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2023 Yamaha KODIAK450 Tactical Green

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Good things come in small packages. The Kodiak 450 With an Ultramatic® automatic transmission, On‑Command® 2WD/4WD and fuel injection, this ATV packs big performance into a mid‑size machine. Perfectto take the uncertainty out of those cold winter starts. Accompanied with marine style, waterproof connectors on key electrical components, the Kodiak 450 as rugged as the terrain you put it through.

Sale Type
Tactical Green
Engine Size
421 cc

CONFIDENCE 2023 Yamaha KODIAK450 Tactical Green

The Kodiak 450 transmission uses its own cooling intake to maintain proper temperatures, an oversized belt to handle the torque of the large motor and Yamaha’s unique sprag clutch to maintain constant belt tension. The end result is a drivetrain built for years of trouble-free service that leaves the competition in the dust, and is backed by the industry's only 10-Year V-Belt Limited Warranty.

TERRAINABILITY 2023 Yamaha KODIAK450 Tactical Green

The Kodiak 450 features Yamaha's On-Command® 4WD system. 

The driver-controlled system eliminates hesitation or slipping when engaged.

POWER 2023 Yamaha KODIAK450 Tactical Green

421 cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine was created to provide a balance of responsive power and all-day comfort. 

Backed by proven Yamaha reliability, the Kodiak 450 EPS was built for the working or recreational rider.

DESIGN 2023 Yamaha KODIAK450 Tactical Green

Chassis styling fits a roomy riding position for riders of any size. 

A low centre of gravity and a light steering effort into one complete compact package.


features and benefits


  • 421 cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, fuel injected, single
    • Proven design with an excellent reliability record
    • Engine uses regular unleaded fuel
    • Rubber engine mounts reduce vibration & noise for excellent rider comfort
  • Electric starting
    • Includes auto decompression system for fast, easy starts
  • SOHC, 2-valve cylinder head design
    • Simple 2- valve design (1-intake & 1-exhaust)
    • 40 mm intake & 34 mm exhaust valves
    • Rocker arm valve actuation... simple, proven design that is easy to adjust
  • Aluminum cylinder body with cast iron liner
    • Cylinder can be over bored in the event of an issue (2 sizes of overbore available)
  • Short skirt forged aluminum piston
    • Lightweight design means faster throttle response & less mechanical vibration
  • Gear driven engine balancer shaft
    • Reduces engine vibration for improved rider comfort
  • 34 mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection system with TPS & ISC
    • TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) is used to more precisely calculate the fuel injection quantity for optimum power, excellent throttle response & reduced fuel consumption
    • ISC (Idle Speed Control) helps ensure a steady idle even during warm up
    • Other fuel injection benefits include; choke-free starting, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
  • Throttle limiter
    • Easy to adjust, screw-type throttle limiter
    • Throttle limiter reduces acceleration & top speed if desired
  • High mounted, high capacity air box with washable foam air filter
    • No tools required to access air filter
    • Washable foam filter can be re-used reducing tune-up costs
    • High mounted design helps prevent water ingestion
    • Air box features a "no tools required" drain
  • Yamaha's industry leading Ultramatic® CVT (fully automatic) dual range transmission with reverse & downhill engine braking
    • Dual range, high - low transmission with reverse. Low range offers more "grunt" for towing or hauling heavy loads or when tackling technical terrain
    • CVT automatically selects the optimum transmission ratio, meaning you are always in the right "gear"
    • Ultramatic® design offers controllable, confidence inspiring downhill engine braking
    • Downhill engine braking also reduces brake wear & related servicing
    • Ultramatic® design utilizes a special centrifugal clutch which keeps constant tension on the V-belt, reducing belt wear since the belt does not slip as the clutches engage
    • High mounted belt cooling ducts help prevent water ingestion
    • V-belt housing has an easy access "no tools required" drain plug
    • Automotive style, gated, 5-postion shifter (high, low, neutral, reverse & park)
  • Convenient, handlebar mounted push button On-Command® 2WD - 4WD drive selector
    • On-Command® 4WD system lets you switch between 2WD, 4WD limited-slip and 4WD with diff lock
    • On-Command® system lets you select the best mode for the conditions ... not the machine
  • Straight design front & rear drive shafts
    • Straight driveshaft layout eliminates U-joints, reducing friction, noise & vibration
    • Front & rear CV drive shafts feature heavy duty plastic boots to protect the CV joints from mud & water penetration for extended service life
  • High capacity cooling system with electric cooling fan
    • 53% more cooling capacity than the last generation Kodiak 450
    • Maintains consistent engine temperatures for optimum performance
    • Radiator is positioned high in the frame for protection
    • Design reduces heat reaching the rider
  • Wet sump lubrication system
    • Spin on type oil filter for fast, easy oil changes
    • Oil drain plug access hole in skid plate
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled TCI ignition
    • Produces a strong spark for fast starts
    • Provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • Marine style, waterproof connectors on key electrical components.
  • Stainless steel exhaust system with catalyzer & cleanable spark arrestor
    • Spark arrestor prevents stray sparks from exiting the exhaust
    • Catalyzer reduces exhaust emissions
    • Stainless steel design helps prevent rusting
  • Air Injection System (AIS) injects fresh air into exhaust port to fully burn any unburnt fuel, reducing exhaust emissions


