#1. Compact Design:
The Yamaha Kodiak 700 sits in the center of Yamaha's utility ATV lineup between the Kodiak 450 and the Yamaha Grizzly. The Kodiak 700 provides big bore performance, but pairs it with a compact body design. That compact design allows the 700 to be more nimble and handle tight, technical trails with ease. The smaller size also improves the overall feel and handling of the machine while boosting rider confidence. Some people would call that "ergonomics", however, in plain and simple terms it just means that everything feels right and fits right.
#2. Cargo & Tow Capacity
While the Kodiak 700 is great for trail riding, it can also work. A heavy-duty steel cargo rack on the front can haul up to 110-pounds and the rear rack offers 198 pounds of carrying capacity. In total, the Kodiak 700 can handle 308 pounds on its steel cargo racks. Plus, a 2-inch receiver comes standard with the machine allowing users to tow more than 1,300 pounds.
#3. High-Performance Ultramatic® Transmission
This class-leading transmission is a favorite among ATV operators because it combines immediate response with advanced features like natural, all-wheel engine braking. It's the most durable ATV transmission on the market, Scott says, while sharing a little bit about why the Ultramatic® Transmission is so great. The Ultramatic Transmission provides a constant belt tension, he says, so you don't have to worry about a belt that slips all the time. Kodiak 700 users also have the benefit of a secondary clutch so when backing off of the throttle, the secondary clutch will engage. If you're on the trail or riding around somewhere, anytime you have the engine braking it will be smooth and controllable.
#4. On-Command® 4WD
The Kodiak 700's power, capability and handling don't disappoint and that's evident with the Exclusive On-Command® 4WD. This function allows a user to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and a fully locked differential 4WD with just the press of a single button.
#5. The Yamaha Guarantee
Yamaha owners know that their vehicles have undergone serious real world testing in order to make them the best machines they can be. The Kodiak 700 is no different in that it's "Built Real World Tough", assembled in the USA to meet durability and reliability standards and boasts a 10-Year-Belt-Warranty. Those kinds of guarantees and warranties should give owners peace of mind knowing that their machine and its drivetrain is built for many years of trouble free use.
Be sure to tune in to The Revolution this week as Scott Newby, Yamaha ATV & Side-by-Side Senior Communications Specialist joins The Revolution with a look at the new 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700.
Circling back to your 2021 off-road adventures, if you don't have anything planned yet, might we suggest a trip to Oklahoma? Oklahoma has proposed a Bigfoot hunting/trapping season and although it's yet to be official, what better way to break in your new 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 than to scour the rugged landscape of the Sooner state in search of this fabled beast. If you happen to find a Bigfoot and it weighs 1,322 pounds or less, Scott says you'll have all the power you need to tow it out of the woods. You'll be famous, your new 2021 Yamaha Kodiak 700 will be famous and you might just get to collect that proposed $25,000 bounty for the live capture of a bigfoot. You can take that payday and sink it into a wide variety of accessories for your Yamaha Kodiak 700, or better yet, you can buy more Kodiak 700's and start your own fleet! Either way, realize your adventure this year in a Yamaha Kodiak 700.