Ultramatic® and On-Command®
Kodiak 450® brings Yamaha’s renowned combination of the industry’s most durable automatic transmission—Ultramatic—with the rider-centric control and traction of On-Command selectable 4WD. The result is outstanding capability with the confidence to get you through the most challenging terrain and back again.
With standard full-length skidplates, nearly 10 inches of ground clearance and independent double wishbone suspension with adjustable shocks, Kodiak 450 is ready to tackle rough terrain without breaking a sweat—and with the sort of rider comfort that makes long rides a blast, too.
Unlike many middleweight utility ATVs, Kodiak 450 isn’t just a smaller engine under a full-size body. Yamaha built the Kodiak 450 from the ground up to give riders a compact chassis for precise handling and maneuverability on the trail.
To ensure that riders of all sizes can make the most of Kodiak 450, the ergonomics were designed for maximum flexibility. Riders large and small have room to move around thanks to a long, comfortable seat and wide floorboards. The Kodiak 450 handlebar bend is shaped for riders of various heights, to improve comfort for any rider.
Like all Yamaha ATVs and side-by-sides, Kodiak 450 uses a range of features to improve durability and serviceability, from the tool-less air filter design and oil drain ports, to the high-mounted air intakes and marine-grade electrical connectors.
Yamaha’s Ultramatic system earns its place as the most reliable transmission in the market. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and a sprag clutch provides Yamaha’s renowned all-wheel engine braking.
High-Mounted Air Intakes
Kodiak 450 features high-mounted air intakes to ensure that water and debris can’t get into the drive system or engine air cleaner, with a reusable foam air filter for the engine side that is accessible without tools. These air channels provide plenty of cool, clean air for the engine and ensure that the V-belt remains cool in the toughest of working conditions.
Marine-Grade Electrical System
Yamaha ATVs feature marine-grade waterproof connectors for maximum weather-proofing, maximizing durability and improving serviceability, too.
The Kodiak 450 powertrain is designed to make service and maintenance as stress-free as possible. The airbox features tool-less access to the air filter element, the engine and differential feature convenient oil drain holes, and vehicle electronics are located high on the chassis, under the front center panel, for easy access.
Aggressive and Durable Styling
Uniquely textured, injection-molded fenders protect against rock and debris damage to stay looking good season after season, with styling cues borrowed from Yamaha’s industry-leading range of big-bore ATVs.
Ready to Personalize
With winch wiring pre-installed at the factory, and a range of Genuine Yamaha Accessories designed in concert with the machine, Kodiak 450 is ready to be configured to suit nearly any job, from towing and field work to hunting and recreational riding.
Assembled in USA
Assembled Real World Tough™ in Newnan, GA, U.S.A.