This Proven Offâ€‘Road ATV packs superior capability, comfort and confidence into the bestâ€‘performing midâ€‘size ATV you can buy.
With standard full-length skidplates, nearly 10 inches of ground clearance and independent double wishbone suspension with adjustable shocks, Kodiak 450 EPS is ready to tackle rough terrain without breaking a sweatâ€”and with the sort of rider comfort that makes long rides a blast, too.
Like all Yamaha ATVs and side-by-sides, Kodiak 450 EPS uses a range of features to improve durability and serviceability, from the tool-less air filter design and oil drain ports, to the high-mounted air intakes and marine-grade electrical connectors.
Generous Ground Clearance
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.
Smooth Fuel-Injected Engine
Kodiak 450 EPS features a torquey 421cc SOHC engine designed to provide a balance of responsive power and smooth character for long riding days with minimal fatigue. MikuniÂ® fuel injection means easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery in nearly any condition, while liquid-cooling and a high-volume fan system ensure reliable, consistent performance for years to come.
The Ultramatic transmission features a gated shifter, with park, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive, and reverse gear, and is specifically tuned to provide lowered cruising rpm for smooth, quiet operation.
Yamaha's Exclusive On-Command 4WD
The On-Command 4WD system on Kodiak 450 EPS lets you switch between 2WD and limited-slip 4WD with the simple push of a button.
Front Disc Brakes and Sealed Wet Rear Brake
Hydraulic front disc brakes serve up powerful and consistent feel and braking performance to add to rider confidence, while the sealed rear brake is protected from dirt, rocks and mud.
Ready to Tow and Haul
Rugged, large-diameter steel cargo racks with durable wrinkle paint finish can pack a total of 264 pounds combined. A heavy-duty ball mount comes standard and Kodiak 450 EPS can tow more than 1,322 pounds.
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.
Storage and Power
A standard 12V power port makes it easy to keep devices charged over the course of a long riding day. Under seat storage allows for securing added items during your ride.
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.
Ready to Personalize
With winch wiring pre-installed at the factory, and a range of Genuine Yamaha Accessories designed in concert with the machine, Kodiak 450 EPS is ready to be configured to suit nearly any job, from towing and field work to hunti