2018’s best new ATVs for Canadian outdoor adventurers

Backwoods machines

Built to tackle the rigours of the outdoors, these ATVs are tops for bush-bound anglers and hunters

YAMAHA: KODIAK 450 EPS

YAMAHA: KODIAK 450 EPS

For 2018, Yamaha has brought back the Kodiak 450, a mid-class utility ATV boasting exceptional off-road performance, rider comfort and great value. Compact and nimble, it features an all-new chassis to create a smaller footprint while still offering a roomy riding position and low centre of gravity. The rubber engine mounting system reduces noise and vibration, and provides long-lasting reliability in a variety of conditions. The Kodiak 450 also comes with a prewired winch hook-up for easier and more reliable installation.

ENGINE: 421cc, liquid-cooled, 2-valve, SOHC

TRANSMISSION: CVT

BRAKING: Hydraulic disc front, sealed multi-disc wet brake rear

SUSPENSION: Independent double wishbone

FUEL CAPACITY: 14 litres

CARGO CAPACITY: 88 pounds front, 176 pounds rear

LEARN MORE: (416) 498-1911; www.yamaha-motor.ca

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