TOUGH. FUNCTIONAL. VERSATILE.
For those interested in driving the hardest-possible bargain on a Yamaha side-by-side, the Rhino 450 does just about everything its big brother does, only draws power from an anvil-tough 421cc engine that squeezes maximum performance from a bulletproof and proven powerplant.
Key FeaturesThis groundbreaking off-road recreational side-by-side is like nothing else on the marketa way to get out there in style and comfort with a friend and your gear.
Comfortable interior with automotive-type controls: Steering wheel, left-side foot brake pedal/right-side foot accelerator pedal, center-mounted console shifter and parking brake lever, turn-to-start ignition switch, indicator lights and 12-volt accessory outlet.
421cc liquid-/oil-cooled, four-stroke engine and light weight add up to great all-around performance, excellent terrainability and great fuel efficiency.
Industry-exclusive fully automatic Ultramatic® transmission with dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive and reverse is the most advanced drive system available. Maintaining constant belt tension reduces wear, gives instant throttle response and provides industry-exclusive all-wheel downhill engine braking.
Industry-exclusive three-position On-Command® In/Out 4WD feature lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WDall with the simple push of a button.
Fully independent four-wheel suspension: Double-wishbones front and rear deliver 7.3 inches of wheel travel, and five-way preload-adjustable shocks provide maximum tire contact and comfort while navigating rough terrain.
Thick bucket seats and that great long-travel suspension system work together to provide the smoothest ride in the industry.
Engine FeaturesSuper-reliable overhead-cam 421cc liquid-cooled engine produces abundant low-rev torque, fat midrange and serious top-end muscle.
Dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive with reverse taps into more pulling power in low and more performance in high than any machine in its class.
Console-mounted dual-range (H/L/N/R) shift lever.
33mm Mikuni BSR carburetor and high-output DC-CDI ignition serve up great throttle response and excellent fuel efficiency.
Sealed drive case keeps out water and debris, and a hand-operated side cover drain lets out what little gets in.
Specially designed full stainless steel-exhaust system features aluminum heat shields and a screen-type spark arrestor for superb power characteristics with minimum noise output.
Large-capacity aluminum radiator and oil cooler with fan-assist delivers maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame for optimal protection.
Specially designed drive system air intake vent prevents overheating and keeps water and mud from entering drive case.
Easy-access, tool-free air filter box.
Chassis/Suspension FeaturesCAD-designed steel frame is lightweight and features outstanding durability with superior rigidity for superb handling.
Light, responsive rack-and-pinion steering features a fully sealed steering column and double U-jointed steering linkage for smooth operation and class-leading turning radiuseven in 4WD.
Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front disc brakes and shaft-mounted hydraulic rear disc provide outstanding stopping power in a variety of conditions.
12.1-inch ground clearance delivers maximum underbelly protection while enhancing terrainability.
Low-maintenance front shaft drive features gear case and electronic servo-activated 2WD/4WD/Diff lock via the On-Command system. Direct rear shaft drive eliminates the U-joint for greater durability and more efficient power transfer at all rpm.
Heavy-duty CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage.
Stamped steel dump bed is rated to haul 400 pounds of gear. Center-mounted 2-inch receiver trailer hitch comes standard and can tow over 1200 pounds.
Additional FeaturesComfortable passenger grab handles.
Large, specially designed seats are extra plush and supportive for all-day driver and passenger comfort.
Tough, rotomolded doors keep mud, water and dirt on the trail where they belong.
Operator and passenger seat belts.
Dual 30-watt multi-reflector Krypton bulb headlights with high/low beams feature stylishly sleek cat-eye design; dual 5-watt/21-watt tail/brake lights.
Large, 7.9-gallon fuel tank features a fuel level gauge.
Large style headrests for good looks and comfort.
Tough wrinkle-finish coating on the upper frame.
Maintenance-free battery provides power, even in cold weather.
Built in Newnan, GA, USA.
Optional digital instrument panel boasts multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position, and clock.
Engine SpecificationsType: 421cc liquid-cooled w/fan, 4-stroke; SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke: 84.5mm x 75mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Carburetion: Mikuni 33mm BSR
Ignition: DC CDI
Starting System: Electric
Transmission: Yamaha Ultramatic® V-belt with all-wheel engine braking/H, L, N, R
Drive Train: Yamaha On-Command® pushbutton;3-way locking differential; 2WD,4WD, locked 4WD; shaft drive
Chassis SpecificationsSuspension/Front: Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.3-in travel
Suspension/Rear: Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.3-in travel
Brakes/Front: Dual hydraulic disc, twin piston
Brakes/Rear: Hydraulic disc, self-adjusting, shaft mounted
Tires/Front: AT25x8-12 NHS
Tires/Rear: AT25x10-12 NHS
DimensionsL x W x H: 113.6 x 54.4 x 73.0
Wheelbase: 75.2 in
Turning Radius: 153.5 in
Ground Clearance: 12.1 in
Fuel Capacity: 7.9 gal
Dry Weight: 1031 lb
Bed Capacity: 400 lb
Towing Capacity: 1212 lb
OtherInstrumentation: Fuel sight gauge, 4WD Indicator lights (optional digital speedo/fuel)
Lighting: Dual 30W Krypton multi-reflector headlights & dual 21/5W brake light
Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
Colors: Red, Hunter Green
Price and specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner's Manual and all labels before operation.