2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Review

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2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE ReviewYamaha Kodiak 700 carries himself in some ways like Grizzly sporty. Although Kodiak has a lighter appearance, it was clear immediately that this Ute could hold its own on the road or farm.

Sitting in the new Kodiak 700 EPS SE  I immediately noticed the low-slung handlebars. I prefer to stand more than the average driver, so this is clear right off the bat for me. The addition of a third lamp in my model Yamaha Kodiak 700 give good things were a little creepy, but a useful one too. I prefer the extra lights in the bar, because it helps when turning corners by allowing you to see farther trail before making a full rotation.

Built into the rear of the lamp pod is a digital measuring system, which displays fuel level, speed, time, status 4WD engagement, and more. It is also backlit for easy reading at night. Unfortunately, you do not get this light or gauge pack on the base model Kodiak 700.

2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Review
2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Review

Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE built to work and if you are going to spend an hour-after-hour on these machines, you really will enjoy a seated position. The new chair sculpted slightly slimmer around the middle to lower the rider a little more. This is what is called Yamaha “sit on” position and it really makes the engine a tad easier to get on or off. I found this to be very comfortable during our trip, but as I mentioned earlier, when the roads get rough me up more than I sat down, and the lower bar of Kodiak were not accommodating to this as the bars at the Grizzly. These chairs are also thin between the legs to position the rider a little more comfortable.

2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE – Review

2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE with This machine has a low tone, preferred to work around animals that are easily spooked or on the basis of which the sound of a concern. fuel injection 708cc engine has dual overhead cams and utilizes 44mm Mikuni throttle body to produce a lot of torque on the low end for towing and climbing and towing. The engine started without difficulty because the fuel injection and has a very linear power delivery suitable working consumers.

Yamaha Ultramatic CVT transmission is also a key component of the 2016 Yamaha Kodiak. After experiencing robust system for many years it is clear that the system works and failure rarely if maintained properly. To Kodiak and objectives set Yamaha has added weight to the clutch to keep the RPMs down and power in his sweet spot. When compared with the Grizzly, has the same engine and transmission set, we found 12 grams heavier difference. During our trip along the stone filled, Kodiak rutted road we continue the forward momentum was good with only a gentle throttle and has plenty of power in reserve. As elevation changes up to the mountain ridges electricity supply appears to remain the same.

Kodiak offers generous ground clearance of 11 inches. Suspension travel is set at 7.1 inches in front and 9.1 inches in the rear. A narrow width of 46.5 inches makes you through the tight paths. Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE model has a 5-way preload adjustment collar on a shock basis for tuning the light.

2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Review
2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE Review

In some areas of the road that need to engage our Kodiak 4WD system. Unless you splurge for a special edition model, you will not get the traditional 4WD actuator button operated. For the demo-specific model, we rely on no-frills engagement lever. Shifted to 4WD is easy: we have come to a stop and pull the lever under the left handle bar. Rain had been down for a few hours at a higher altitude, so it falls back on a 4WD to climb rough roads and slippery rocks handy indeed. controlled power output to the wheels allowed to crawl slowly over the worst part in 4WD and served to strengthen the ability of Kodiak for us.

2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE – Price

2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS SE is a great platform to go up the path and work. My trip to the mountains of central Tennessee followed by North Georgia Mountain adventure in the middle of the night. I can get a first hand experience with three lights and it just reinforced my belief in its usefulness. Comfort and maneuverability of Kodiak reinforced proven ability and for the $ 8,199.00 price tag is also affordable. If you like a no-frills kind of off-road engines then you will still be very happy with a base price of $ 6,199 Kodiak and his. Either way you choose a reliable engine should be considered in the search for anyone-quality equipment.