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2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS


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Ladysmith Motorsports
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Kodiak 450 EPS


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This unit includes a 1 Year Warranty. Freight, PDI & Taxes extra.


Quality and reliability aren't important until you need them. Back here, it's just you and your ATV. The redesigned, compact, fuel-injected Kodiak 450 is the ATV that Canadians have trusted and it's back! Made for Canada. Made for you. It's the Kodiak 450 and it's ready to return to its rightful position as the mid-size leader.

Power & Confidence: The new 421 cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine was created to provide a balance of responsive power and all-day comfort. Backed by proven Yamaha reliability, the Kodiak 450 was built for the working or recreational rider.

Compact Styling: The all-new Kodiak 450 chassis styling fits a roomy riding position, low centre of gravity and a light steering effort into one complete compact package.

On-Command® 4WD: The all-new Kodiak 450 features Yamaha's On-Command® 4WD system with 2WD and 4WD limited slip. The driver-controlled system eliminates hesitation or slipping when engaging.

Engine Features
  • 421 cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, fuel injected, single: proven design with an excellent reliability record; engine uses regular unleaded fuel; rubber engine mounts reduce vibration & noise for excellent rider comfort
  • Electric starting: includes auto decompression system for fast, easy starts
  • SOHC, 2-valve cylinder head design: simple 2- valve design (1-intake & 1-exhaust); 40 mm intake & 34 mm exhaust valves; rocker arm valve actuation... simple, proven design that is easy to adjust
  • Aluminum cylinder body with cast iron liner: cylinder can be over bored in the event of an issue (2 sizes of overbore available)
  • Short skirt forged aluminum piston: lightweight design means faster throttle response & less mechanical vibration
  • Gear driven engine balancer shaft: reduces engine vibration for improved rider comfort
  • 34 mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection system with TPS & ISC: TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) is used to more precisely calculate the fuel injection quantity for optimum power, excellent throttle response & reduced fuel consumption; ISC (Idle Speed Control) helps ensure a steady idle even during warm up; other fuel injection benefits include; choke-free starting, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
  • Throttle limiter: easy to adjust, screw-type throttle limiter; throttle limiter reduces acceleration & top speed if desired
  • High mounted, high capacity air box with washable foam air filter: no tools required to access air filter; washable foam filter can be re-used reducing tune-up costs; high mounted design helps prevent water ingestion; air box features a "no tools required" drain
  • Yamaha's industry leading "Ultramatic" CVT (fully automatic) dual range transmission with reverse & downhill engine braking: dual range, high - low transmission with reverse. Low range offers more "grunt" for towing or hauling heavy loads or when tackling technical terrain; CVT automatically selects the optimum transmission ratio, meaning you are always in the right "gear"; Ultramatic design offers controllable, confidence inspiring downhill engine braking; downhill engine braking also reduces brake wear & related servicing; Ultramatic design utilizes a special centrifugal clutch which keeps constant tension on the V-belt, reducing belt wear since the belt does not slip as the clutches engage; high mounted belt cooling ducts help prevent water ingestion; V-belt housing has an easy access "no tools required" drain plug; automotive style, gated, 5-postion shifter (high, low, neutral, reverse & park)
  • Convenient, handlebar mounted push button On Command 2wd - 4wd drive selector: drive system features 2 modes: 2wd & 4wd limited slip; On Command system lets you select the best mode for the conditions ... not the machine
  • Straight design front & rear drive shafts: straight driveshaft layout eliminates U-joints, reducing friction, noise & vibration; front & rear CV drive shafts feature heavy duty plastic boots to protect the CV joints from mud & water penetration for extended service life
  • High capacity cooling system with electric cooling fan: 53% more cooling capacity than the last generation Kodiak 450; maintains consistent engine temperatures for optimum performance; radiator is positioned high in the frame for protection; design reduces heat reaching the rider
  • Wet sump lubrication system: spin on type oil filter for fast, easy oil changes; oil drain plug access hole in skid plate
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled TCI ignition: produces a strong spark for fast starts; provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • Marine style, waterproof connectors on key electrical components.
  • Stainless steel exhaust system with catalyzer & cleanable spark arrestor: spark arrestor prevents stray sparks from exiting the exhaust; catalyzer reduces exhaust emissions; stainless steel design helps prevent rusting
  • Air Injection System (AIS) injects fresh air into exhaust port to fully burn any unburnt fuel, reducing exhaust emissions.
Chassis Features
  • Rugged tube type, steel frame: compact design provides nimble, responsive handling; low seat height (855 mm / 33.7") reduces centre of gravity & improves rider confidence / security; revised riding position (Vs. last generation 450) offers a roomier cockpit, with more knee & foot room for improved rider comfort
  • Full length, rugged plastic skid plates: underside of unit is fully protected by high impact skid plates (2 piece design); front differential & engine oil drain access holes in main skid plate; skid plates enhance "terrain-ability" by allowing unit to slide more easily over obstacles
