2019 Yamaha Grizzly EPS SE Preview
Engine: 708cc Single
The 2019 Yamaha Grizzly EPS SE is the new flagship of Yamaha’s ATV lineup. Setting the SE apart from the rest of the Grizzly family are 27-inch Maxxis ‘Zilla tires. Those tires will wrap around new two-tone 14-inch cast aluminum wheels.
Other benefits of the Yamaha Grizzly EPS SE include improved acceleration thanks to a new 6% gear reduction. This also leads to less noise and quieter performance.
The 2019 Yamaha Grizzly EPS SE joins the Grizzly EPS, Kodiak 450, Kodiak 450 EPS, Kodiak 450 EPS SE, Kodiak 700, Kodiak 700 EPS and Kodiak 700 EPS SE in Yamaha’s Utility ATV lineup for 2019.
For sportier performance, Yamaha also offers up its Raptor 700, Raptor 700R, Raptor 700R SE, Raptor 90, YFZ450R, YFZ450R SE and YFZ50 for the upcoming model year.
Check out the press release below to read up on the entire 2019 Yamaha ATV lineup, led by the new Yamaha Grizzly EPS SE:
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is expanding its family of Proven Off-Road Utility and Sport ATVs, providing superior Capability, Comfort and Confidence in a wide variety of terrain and situations so off-road enthusiasts can REALize their Adventure.
For 2019, the Grizzly family welcomes an all-new Special Edition (SE) Grizzly featuring exclusive 27-inch Maxxis ‘Zilla tires and Yamaha’s award-winning engine tuned for dynamic recreational riding on the most demanding trails. Yamaha’s more utility-based ATVs include the Kodiak 700 and Kodiak 450, while Yamaha’s sport ATV lineup again features the Raptor 700R, and YFZ450R, along with respective youth models, the Raptor 90 and YFZ50.
“Yamaha continues to build on its Proven Off-Road platform of recreation and sport ATVs with more options providing value to a wide variety of riders,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s vice president of ATV / SxS operations. “Offering the ultimate balance of comfort, confidence, and capability, Yamaha is delivering options to suit the wide variety of needs for our expanding community of outdoorsmen and women, farmers, ranchers and adventure-seeking off-road enthusiasts.”
2019 Special Edition Grizzly: Top Performing Adventure-Seeking Big Bore ATV
The new 2019 Grizzly™ combines smooth, responsive, and quick-revving power with increased mid-range, and improved acceleration from a new six percent gear reduction. Producing less noise and vibration, the Grizzly still delivers an even sportier riding experience than ever, thanks in part to the enhancements in Yamaha’s all-time best-selling fuel-injected 700-class, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine.
In addition to the aforementioned features, the Yamaha Grizzly EPS SE features a new, aggressive look, painted bodywork, and new 14-inch two-tone cast aluminum wheels for increased ground clearance, and a wider track width.
All 2019 Grizzly models also get a new dash with a redesigned meter, a pre-installed two-inch tow receiver, Yamaha’s proven Ultramatic® automatic transmission, On-Command® 2WD/4WD system, and Electric Power Steering (EPS).
All featuring cast aluminum wheels, the new 2019 Yamaha Grizzly EPS SE is available in Ridge Red and Alpine White (MSRP $9,899), an all-new Realtree Edge camo pattern (MSRP: $10,299), and an SE Backcountry Blue (MSRP: $10,499).
2019 Kodiak 700: Superior Performance, Comfort and Value for Utility and Work-Minded Individuals
The Kodiak 700 is built for both work and play providing a comfortable, confidence-inspiring ride. Powered by Yamaha’s legendary 700-class single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, the 2019 Kodiak 700 is built Real World Tough with more than 1,300 pounds of towing capacity, 110-pound front rack capacity, and 198-pound rear rack capacity for a work-ready design and capability.
Styling, smooth power and low-end torque creates the foundation for adding a range of Real World Tech features, like Yamaha’s Ultramatic fully automatic transmission, On-Command four-wheel drive system and EPS (select models), all combining to make the Kodiak 700 the most powerful ATV in its pricing category, while maintaining Yamaha’s renowned durability and Proven Off-Road performance.
The new 2019 Kodiak 700 is available in Green, Red (MSRP $6,999), and Fall Beige with Realtree Edge (MSRP $7,299). Kodiak 700 models equipped with EPS include Green (MSRP: $8,599), Armor Grey with aluminum wheels (MSRP $8,799), Realtree Edge with aluminum wheels (MSRP $9,199), and an SE Backcountry Blue with painted bodywork and aluminum wheels (MSRP: $9,299).
2019 Kodiak 450: Mid-Class Utility ATV with Superior Performance, Comfort and Value
The 2019 Kodiak 450 combines Yamaha’s legendary durability and reliability with class-leading handling. Powered by a 421-cc fuel-injected engine for Proven Off-Road performance, it features a compact-chassis mid-size ATV customers will appreciate, along with a roomy riding position to comfortably accommodate even larger riders.
