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– 2013 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4×4 EPS LE Review
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4×4 EPS LE
Built to climb straight to the top.
The 2013 Yamaha Grizzly 550 GI Limited Edition packs allt he same great features as the Grizzly 700FI and it’s powered by a 558cc engine. That makes the Grizzly 550 just about the perfect balance of performance features and price.
At the heart of the Grizzly 550FI EPS, you’ll find a powerful 558cc, four-stroke engine with fuel injection that delivers plenty of power, and makes cold starting a breeze.
The long-travel four-wheel independent suspension serves up awesome ground clearance to get up over and around the gnarliest terrain. While the bush button On-Command system will have you in complete control, simply select the 2WD, limited-slip 4WD or Diff-Lock 4WD to suit the terrain. Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering, Ultramatic Transmission and disc brakes at every wheel round out this awesome middleweight ATV, without breaking the bank.
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4×4 EPS LE Key Features:
Raptor Based 686cc Fuel Injected Engine
Electric Power Steering
Colour matched fairing
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4×4 EPS LE Features and Benefits:
The 558cc of fuel-injected, four-stroke power make this one of the most powerful middleweight ATVs on the market. Fuel injection delivers crisp throttle response and adjusts automatically to match temperature and elevation changes.
Electronic Power Steering
EPS dramatically reduces steering effort, especially in 4WD. It helps isolate the rider from external forces acting on the front wheels, which means you can worry less about the terrain and focus more on enjoying the ride. This speed and torque sensitive EPS system could be the single most important improvement to your off road experience in decades!
•Reduces steering effort in all situations, helping to reduce rider fatigue while enhancing rider confidence and ease of operation
•Variable assist is speed and torque sensitive
•Improves stability on virtually all types of terrain at a wide range of speeds
•Helps isolate the rider from external feedback from obstacles that come in contact with the front wheels
On Command 4WD System
Push-button servo-controlled On-Command system enables you to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD – all with the simple push of a dash mounted button. Real 4WD when you need it. With Diff-lock engaged, you have traction to all 4 wheels, immediately. You decide when you need 4WD, the machine doesn’t decide for you.
The fully automatic Ultramatic™ transmission is not only versatile and easy to use, it is also known to be one of the most reliable. This transmission is designed to maintain constant belt tension, meaning it does not have to slip for the ATV to come to a stop. This dramatically improves belt reliability and durability. It also provides continuous and predictable off-throttle engine braking, which can really help when negotiating difficult terrain. The Kodiak 450 also comes with an automotive style transmission lever with a parking lock mechanism, so you don’t have to worry about setting a separate parking brake every time you get off the ATV.
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
4-wheel disc brakes combined with full-time engine braking means slowing this Grizzly down requires less effort. And since the front and rear brakes can be operated independently, you have more control over how you brake depending on the situation.
The weight of a full tank of fuel can throw off your centre of gravity, so we located the tank under the seat and positioned the air box up high. This lowers the centre of gravity improving handling, stability and hill climbing capability. The raised air box also reduces the chance of water and debris from getting into the engine.
High mounted air box, V-belt intake and exhaust ducts, reduce the opportunity for water and debris to enter the V-Belt housing.
Reverse Mounted Rear Suspension
The wheel center does not change but allows for a shorter frame which improves approach/departure angles, and allows the use of stronger ball joints (more clearance).
•Roller bearing rocker arms reduce friction and improve engine performance
•Carburized Chrome-Moly connecting rods improve durability
•Air box design featuring centrifugal debris trap to improve air flow
•Flat type foam air filter for easy cleaning
•Straight drive shaft layout reduces vibration and improves durability
•Gull-wing front a-arms for improved ground clearance
•Air cushion seat provides awesome comfort on those long rides
•Floorboard design features large holes for awesome mud evacuation, and special rugs avoid buildup from underneath
•Convenient water resistant storage
•Centralized wiring layout, for improved protection against the elements
•LCD Gauge includes Odometer, Trip 1, Trip 2, Clock, Fuel gauge and Gear position
•Warning indicators: Engine, Water Temperature, Reverse, Neutral, Parking, High Range, Low Range and LCD Drive / Differential Lock map
•35W Halogen headlight bulbs
•Neodymium hi-power magnet for improved output, charging capacity and light weight
•Forged Aluminum steering knuckle
•Gate type transmission shifter for improved shift feel
•Cartridge type oil filter located to the front of the engine for improved cooling and simplified maintenance
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4×4 EPS LE – Unitied States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $NA
Model Not Available in the USA
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4×4 EPS LE – Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $10,999 CDN
Engine 4-stroke, SOHC, liquid cooled, 4-valve, single
Displacement 558 cc
Bore and Stroke 92mm x 84 mm
Compression Ratio 9.3 : 1
Carburetion Mikuni Electronic Fuel Injection w/40mm Big Bore throttle bodies and TPS
Ignition computerized DC-CDI with 32 bit ECU
Starting electric w/auto-decompression
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) Dazzling Red®
Warranty One year (unlimited mileage)
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.