wishbone suspension for an optimized vehicle stance, light steering feel, and improved feeling from the shocks across the entire range of travel. With 6.7 inches of front wheel travel and 7.4 inches at the rear, Kodiak 450 provides excellent rider comfort even in the roughest terrain.
Yamaha's Ultramatic system earns its place as the most reliable transmission in the market. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and a sprag clutch provides Yamaha's renowned all-wheel engine braking.High-Mounted Air Intakes
Kodiak 450 EPS features high-mounted air intakes to ensure that water and debris can't get into the drive system or engine air cleaner, with a reusable foam air filter for the engine side that is accessible without tools. These air channels provide plenty of cool, clean air for the engine and ensure that the V-belt remains cool in the toughest of working conditions.Marine-Grade Electrical System
Yamaha ATVs feature marine-grade waterproof connectors for maximum weather-proofing, maximizing durability and improving serviceability, too.