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Yamaha adds new utility, sport ATVs for 2011

June 10, 2010
Filed under Features

Yamaha Motor Corp. has expanded its 2011 ATV line with a pair of new models, according to a release from the company. The additions are a new utility ATV, the Grizzly 450 4×4 with Electric Power Steering (EPS), and a new sport model, the Raptor 125.

“The new Grizzly 450 EPS is a mid-level machine with top-of-the-line features that excels in trail riding and utility functions,” Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s general manager of ATV and side-by-side operations, said in the release. “The Raptor 125 is the first in its class from a major ATV manufacturer with true sport performance.”

Yamaha says the Raptor 125 is the first 125-class sport ATV from a major manufacturer. It features a 124cc, two-valve, single overhead cam engine, five-speed manual transmission, electric start, hydraulic disk brakes and five-way preload adjustable suspension.

According to Yamaha, the Grizzly 450 EPS combines features for the outdoor and recreational enthusiast: Electric Power Steering, Ultramatic automatic transmission with the centrifugal clutch system, On-Command 2WD, 4WD and 4WD diff-lock, and a new rear-sealed wet brake. It features a mid-level chassis with a new one-piece frame and independent rear suspension. Its engine is a 421cc, 4-stroke able to handle more than 250 pounds rack capacity and 1,322 pounds in towing.

Yamaha’s 2011 models will be in dealerships this summer.  

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