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19 Grizzly SE vs 19 Kodiak SE pics

Hello all, first post. I just purchased a new 19 Grizzly SE for myself and a 19 Kodiak SE for my wife, and I thought some of you might like to see these two machines side by side for a comparison. I don't have a whole lot to say about them yet, they are our first Yamaha's and I have only ridden them around the block a couple times.

What I like so far: Coming from a Polaris and an Arctic Cat, the seats are much more comfortable. Power is good on both machines, and the fit and finish seems much better than my old ATV's.

What I don't like so far: The separate front and back hand brakes. I suppose that is great for technical riding, but I don't do much of that. I'll get used to it, but I found the single brake worked great.

The last photo is of the headlights, but it didn't come out too well. The Grizzly on the right has white LED headlights, while both ATV's have the yellow lights on the handlebars. Both ATV's have the same digital displays. Also, the Kodiak has the Yamaha Cargo Box installed, I have some more pictures of that as well.
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Hello all, first post. I just purchased a new 19 Grizzly SE for myself and a 19 Kodiak SE for my wife, and I thought some of you might like to see these two machines side by side for a comparison. I don't have a whole lot to say about them yet, they are our first Yamaha's and I have only ridden them around the block a couple times.

What I like so far: Coming from a Polaris and an Arctic Cat, the seats are much more comfortable. Power is good on both machines, and the fit and finish seems much better than my old ATV's.

What I don't like so far: The separate front and back hand brakes. I suppose that is great for technical riding, but I don't do much of that. I'll get used to it, but I found the single brake worked great.

The last photo is of the headlights, but it didn't come out too well. The Grizzly on the right has white LED headlights, while both ATV's have the yellow lights on the handlebars. Both ATV's have the same digital displays. Also, the Kodiak has the Yamaha Cargo Box installed, I have some more pictures of that as well.
Awesome thanks for posting these!

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Thanks. I got the Kodiak for my wife because it's a little smaller than the Grizzly and she thought it fit her better and may be a little easier for her to control. Here are a few more photos. The back light on the Grizzly has LED dots on it, the back light on the Kodiak is normal style. If anyone has any questions about these machines I can try to answer them for you.
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Hello all, first post. I just purchased a new 19 Grizzly SE for myself and a 19 Kodiak SE for my wife, and I thought some of you might like to see these two machines side by side for a comparison. I don't have a whole lot to say about them yet, they are our first Yamaha's and I have only ridden them around the block a couple times.

What I like so far: Coming from a Polaris and an Arctic Cat, the seats are much more comfortable. Power is good on both machines, and the fit and finish seems much better than my old ATV's.

What I don't like so far: The separate front and back hand brakes. I suppose that is great for technical riding, but I don't do much of that. I'll get used to it, but I found the single brake worked great.

The last photo is of the headlights, but it didn't come out too well. The Grizzly on the right has white LED headlights, while both ATV's have the yellow lights on the handlebars. Both ATV's have the same digital displays. Also, the Kodiak has the Yamaha Cargo Box installed, I have some more pictures of that as well.
Awesome pair of bears. Welcome to the forum. Which part of MN are you from?

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Beautiful bikes. The Grizzly looks much larger!

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Hi. Nice that you got one of each!

I tried them both before buying my Grizzly (in '17 - same specs except for engine), and the things that steered me towards the Grizzly were actually the upgraded headlights and tail lights and the additional storage compartments on the Grizzly. For how they rode, felt, and performed, I could have been happy with either.

Didn't hurt that there was huge factory rebate, free Warn Winch, and dealer markdown on the Grizzly as well as it was the end of the year.

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Awesome pair of bears. Welcome to the forum. Which part of MN are you from?

Thanks. I am in-between Minneapolis and St. Cloud.



We took them both out for a little ride yesterday at Pine Center trails, both machines performed great. No problems at all. A couple of things I noted: The Yamaha doesn't have an option to set the brakes on like my other machines did. I was nervous that this might let them move on the trailer a bit, but I will just have to tie them down better. And I will need to get a lock for the cargo box, those rubber things that hold the lid down don't seem to be very secure. We also had a laugh at this very slow moving porcupine that was taking a stroll down the middle of the trail. As we got closer to it, it decided to move off the trail but I could tell it got pissed off that we got in it's way.
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Thanks. I am in-between Minneapolis and St. Cloud.



We took them both out for a little ride yesterday at Pine Center trails, both machines performed great. No problems at all. A couple of things I noted: The Yamaha doesn't have an option to set the brakes on like my other machines did. I was nervous that this might let them move on the trailer a bit, but I will just have to tie them down better. And I will need to get a lock for the cargo box, those rubber things that hold the lid down don't seem to be very secure. We also had a laugh at this very slow moving porcupine that was taking a stroll down the middle of the trail. As we got closer to it, it decided to move off the trail but I could tell it got pissed off that we got in it's way.
Haha oh man do we have some porcupine stories.

Pine Center are decent trails when the other ones are still closed. I'd imagine they were pretty busy last weekend? I've only ridden them once, and it was last year 2 days after the Red Top access washed out. You should be able to add a lever parking lock to your Kodiak like I did cause it still has the cable actuated rear brake. I only use it in oddball situations though. Otherwise transmission Park works great and is completely reliable.

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Welcome and congratulations on the new machines!

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Nice to see another rider from MN on here, I dont see alot of Yamaha's when I am out riding so its nice to know there are a few of us around.
Maybe someday we will have to organize a MN/WI ride to meet up.

I also have a pair of 2018's (Grizzly and Kodiak) So far they have been great. For me I love the independent front vs rear brakes, I like to be in control depending on the braking situation and also the peace of mind that if one goes out you have some redundancy.

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Nice rigs! All of you in lovely MN should check out Quadna Mud Nationals June 6-9th. It's always a great time and plenty of very nice trails to ride up here. The Rox Handlebar kit is also a nice addition to those machines. The Grizzly and the Kodiak both use the same kit. Hit us up at Rox if you have any questions. Enjoy the wheelers! You made a great choice going with those!
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Welcome. I am up in Duluth so if your looking to ride up this way PM me. WI and the Iron Range have some great trails. WI you will need a trail pass. Enjoy your new toys.

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Welcome to the club. I really like photos!! I see the both of you decided on the blue colors. I’m in Maryland and we have a couple of state riding parks to go to,not many though. When I really want to my fix a head up to Tower City PA!! A couple thousand acre club. It’s nice because they have a kids playground that is all very safe for your young ones to get their feet wet on their four wheeler or dirtbike. All kind of different experience levels from beginner to advanced. Ride all day I don’t ride the same trail twice go back and camp out have a beer cook on the grill listen to some music do it again the next day. Not too far from home about a good 2 hour drive. We had some really heavy snow one year and it proved to be too much for my machine but after about six hours I did get it all done we have a 2000 foot driveway we had some really heavy snow one year as you can see. I can do a 1 1/2 feet of snow pretty good anything over 2 foot starts to get really tough. Anyway man good looking machines hope they last long.
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