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There is a large selection of Yamaha ATV available in both Utility and Sport models.  If you are looking for a workhorse, the many different Yamaha Utility ATVs offer some great choices.  The top of the line Yamaha Grizzly 700 boasts a powerful 686cc fuel injected engine with more power and better drivability under varying weather and altitude conditions thanks to Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI).  The powerful 686 engine has a Raptor inspired 4 valve cylinder head and a strong forged piston that runs in a tough ceramic lined cylinder bore.  The Yamaha Grizzly 700 also has the industry's first Electronic Power Steering (EPS).  Whether you are driving on very rough terrain or in 4WD LOCKED mode, the power steering makes this Yamaha ATV much more comfortable, maneuverable, and easier to control.  Since Yamaha first introduced the EPS on the Grizzly, other manufacturers have followed Yamaha's lead and started offering it on some models of their ATV as well. 

Yamaha Grizzly ATV

Yamaha Grizzly 700 Utility ATV

In addition to the different special editions available of the Yamaha Grizzly 700, there are also several other Grizzly models that round out the line up.  The 4WD Grizzly 550 comes with a lower price and has a smaller 558cc engine which still comes equipped with fuel injection.  You can even get the electronic power steering option on the Grizzly 550.  In fact, if you look at the specs on these two ATV, you can see that the Grizzly 550 has basically the same chassis as the Grizzly 700, with the main difference just being the smaller engine size.  Both the 550 and 700 come with 4 valve cylinder heads.  If you don't need so much power, then the Grizzly 450 comes with a rugged 421cc engine design that offers good all around performance.  To help keep the price lower, the Grizzly 450 does not use fuel injection but rather relies on a carburetor for fuel delivery.  If you want, power steering is even available as an option on the 450 model.    

Yamaha Grizzly 450

Yamaha Grizzly 450

For those looking to save even more money, the 4WD Grizzly 350 costs around $2000 less than a fully equipped 450.  When you compare the specs of the 450 and 350 models, you see that they share the same basic chassis design; however, the 450 utilizes a fully independent rear suspension, while the 350 has a more economical rear swing arm suspension design.  You give up some other features going with the Grizzly 350 (such as push button front differential lock), but the package deal of the 350 offers you a lot of machine for the money.  Moving further on down the line, the Grizzly 300 can save you even more of your hard earned money.  This more economical model also only comes with 2WD. The 287cc liquid cooled engine is more than adequate to power this ATV, and the well designed suspension and disc brakes helps keep the Grizzly 300 under control.  Once again, a swing arm rear suspension design is used to help keep prices lower.  Finally, the Grizzly 125 is a smaller and lighter machine that comes with a lighter price tag as well.  The small 124cc four stroke engine is fuel efficient and sends its power through a fully automatic belt drive system with reverse and a final chain drive.  Drum brakes are used in the front and the rear.  Perfect for the smaller rider, the Grizzly 125 weighs in at only 335 lbs, and it's light weight and smaller size make it easier to maneuver and control.  So there you have a brief run down on the many different models of Yamaha Grizzly utility ATV.  

Grizzly 125

Yamaha Grizzly 125

Yamaha Sport ATV

In addition to the many Utility style Yamaha ATV, there are also many different Sport models from which to choose.  The top of the line Yamaha Raptor 700 packs a powerful 686cc fuel injected engine with beefed up internals capable of revving up to 9000 RPM.  A heavy duty forged piston, forged connecting rod, and a forged crankshaft are built tough to take the punishing power produced by this big bore engine.  A dry sump lubrication system increases available power while still supplying a constant flow of oil to keep the engine internals well lubricated and to assist in keeping internal engine components cooler.  A 5 speed transmission with reverse and manual clutch help the rider to precisely put the power to the ground through the high tech, fully independent suspension with an impressive 9.1" of front and 10.1" of rear wheel travel.  Thankfully, this big bore 700 comes with electric start to effortlessly awaken the beast.  For those that don't need so much raw horsepower, a Yamaha Raptor 350 is also available with many great features and a lower price tag.  In addition, the Raptor 250 can make a good entry level sport ATV for those that don't have as much money to spend.

Raptor 700

Yamaha Raptor 700R Sport ATV

For younger riders, the Yamaha Raptor 125 and 90 are scaled down version of their big brothers.  The Raptor 125 is powered by an electric start 124cc air cooled 4 stroke engine.  A 5 speed manual transmission gives the rider full control of the clutch and shift points.  There are hydraulic disc brakes in front and rear.  This ATV weighs just 299 lbs fueled up and ready to go.  If you want to go even smaller for younger riders, the Yamaha Raptor 90 comes with an 88cc four stroke engine with an automatic CVT transmission.  Just push a button to activate the electric start, and the Raptor 90 is ready to go with no need to worry about shifting gears.  The Raptor 90 is around 59 inches long and only 35 inches wide and weighs in at just 264 lbs.             

Raptor 90

Yamaha Raptor 90

For those looking for a race inspired Yamaha ATV, then the Yamaha YFZ450 comes with a powerful 449cc engine with a 5 titanium valve cylinder head.  With a potent 11.4:1 compression ratio, this engine cranks out some serious power.  Magnesium parts are used on the engine for lighter overall weight.  This gives the lightweight 350 lb YFZ450 a potent power to weight ratio.  If the regular YFZ450 is not good enough for you, then Yamaha now offers the YFZ450R which replaces the carburetor with fuel injection for better drivability and improved power delivery.  The R version also comes with a race inspired suspension.   

Yamaha YFZ450 ATV

Yamaha YFZ450R

Yamaha used to offer a couple other lower cost sport Yamaha ATV known as the Yamaha Wolverine 350 and 450, but these models are no longer being offered.  The 450 came with a torquey, liquid cooled 421cc engine along with the Ultramatic fully automatic transmission system.  The Wolverine 350 came with a smaller engine, but it also had many great features like the popular Ultramatic transmission.  If you are interested in finding one of these Wolverine machines, then you can check around to see if you can find a used one.  Even with this brief look at some of the MANY different models of Yamaha ATV that are available, it is clear that there is a very large selection of machines ready for the picking.