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– 2013 Yamaha Grizzly 450 Auto 4×4 EPS Review
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 450 Auto 4×4 EPS
Ultimate real world mid-class performance.
A mid-class, full-featured performer, the Grizzly 450 boasts all the top-of-the-line features including EPS.
The mid-class 2013 Yamaha Grizzly 450 features nearly everything the big bore bears boast, including Ultramatic automatic transmission, On-Command 2WD/4WD, EPS and more.
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 450 Auto 4×4 EPS Key Features:
•Grizzly 450 Automatic 4×4 EPS has many of the same great features as big brothers Grizzly 700 and 550, including electric power steering, four-wheel independent suspension, and powered by a fuel-efficient, liquid-cooled engine.
•Steel Blue model includes cast aluminum wheels that not only reduce weight, but add to the Grizzly’s tough styling.
•Electric Power Steering system lightens steering for superior comfort and terrainability.
•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 and reverse.
•Three-position On-Command® In/Out 4WD feature lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and a fully locked differential 4WD—all with the simple push of a button. Override button allows engine to make maximum rpm in full Diff. Lock mode.
•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.
•Ground clearance of 10.8 and a composite plastic skidplate provide terrainability and undercarriage protection.
•Trick digital instrument panel boasts a multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position and clock.
•Rear wet brake is a multi-disc system running in gear oil inside a sealed unit. This keeps out the elements (such as mud and water) while providing powerful, consistent stopping power, and greatly reduced maintenance.
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 450 Auto 4×4 EPS Features and Benefits:
•421cc liquid-cooled, SOHC four-stroke single is rugged and powerful.
•Electric Power Steering system lightens steering for superior comfort and less rider fatigue.
•Semi-oval slide 33mm BSR Mikuni® carburetor and high-output DC-CDI ignition deliver fantastic throttle response and engine performance at all rpm.
•Pushbutton electric starting.
•Stainless steel muffler and header design provides superior power characteristics, exhaust sound and durability.
•Left-side–mounted (Hi/Lo/N/R/P) shift lever is easily accessible.
•Large-capacity radiator provides maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in frame for optimal protection.
•Compact engine design features a 45-degree cylinder angle for maximum ground clearance and lower seat height for quick, responsive steering and agility.
•Gear-driven crankshaft balancer and rubber-damper engine mounts reduce vibration.
•Specially designed drive system air intake vent helps prevent overheating and keeps water and mud from entering drive case.
•Tool-free air filter box for easy access and quick maintenance.
•Lightweight chassis features outstanding durability with superior rigidity for class-leading agility and handling.
•Light steering and a class-leading turning radius combine for increased comfort and incredible maneuverability—even in 4WD.
•Fully independent four-wheel suspension features a doublewishbone suspension front and rear delivering 6.3 inches and 7.1 inches of travel.
•Using a newly-designed multi-disc system running in gear oil, the sealed rear wet brake combines strong, consistent stopping power and greatly reduced maintenance requirements.
•Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front disc brakes deliver tremendous stopping power in a variety of conditions.
•Direct front shaft drive eliminates U-joint for greater durability and more efficient power transfer when engaged in 4WD.
•Heavy-duty composite front carry bar and CV joint guards help prevent damage to boot covers and won’t dent or rust.
•Grizzly 700-inspired front-end styling boasts convenient water-resistant storage compartment on the front fender.
•The water-resistant DC outlet is located to the side of the multifunction instrument panel for convenient access; automotive style receptacle handles a wide range of accessories.
•Steel cargo racks with special, extra-durable wrinkle paint finish feature a combined cargo capacity of 264 pounds (88 front, 176 rear).
•Available in Realtree® AP™ camouflage with a water-dipped process for durability.
•Large-capacity, 4-gallon fuel tank has a built-in gauge and easy-to-reach petcock valve.
•Water-resistant, large-capacity underseat storage box provides added convenience.
•Wide, fully integrated floorboards keep rider’s feet dry and feature serrated footpegs for extra grip in wet conditions.
•Large front and rear fenders with inner guards offer excellent mud/splash protection.
•Easy-access, underseat marine-spec electrical components ensure maximum protection from the elements.
•Dual, bright multireflector 30-watt Krypton bulb headlights with high and low beams; rear brake light.
•Assembled in Newnan, GA, U.S.A.
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 450 Auto 4×4 EPS – Unitied States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $7,499 (Hunter Green) Available from August 2012; $7,799 (Steel Blue w/Aluminum Wheels) Available from August 2012; $7,849 (Realtree AP HD Camo) Available from July 2012
Type 421cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled single; SOHC
Bore x Stroke 84.5 x 75.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® 33mm BSR
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; 6.3-in travel
Suspension / Rear Independent double wishbone; 7.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear Sealed oil bathed, multi disc
Tires / Front AT25 x 8-12
Tires / Rear AT25 x 10-12
L x W x H 78.5 x 43.0 x 44.1 in
Seat Height 33.1 in
Wheelbase 48.5 in
Turning Radius 118 in
Ground Clearance 10.8 in
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal
Wet Weight 620 lb
Rack Capacity 88 lb Fr./176 lb Rr.
Towing Capacity 1322 lb
Instrumentation Digital LCD multifunction display: speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, clock, gear position and fuel gauge
Lighting Dual 30W Krypton multireflector headlights & 21W/5W brakelight
Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 450 Auto 4×4 EPS – Canada Specifications / Technical Details
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. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
** Provincial regulations may require additional equipment for use on public trails.