• Models offer choice and versatility
• Tracking devices are free of charge
• Speed management key technology
Yamaha has unveiled a range of modifications and additions to its all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side models – with new colours, features, accessories and technology.
The manufacturer says it wants to offer agricultural operators greater choice and versatility. The Kodiak 450 and 700 ATVs both offer the option of electric power steering and diff-lock for greater stability on uneven ground.
Special edition models will offer alternative paint colours. Yamaha says all models will be supplied with a 10-year belt warranty and Datatool tracking devices free of charge, saving buyers £249. Purchasers pay £99 for installation and a £9.95/month service charge thereafter.
New to the range is a revised Grizzly 700 ATV with MKII 686cc engine and upgraded 14-inch wheels. Combined with an on-command 2WD/4WD drive system with diff-lock, this makes it well-suited to hillier ground and wet conditions.
The switchable drive system is operated using a switch on the handlebars. This helps operators move easily between two- and four-wheel drive as ground conditions change.
Comfort and control
Coupled with Yamaha’s Ultramatic CVT automatic transmission and independent long-travel adjustable suspension, the new Grizzly is said to be easier to control and more comfortable for riders on difficult terrain.
A new Wolverine RMAX 1000 side-by-side model will be launched in the UK in both SE and Limited Edition (LE) specifications. Both models benefit from a new VRX 45 winch, front bumper, interior lighting and dash mounted USB charger.
They also retain Yamaha’s versatile D-Mode selector with sport, trail, and crawl modes. The Wolverine RMAX LE is fitted with adjustable FOX 2 iQS suspension, and for the first time on a UTV this can be adjusted from within the cab.
Meanwhile, the LE model features a dash mounted control to adjust the ride quality based on the terrain. Operators can choose comfort, medium, or firm, with all controlled by a Bosch ECU and IP67-rated components.
On safety, Yamaha has introduced its speed management technology to the Wolverine RMAX LE. The key enables owners to limit the top speed to 25km/h without affecting power.
This will protect operators and machines in conditions where higher speeds are not required, says Yamaha. The key can be removed by the owner to return the Wolverine RMAX to factory specification at any time.
Yamaha has also extended its commitment to operator safety by offering free ATV rider competency training from the European All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute to anyone purchasing a new Yamaha ATV.
It says this training provides the necessary safety information and experience to operators – enabling the full features and performance of the ATV to be utilised safely in all conditions.