2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4
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2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 Review
The original and Still the beast…
Lightweight and proven durability combine to help this feature-laden ATV navigate the toughest terrain.
For its powerful, fuel injected big bore engine to Yamaha’s exclusive Ultramatic transmission and On Command 2WD / 4WD with diff lock, this one’s got so many top of the line features, it’s tough to beat.
2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 Highlights:
Key selling points:
This most powerful Grizzly ever: 686cc liquid-cooled,
four-stroke engine and light weight has the best
power-to-weight ratio of any Yamaha utility model.
Steel Blue model includes cast aluminum wheels.
Yamaha Fuel Injection means instantaneous
cold starts and optimal performance in nearly any
condition, from sea level to 15,000 feet.
Industry-exclusive, fully automatic Ultramatic®
transmission is the most advanced drive system in
ATVs. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains
constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and uses
a sprag clutch for all-wheel downhill engine braking
in 4WD mode.
Three-position On-Command® In/Out 4WD feature
lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and
fully locked differential 4WD-all with the simple
push of a button.
Fully independent long-travel four-wheel
suspension with WideArc™ A-arms up front and
five-way preload-adjustable shocks provides
maximum ground clearance for unparalleled
comfort over rough terrain.
Advanced digital instrument panel boasts a
multifunction LCD display with speedometer,
odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status,
transmission position, clock and fuel gauge.
The Grizzly 700 boasts the lightest weight in its class
at 648 pounds wet weight.
2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 Key Features:
New for 2012:
o New oil access cover allows easy access to check oil level.
o Fenders have a textured finish that resist scratching and scuffing.
o Gas charged rear shocks offer a quality damping feel and excellent
performance over a long period of time.
o Rugged Maxxis® tires get the Grizzly moving over the gnarliest
o Raptor®-based four-valve combustion chamber design produces
a potent combination of low-rev torque, instant throttle response
and high horsepower.
o Gear-driven crankshaft balancer shaft and rubber-damper engine
mounts reduce vibration.
o Ceramic-composite cylinder liners provide outstanding durability
and heat dissipation; forged piston is light and strong and rides a
carburized, chrome-moly connecting rod.
o Two-lobe overhead cam and a pair of needle-roller rocker
arms reduce friction by 50 percent for increased fuel efficiency
o Mikuni® fuel injection with 44mm bore and throttle position
sensor means easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery in
nearly any condition.
o Pushbutton electric start with seven-disc torque-limiting damper
assembly to protect the starter motor.
o Straight driveshaft layout to the front differential eliminates
U-joints for reduced friction, noise, vibration, and maintenance.
o Stainless steel exhaust system features aluminum heat shields
and a screen-type spark arrestor for great power with minimum
o High-capacity aluminum radiator with fan-assist delivers
maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame
for optimal protection.
o Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces engine maintenance and
helps extend engine life.
o Five-position shift lever with H, L, N, R and P gates provides
positive Ultramatic transmission operation.
o Override button allows engine to make maximum rpm in full Diff.
o Sealed drive case keeps out water and debris to help
o WideArc™ front suspension A-arms provide outstanding
o Five-way preload-adjustable shocks provide a comfortable ride,
whatever the load or trail conditions.
o Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes serve up consistent,
long-lasting braking power under all sorts of nasty conditions.
o 5.3-gallon fuel tank is located under the seat for excellent mass
centralization and handling; there’s a 4.8-liter waterproof storage
compartment under there, too.
o 11.8 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite
skidplate deliver maximum underbelly protection while
o 25×8-12 front and 25×10-12 rear Maxxis® tires provide responsive
steering and handling along with excellent comfort.
o Rugged injection-molded front bumper and CV joint guards
protect against rock and debris damage.
o LCD instrument display contains fuel injection, as well as
bar-type fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, clock
and Diff. Lock indicator.
o Rugged steel cargo racks with special, extra-durable wrinkle
paint finish can pack a total of 286 pounds combined (99 front,
o Center-mounted, heavy-duty trailer hitch comes standard and can
tow more than 1300 pounds.
o Large, specially designed seat is extra plush and widely
contoured for all-day rider comfort.
o Dual 35-watt multireflector halogen bulb headlights with high/
low beams light up the night.
o Assembled in Newnan, GA, U.S.A.
Please refer to the 2011 Spring Big Book
* Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all
fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel.
It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight
is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
ATVs with engine sizes over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders age
16 years and older.
2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 – USA Specifications
US MSRP* $8,899 (Hunter Green) Available from July, 2011
$9,149 (Steel Blue) Available from July, 2011
$9,349 (Realtree® AP™ Camouflage) Available from September, 2011
Type 686cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled single; SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 102.0mm x 84.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44mm
Ignition 32-Bit ECU
Starting System Electric
Transmission Yamaha Ultramatic® V-belt with all-wheel engine braking/H, L, N, R, P
Drive Train Yamaha On-Command® pushbutton; 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft drive
Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 9.5-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear Dual hydraulic disc
Tires / Front AT25 x 8-12
Tires / Rear AT25 x 10-12
L x W x H 81.3 x 46.5 x 48.8 in
Seat Height 35.6 in
Wheelbase 49.2 in
Turning Radius 126 in
Ground Clearance 11.8 in
Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal
Wet Weight 648 lb
Rack Capacity 99 lb Fr./187 lb Rr.
Towing Capacity 1322 lb
Instrumentation Digital LCD multifunction display: speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, clock, fuel gauge, gear position, and EFI function
Lighting Dual 35W Halogen multireflector headlights & 21W/5W brakelight
Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 – Canadian Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $NA CDN
Model not available in Canada
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less.