Kodiak 450 EPS ATV 2019

A force of nature.

Kodiak is already the leading name in the large capacity utility ATV world. And now we're taking the mid-sized utility class to the next level with the rugged Kodiak 450 EPS.

Its easy-to-use technology, outstanding durability and Yamaha reliability enable the Kodiak 450 EPS to take on the toughest jobs in extreme terrain. The industry-leading On Command drive system allows you to switch seamlessly between 2WD and 4WD at the push of a button - and the Ultramatic automatic transmission makes every task more relaxing and enjoyable.

In terms of comfort and convenience, nothing comes close! And when work's over, this versatile ATV adds a new dimension to your precious leisure time.

With its rugged chassis and high-torque engine, the Kodiak 450 EPS is a tireless worker that can carry 120kg on its racks - or tow up to 600kg - allowing you to traverse extreme terrain with tools, provisions or equipment.


  • 120kg rack carrying capacity 600kg towing capacity
  • WARN Vantage 2000 winch
  • Premium Yamaha quality with great value for money
  • High torque 421cc 4-stroke engine
  • Ultramatic automatic CVT transmission
  • Long travel suspension with gas shock absorbers
  • On Command push button 2WD / 4WD drive system
  • Designed for work and leisure
  • Compact body design with roomy riding space
  • Versatile and practical mid-sized utility ATV
  • Electric Power Steering for all day comfort and confidence
  • Economical and reliable Electronic Fuel Injection

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Engine type

Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC



Bore x stroke

84.5 mm x 75.0 mm

Compression ratio

10.0 : 1

Ignition system


Starter system


Transmission system

Ultramatic® V-belt with front- and rear wheel engine braking, H/L/N/R/P

Drive system

On-Command® 2WD/4WD

Final transmission



Front suspension system

Independent double wishbone, 171 mm wheel travel, 5 position preload adjustment

Rear suspension system

Independent double wishbone, 189 mm wheel travel, 5 position preload adjustment

Front brake

Dual hydraulic disc

Rear brake

Sealed oil-bathed multi-disc

Front tyres

AT25x8-12 / Aluminum Wheels

Rear tyres

AT25x10-12 / Aluminum Wheels


Overall length

2,035 mm

Overall width

1,180 mm

Overall height

1,160 mm

Seat height

855 mm


1,240 mm

Minimum ground clearance

245 mm

Min. turning radius

3.2 m

Fuel tank capacity

14 litres

Oil tank capacity

2.6 litres

Loading limits

Front rack

40 kg

Rear rack

80 kg

Yamaha 421cc EFI engine

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The Kodiak 450 EPS has the power to conquer the toughest terrain thanks to its 421cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine that produces plenty of smooth torque at low revs. Its Electronic Fuel Injection system ensures easy starting in hot or cold conditions at a range of altitudes, giving reliable and economical performance wherever you go.

25-inch tyres with wide tread width

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So that you can find the optimum traction even on the most challenging terrain the Kodiak 450 EPS is fitted with specially developed front and rear tyres. Featuring an all-terrain tread pattern, the extra-wide AT25x8-12 front tyres and the AT25x10-12 rear tyres find extra grip whether you're riding across mud, snow and rock.

Long-stroke KYB gas charged front and rear shocks

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The developed all-round independent double wishbone suspension gives 171mm front wheel travel and 189mm rear wheel travel, helping to make light work of extreme terrain. And with their ability to soak up bumps, ruts and other obstacles, the KYB gas-charged adjustable shocks deliver all day riding comfort.

On-Command® 2WD/4WD drive system

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In hilly or slippery conditions, the Kodiak 450 EPS's industry-leading On-Command® drive system enables you to switch seamlessly over to the 4WD system with the push of a button. And when you're on flat or challenging terrain, another press on the button takes you back to 2WD, making this mid-sized utility ATV so easy and convenient to use.

Electric Power Steering (EPS)

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The Kodiak 450 EPS model is equipped with Yamaha's highly acclaimed Electronic Power Steering (EPS) that is specially designed to give you the best balance of rider assist combined with a natural and positive feel. And for additional illumination, the EPS model features a powerful halogen handlebar-mounted high beam headlight.

Ultramatic® CVT transmission

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Ultramatic® CVT automatic transmission makes every trip easier and more enjoyable, both for seasoned riders and also for new entrants to the mid-sized utility ATV class. Its durable V-belt delivers smooth acceleration - and the Kodiak 450 EPS's sophisticated all-wheel engine braking system gives you added confidence and control on downhills.

Precise and nimble handling

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All day comfort comes as standard with the Kodiak 450 EPS, making this mid-sized utility ATV ideal for work and play. Featuring a low centre of gravity, the designed chassis delivers precise, nimble and confident handling for maximum riding enjoyment - and for an extra smooth ride, the engine features special vibration-reducing mounts.

Compact body size with full size ergonomics

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By choosing the Kodiak 450 EPS you're getting the best of both worlds, because this mid-sized utility ATV benefits from a compact and stylish body design that's easy to manoeuvre in difficult terrain - while the spacious and ergonomic riding position ensures all day comfort whether you're working hard or enjoying some time off.