2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 EPS
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2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 EPS Review
#1 for all the tough reasons…
The big bore category best seller boasts class-leading durability, off-road capability, and industry-first EPS.
From #1 in durability, to most off-road capable, to #1 in big bore ATV sales, the 2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI automatic 4×4 EPS truly is the king of the Real World Tough.
We matched up our most powerful fuel injected engine to our toughest, most advanced chassis for one of the best power to weight ratios on the market.
We took our most powerful fuel-injected engine and wrapped it in our toughest, most advanced chassis. The result? An ATV with one of the best power-to-weight ratios around.
Add in Yamaha’s industry-first electric power steering system, Ultramatic Transmission, On-Command System, a thick seat and long-travel four-wheel independent suspension and you can hear the competition trembling.
2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 EPS Highlights:
Raptor Based 686cc Fuel Injected Engine
Electric Power Steering
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Key selling points:
This most powerful Grizzly with its 686cc
liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine and light
weight has the best power-to-weight ratio of any
Yamaha utility ATV.
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 first: Electric Power Steering
system lightens steering for superior comfort
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
features double-wishbone suspension front and
rear with five-way preload-adjustable shocks for
maximum control and comfort over rough terrain.
Smoothest-running and -riding Grizzly ever.
Advanced digital instrument panel boasts a
multifunction LCD display with speedometer,
odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status,
transmission position, clock and fuel gauge.
2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 EPS 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 Compact engine design features a 35-degree cylinder angle
for ground clearance and lower seat height for quick steering
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 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 Electric power steering varies assist according to speed and
torque for increased comfort and incredible maneuverability-
even in 4WD.
o 5.3-gallon fuel tank is located under the seat for excellent mass
centralization and handling; there’s a 4.8-liter water-resistant
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 Center-mounted, heavy-duty trailer hitch comes standard and can
tow more than 1300 pounds.
o LCD instrument display contains fuel injection and electric power
steering information, 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 Dual 35-watt multireflector halogen bulb headlights with high/
low beams light up the night.
o Assembled in Newnan, GA, U.S.A.
Availa ble Acc essories:
Please refer to the 2011 Spring Big Book or go to
* 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 EPS – USA Specifications
US MSRP* $9,499 (Hunter Green) Available from June 2011
$9,749 (Steel Blue) Available from June 2011
$9,949 (Real Tree HD Camo) Available from June 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 w/aluminum wheels
Tires / Rear AT25 x 10-12 w/aluminum wheels
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, EPS 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 EPS – Canadian Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $10,999 CDN
Engine 4-stroke, SOHC, liquid cooled, 4-valve, single
Displacement 686 cc
Bore and Stroke 102 x 84 mm
Compression Ratio 9.2: 1
Carburetion Mikuni Electronic Fuel Injection w/44mm Big Bore throttle bodies and TPS
Ignition computerized DC-CDI
Starting electric w/auto-decompression
Lubrication wet sump
Oil Capacity 2.4L
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, direct shaft drive
Suspension (Front) independent, dual A-arm, with gull-wing lower A-arm, and adjustable shocks
Suspension (Rear) independent, reverse mounted dual A-arm with sway bar, adjustable shocks
Brakes (Front) Hydraulic Discs
Brakes (Rear) Hydraulic Discs
Tires (Front) Maxxis, AT25 x 8-12
Tires (Rear) Maxxis, AT25 x 10-12
Length 2065 mm (81.3″)
Width 1180 mm (46.5″)
Height 1240 mm (48.8″)
Wheelbase 1250 mm (49.2″)
Ground Clearance 300 mm (11.8″)
Seat Height 905 mm (35.6″)
Wet Weight 294 kg (648 lb) – ready to ride full of fuel and oil
Fuel Capacity 20 litres (5.3 U.S. gal)
Towing Capacity 600 kg (1,322 lb)
Colour(s) Dark Blue
Realtree® AP HD™ Camouflage
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.