Courtesy of Yamaha Motor Corp.
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the all-new 2016 Kodiak 700 line of 4x4 utility ATVs including the Kodiak 700 (MSRP $6,999), Kodiak 700 EPS (MSRP $8,199), and Special Edition (SE) Kodiak 700 EPS (MSRP $8,899), all boasting class-leading performance and value for the hardworking utility ATV customer.
Assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia, the Kodiak 700 ATVs are built for work with a comfortable and compact feeling new chassis.
“Yamaha is redefining the mid-sized utility ATV category with the all-new Kodiak 700 models,” said Mike Martinez, vice present of Yamaha’s Recreational Vehicle (RV) group. “The Kodiak 700s have the power and performance of a big bore ATV packed into a compact chassis, with a price range more closely compared to 450- or 550-cc class machines. These are a working man’s ATVs with power, comfort, durability and value.”
2016 KODIAK 700 4x4 ATV
The Kodiak 700 features a new DOHC, 708cc engine with optimized engine character, delivering smooth power and strong torque. With the new engine, Yamaha incorporated the Mikuni fuel injection system with 44mm bore and throttle position sensor supporting easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery in nearly any condition.
The Kodiak 700 features Yamaha’s Ultramatic fully automatic transmission with high, low, reverse and neutral, providing natural-feeling engine braking throughout the rpm range.
A strong and convenient gate-style shifting lever lets the rider easily select the drive setting, while a mechanical rider-engaged 2WD/4WD system with handlebar-mounted setting selection lever puts the rider in control of when to engage four-wheel traction in rough off-road terrain and hardworking situations.
The new Kodiak 700 incorporates independent suspension with 7.1” of travel in the front and 9.1” of travel in the back. Yamaha-exclusive Maxxis 25” tires provide a high level of durability, traction, comfort and steering precision.
Nearly 11” of ground clearance and a 49.2” wheelbase provide terrainability in working situations, and front to back skid plates increase off-road capability.
New large and durable front and rear racks with increased load capacity—110 lb. in front and 198 lb. in back
A center storage compartment allowing riders to carry personal items safely and securely.
4.76-gal. fuel tank for all-day working, plus a standard 12V DC outlet for powering accessories
2016 KODIAK 700 EPS 4x4 ATV
The 2016 Kodiak 700 EPS model combines all of the great features of the non-EPS version with increased functionality and performance at an $8,199 MSRP. Additional features on the Kodiak 700 EPS include:
- Electric Power Steering (EPS) for balance of assist and positive feedback from the trail, providing maximum comfort and confidence
- Center handlebar-mounted halogen work light that provides additional illumination while following the rider’s movements.
- Directly behind the handlebar light is a new digital LCD meter that displays fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, hour meter, clock, four wheel drive/diff-lock status, transmission gear indicator and EPS warning light.
- A 2” receiver hitch is rated to haul 1,322 lb.
The all-new Kodiak 700 and Kodiak 700 EPS models come in Yamaha Blue, Hunter Green, Red and Realtree Xtra camo.
2016 SPECIAL EDITION (SE) KODIAK 700 EPS 4x4 ATV
The 2016 Special Edition (SE) Kodiak 700 EPS 4x4 ATV compris
es all of the great features in the standard EPS model Kodiak, plus Yamaha’s legendary On-Command four-wheel drive system. The On-Command system puts the rider in control of 2WD, 4WD or 4WD full differential lock with push-button control conveniently located on the handlebar. It also gets all-new 25-inch cast aluminum wheels, painted Carbon Metallic plastics and special graphics for $8,899 MSRP.
For more information, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.