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, On-Command 2WD/4WD system, EPS, adjustable dual A-arm suspension and more.
The new 2019 Kodiak 450 ATV is available in Green, Red (MSRP $5,999), and Fall Beige with Realtree Edge (MSRP $6,299). Kodiak 450 models equipped with EPS includes Green (MSRP: $6,999), Fall Beige with Realtree Edge (MSRP $7,299), and an SE Backcountry Blue with painted bodywork and aluminum wheels (MSRP $7,599).
2019 Raptor 700R: The Pinnacle of High Performance ATVs
The Raptor 700 and Raptor 700R bring the best combination of power, lightweight handling and trail / dune-conquering performance in sport ATVs. The Raptor’s hybrid steel-aluminum frame is complemented by a controlled-fill aluminum sub-frame and cast aluminum swing-arm, all combining to produce a supremely strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.
Utilizing Yamaha’s YZ-style fully adjustable piggyback shocks, the Raptor is a versatile machine capable of handling any terrain – from tight, twisty trails to wide open deserts. Lending to the terrain-taming prowess, front wheel travel is 9.1 inches, with 10.1 inches in the rear.
A plush seat, dual counter-balancers, electric start, and reverse are added features on Raptor 700R for all-day riding comfort and convenience.
The Raptor 700 is available in Graphite (MSRP $7,999), while the Raptor 700R is available in Team Yamaha Blue with color matched seat, A-arms and frame (MSRP $8,599). Featuring a GYTR front grab bar and heel guards the 2019 Raptor 700R SE (MSRP $9,199) comes in two new color options: Red or Armor Gray.
2019 YFZ450R: REALize Your Podium
The YFZ450R is the most technologically advanced sport ATV in the market, combining a high-tech, quick-revving, titanium-valve 449cc fuel-injected engine with a lightweight, professional-caliber cast aluminum / steel chassis.
MX-ready, the YFZ’s no-weld frame is designed from lightweight aluminum with a tension-steel bottom frame, allowing low engine placement for optimal mass centralization. Suspension components and settings reduce weight while providing agile, performance-pointed handling and rider comfort.
The YFZ450R’s bodywork is designed for ideal ergonomics and rider comfort with a T-shaped seat and maximum knee room permitting riders to easily move around the machine and attack corners to the finish line. An assist-and-slipper clutch reduces clutch lever effort for less fatigue, while simultaneously increasing clutch plate pressure for positive engagement. This clutch system also reduces engine-braking effect, which allows for faster cornering, particularly when downshifting.
The YFZ450R is available in a Team Yamaha Blue with color matched seat, A-arms and frame (MSRP $8,999). YFZ450R SE with a GYTR front grab bar receives two new SE color options, Red or Armor Gray (MSRP $9,399).
2019 Raptor 90: Entry-Level Machine for the Developing Enthusiast
The Raptor 90 brings the world of sport ATVs to riders ages 10 and up. With sporty styling based on the top-selling Raptor 700R, this entry-level ATV bring Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road sport ATV performance, legacy and quality to the entire family and next generation of budding motorsports enthusiasts.
The Yamaha Raptor 90 is equipped with a fun and exciting 89.9-cc engine and CVT transmission, providing versatility on the trails while maintaining a smooth, linear power delivery. Additional features include single A-arm front suspension, mono-shock swing-arm rear suspension, and 18-inch tires with lightweight matte black wheels to optimize performance and styling for advancing riders.
The Raptor 90’s chassis incorporates a comfortable and roomy rider position to allow developing enthusiasts the ability to grow and adjust their riding posture and position while affording years of enjoyment. Specially designed shocks, with youth skills and weight in mind, provide superior handling and comfort, increasing the fun and performance of the ride.
The 2019 Raptor 90 comes in two colors: Team Yamaha Blue, and White (MSRP: $2,899).
2019 YFZ50: First Time Rider, Life-Long Memories
The YFZ50 introduces the fun and exciting world of sport ATVs to riders ages 6 and up. Inspired by the championship-winning DNA of the YFZ450R, this first-time ATV brings Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road performance and confidence to the next generation of growing motorsports enthusiasts.
Designed to meet Yamaha’s style and industry-leading performance standards, the electric-start YFZ50 mounts a 49.4-cc engine and CVT transmission on a lightweight chassis, resulting in an entry-level machine that combines an exciting acceleration feeling with a comfortable ride to help first-time riders develop their off-road abilities. Parents can feel confident introducing their 6-year-old to ATV riding with supervisory controls integrated into the machine, including adjustable RPM and throttle limiters, as well as a tether switch capable of shutting off the engine from a pull-string if or when needed.
The 2019 YFZ50 comes in either Team Yamaha Blue or White (MSRP: $2,099).
Yamaha’s full-size ATVs are proudly Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.
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