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2007 Rhino 450 4X4

2007 Rhino 450
Full Function, Extreme Value

Rhino 450 Camo
Rhino 450 Camo

Rhino 450 Green
Rhino 450 Green

Rhino 450 Red
Rhino 450 Red

Rhino 450 SE Blue
Rhino 450 SE Blue

Everything’s better when you get to share it with some one else and that applies to recreation and off-road riding, too. So, it’s no wonder that when the Rhino 450 was introduced last year – offering the functionality of the Rhino 660 at a value price – its popularity soared and riders and passengers found their next form of entertainment.

The Rhino 450 is essentially a clone – in the best possible way – of the popular Rhino 600 carrying all the same great features in the same durable chassis just featuring a 450cc engine.

The Rhino 450 features a torque-producing 421cc SOHC four-stroke engine that packs more then enough power for both work- and play-related activities. A 33mm BSR carburetor is on board to help ensure crisp, immediate throttle response and optimum engine performance throughout the powerband.

Making the Rhino 450 super terrainable and easy to use are Yamaha’s exclusive Ultramatic® and On-Command® systems. Yamaha’s fully automatic Ultramatic transmission – with both a centrifugal clutch and sprag (one-way) clutch – keeps constant tension on the drive belt. The result is minimized belt slippage and wear. The Ultramatic transmission also eliminates downhill “freewheeling” and supplies industry-leading engine braking at all four wheels, even when loaded with tools, feedbags and a tow-behind seeder or mower.

The On-Command system is just as trick with its three position push button 2WD/4WD system with differential lock. The system allows the driver to choose when he’s ready for 4WD and with the press of a button your there. As you traverse that rough 4WD-oly terrain you’ll appreciate the composite skid plate, which allows you to slide right over debris in your path. And, the fully adjustable and fully-independent, front and rear dual A-arm suspension, which offers more than 7.3” of travel and an overall ground clearance of 12.1”, will allow you to tackle some of the gnarlist terrain around while still offering a smooth ride.

The Rhino 450 offers such versatility that you’ll never want the fun to end, but you can still bring it to a screeching halt with the twin piston, dual hydraulic discs up front and a shaft-mounted, self-adjusting hydraulic disc in the rear. The easy-to-operate parking brake located on the center console is willing and able to keep you put.

The Rhino 450 is all about two-person convenience and comfort, so you’ll find padded bucket seats for both driver and passenger making it convenient for your ranch hand to ride along for the daily chores. Also falling into the convenience column is a 7.9 gallon fuel take for all-day excursions, a waterproof automotive-style DC outlet for a floodlight, GPS system or even a cell phone charger; tie down hooks in the cargo bed to keep your equipment secure; and tailgate supports similar to those found on a pickup truck to make loading and unloading the cargo bed a snap.

A standard 2” receiver hitch lets you to tow up to 1,212 lbs., allowing you to put all that torque to good use, while the same redesigned lightweight cargo bed found on the Rhino 660 is capable of carrying an additional 400 lbs. The cargo bed features tilt levers on both sides of the bed for easy unloading of feed, gear, name it.

The Rhino 450 is capable of just about anything that comes his way while offering two-person capacity and easy automotive-type operation. The best part, the Rhino 450 4x4 comes with a value-minded price tag while still offering all these creature comforts, making it perfect for the budget-mined customer or for someone looking to climb into a side-by-side vehicle for the first time.

The 2007 Rhino 450 4x4 will be available in Hunter Green and Red at Yamaha dealerships nationwide beginning September 2006. This popular model will also be available in Realtree Hardwoods® High Definition Camo in October 2006.

* SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by drivers age 16 years and older.

Key Features:

* This ground-breaking off-road recreational side-by-side is like nothing else on the market—a new way to get way out there in style and comfort with a friend and your gear.
* Comfortable interior with automotive-type controls: Steering wheel, left-side foot brake pedal/right-side foot accelerator pedal, center-mounted console shifter and parking brake lever, turn-to-start ignition switch, indicator lights and 12-volt accessory outlet render the Rhino 450 totally user-friendly.
* 421cc liquid-/oil-cooled, four-stroke engine and light weight add up to great all-around performance, excellent terrainability and great fuel efficiency.
* Industry-exclusive fully automatic Ultramatic® transmission with dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive and reverse is the most advanced drive system available. Maintaining constant belt tension reduces wear, gives instant throttle response and provides industry-exclusive all-wheel downhill engine braking.
* Industry-exclusive three-position On-Command® In/Out 4WD feature lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD—all with the simple push of a button.
* Fully independent four-wheel suspension: Double-wishbones front and rear deliver 7.3 inches of wheel travel and five-way preload adjustable shocks provide maximum tire contact and comfort while navigating rough terrain.
* Thick bucket seats and that great, long-travel suspension system work together to provide the smoothest ride in the industry.

