Yamaha introduces an updated Grizzly for 2014. See photos of the new ATV in action in the 2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 First Ride photo gallery.
- Changes to the engine specs include a new piston with increased compression, new cylinder head, changed camshaft timing and new heat treatment on the connecting rod.
- Body roll is what you would expect from a utility ATV, requiring some body English to keep the cornering flat.
- Overall, the 2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI EPS is a nice mix of trail comfort with sportiness when the mood strikes.
- Although the list of changes is short on the 2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI EPS, it has become an even better ATV.
- The 2014 Grizzly's fun potential has been maximized with the changes to handling and suspension.
- New Maxxis tires, developed exclusively for the Grizzly, are darn near bulletproof.
- Both the front and rear A-arms have been widened and suspension travel has been increased throughout as well.
- Yamaha reworks its Grizzly 700 for 2014 to meet new emissions standards and improve handling.
- Rocky trail tests are the ultimate test for auto transmissions and the 2014 Grizzly 700 performed with aplomb.
- Even when the suspension bottoms or is pushed beyond its design, the 2014 Grizzly 700 goes where you want it and is always predictable.
- The 2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 provided a smooth ride in various conditions during our test at Cactus Flats.
- Yamaha found a majority of ATV buyers use their machines for trail riding and exploring over hunting and work, so improved handling on the 2014 Grizzly 700 to make trail-busting more fun.
- We wished for more low-end pop, but expect the engine's performance to wake up significantly at lower elevations.
- Yamaha's Ultramatic automatic transmission features a centrifugal clutch that maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear.