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New 2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 4WD EPS Sport Utility ATV Announced

Cypress, CA (6/9/2010) - Yamaha has been known to have one of the best utility ATV lines on the market with the Grizzly family. In 2011, Yamaha has again stepped up to the plate by introducing the all-new 2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 4x4 EPS utility ATV.

The Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS features electronic power steering, just like its big brothers the Grizzly 700 and 550. The ECU mapping for the Grizzly 450 is specific to that machine and makes riding the trails easier and more comfortable than standard steering.

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2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 4x4 EPS ATV

A major complaint from most utility ATV owners and riders is that the machines are quite heavy. Yamaha has listened to its customers and taken that into consideration in the design of the Grizzly 450. One of the most notable features of the Grizzly 450 is its one piece frame that has been redesigned to be six pounds lighter than previous models and still maintain great handling. Even with the addition of the EPS system, Yamaha has taken measures to reduce the weight of the new 2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450, which weighs 9.9 pounds less than its predecessor..

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS 4x4 Utility  ATV
2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS 4x4 Utility  ATV

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 4x4 EPS ATV features a new one piece frame, which provides for new suspension geometry as well. The Grizzly 450 features independent rear suspension that is 5 way pre-load adjustable & a new rear swaybar to maintain balance with the new front suspension

The front suspension settings on the frame have changed with the front shock mounts moved out by 38.5mm to accommodate the EPS system. In addition to the new frame design, Yamaha has added a new rear anti-sway bar that helps to maintain the balance of the new front suspension settings to give incredible handling out on the trail.

Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS 4x4 Utility  ATV
Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS 4x4 Utility  ATV

The Grizzly 450 also features a new sealed wet brake in the rear, which provides consistent braking in all riding conditions with reduced heat & wear

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 4x4 EPS ATV also comes standard with full under-belly skid plates, frontal A-Arm protection, & full footboards

Another improvement is the new sealed wet brake system. Yamaha’s wet brake system includes 3 mounting points for more stability and rigidity, and since it is sealed, it keeps the braking system protected from external elements. The wet brake system also offers improved braking and causes less brake wear as the when force is applied to the Pinion gear, the force is amplified through the gear ratio, which uses less pressure, to provide the same level of braking on lesser systems, thus causing less heat, and in turn, less wear.

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2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 4x4 EPS also is equipped with a digital dash (above right) along with Yamaha's On-Command push button 3-way locking differential, 2WD, 4WD

Yamaha has also gone above and beyond in providing aftermarket accessories for the Grizzly 450 that boasts an impressive line of protection skid plates and under armor, Overfenders and brush guards. For those that will be doing some heavy duty work with their Grizzly 450, Yamaha offers a Warn 2,500 pound winch kit and a Warn plow kit as well as a 2” receiver hitch

There are also plenty of comfort options available to make your day of riding even more enjoyable. Those include windshields, fairings, and heated seat covers and grips for those cold mornings. For the more adventurous types, Yamaha offers a full line of gun racks, rear cargo racks, rack bags and even soft fender bags for extra storage.

Yamaha has done their homework on this versatile and durable mid-sized utility ATV. The 2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 4WD EPS offers the best in reliability and durability while giving great power and handling that can handle anything from a hard day’s work to a leisurely trail ride with friends. The Yamaha grizzly 450 is a great utility ATV for just about any purpose you can think of, and with the Yamaha name behind it, its quality is unmatched.

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