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So what is everyone's thought's on yammies new atv I for one think it's a lil on the high side I mean for a few hundred more you can get a 700 minus the power steering but gezz I can do with out it but power on the other hand!!!!!
Yamaha needed a mid size Utility ATV like Kawasaki desperately needs. The 421cc 26hp Grizzly was down on power for the mid size class. I agree with you that for a extra $500 you might as well get the 700 Grizzly which weighs the same as the new 550 anyways. You can not buy that much more power for only $500 with engine mods.
I think they hit the nail on the head other than the price. I like the 500cc class. It has a good balance between power and fuel economy. When I bought my sportsman I was talking to several others who I ride with. I asked what the difference is between a 500 and a 700. Their answer was a 1/4 of a tank. I can't take this 700 any more palces than the 500. I think 7700 for the EPS is a little steep especially in this economy.
It's actually a great idea. Like ttaylor said, the price is the only thing that's retarded about it. Granted, I would prefer it to be a little smaller, but that's not too big of a deal. (the 450 is only 10lbs lighter than the 700) I would also like to see the exact same frame style just squeezed down to the 450 dimensions.
Because yami engines typically run hot anyways. If the cooling system isn't working perfectly, it'll run hot. (basically if you get the radiator muddy, it'll run warm. If you get it clogged, it'll overheat...) If they would install a higher powered fan, wider gaps in the fins and a triple flow system in them, they would be the shiznitleban snip snap snappy... (<-- name the movie)
Personally I was very excited to hear about the 550 when they first announced it. But when I found out that it was basically a 550 version of the 700 and not a 550 version of the 450, I lost interest.
I like the smaller chassis of the 450. If I wanted the larger chassis of the 700 I would spend a few bucks more and get the 700.</end quote></div>
What he said [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif[/img] Head - we just love our 450's too much... I ran 75 miles will all big bores this past weekend - I did just fine :-) some of them rode too fast for the trail anyhow.. hahah
*CraZySteve* 2007 Yamaha Grizzly 450
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