Yamaha launches 25th year anniversary Grizzly ATV

  • On the 25th anniversary of the Grizzly ATV, Yamaha has announced a new edition featuring new instruments, brakes, accessories and graphics all coupled to the second generation MK II 686cc 4-valve SOHC engine which features the latest EFI throttle body as well as fine-tuned ECU mapping and refined tolerances that ensure low fuel consumption, high torque and smooth performance.

“This anniversary model taps into the legendary legacy of the original 1998 Grizzly 600 and is a rugged farm tool that can be depended on to manage the toughest terrain and offer operator comfort, safety and versatility,” says Dan Palmer, Power Products Manager.

The new Grizzly features Yamaha’s durable and efficient CVT Ultramatic® automatic transmission. The instant-reaction gearing tackles the toughest terrain, and the natural feel of the all-wheel engine braking gives added confidence and control on steep slopes and when crawling amongst livestock.

“The new model features an independent suspension system which uses adjustable nitrogen gas shocks enabling the rider to change settings to suit differing loads and terrains. The Grizzly is also the only model in its class featuring four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, for improved braking performance and overall control,” Mr Palmer says.

The intelligent On-Command® drive system features a convenient push-button control that switches seamlessly and instantaneously from 2WD, 4WD or 4WD with Diff-lock and back, to optimise performance in changing terrain and weather conditions.

“The anniversary edition comes with one of the highest standard specifications in its category and features a front-mounted WARN VRX 25 winch. With a carrying capacity of 140kg and able to tow 600kg, it has one of the highest carrying capacities of any ATV in the UK,” he says.

For added comfort, the new Grizzly is equipped with Electronic Power Steering (EPS) that offers the best balance of rider assistance and positive feedback. The light steering and precise handling enhances rider comfort, confidence and control.

The multi-function digital instruments feature a fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, hour meter, clock, 4WD/Diff-lock status, transmission gear selector and EPS warning light. Three separate storage compartments offer plenty of secure space for tools and equipment. The Grizzly is also fitted with a heavy-duty brush guard, front bash plate, over fenders and hand-protectors for increased rider and vehicle protection.

“This is a special edition for Yamaha, and riders who have enjoyed the Grizzly for the last 25 years will be impressed with the performance and specification. It will also be an attractive proposition for those who have never experienced the power and versatility of the Grizzly. It is a landmark in Yamaha’s ATV history,” he concludes.