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS): significantly reduces steering effort resulting in less rider fatigue & improved rider comfort & confidence; speed sensitive system; more assist at slower speeds, less assist at higher speeds for optimum control; significantly reduces handlebar kickback when front wheels strike an obstacle; fully sealed system (electrics & gears)
  • Double wishbone front & rear steel A-arms: wide track A-arms (front & rear) improve rider confidence by reducing body roll; rear anti-sway bar for optimum handling & reduced body roll
  • Adjustable independent double wishbone front & rear suspension: 5-position pre-load adjustable, gas charged shocks front & rear; 171 mm (6.7") front wheel travel & 189 mm (7.4") rear wheel travel; excellent rider comfort even on the toughest trails
  • 245 mm (9.6") of ground clearance.
  • Front disc brakes: independent (separate) front & rear braking for enhanced control & terrain-ability; dual 220 mm (8.7") front rotors squeezed by single piston Nissin calipers
  • Sealed, rear "wet brake."; single rear "wet brake" is fully enclosed in the rear gear case housing; enclosed design keeps mud & water from entering the system & causing premature wear; consistent braking performance; reduced maintenance
  • Rugged CST tires & either steel wheels or cast aluminum mag wheels (depending on model): 25" tires help to increase ground clearance; tire design enhances steering precision, ride comfort & tradition
  • 14 litre fuel tank: bar / block style fuel gauge in LCD meter; last bar will begin blinking when fuel level is 4.2 litres or less (low fuel warning)
  • Revised riding position Vs. last generation 450 for improved rider comfort & confidence: revised handlebar design & bend; longer seat design; longer & wider floorboards; increased knee & legroom Vs last generation Kodiak 450
  • Quick remove, seat with large under seat storage pocket: seat snaps into place - no levers to fuss with when removing seat; seat is 110 mm (4.3") longer than last generation seat; storage pocket features multiple drain holes (storage pocket is not water proof)
  • Oversized floorboards: significantly longer & wider than last generation 450... for increased foot room; excellent rider foot protection; helps reduce mud & water splash
  • Compact digital LCD meter assembly with indicator & warning lights: functions include: speedometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, hour meter, service hour meter, drive mode indicator, transmission gear indicator & various warning lights
  • Quick remove, seat with large under seat storage pocket: seat snaps into place &mdah; no levers to fuss with when removing seat; seat is 110 mm longer than last generation seat with addition thigh support; storage pocket features multiple drain holes (storage pocket is not water proof)
  • Aggressive angular body styling: injection-molded fenders & centre body with special scuff guard finish in selected areas; increased rider room Vs last generation Kodiak 450
  • High visibility lighting: 30/30 watt Krypton main headlights (fender mounted); handlebar mounted halogen 3rd headlight... turns with handlebars (EPS models only) & is only; activated when using high beam (3rd headlight is only available on EPS models); rear tail light (brake & running lights)
  • Heavy duty steel front & rear racks with wrinkle finish paint for durability: front rack max load: 40 kg (88 lbs.); rear rack max load: 80 kg (176 lbs.)
  • Rugged, cast "tongue-style" trailer hitch mount (ball not included): towing capacity: 600 kg (1,322 lbs.)
  • Rugged front bumper with wrinkle finish paint for durability.
  • 12 volt DC outlet: conveniently located on centre body area just ahead of handlebars; 10 amp / 120 watt, 12 volt DC outlet for work light, GPS, cell phone, etc.
  • Integrated winch wiring allows for easy installation of accessory winch.
  • Low maintenance, sealed battery (battery should be charged during extended storage).
  • YDT (Yamaha Diagnostic Tool) easy access, under seat coupler: Yamaha's exclusive money & time saving diagnostic tool
  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, single
  • Displacement: 421 cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 84.5 mm x 75 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Fuel Delivery: Mikuni 34 mm throttle body F.I.
  • Ignition: TCI
  • Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Transmission: Yamaha Ultramatic (fully automatic) CVT with push button On-Command (2WD & 4WD limited slip)
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Suspension (Front): Adjustable independent double wishbone / 171 mm (6.7 in.) of wheel travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Adjustable independent double wishbone with anti-sway bar / 189 mm (7.4 in.) of wheel travel
  • Brakes (Front): Dual 220 mm discs / single piston calipers
  • Brakes (Rear): Sealed multi-disc wet brake
  • Tires (Front): AT25 x 8-12
  • Tires (Rear): AT25 x 10-12
Critical Data
  • Length: 2035 mm (80.1 in.)
  • Width: 1180 mm (46.5 in.)
  • Height: 1160 mm (45.7 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1240 mm (48.8 in.)
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 245 mm (9.6 in.)
  • Turn Radius: 3.2 m (126 in.)
  • Tread (Front): 930 mm (36.6 in.)
  • Tread (Rear): 935 mm (36.8 in.)
  • Seat Height: 855 mm (33.7 in.)
  • Wet Weight: 295 kg (650.4 lb.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 14 L (3.1 Imp. gal.)
  • Rack Capacity (Front): 40 kg (88 lb.)
  • Rack Capacity (Rear): 80 kg (176 lb.)
  • Towing Capacity: 600 kg (1,322 lb.)
  • Colour(s): Yamaha Blue (steel wheels), Green (steel wheels)
  • Warranty: One year (unlimited mileage)
Every attempt has been made to showcase Canadian versions of our products, but all images, information and specifications may not be exact and are subject to change without notice. Some models may be shown with optional accessories. ATVs are recommended for those aged 16 years and older. YAMAHA recommends an approved training course. See your dealer or call 1-800-887-2887. ATV's can be hazardous to operate.



