700 Grizzly with EFI and Power What?!

The engineering department at Yamaha has solved the problem of torque steer by adding electric power steering – a feature unheard of so far in the industry.

An electric power steering ram and aluminum steering box – a first for an ATV, is attached to the steering post and acts as an assist when moving the handlebars right or left.

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Our first impression was the steering is very light. It took a few minutes to adjust to it but the difference is incredible, especially when tracking down a rock strewn trail. Hit an obstacle with the left or right tire and there’s no reefing or grabbing the bars from your tense grip whatsoever.

As a matter of fact, you can hang on gently, arms loose, easing your tendency to arm pump and work the bars through a full cycle without any change in effort.

We thought there might be a big weight penalty – not so. Yamaha has pared and skimmed weight everywhere on the 700 and even with power steering it weighs in at a measly two pounds more than the old 660 Grizz.

Watch for the full report in the next issue of All-Terrain Vehicle Magazine!

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