2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700 4x4 ATV Review
|Performance Chart||2017 Yamaha Kodiak 700|
|Engine Braking:||5 (3mph)|
|Fit N Finish:||5|
The Kodiak has the same amount of power as the big Grizzly with a smoother delivery. It’s still exciting to ride fast on trails but can be used all day without wearing the rider out. Even in our hill climb tests, we weren’t looking for more power or even the low gear. In the rough stuff, power was predictable yet strong. Clutching is spot on, never jerky and down shifts perfectly for hill climbs and towing.
Base model Kodiak’s are not equipped with front diff lock. If you are using the machine only for flat land farming and small trail rides you can do without. The 4X4’s capabilities are fine without it. However, if trail riding is more your thing and you like getting your quad into sticky situations, we would opt for the SE model and the diff lock option. That will also get you a handlebar mounted light pod and Tactical flat black bodywork.