  • Rugged tube type, steel frame
    • Compact design provides nimble, responsive handling
    • Low seat height (855 mm / 33.7 inches) reduces centre of gravity & improves rider confidence / security
    • Revised riding position (vs. last generation 450) offers a roomier cockpit, with more knee & foot room for improved rider comfort
  • Full length, rugged plastic skid plates
    • Underside of unit is fully protected by high impact skid plates
    • Front differential & engine oil drain access holes in main skid plate
    • Skid plates enhance terrainability by allowing unit to slide more easily over obstacles
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
    • Significantly reduces steering effort resulting in less rider fatigue & improved rider comfort & confidence
    • Speed sensitive system; more assist at slower speeds, less assist at higher speeds for optimum control
    • Significantly reduces handlebar kickback when front wheels strike an obstacle
    • Fully sealed system (electrics & gears)
  • Double wishbone front & rear steel A-arms
    • Wide track A-arms (front & rear) improve rider confidence by reducing body roll
    • Rear anti-sway bar for optimum handling & reduced body roll
  • Adjustable independent double wishbone front & rear suspension
    • 5-position pre-load adjustable, gas charged shocks front & rear
    • 171 mm (6.7 inches) front wheel travel & 189 mm (7.4 inches) rear wheel travel
    • Excellent rider comfort even on the toughest trails
  • 245 mm (9.6") of ground clearance
  • Front disc brakes.
    • Independent (separate) front & rear braking for enhanced control & terrain-ability
    • Dual 220 mm (8.7") front rotors squeezed by single piston Nissin calipers
  • Sealed, rear wet brake
    • Single rear wet brake is fully enclosed in the rear gear case housing
    • Enclosed design keeps mud & water from entering the system & causing premature wear
    • Consistent braking performance
    • Reduced maintenance
  • Rugged CST tires & either steel wheels or cast aluminum mag wheels (depending on model)
    • 25" tires help to increase ground clearance
    • Tire design enhances steering precision, ride comfort & tradition
  • 14 litre fuel tank
    • Bar / block style fuel gauge in LCD meter
    • Last bar will begin blinking when fuel level is 4.2 litres or less (low fuel warning)
  • Revised riding position (vs. last generation Kodiak 450) for improved rider comfort & confidence
    • Revised handlebar design & bend
    • Longer seat design
    • Longer & wider floorboards
    • Increased knee & legroom (vs last generation Kodiak 450)
  • Quick remove, seat with large under seat storage pocket
    • Seat snaps into place - no levers to fuss with when removing seat
    • Seat is 110 mm (4.3 inches) longer than last generation seat
    • Storage pocket features multiple drain holes (storage pocket is not water proof)
  • Oversized floorboards
    • Significantly longer & wider than last generation Kodiak 450 for increased foot room
    • Excellent rider foot protection
    • Helps reduce mud & water splash
  • Compact digital LCD meter assembly with indicator & warning lights.
    • Functions include: speedometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, hour meter, service hour meter, drive mode indicator, transmission gear indicator & various warning lights
  • Aggressive angular body styling
    • Injection-molded fenders & centre body with special scuff guard finish in selected areas
    • Increased rider room Vs last generation Kodiak 450
  • High visibility lighting
    • 30/30 watt Krypton main headlights (fender mounted)
    • Handlebar mounted halogen 3rd headlight... turns with handlebars (EPS models only) & is only
    • activated when using high beam (3rd headlight is only available on EPS models)
    • rear tail light (brake & running lights)
  • Heavy duty steel front & rear racks with wrinkle finish paint for durability
    • Front rack max load: 40 kg (88 lbs.)
    • Rear rack max load: 80 kg (176 lbs.)
  • Rugged, cast "tongue-style" trailer hitch mount (ball not included)
    • Towing capacity: 600 kg (1,322 lbs.)
  • Rugged front bumper with wrinkle finish paint for durability
  • 12 volt DC outlet
    • Conveniently located on centre body area just ahead of handlebars
    • 10 amp / 120 watt, 12 volt DC outlet for work light, GPS, cell phone, etc.
  • Integrated winch wiring allows for easy installation of accessory winch
  • Low maintenance, sealed battery
  • YDT (Yamaha Diagnostic Tool) easy access, under seat coupler
    • Yamaha's exclusive money & time saving diagnostic tool

features & specs


  • 421 cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, fuel injected, single
  • Electric starting
  • SOHC, 2-valve cylinder head design
  • Aluminum cylinder body with cast iron liner
  • Short skirt forged aluminum piston
  • Gear driven engine balancer shaft
Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, 2-valves
On-Command 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD
Wet sump
421 cc
Ultramatic V-belt with all-wheel engine braking; H, L, N, R, P
Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 34 mm
84.5 mm x 75 mm
10 : 1
33kpl / 93.2mpg (Imp.)
AT25 x 10-12
Multi-Disc wet brake
AT25 x 8-12
Dual hydraulic disc
Independent double wishbone / 189 mm (7.4") of wheel travel
Independent double wishbone / 171 mm (6.7") of wheel travel
critical data
1180 mm (46.5")
1160 mm (45.7")
2035 mm (80.1")
One year (unlimited mileage)
Yamaha Blue Tactical Green
1240 mm (48.8")
289 kg (637 lb)
855 mm (33.7")
3.2 m (126")
935 mm (36.8")
14 L
930 mm (36.6")
600 kg (1,322 lb)
80 kg (176 lb)
40 kg (88 lb)
245 mm (9.6")