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2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450
2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450

2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450
2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450

2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450
2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450

– 2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450

2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450

The 2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450 is Yamaha’s fully loaded mid-size ATV featuring On-Command 4WD with a front differential lock, the super smooth and reliable Ultramatic transmission, and the superior ride comfort of independent rear suspension (IRS).

Following closely in the Grizzly footsteps, you’ll find our Kodiak’s.

Built as every bit as tough as their big brothers, these affordable mid-sized ATVs are chock full of Yamaha exclusives and real-world tested features. Yamaha’s bullet-proof Ultramatic® transmission – featuring both high and low range – serves up 4-wheel engine braking so you can conquer any terrain. At the push of a button you can select between 2WD, 4WD and Diff Lock 4WD, using Yamaha’s exclusive On-Command system, yep it’s standard equipment. All Kodiak’s have a preload-adjustable, long-travel suspension, 10.8 inches of ground clearance and high-traction tires. It all adds up to one nimble ATV with a smooth ride.



Excellent power to weight ratio

Power is nothing if it comes with a bunch of additional weight. Considering the kodiak 450 is lighter than many of the competitors in this class and this bear’s power to weight ratio offers some hefty advantages over some of the bigger and bulkier ATVs. Less weight has an effect on everything from handling and acceleration to hill climbing and mud prowess.


Ultramatic transmission

Fully automatic transmission with engine brake and automotive style transmission lock parking mechanism.


On-Command 4WD

Push-button servo-controlled “On-Command” system allows you to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD – all with the simple push of a dash mounted button. Real 4-wheel drive when you need it. With Diff-lock engaged, there’s no need to wait for one wheel to spin. You have traction to all 4 wheels, immediately. This puts you in total control… you decide when you need 4 wheel drive… the machine doesn’t decide for you.


Mixxis tires

These Maxxis tires offer excellent traction over a wide variety of terrain, including mud, rock, sand, and hard packed trail, without compromising ride comfort.


Cooling system

High-capacity cooling system with high-mounted fan-cooled radiator for consistent engine performance, excellent durability and protection from sticks and rocks.



IRS independent rear suspension, sway bar controlled. Sway bar added for limited chassis roll and great terrainability.


Speed override

Differential lock speed override switch (forward only) allows owner to override the speed limiter for certain conditions.


Electric starter

Electric starting with recoil backup (electric starter will work in any gear).



Computer-designed steel tube frame and rubber-mounted engine for a rugged, durable design and reduced vibration.


Information centre

Digital information centre LCD display for speed, odometer and on-Command functions, as well as LED warning lamps.


DC terminal

12-volt D.C. terminal provides a convenient power source for such accessories as cellular phones, handheld lights or GPS.


Hitch receiver

2″ box style hitch receiver make towing simpler


Rear brake

Rear “wet” brake uses friction plates immersed in an oil bath and is sealed to keep out water and debris. This provides consistent braking performance, regardless of riding conditions.


Additional features

Internal engine counterbalancer minimizes engine vibration to rider.

Spin-on oil filter simplifies oil changes.

High-positioned carb air intake and clutch intake and exhaust vents prevent water from entering carb or V-belt cover.

4WD front differential lock. Positive mechanical lock-up for maximum traction in 4WD. New forward speed override switch.

Wide Grizzly type front fenders and new bumber design with excellent mud and splash protection.

Dual 30-watt sealed headlights with replaceable bulbs provides excellent lighting, prevents water penetration and simplifies maintenance and reduces cost.

25-inch Maxxis tires with all-new, more aggressive tire tread pattern for great traction and excellent durability.

Sealed marine-style electrical connectors prevents water from entering electrical components and wiring.



2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450 – USA Specifications

Model not available in the USA



2010 Yamaha Kodiak 450 – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $9,499 CDN

Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single
Displacement 421cc
Bore and Stroke 84.5 x 75mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Carburetion Mikuni BSR33
Ignition DC-CDI
Starting electric/recoil
Transmission Ultramatic (sealed variable v-belt), w/ L-H-N-R and Park, 4-wheel full-time engine breaking
Final Drive On-command push button 2WD / 4WD / 4WD diff. lock, shaft drive

Suspension (Front) independent double wishbone
Suspension (Rear) independent rear suspension with sway bar
Brakes (Front) dual 180mm, hydraulic discs
Brakes (Rear) Fully Sealed , Oil Bath, Multi Disc
Tires (Front) Maxxis AT25x8-12
Tires (Rear) Maxxis AT25x10-12

Length 1,991mm (78.4”)
Width 1,093mm (43.0”)
Height 1,120mm (44.1”)
Wheelbase 1,233mm (48.5”)
Ground Clearance 275mm (10.8”)
Seat Height 850mm (33.5”)
Dry Weight 268kg (591 lb)
Wet Weight 286 kg (631 lb) – ready to ride full of fuel and oil
Fuel Capacity 15 litres
Towing Capacity 500 kg (1,100 lb)
Colour(s) Dark Blue
Dark Green




ATV Safety Notes

– ATVs with engines 70 to 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 12 years and older and always with adult super vision. ATVs with engines 90cc or greater are recommended for use only by riders ages 16 years and older.

– Yamaha recommends that all ATV riders take an approved training course. For safety and training information, see your dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887.

– ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety, always avoid paved surfaces. Never ride on public roads. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing.

Never carry passengers. Never engage in stunt riding. Riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. Avoid excessive speed. And be particularly careful on difficult terrain. There are few joys in life equal to the free-spirited thrill and experience of ATV riding. And that’s why it’s important for all of us to do
our part as responsible riders. By following logical, common-sense rules, we can maintain season after season of unparalleled enjoyment of our sport.

– Please remember to “tread lightly.” Always ride in a responsible manner, respecting the environment as well as all state and local laws. The riders in this brochure are professionals; don’t attempt to emulate them. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner’s Manual and all labels before operation. All ATVs come with a six-month Limited Factory Warranty. See your dealer for details.