KENNESAW, Ga. – June 12, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces the all-new 2018 Kodiak 450,
the highest value mid-class 4x4 ATV providing the best off-road capability, comfort and confidence for allday
riding. Built in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art factory in Newnan, Georgia, the all-new Kodiak
450 joins the best-selling Kodiak 700 and recreation-pointed Grizzly 4x4 ATVs to offer a wide array of
possibilities and options for off-road enthusiasts, outdoorsmen and women, farmers and ranchers alike.
The new Kodiak 450 combines Yamaha’s legendary durability and reliability with class-leading handling
and is powered by a 421cc Yamaha fuel-injected engine for Proven Off-Road performance. Its all-new
chassis features a compact-footprint that mid-size ATV customers will appreciate, along with an
extremely roomy riding position to comfortably accommodate even larger riders.
“Since the introduction of the Kodiak 700 to our family of 4x4 utility ATVs just two years ago, we have
received an extraordinarily positive reception for a value-packed vehicle that is both hard working and fun
to ride,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha vice president of ATV / SxS operations. “This year, we’re expanding
the ATV line again with the all-new Kodiak 450, a mid-size multipurpose ATV bridging the gap between
the entry-level customer desiring comfort and confidence, and the experienced rider seeking precise
handling and class-leading off-road versatility.”
Boasting Yamaha-exclusive REAL WORLD Tech, the all-new Kodiak 450 is the ideal mid-size
multipurpose ATV, ready for work and trail-exploring adventures. Delivering a Proven Off-Road level of
capability, comfort and confidence only available from Yamaha, REAL WORLD Tech features on the
Kodiak 450 include: Ultramatic® automatic transmission with high, low, reverse and neutral, providing the
industry’s most durable CVT transmission and natural-feeling engine braking throughout the RPM range,
On-Command® 2WD/4WD system, Electric Power Steering (EPS), adjustable dual A-arm suspension and
Developed with ideal accessory integration in mind, the Kodiak 450 is designed for easy installation of
genuine Yamaha accessories, including a new highly-integrated winch and mounting plate kit – with
wiring already pre-installed by the factory on the Kodiak 450, custom over fenders, gun boot mounts, rack
extensions, cooler carriers and more.
Kodiak 450 EPS color options include the new Armor Grey, Fall Beige with Realtree Camo, and Hunter
Green. In addition to Fall Beige with Realtree Camo and Hunter Green, the non-EPS Kodiak 450 comes
in Red, with pricing starting at only $5,999 MSRP.
All Kodiak 450 ATVs, along with every Yamaha Side-by-Side and full-size ATV, is proudly assembled in
the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.
View additional details on Yamaha’s all-new 2018 Kodiak 450, along with the complete lineup of Proven
Off-Road vehicles online at www.YamahaMotorsports.com, or visit your local Yamaha dealer. Follow
Yamaha online at www.Facebook.com/YamahaMotorUSA, www.Twitter.com/YamahaMotorUSA or
www.Instagram.com/YamahaMotorUSA. #Yamaha #YamahaKodiak #ProvenOffRoad
About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most
capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings
also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power
equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network
of dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin
and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha,
ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.
SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years and older.