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Yamaha has priced the two models with some overlap. The Kodiak SE comes in at the same price as the base Grzzly ($8,899). If you want out and out perforamnce ok the Kodiak isn't going to speak to you, but if you're just after a machine the kodiak SE seems a better buy.

Same cost as base Grizzly but you gain power steering, painted body, aluminium wheels, 4 wheel reverse, engine braking...
 

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Good price for something that just meets what the average person will need minus what they don't need but want.
Indeed, they have distinct riding experiences as well. The Kodiak actually retards its power delivery to keep the throttle from being too snatchy/aggressive. ITs intended as a work and hunting machine, out and out power delivery isn't as important as in a performance application.
 

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That will be especially useful when hunting as it wont scare away animals as much as the Grizzly will, some hunter should review the two of them, good comparo and view point.
 

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That will be especially useful when hunting as it wont scare away animals as much as the Grizzly will, some hunter should review the two of them, good comparo and view point.
even for work, it helps keep inexperienced operators safe from whisky throttle syndrome
 

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The only difference between the Kodiak and the Grizzly engine/trans is the use of 30 gram weights in the clutch on the Kodiak vs 18 gram weights on the Grizz. For small potatoes you can have your cake and eat it too if you desire the Kodiak ergos but want the Grizz torque. The motors are identical.
 

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The only difference between the Kodiak and the Grizzly engine/trans is the use of 30 gram weights in the clutch on the Kodiak vs 18 gram weights on the Grizz. For small potatoes you can have your cake and eat it too if you desire the Kodiak ergos but want the Grizz torque. The motors are identical.

I think somewhere in between would be the cats meow. Of course I would be concerned about possible warranty issues from the modification.
 

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Sit on them both. I went with the SE because of the size. a couple of inches can feel like a lot on wooded trails. I'm 5'8" the smaller machine just felt better.
 

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Sit on them both. I went with the SE because of the size. a couple of inches can feel like a lot on wooded trails. I'm 5'8" the smaller machine just felt better.
I was going to get the grizzly, but the dealer brought in a Kodiak SE by mistake, so after working the price, i now own the SE and it does say that its for work? i will say this machine is a bit slow of the the line, but it leads the pack no problem. i am 6 ' tall but really like the smaller size on the tight trails we ride, and great seat for 14 hour rides. i am super glad i bought this machine. I have purchased Elka shocks stage 3 due to i have come close to flipping it! we ride them fast and hard, this machine can take all you can give it. go on Facebook and look up Kodiak riding group you will see. love the Kodiak!
 

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I to own a 2016' SE also, if you want it to be a little more snappy for trail riding just put the Grizzly 18 gr clutch weights in it, for $40.00 you can't go wrong...
 
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