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Anyone in need of a quick breakdown of which model will be best for them, this video from Yamaha will help:

Wondering which family of all-new, class-leading Yamaha utility ATVs is best for you? This video helps explain the differences. From the all-new Grizzly’s ultimate in off-road handling and performance with superior comfort on the roughest trails, to the all-new Kodiak 700’s perfect blend of durability, value and performance, Yamaha has the ATV that’s just right for you. All built Real World Tough and assembled here in the U.S.A.
 

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Honestly I think the Kodiak is probabaly a better buy. The SE comes in at the same cost as the Grizz but adds EPS, paint and proper wheels... Maybe not as much of an out and out performer... depends on what you value right...
 

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One important thing to point on is power:

While the Kodiak 700 has the same peak horsepower (48.3) and torque as the Grizzly, it doesn't come on as aggressively. This is very much by design, as Yamaha figures many employers will buy the Kodiak for their employees to use on the job. These employees are likely to be inexperienced riders and hard-hitting power could be a safety concern. As well, the Kodiak revs slower, resulting in less engine noise, which is ideal for hunters.
 

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One important thing to point on is power:
Thats where the capability vs reliability angle comes in. Where the Grizz will give you POWERR, the Kodiak will give you usable power for what you need it for. Not that the Grizz doesnt have usable power, but the power is usable in a different way... You know what I'm getting at?
 

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Thats where the capability vs reliability angle comes in. Where the Grizz will give you POWERR, the Kodiak will give you usable power for what you need it for. Not that the Grizz doesnt have usable power, but the power is usable in a different way... You know what I'm getting at?
And that's why I brought out that tidbit of information, it gives a good understanding of power delivery differences, WHY they did it and how better it is than the Grizzly for the purpose it was made for. Great for hunters that might have favored the Grizzly... Kodiak is now in the spotlight.
 

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And that's why I brought out that tidbit of information, it gives a good understanding of power delivery differences, WHY they did it and how better it is than the Grizzly for the purpose it was made for. Great for hunters that might have favored the Grizzly... Kodiak is now in the spotlight.
they say throttle response has been retarded but id be interested to know the differences in state of tune...
 

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I'd imagine that more lower end torque would be part of it. That's what helps folks that need it for work, something hunters love.
 
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