450cc ATV throwdown
The recent release of the Yamaha Kodiak 450 caught a lot of people’s attention and caused someone to recently ask if it signaled a return to economically priced machines with smaller engines. To that, we’d simply say no. There have been moderately-priced machines in the 450-500 engine category for years. This isn’t even Yamaha’s first player in the game. However, it does show a commitment from another major manufacturer into the segment – always a good thing. So how does the new Yamaha compare to others in the category? Look for a full ride impression on the Yamaha soon, and for now, let’s take a look at how it compares to another big player in the game – Can-Am’s Outlander 450 DPS.
Check out the head to head here: 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS vs. Can-Am Outlander 450 DPS: By the Numbers - ATV.com