Hot Gear: New 2017 Yamaha Wolverine, Grizzly, Kodiak

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA announces its 2017 line of ATVs and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for the upcoming harvest and hunting seasons. Yamaha’s full line of 2017 4×4 and utility-based ATV and SxS vehicles includes:

  • Wolverine and Wolverine R-Spec SxS models: the most off-road capable with class-leading comfort
  • Grizzly ATVs: Full size, full featured, best overall performing big bore ATV
  • Kodiak 700 ATVs: Superior performance, comfort and value for hard work and utility
The new 2017 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side has more power and accessories.

The new 2017 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side has more power and accessories.

Proven the toughest, most reliable and off-road capable utility-based vehicles that are also fun to drive, all of Yamaha’s SxS vehicles and full-size ATVs are assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s factory in Newnan, Ga. For 2017, Yamaha is producing new features, colors and Special Edition ATV and SxS models.

“Yamaha has been making utility-based 4×4 ATV and SxS vehicles for hunters and farmers for more than 30 years, and the 2017 line represents the best-of-the-best in performance, durability and comfort,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s vice president of ATV / SxS operations. “Yamaha is proud to support the hunting, agriculture and outdoors communities, and to produce the most durable and capable ATV and SxS vehicles right here in the U.S.”

New for 2017, every Wolverine R-Spec now comes with Yamaha’s proven Electric Power Steering (EPS), providing precise handling through the best balance of assist and positive feedback from the terrain. In addition to the new SE, the Wolverine R-Spec is now offered in Team Yamaha Blue / White with machined aluminum wheels. Returning colors include the Alpine White with machined aluminum wheels, Hunter Green and Realtree Xtra®. MSRP starts at $13,199.

Setting the standard in off-road capability and class-leading comfort, all Yamaha Wolverine SxS models feature a new double overhead cam (DOHC), 708cc engine with optimized torque, power delivery and engine character for exciting recreational driving. The Wolverine’s automotive-style cab is designed to provide maximum comfort and confidence for both driver and passenger, especially in extreme off-road environments. Designed and engineered for exploring extreme terrain, the Wolverine features a nimble chassis with a compact design, look and feel, along with Yamaha’s proven core technologies: Ultramatic® fully-automatic transmission, On-Command®four-wheel drive and EPS.

The new 2017 Yamaha Grizzly ATV.

The new 2017 Yamaha Grizzly ATV.

2017 Grizzly
Boasting superior handling, comfort and performance purpose-built for exploring, hunting and recreational riding, the 2017 Grizzly is designed to be the most comfortable, off-road capable and durable big bore ATV.

New for 2017 is a Matte Silver SE with machined aluminum wheels, painted plastics and special graphics, a new Alpine White model with machined aluminum wheels, and new Steel Blue model with machined aluminum wheels. In addition, now all Grizzly ATVs will be equipped with EPS. The 2017 Grizzly is also offered in Hunter Green, Realtree Xtra® and the Crimson Metallic Limited

dition (LE) featuring painted plastics, special graphics, machined aluminum wheels, removable fairing with windscreen, heated grips, thumb warmer and heated seat.

2017 Kodiak 700
Redefining the mid-size utility ATV category, the Kodiak 700 is built for work with a comfortable and compact feeling new chassis.

The 2017 line of Kodiak 700s include a new Midnight Blue Metallic SE with silver metallic painted wheels and Yamaha’s legendary On-Command® four-wheel drive system, a new Steel Blue model with cast aluminum wheels, along with Hunter Green, Red and Realtree Xtra®models.

Styling, smooth power and torque create the foundation for a range of features that all combine to make the Kodiak 700 ATVs the most powerful in their pricing categories, while maintaining Yamaha’s legendary durability and off-road performance. The Kodiak 700 features a 708cc engine with engine character optimized to deliver smooth power and strong torque for all-day comfort and ease of use.

All Kodiak 700s feature Yamaha’s proven Ultramatic® fully automatic transmission with high, low, reverse and neutral, providing the industry’s most durable CVT transmission and the most natural-feeling engine braking throughout the RPM range. MSRP for the Kodiak 700 starts at only $6,999.

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