If you are shopping for utility ATVs, then the range of Yamaha Grizzly models could be just what you are looking for. These ATVs have features that make them very easy to handle and ride, which makes putting the vehicle to work much easier. When considering utility ATV features, here are some that the Yamaha Grizzly has to offer.
Transmission and Gear Selection
Having to change gears while performing tasks on your utility ATV can be frustrating. Yamaha Grizzlys have Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT), which makes it easier to ride. The driver simply selects forward or reverse gear, and there is a convenient throttle for controlling the speed with the thumb. CVT provides optimal power at different speeds, without having to change gears. In certain Grizzly models, there are additional High and Low forward gears for tackling tougher terrains and managing higher tow loads.
The Grizzly models even have a device that provides reliable all-wheel braking while going downhill.
Easy Switching Between 2WD and 4WD
Even though 2WD is adequate for general use, you need the extra power of 4WD when you are travelling over difficult terrain or managing difficult tasks on your quad. Grizzly models provide the easiest way of switching between 2WD and 4WD, by simply pushing a red button on the right handlebar. In 4WD mode, you have the option of choosing differential for allowing the front wheel to move at different speeds, and to also lock the differential to reduce the risk of slipping on difficult terrain.
The front suspension on most Grizzly models is double A-arms adjustable type, which optimizes control over the steering wheels for excellent handling. Each wheel moves independently, providing the best traction. For the rear, certain models have Independent Rear Suspension (IRS), which allows each wheel to not only move independently, but also to track the surface, providing a softer ride in the worst terrains.
Electric Power Steering
The Electric Power Steering (EPS) on the Grizzly helps to reduce physical effort required for steering, and dampens the kickbacks from stones and bumps. The EPS is an intelligent system that is able to measure the input force of steering against vehicle speed and tire resistance, and feeds the required power to the steering via an electric motor. This system also reduces torque required for steering the ATV in 4WD mode with differential lock.
Storage, Carrying, and Towing
All Grizzly models have various types of storage solutions, including under seat compartments and watertight lockers. The rack on the Grizzly will vary in size depending on the model, and the biggest ones are able to carry a maximum load of 85 kg. The rack design incorporates vertical stops that prevent your loads from sliding. All Grizzly models over 300 cc have a mounting point for fitting the tow ball. The towing capacity will vary between models, and the highest capacity is 600 kg.