When Yamaha took the covers off the new 2016 Grizzly and Kodiak ATVs, you could be forgiven for being confused. Both are 708cc Utility ATVs and share much in common, but they are intended for very different buyers.

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To help explain exactly what each ATV is designed for and the differences between them, Yamaha released a video featuring Travis Hollins, ATV product planning manager. We are eager to test out both models together, but until then check out the video below for some clarification.

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  • Pierre Depot

    There’s too much similarities between the two. The Kodiak is intended for utility so it should provide a Solid Rear Axle (SRA). For working and hauling trailer, SRA is much better than IRS. The rear of the ATV won’t fall because the weigh of the trailer is not on the suspension and you maintain the full ground clearance. Also there’s less mecanic complexity with less homocinetic joints. The hitch ball is closer to the rear axle, which improve traction with less pivoting action that reduce weight of the front wheels of the ATV. Honda keep the SRA available for the Foreman for working. :-)

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