2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS
The Kodiak 450 EPS features Yamaha’s renowned combination of the industry’s most durable automatic transmission—the Ultramatic—with rider control and selectable 4WD On-Command traction.
With standard full-length skid plates, nearly 10 inches of ground clearance, and independent double wishbone suspension with adjustable shocks, the Kodiak 450 EPS can handle rugged terrain easily. The rider’s comfort makes lengthy rides enjoyable.
2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS
The Kodiak 450 EPS, unlike many mid-range utility ATVs, does not have a smaller engine under a full-size body.
Yamaha designed the Kodiak 450 EPS from the ground up to give riders a small chassis for excellent handling and trail versatility.
The Kodiak 450’s ergonomics are designed to provide maximum flexibility so riders of all sizes can make the most of the electric power steering (EPS).
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 uses various features to improve durability and serviceability, from toolless air filter designs and oil exhaust ports to high-mounted air and marine intakes.
2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS Performance
The Kodiak 450 EPS 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 confidence to ride in various terrain conditions, Yamaha built the Kodiak 450 EPS with a compact body design 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® fuel injection means easy cold start and perfect fuel delivery in almost all conditions. 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 to be moved forward to provide a more roomy area for the rider.
Hydraulic front discs provide robust and consistent braking performance to boost rider confidence, while shielded rear brakes are protected from dirt, rocks, and mud.
Standard on the Kodiak 450 EPS is premium aluminum wheels wrapped in 25-inch tires with an aggressive tread pattern that provides accurate steering balance and optimal comfort to maximum traction.
A sturdy large-diameter steel cargo rack with a durable layer of wrinkle paint can pack a combined total of 264 pounds. A 2-inch heavy-duty receiver comes standard, and the Kodiak 450 EPS can pull up to 1,322 pounds.
2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS Comfort
The Kodiak 450 EPS 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 is designed to bring its class-leading level of smoothness to the 4×4 mid-range ATV segment.
The Kodiak 450 EPS features a specially developed rubber engine mount that isolates vibrations from the engine room and gives riders one of the smoothest rides ever offered 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 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.
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 Price Starting at $7,999.
2024 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS Specs
|Engine Type||421cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves|
|Bore x Stroke||84.5mm x 75.0mm|
|Fuel Delivery||Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 34mm|
|Transmission||Ultramatic V-belt with all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P|
|Final Drive||On-Command 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft|
|Suspension / Front||Independent double wishbone; 6.7-in travel|
|Suspension / Rear||Independent double wishbone; 7.4-in travel|
|Brakes / Front||Dual hydraulic disc|
|Brakes / Rear||Multi-disk wet brake|
|Tires / Front||AT25 x 8-12|
|Tires / Rear||AT25 x 10-12|
|L x W x H||80.1 in x 46.5 in x 45.7 in|
|Seat Height||33.7 in|
|Turning Radius||126.0 in|
|Maximum Ground Clearance||9.6 in|
|Fuel Capacity||3.7 gal|
|Wet Weight||650 lb|
|Rack Capacity||88 lb front / 176 lb rear|
|Towing Capacity||1,322 lb|