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2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE: Classic, Reliable, and Tough Style

2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE

The Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE delivers Yamaha’s renowned combination of the industry’s most durable automatic transmission—the Ultramatic®—with rider control and selectable 4WD On-Command® traction.

The result is an incredible ability with the confidence to take you through the most challenging terrain and back again.

2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE

2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE
2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE

With standard long skid plates, nearly 10 inches of clearance to the ground, and independent double wishbone suspension with adjustable shocks, the Kodiak 450 EPS SE is ready to tackle rough terrain without breaking a sweat — and with rider comfort that makes for long rides.

The Kodiak 450 EPS SE further enhances rugged terrain capability and confidence with the factory-mounted WARN® VRX 25 winch, boosting rider confidence in the most demanding conditions.

Unlike many mid-range utility ATVs, the Kodiak 450 EPS SE isn’t just a smaller engine under a full-size body.

Yamaha built the Kodiak 450 EPS SE from the ground up to provide riders with a compact chassis for precise handling and maneuverability on the trail.

The ergonomics of the Kodiak 450 EPS SE are designed to provide as much flexibility as possible so that riders of varying sizes may get the most out of the machine.

Riders, large and small, have room to move thanks to long, comfortable seats and wide floorboards. Handlebar bends are formed for riders of various heights to increase comfort for each rider.

Like all Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, the Kodiak 450 EPS SE uses various features to improve durability and serviceability, from toolless air filter designs and oil exhaust ports to high-mounted air intakes and sea-class electrical connectors.

2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE Performance

The Kodiak 450 EPS SE offers a ground clearance of 9.6 inches and a full-length composite skid plate to provide maximum abdominal protection for various terrains.

Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS) provides the industry’s best steering balance and positive feedback by adjusting to suit terrain conditions in real-time.

For precise handling and a confident-inducing ride in various terrain conditions, Yamaha built the Kodiak 450 EPS SE with a compact body design that is significantly less bulky than competing models.

The high-torque SOHC 421cc is designed to balance responsive power and refined character for a long day of driving with minimal fatigue.

Mikuni’s® fuel injection means easy cold start and perfect fuel delivery in almost any condition. At the same time, liquid cooling and high-volume fan systems ensure reliable and consistent performance for years to come.

Ultramatic® is specifically tuned to provide lower cruise rpm for smooth, quiet operation, and is equipped with a gated shifter with parking drive, dual-range drive (Hi/Lo), and reverse gear.

Even the position of the gated shifter is carefully considered and moved forward to provide a more roomy area for the rider.

The 4WD On-Command® system on the Kodiak 450 EPS SE lets you switch between 2WD, limited-skid 4WD, and entirely locked differential 4WD with the push of a button.

2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE Features
2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE Features

The override button allows the engine to achieve maximum rpm in full differential lock mode.

This driver-controlled system eliminates indecision or slipping while waiting for a computer-controlled system to work, a common weakness in some competing models.

Hydraulic front discs provide robust and consistent braking performance to boost rider confidence, while shielded rear brakes are protected from dirt, rocks, and mud.

The Kodiak 450 EPS SE enhances rolling stock for proven style and durability on the road.

The sturdy 25-inch tires feature an aggressive tread pattern and provide a precise steering balance and optimized comfort to maximize available traction. At the same time, strong yet lightweight aluminum wheels will look good for years.

A sturdy large-diameter steel cargo rack with a durable layer of wrinkle paint can pack a combined total of 264 pounds.

Heavy-duty 2-inch receivers became standard, so the Kodiak 450 EPS SE could pull up to 1,322 pounds.

2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE Comfort

The Kodiak 450 EPS SE offers a riding position with the same airy feel as the larger Kodiak 700.

With high handlebars, long, luxurious seats for enhanced rider comfort, and large textured floorboards, every aspect of the Kodiak 450 EPS SE is designed to bring a class-leading level of refinement to the mid-range 4×4 ATV segment.

The Kodiak 450 EPS SE features a specially developed rubber engine mount that isolates vibrations from the engine room and gives riders one of the smoothest rides in a utility ATV.

The independent double-wishbone offers optimal vehicle attitude, light steering, and a better shock sensation throughout the travel range.

With a front wheel ride of 6.7 inches and 7.4 inches in the rear, the Kodiak 450 EPS SE provides exceptional rider comfort even on the most challenging terrain.

Yamaha significantly reduces fatigue with the help of predictable steering that adjusts to changing riding conditions for a great sense of control.

Kodiak 450 EPS SE owners also get visibility and extra lighting thanks to additional handlebar-mounted halogen working lamps.

The compact all-LCD instrument cluster gives riders a clear view of speed, transmission status, fuel levels, and more—all in a stylish, compact package.

The standard 12V power port makes it easy to charge the device during long driving days. Underseat storage makes it possible to secure additional items during your trip.

2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE Price Starting at $8,299.

2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE Specs
2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE Specs

2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS SE Specs

Engine Type421cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
Bore x Stroke84.5mm x 75.0mm
Compression Ratio10.00.01
Fuel DeliveryYamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 34mm
TransmissionUltramatic V-belt with all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P
Final DriveOn-Command 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft
Suspension / FrontIndependent double wishbone; 6.7-in travel
Suspension / RearIndependent double wishbone; 7.4-in travel
Brakes / FrontDual hydraulic disc
Brakes / RearMulti-disk wet brake
Tires / FrontAT25 x 8-12
Tires / RearAT25 x 10-12
L x W x H80.4 in x 46.5 in x 47.0 in
Seat Height33.7 in
Wheelbase48.8 in
Turning Radius126.0 in
Maximum Ground Clearance9.6 in
Fuel Capacity3.7 gal
Wet Weight680 lb
Rack Capacity88 lb front / 176 lb rear
Towing Capacity1,322 lb

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