Yamaha has been absolutely silent on this but we have some pretty solid scuttle the company is coming with a cross-over model which marries the best features of the 450 Kodiak with the independent rear suspension of the Grizzly 660.
Whether or not the new Sport Ute will be completely based on the Grizz chassis with a sleeved down engine or whether it will be a Kodiak with a different rear clip, we’re not sure.
One thing’s certain. This new model will fill a gaping hole in the market for Yamaha. Many consumers have felt there’s been just too big a gap between the Kodie and the Grizzly and have gone shopping the competition in the 500 to 600cc range.
If you’ve ridden a 2004 Grizzly, you know how good Yamaha’s IRS is. Improvements this year have made it one of the best riding ATVs in the biz. We think this new one will be a huge bulls-eye for the Big Y.