Yamaha has launched a new range of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility vehicles (UTVs), including new special editions of the Kodiak 450 and 700 ATVs which are both available with two-tone paintwork and alloy wheels, while the Grizzly ATV can now be specified with exclusive graphics and 27-inch Zilla Maxxis tyres on 14-inch cast aluminium wheels.
For the first time, the company will also offer customers the opportunity to specify their machines using a digital configurator. “The configurator enables customers to personalise a Yamaha product by choosing accessories and paintwork options. Once happy with the specification the customer can request a quotation and share it with a dealer of their choice to source their vehicle,” explained Yamaha ATV manager William Kay.
The Kodiak 450 features differential locks as standard when electric power steering is specified, while the Ultramatic transmission is fitted throughout the range, which maintains the tension of the drive belt to provide a consistent throttle response. The rider can also automatically switch between two-wheel and four-wheel drive, and diff lock settings, at the push of a button.
Yamaha has also committed to fitting Warn VRX 25 winches as standard on all Kodiak and Grizzly ATVs. The 15m winch has a 1,134kg pulling capacity and a rocker switch mounted on the handle.
“We are also one of just two manufacturers offering a tracker free of charge on all new ATVs,” said Mr Kay. “A Datatool Stealth S5 tracking device will be supplied free of charge with new ATV models to offer farmers safety, security and peace of mind.”
The new UTV range includes the Viking three-seater, powered by a 686cc engine and including switchable two-wheel and four-wheel drive, electric power steering and a tipping cargo bed that can carry up to 272kg. There is also the new four-seat Wolverine RMAX, which features a high-performance 998cc engine, hydraulically assisted tilting cargo bed and a 2,000kg capacity Warn winch.
“The Wolverine is both practical and comfortable and is an excellent tool for a diverse farming operation, especially those that have diversified into farm leisure,” Mr Key concluded.
For more information go to www.yamaha-motor.co.uk