Engine Type
SOHC, 2-valve, single
421 cc
Bore x Stroke
84.5 mm x 75 mm
Engine Cooling
Fuel System
Mikuni 34 mm throttle body F.I.
Starting System


Front Suspension
Adjustable independent double wishbone
Front Travel
171 mm (6.7 in.)
Front Brake Type
Dual 220 mm discs / single piston calipers
Front Tires
AT25 x 8-12
Rear Suspension
Adjustable independent double wishbone with anti-sway bar
Rear Travel
189 mm (7.4 in.)
Rear Brake Type
Sealed multi-disc wet brake
Rear Tires
AT25 x 10-12


Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 295 kg (650.4 lb.)
Front Rack Capacity
40 kg (88 lb.)
Rear Rack Capacity
80 kg (176 lb.)
Towing Capacity
600 kg (1,322 lb.)
Fuel Capacity
14 L (3.1 Imp. gal.)
Ground Clearance
245 mm (9.6 in.)
Machine Dimensions (LxWxH)
2035 mm (80.1 in.) x 1180 mm (46.5 in.) x 1160 mm (45.7 in.)
1240 mm (48.8 in.)

Drive Train

Drive Train
Push button On-Command (2WD & 4WD limited slip)
Final Drive
Yamaha Ultramatic (fully automatic) CVT


Yamaha Blue (steel wheels), Green (steel wheels)
One year (unlimited mileage)


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