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All-New 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 4x4 Announced
2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 Mid-Class 4x4 Utility ATV

Kennesaw, GA (6/14/2017) - Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces the all-new 2018 Kodiak 450, the highest value mid-class 4x4 ATV providing the best off-road capability, comfort and confidence for all-day riding. Built in the USA at Yamaha's state-of-the-art factory in Newnan, Georgia, the all-new Kodiak 450 joins the best-selling Kodiak 700 and recreation-pointed Grizzly 4x4 ATVs to offer a wide array of possibilities and options for off-road enthusiasts, outdoorsmen and women, farmers and ranchers alike.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 4x4

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS 4x4 Hunter Green

The new Kodiak 450 combines Yamaha's legendary durability and reliability with class-leading handling and is powered by a 421cc Yamaha fuel-injected engine for Proven Off-Road performance. Its all-new chassis features a compact-footprint that mid-size ATV customers will appreciate, along with an extremely roomy riding position to comfortably accommodate even larger riders.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 4x4

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS 4x4 Armor Grey

"Since the introduction of the Kodiak 700 to our family of 4x4 utility ATVs just two years ago, we have received an extraordinarily positive reception for a value-packed vehicle that is both hard working and fun to ride," said Mike Martinez, Yamaha vice president of ATV / SxS operations. "This year, we're expanding the ATV line again with the all-new Kodiak 450, a mid-size multipurpose ATV bridging the gap between the entry-level customer desiring comfort and confidence, and the experienced rider seeking precise handling and class-leading off-road versatility."

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 4x4

Boasting Yamaha-exclusive REAL WORLD Tech, the all-new Kodiak 450 is the ideal mid-size multipurpose ATV, ready for work and trail-exploring adventures. Delivering a Proven Off-Road level of capability, comfort and confidence only available from Yamaha, REAL WORLD Tech features on the Kodiak 450 include: Ultramatic® automatic transmission with high, low, reverse and neutral, providing the industry's most durable CVT transmission and natural-feeling engine braking throughout the RPM range, On-Command® 2WD/4WD system, Electric Power Steering (EPS), adjustable dual A-arm suspension and more.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 4x4

The Kodiak 450 features Yamaha's On-Command 2WD/4WD System

Developed with ideal accessory integration in mind, the Kodiak 450 is designed for easy installation of genuine Yamaha accessories, including a new highly-integrated winch and mounting plate kit – with wiring already pre-installed by the factory on the Kodiak 450, custom over fenders, gun boot mounts, rack extensions, cooler carriers and more.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 4x4

Yamaha offers many accessories for the Kodiak 450 including the winch & the wiring is already pre-installed by the factory

Kodiak 450 EPS color options include the new Armor Grey, Fall Beige with Realtree Camo, and Hunter Green. In addition to Fall Beige with Realtree Camo and Hunter Green, the non-EPS Kodiak 450 comes in Red, with pricing starting at only $5,999 MSRP.

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 4x4

2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS 4x4 Fall Beige with Realtree Camo

All Kodiak 450 ATVs, along with every Yamaha Side-by-Side and full-size ATV, is proudly assembled in the USA at Yamaha's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

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