New 700-Class Engine
For 2019, Yamaha’s engineers wanted to boost the midrange performance of the big bore Kodiak 700 even further, to put power
right where you use it most. At the same time, the new motor features redesigned engine mounts, so despite the increase in performance, it runs even smoother than before.
High-Performance Ultramatic® Transmission
Kodiak 700's Ultramatic® transmission features a gated shifter, dualrange (Hi/Lo) drive plus reverse gear, and is the most advanced—and durable—CVT drive system available. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and a sprag clutch delivers natural all-wheel engine braking.
New Engine Built to Explore
Packing practical, fun and usable power, the Kodiak 700’s motor balances big bore power with a strong midrange. The 2019 Kodiak 700 features a new 700-class engine with optimized torque, power delivery and engine character that is fun and exciting on trails while still being smooth and quiet when exploring trails or on the job site.
Gated Shift Lever and Handlebar-Mounted 4WD Control
Yamaha’s peerless Ultramatic transmission runs through a five-position shift lever with High, Low, Neutral, Reverse and Park gates—for positive and precise transmission operation. Robust, mechanical 4WD system is selected using handlebar lever.
High-Mounted Air Intake
Tackle mud and water thanks to the Kodiak 700’s high-mounted air intake layout. The design increases power and torque while providing additional room for on-board storage and easy, tool-less servicing of the foam air filter.
Stainless Steel Exhaust
To maintain clean-running performance for years, the Kodiak 700 uses a stainless steel exhaust system and features a screen-type spark arrestor for great power with minimum noise output.
Slow-speed technical riding can place a lot of thermal demands on a liquid-cooled motor, so the Kodiak 700 features a high-capacity radiator with fan assist that delivers plenty of air flow for maximum cooling efficiency—and it’s positioned high in the frame for optimal protection.
Drive System Air Intake
Specially designed, high-mounted drive system air intake helps reduce drive system temperatures and assists in keeping water and debris from entering the drive case.
Maximizing available traction, the Kodiak 700 features 25-inch Maxxis® tires that provide precise steering feel and feedback.
Strong, Durable Brakes
Strong and reliable braking comes standard on every Kodiak 700 thanks to hydraulic front disc brakes matched with a sealed wet rear brake system.
Generous Ground Clearance
To handle nearly any terrain with ease, the Kodiak 700 offers an impressive 11.3 inches of maximum ground clearance and full-length composite skid plates, for maximum underbelly protection.
Independent Double Wishbone Front and Rear Suspension Independent double wishbone suspension, with 7.1” of front wheel travel and 9.1” at the rear, provides excellent rider comfort even on the toughest trails, thanks to nitrogen-charged shocks with 5-way adjustable preload.
Underseat Fuel Tank
An optimized 4.76-gallon fuel tank is located under the seat for excellent mass centralization and handling.
A plush seat improves rider comfort for extended days exploring every trail, with plenty of room for the rider to move during aggressive riding. And despite the full-size performance, the Kodiak 700 features a more compact body design similar to a mid-sized ATV, to ease overall feel and handling.
Aggressive and Durable Styling
Rugged composite front bumper resists scratching and won’t rust.
Paired halogen headlights ensures good visibility, while a handlebar mounted halogen work light provides additional illumination that moves with rider input for added flexibility. The LED tail lights are bright and long-lasting, too.
Ready for Accessories
The Kodiak 700 was engineered in concert with a range of accessories for perfect fit and function, for nearly every type of ride you can find. With a standard 12V power point, you can keep devices charged, too.
Extensive Cargo Capacity
Rugged, large-diameter steel cargo racks with durable wrinkle paint finish can pack a total of 308 pounds combined (110 lbs. front, 198 lbs. rear). An on-board storage compartment keeps things dry, too.
Work-Ready Tow Capacity
Center-mounted, heavy-duty two-inch receiver comes standard on Kodiak 700 and can tow more than 1300 pounds.
Built Real World Tough™, Assembled in the USA
As with other Yamaha ATVs and Side-by-Sides, the Kodiak is assembled in the USA to meet Yamaha’s exacting standards for durability and reliability.