SOURCE: Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

June 04, 2015 09:30 ET

Yamaha Introduces 2016 Grizzly EPS 4x4 ATV

All-New Chassis, Styling and Power With Superior Handling, Comfort and Durability for Recreational Off-Road Riding

KENNESAW, GA--(Marketwired - June 04, 2015) - Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the all-new 2016 Grizzly EPS 4x4 ATV boasting superior handling, comfort and performance purpose-built for exploring, hunting and recreational riding. The 2016 Yamaha Grizzly is assembled in the USA at Yamaha's factory in Newnan, Georgia.

From front to back, top to bottom, the 2016 Grizzly 4x4 is designed to be the most comfortable, off-road capable and durable big bore ATV for riding enthusiasts who enjoy recreational trails and technical terrain. Aggressive new styling and a new chassis incorporate redesigned front and rear fenders, an all-new handlebar mounted work light, new 26-inch tires, twin-piston four-wheel disc brakes, new suspension, and Yamaha's proven core drivetrain technologies.

"The 2016 Grizzly has great new styling, handles like a recreational machine with extreme off-road capability and durability, and features the most torque and power of any Yamaha 4x4 ATV ever," said Mike Martinez, Yamaha's Recreational Vehicle (RV) group vice president. "Yamaha is setting a new standard of performance and durability for recreational riders with this tough, comfortable and off-road capable new Grizzly."

MORE POWER AND TORQUE
The 2016 Grizzly delivers optimized engine character for recreational riding featuring Yamaha's new DOHC, 708cc engine with six percent more power and nine percent more torque than the previous model Grizzly 700, which currently is the *best selling big bore utility ATV in America. The Mikuni® fuel injection with 44mm bore and throttle position sensor makes for easy electric starting and flawless fuel delivery in nearly any condition.

BEST BIG BORE HANDLING, PERFORMANCE AND OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY
The 2016 Yamaha Grizzly's handling, performance and off-road capability provide the rider with the confidence and comfort that are especially important on long, rough trails and during aggressive recreational riding.

The 2016 Grizzly is the only big bore ATV with a twin piston, four-wheel disc brake system providing strong, consistent and natural feeling stopping power. All-new exclusively designed 26-inch Maxxis tires provide the best combination of ground clearance, traction, durability, comfort and steering precision. New class-leading independent adjustable suspension features 7.6 inches of travel in the front and 9.1 inches of travel in the back. Overall ground clearance is 11.3 inches, and full coverage skid plates increase the vehicle's overall durability and off-road capability.

NEW STYLING, CHASSIS AND MAXIMUM COMFORT
The all-new Grizzly's unique, durable and functional design features aggressive new head-on styling that complements its best-in-class performance.

At the center of the Grizzly's new styling is a redesigned front grill, carry bar, and front and rear fenders, plus an all-new handlebar-mounted halogen work light. New standard LED headlights and taillights provide the best possible illumination, efficiency and service life. A newly designed large and plush seat provides maximum comfort in the saddle.

Increased storage options are integrated into the new chassis. Up front a new large storage container is set into the center tank, while a watertight compartment is planted firmly into the right fender. Out back a new large and easy to access rear storage box is tucked below the rear LED light.

The new storage options were made possible in part due to a redesigned and relocated 4.76-gallon fuel tank, which is moved rearward under the seat. A new fuel pump is incorporated to provide the best reliability with low maintenance.

Atop the updated fenders are newly designed front and rear racks with increased load capacity at 110 pounds in front and 198 pounds in back.

Additional rider comforts and conveniences include a new digital LCD meter with fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, hour meter, clock, 4WD/Diff-Lock status, transmission gear indicator and EPS warning light; and a standard 12V DC outlet provides power for accessories and personal items on the trail.

YAMAHA'S BEST-IN-CLASS CORE TECHNOLOGIES
The new Grizzly incorporates proven Yamaha technologies including the On-Command® four-wheel drive system that puts the rider in control of the 2WD, 4WD or 4WD full diff-lock setting. A simple push-button system on the handlebar allows the rider to toggle between two or four-wheel drive depending on terrain and trail conditions.

Yamaha's Ultramatic® fully automatic transmission has been proven to be the industry's most durable CVT system while also providing the most natural-feeling engine braking. A strong and easy-to-use gate style shifter allows riders to select between high, low, reverse and neutral.

Yamaha pioneered Electric Power Steering (EPS) on an ATV with the original Grizzly 700 EPS and continues to provide the best balance of assist and positive feedback from the trail, providing maximum comfort and confidence.

ALL-NEW SPECIAL EDITION AND LIMITED EDITION MODELS
The 2016 Grizzly line includes new Special Edition (SE) and Limited Edition (LE) models.

The SE Carbon Metallic Grizzly boasts all of the great features of the standard model plus painted plastics, special graphics, machined aluminum wheels and a 2-inch receiver hitch rated to haul 1,322 pounds.

The Crimson Metallic painted Limited Edition (LE) model also features painted plastics, special graphics and new machined aluminum wheels, plus a removable fairing with windscreen, heated grips, thumb warmer and heated seat.

MODEL MIX AND MSRPs
The all-new Yamaha Grizzly comes in Yamaha Blue, Hunter Green, Red and Realtree Xtra® camo. MSRP starts at $8,899 for non-EPS and $9,699 for EPS models. The SE model's MSRP is $10,299 and the LE's MSRP is $10,899.

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About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company's ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamahamotorsports.com.

ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.

*Based on IHS Automotive, Polk total new U.S. ATV registrations that compete in the Yamaha defined 650cc+ Utility ATV segment for Calendar Year 2014.

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