2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 EPS Special Edition
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2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 EPS Special Edition Review
Truly in a class by itself…
The Special Edition version of our famed 2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS includes all the features of the standard model, plus cast aluminum wheels and special color and graphics.
The Grizzly 700 SE comes with cast aluminum wheels, metallic sandstone painted body work and special graphics.
Everything the world’s #1 big bore Grizzly 700 FI EPS 4WD is…and more. Real world tough doesn’t get any more special than this.
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. The SE model gets the special treatment with cast aluminum wheels, and special colour and graphics!
2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4×4 EPS Special Edition Highlights:
Cast Aluminum Wheels
Electric Power Steering
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Key selling points:
The Grizzly 700 Special Edition comes with
cast aluminum wheels, painted body panels and
Most powerful Grizzly ever with its 686cc
liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine and light
weight has the best power-to-weight ratio of any
Yamaha utility ATV.
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 Special Edition 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 protects 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-resitant
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 electronic
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 Special Edition – USA Specifications
US MSRP* $10,099 (Metallic Sandstone) Available from August 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 Special Edition – Canadian Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $10,899 CDN
Engine 686cc, liquid cooled, SOHC, 4-valve, 4-stroke, single
Bore and Stroke 102mm x 84 mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni 41mm throttle body FI
Starting Electric with auto decompression
Lubrication Wet sump
Transmission Ultramatic (sealed CVT), w/L-H-N-R,
w/full-time 4-wheel engine braking
Drive Train On-command 2WD / 4WD / 4WD diff lock/shaft drives
Suspension (Front) Independent double wishbone, 185mm (7.3″) of wheel travel, 5-way preload adjustment
Suspension (Rear) Independent double wishbone, 185mm (7.3″) of wheel travel, 5-way preload adjustment
Brakes (Front) Dual 200mm discs
Brakes (Rear) Dual 185mm discs / Shaft mounted parking brake
Tires (Front) AT25 x 8-12, steel wheels
Tires (Rear) AT25 x 10-12, steel wheels
Length 2,885mm (113.6”)
Width 1,385mm (54.4”)
Height 1,853mm (73”)
Wheelbase 1,910mm (75.2”)
Turning radius 3,900mm (153.5”)
Ground Clearance 280mm (11”)
Fuel Capacity 30 litres (6.6 imp.gal.)
Wet Weight 544 kg (1199 lbs)
Bed Capacity 181kg (400 lb)
Towing Capacity 550kg (1,212 lb)
Warranty Private use – 6 months (unlimited mileage)
Commercial use 90 days (unlimited mileage)
Colour(s) Deep Green
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.