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– 2013 Yamaha Kodiak 450 Review
2013 Yamaha Kodiak 450
Affordable, rugged and most important… durable!
Legendary reliability and durability in a new affordable price. But don’t let the new price fool you. This 2013 Yamaha Kodial still has push button 4WD, fully automatic Ultramatic transmission and high and low range, wet brake and more!
Kodiaks are enomously popular in Canada. They are smaller and lighter than their bigger brother the Grizzly, but are just as capable and durable.
They also have an impressive list of features including a high-tech sealed wet brake out back, four-wheel independent suspension, 10.8 inches of ground clearance, On-Command push button drive with Diff Lock and Yamaha’s exclusive Ultramatic transmission. Did you know that Yamaha’s fully automatic Ultramatic transmission is one of the most reliable transmissions in the business! Mid-size or not, the Kodiak 450 is always ready to take on the big players.
2013 Yamaha Kodiak 450 Key Features:
Excellent Power-to-Weight Ratio
Push button 4WD w/diff lock
Compact mid-size chassis
2013 Yamaha Kodiak 450 Features and Benefits:
Excellent Power to Weight Ratio
Power is nothing if it comes with a bunch of additional weight. Considering the kodiak 450 is lighter than many of the competitors in this class and this bear’s power to weight ratio offers some hefty advantages over some of the bigger and bulkier ATVs. Less weight has an effect on everything from handling and acceleration to hill climbing and mud prowess.
On Command 4WD System
Push-button servo-controlled “On-Command” system allows you to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD – all with the simple push of a dash mounted button. Real 4-wheel drive when you need it. With Diff-lock engaged, there’s no need to wait for one wheel to spin. You have traction to all 4 wheels, immediately. This puts you in total control… you decide when you need 4 wheel drive… the machine doesn’t decide for you.
Fully automatic transmission with engine brake and automotive style transmission lock parking mechanism.
High-capacity cooling system with high-mounted fan-cooled radiator for consistent engine performance, excellent durability and protection from sticks and rocks.
Independent Rear Suspension
IRS independent rear suspension, sway bar controlled. Sway bar added for limited chassis roll and great terrainability.
Differential lock speed override switch (forward only) allows owner to override the speed limiter for certain conditions.
Electric starting with recoil backup (electric starter will work in any gear).
Computer-designed steel tube frame and rubber-mounted engine for a rugged, durable design and reduced vibration.
Digital information centre LCD display for speed, odometer and on-Command functions, as well as LED warning lamps.
12-volt D.C. terminal provides a convenient power source for such accessories as cellular phones, handheld lights or GPS.
Rear “wet” brake uses friction plates immersed in an oil bath and is sealed to keep out water and debris. This provides consistent braking performance, regardless of riding conditions.
•Internal engine counterbalancer minimizes engine vibration to rider.
•Spin-on oil filter simplifies oil changes.
•High-positioned carb air intake and clutch intake and exhaust vents prevent water from entering carb or V-belt cover.
•4WD front differential lock. Positive mechanical lock-up for maximum traction in 4WD. New forward speed override switch.
•Wide Grizzly type front fenders and new bumber design with excellent mud and splash protection.
•Dual 30-watt sealed headlights with replaceable bulbs provides excellent lighting, prevents water penetration and simplifies maintenance and reduces cost.
•25-inch Maxxis tires with all-new, more aggressive tire tread pattern for great traction and excellent durability.
•Sealed marine-style electrical connectors prevents water from entering electrical components and wiring.
2013 Yamaha Kodiak 450 – Unitied States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $NA
Model Not Available in the USA
2013 Yamaha Kodiak 450 – Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $7,399 CDN
Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single
Bore and Stroke 84.5 x 75mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Carburetion Mikuni BSR33
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, shaft drive
Suspension (Front) independent double wishbone
Suspension (Rear) independent rear suspension with sway bar
Brakes (Front) dual 180mm, hydraulic discs
Brakes (Rear) Fully Sealed , Oil Bath, Multi Disc
Tires (Front) Maxxis AT25x8-12
Tires (Rear) Maxxis AT25x10-12
Length 1,991mm (78.4”)
Width 1,093mm (43.0”)
Height 1,120mm (44.1”)
Wheelbase 1,233mm (48.5”)
Ground Clearance 275mm (10.8”)
Seat Height 850mm (33.5”)
Wet Weight 286 kg (631 lb) – ready to ride full of fuel and oil
Fuel Capacity 15 litres
Towing Capacity 500 kg (1,100 lb)
Colour(s) Dark Blue
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.