New for 2007:

* New headrests for more style and comfort.
* Tough wrinkle-finish coating on the upper frame.


* Super-reliable overhead-cam 421cc liquid-cooled engine produces abundant low-rev torque, fat midrange and serious top-end muscle.
* Dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive with reverse taps into more pulling power in low and more performance in high than any machine in its class (includes side x side 4x4 models under 450cc).
* Console-mounted dual-range (H/L/N/R) shift lever.
* 33mm Mikuni BSR carburetor and high-output DC-CDI ignition serve up great throttle response and excellent fuel efficiency.
* Sealed drive case keeps out water and debris, and a hand-operated side cover drain lets out what little gets in.
* Specially designed full stainless steel exhaust system features aluminum heat shields and a screen-type spark arrestor for superb power characteristics with minimum noise output.
* Large-capacity aluminum radiator and oil cooler with fan-assist delivers maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame for optimal protection.
* Specially designed drive system air intake vent prevents overheating and keeps water and mud from entering drive case.
* Easy-access, tool-free air filter box.


* CAD-designed steel frame is lightweight and features outstanding durability with superior rigidity for superb handling.
* Light, responsive rack-and-pinion steering features a fully sealed steering column and double U-jointed steering linkage for smooth operation and class-leading turning radius—even in 4WD.
* Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front disc brakes and shaft-mounted hydraulic rear disc provide outstanding stopping power in a variety of conditions.
* 11.0-inch ground clearance delivers maximum underbelly protection while enhancing terrainability.
* Low-maintenance front shaft drive features gear case and electronic servo-activated 2WD/4WD/Diff-lock via the On-Command system. Direct rear shaft drive eliminates the U-joint for greater durability and more efficient power transfer at all RPM.
* Heavy-duty front guard and CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage.
* Stamped steel dump bed is rated to haul 400 pounds of gear. Center-mounted two-inch receiver trailer hitch comes standard and can tow over 1200 pounds.

Additional Features:

* Large, specially designed seats are extra plush and supportive for all-day driver and passenger comfort.
* Dual driver and passenger safety belts.
* Dual 30-watt multireflector Krypton bulb headlights with high/low beams feature stylishly sleek cat-eye design; dual 5-watt/21-watt tail/brake lights.
* Large, 7.9-gallon fuel tank features a fuel level gauge.
* Maintenance-free battery provides power, even in cold weather.
* Built in Newnan, GA, USA.


Engine Type – 421cc, 4-Stroke Single, Liquid Cooled w/ Fan, SOHC

Bore x Stroke – 84.5mm x 75mm

Compression Ratio –10:1

Carburetion – Mikuni 33mm BSR

Ignition – DC – CDI

Starting System – Electric

Transmission – Yamaha Ultramatic V-Belt/ H,L,N,R

Engine Braking – All Wheel

Drive Train – Yamaha On-Command push button 3-way locking differential, 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; Shaft

Suspension/ Front – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment.
Suspension/ Rear – Independent Double Wishbone, 7.3” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment.

Brakes/ Front – Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
Brake/ Rear – Hydraulic Disc, Self Adjusting, Shaft Mounted

Tires/ Front – AT25x8-12 NHS
Tires/ Rear – AT25x10-12 NHS

LxWxH – 113.6”x54.4”x73”

Wheel Base – 75.2”

Turning Radius – 153.5”

Ground Clearance – 12.1”

Fuel Capacity – 7.9 Gal

Dry Weight – 1,031

Bed Capacity – 400 Lbs

Towing Capacity – 1212 Lbs

Instrumentation – Fuel sight gauge, 4WD Indicator Lights (Opt. Digital Speedo/Fuel)

Lighting – Dual 30W Krypton Multi-reflector Headlights & Dual 21/5W Brake light

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