2021 Yamaha Grizzly Canada – Have you ever seen a child who does not like playing on the ground? Someone who does not find joy in the melting of puddles, or mud-covered? [For] buyers who need their utility vehicles to balance the work and play in the same size. Most of the children grew out of it when they were grown, but for them – like me – that is not, there are ATV’s and coexist like the new models offered by Yamaha.
2021 Yamaha Grizzly
Grizzly is a top dog, a bear on the Yamaha ATV ranks. In the 700 cc class, Grizzly has gained the respect of riders for reliability and durability. For 2021 Yamaha has made some significant updates to the venerable Grizzly line, adding improvements and performance to the top-tier SE and LE trim models.
The most obvious is the dwarf-looking tyre mounted on the new aluminium alloy. Measuring 27 inches, larger Maxxis Zilla rubber features double compound side walls and tread patterns such as wide scoop that dig its way through loose dirt and mud as expected. 2021 Yamaha Grizzly Canada
Part of our trials through the rugged French river, Ontario, the wilderness made us cross a marshy swamp. When the trail was first planned for this adventure, it was in the late summer which was quite dry, but our show happened immediately after a series of successive rain storms, turning most of our tracks into Mudlands.
Being our childish idiot, my associates and I were very pleased to stop amidst the dirt, then pinned the throttle to send the mud flying to all the unfortunate victims in the back.
While no machine is threatening to actually get stuck in the mud, Grizzly is very easy, even in the worst condition, so yes, the tires are an acceptable addition.
27-inch tyres are available in some liter-class quads larger than other manufacturers, but this is the first time we see offered on the 700 cc class engine. 2021 Yamaha Grizzly Canada
Of course, the tires can only do their job if they are well motivated, and the single 686 cc liquid cooled Yamaha manages well. It’s been around in one capacity or the other for a while, and for 2021 it has been massaged to be reported resulting in less noise and vibration. Without having last year’s model that can be compared to back-to-back testing, we should take their word for both accounts.
That said, the big single is a smooth and non-revving machine, giving it a very enjoyable mid-range kick. In some places in our test loops, we were able to open up the machine a bit and Grizz showed its fame every time. 2021 Yamaha Grizzly Canada
Yamaha has also tweaked the CVT transmissions with six percent reduction in gear, resulting in sharper acceleration than ever before. Grizzly offers 2WD, 4WD with limited slip, and 4WD with rear differential locked.
Weighing 320 kg (more than 700 lb), Grizzly was not a lightweight ATV Raptor, but compared to the larger adjoining units we tested, the relative agility of Grizzly made it enjoyable and responsive to the diverse terrain We experienced. Electric Power Steering (EPS) are smooth enough to keep a good soil impression through bars, but help remove the burden from the front end while driving through the tight boundaries of the forest path.
2021 Yamaha Grizzly Canada can carry 50 kg in front and 90 kg on the rear shelf, and is rated for pulling up to 600 kg (1.322 lb). The final figure was in line with the new KingQuad 750 Suzuki and slightly in front of Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 despite the V-twin hot-Rod engine.
Can-Am and Polaris produce a bigger, more wicked, more serious beast with a full liter displacement and a much larger force, but those units have greater weight and are ringing at least in some grand dearers.
The new Grizzly EPS SE Yamaha does a good job of bridging the gap between affordable utilitarian machines, and wild and woolly quads, adding legendary reliability of the brand, to boot.
Specs and Pricing
2021 Yamaha Grizzly EPS SE: $12,999
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