The Kodiak EPS adds the Grizzly’s new digital gauges and headlight pod, preload-adjustable HPG shocks, and 2-inch receiver plus
retuned EPS for $1200, while the EPS SE adds Carbon Metallic paint, black aluminum wheels and the Grizzly’s 2WD/4WD/diff-
lock for another $700. All Kodiaks have lower fenders, lower seats, less wheel travel and lower handlebars compared to the Grizzly.
The Raptor 90 gets a big makeover, including Y10 designation for kids 10 years and older, but it loses the
dual-A-arm front suspension that gave the previous Raptor 90 a handling edge compared to other 90s with single A-arm front ends. It gets Raptor 700 styling, a reverse gear in its easy-to-use CVT transmission, under-seat
air filter, three drum brakes, full floorboards for safety, an electric starter with kick backup and a plush seat.
AND THAT’S NOT ALL!
Yamaha isn’t done with new models for 2016, as it’s set to announce
another UTV this fall. Look for an all-new, groundbreaking, class-creating
machine. After all, Yamaha’s 2004
Rhino 660 set in motion a meteoric
evolution of UTV performance, just
like the YFZ450 did for sport ATVs;
the 2000 Big Bear, 1998 Grizzly 600,
and 1997 Bear-Tracker did for 4x4s;
and the 1968 DT-1 Enduro and 1998
YZ400F did for dirt bikes. ❏