Yamaha adds Grizzly 450 EPS, Raptor 125 for 2011

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CYPRESS, Calif. — Yamaha Motor Corp. has expanded its 2011 ATV line with a pair of new vehicles, according to

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS

 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.

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS

“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.”

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS

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 an all-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.

 

 

 

2011 Yamaha Raptor 125

2011 Yamaha Raptor 125

2011 Yamaha Raptor 125

Yamaha says the Raptor 125 is the first 125-class sport ATV from a major ATV 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.

Yamaha’s complete utility ATV line for 2011 announced this June includes the Grizzly 700 EPS, Grizzly 700 (non-EPS), Grizzly 550 EPS, Grizzly 550 (non-EPS), new Grizzly 450 with EPS, new Grizzly 450 (non-EPS), Grizzly 350 IRS 4×4, Grizzly 350 4×4, Grizzly 350 2WD, Grizzly 125 2WD and Big Bear 400 4×4. Yamaha’s 2011 sport ATV models include the Raptor 700R, Raptor 350, Raptor 250, Raptor 250R, the Raptor 125 and Raptor 90. The 2011 Rhino 700 FI, including a Sport Edition, was announced in February.

2011 Yamaha Raptor 125

2011 Yamaha Raptor 125

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

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  • Motorcycle Best Buys says:

    Eagerly waiting to watch Yamaha’s 2011 models in the market & rocking on the track.

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