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Much in the same way as they've added multiple engines and configurations to the Viking line, do you think they explore a similar arrangement with the Kodiak?
 

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I think so or at least see the potential for that with it already being a great ATV for work purposes mainly.
Interestingly it sounds like the Kodiak is kind of nosing its way into the Grizzly family, or at least partially. I found this useful explanation on ATV.com

The Grizzly 550 and 450 models, in particular, were in a bit of a tough spot, the Polaris Sportsman 570 and Can-Am Outlander L 450 and 500 were much less expensive than the fully featured middleweight Grizzlies. Rather than return fire with cheaper machines with similar engines, Yamaha decided to eliminate its middleweight powerplants altogether. In their place, Yamaha built a new chassis to house the new 708cc engine from the new Wolverine UTV (and now the 2016 Grizzly).

Both the 2016 Grizzly and 2016 Kodiak feature the same basic engine. However, the differences between the two models may outweigh the similarities. That starts with the price. The base 2016 Grizzly 700 retails for $8,899, while the new Kodiak 700 starts at $6,999 – a difference of nearly $2,000. In fact, the new Kodiak has the same MSRP as the 2015 Can-Am Outlander L 500 and is $1,000 less than the 2015 Grizzly 550.
http://www.atv.com/manufacturers/yamaha/2016-yamaha-kodiak-700-preview-2420.html
 

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I think so or at least see the potential for that with it already being a great ATV for work purposes mainly.
Interestingly it sounds like the Kodiak is kind of nosing its way into the Grizzly family, or at least partially. I found this useful explanation on ATV.com

The Grizzly 550 and 450 models, in particular, were in a bit of a tough spot, the Polaris Sportsman 570 and Can-Am Outlander L 450 and 500 were much less expensive than the fully featured middleweight Grizzlies. Rather than return fire with cheaper machines with similar engines, Yamaha decided to eliminate its middleweight powerplants altogether. In their place, Yamaha built a new chassis to house the new 708cc engine from the new Wolverine UTV (and now the 2016 Grizzly).

Both the 2016 Grizzly and 2016 Kodiak feature the same basic engine. However, the differences between the two models may outweigh the similarities. That starts with the price. The base 2016 Grizzly 700 retails for $8,899, while the new Kodiak 700 starts at $6,999 – a difference of nearly $2,000. In fact, the new Kodiak has the same MSRP as the 2015 Can-Am Outlander L 500 and is $1,000 less than the 2015 Grizzly 550.
 

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I think so or at least see the potential for that with it already being a great ATV for work purposes mainly.
Interestingly it sounds like the Kodiak is kind of nosing its way into the Grizzly family, or at least partially. I found this useful explanation on ATV.com
 

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I think so or at least see the potential for that with it already being a great ATV for work purposes mainly.
Interestingly it sounds like the Kodiak is kind of nosing its way into the Grizzly family, or at least partially. I found this useful explanation on ATV.com

The Grizzly 550 and 450 models, in particular, were in a bit of a tough spot, the Polaris Sportsman 570 and Can-Am Outlander L 450 and 500 were much less expensive than the fully featured middleweight Grizzlies. Rather than return fire with cheaper machines with similar engines, Yamaha decided to eliminate its middleweight powerplants altogether. In their place, Yamaha built a new chassis to house the new 708cc engine from the new Wolverine UTV (and now the 2016 Grizzly).

Both the 2016 Grizzly and 2016 Kodiak feature the same basic engine. However, the differences between the two models may outweigh the similarities. That starts with the price. The base 2016 Grizzly 700 retails for $8,899, while the new Kodiak 700 starts at $6,999 – a difference of nearly $2,000. In fact, the new Kodiak has the same MSRP as the 2015 Can-Am Outlander L 500 and is $1,000 less than the 2015 Grizzly 550.
 

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I think it mainly depends on reception and demand. If people are asking for different versions then Yamaha will do it. It's about $$$.
 

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I think it mainly depends on reception and demand. If people are asking for different versions then Yamaha will do it. It's about $$$.
But yamaha just discontinued their 450 and 550 models to replace them with the 700. How much sense does it make to bring back what you've already killed. Do you think Yamaha is that dumb?
 

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I don't yet see them venturing out that far, probably with specific configurations, but already they have a decent range to choose from.
 

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I don't yet see them venturing out that far, probably with specific configurations, but already they have a decent range to choose from.
i think what they're trying to do is use the same 700 in two states of tune. retarded like in the case of the kodiak to vs the 4s and 5, and the ho if you will competing in the proper segment...
 
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