The Kodiak features a 708cc, fuel-injected, dual-overhead-cam, four-valve engine. Transferring power from the engine to
the ground is Yamaha’s Ultramatic transmission that is mated
to a gated shifter.
When descending hills on these machines, they
offer excellent engine braking, preventing the tires
from spinning freely.
The Rancher has a 420cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, four-stroke engine. Putting the power to the wheels is done
through an automatic dual-clutch transmission with the
option of manual shifting through push buttons on the left-side handlebar.
Honda has a removable panel that makes checking and adding oil a simple task. Yamaha also included a removable panel
for checking fluids.