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Yamaha Motorsports

2008 Wolverine 450 4X4

The sportiest 4x4 ever. The ultimate fun, trail ATV in the industry.

Wolverine 450 4x4 Blue
Wolverine 450 4x4 Blue

Wolverine 450 4x4 Gray
Wolverine 450 4x4 Gray

Wolverine 450 4x4 SE
Wolverine 450 4x4 SE

Key Features:

  • The Wolverine 450 4x4 combines features like 4WD and a fully automatic transmission with light weight, sport-tuned adjustable suspension. The result is a highly functional machine that’s a blast to ride.
  • The Wolverine 450 4x4 Special Edition: Black as night with red trim and shock springs, this wicked-looking cross-over takes no prisoners.
  • A liquid-cooled 450 class single feeding power through a full-auto constantly variable transmission – the Wolverine 450 is a great explorer.
  • A fully automatic transmission and Yamaha On-Command® gear selector system means switching from 2WD to 4WD is as simple as jabbing the handlebar-mounted button.
  • Raptor-inspired styling includes aggressive bodywork with integrated floorboards, a comfortable sport seat and an integrated rear rack.
  • Sport-tuned suspension, radial sport tires and light weight add up to an excellent-handling ATV.
  • Pushbutton electric starting for quick easy starts in nearly any condition.


  • Powerful 421cc liquid-cooled, SOHC four-stroke single is torquey, revvable, smooth-running and extremely reliable.
  • A semi-oval slide 33mm BSR Mikuni carburetor and high-output DC-CDI ignition deliver great throttle response and performance at all rpm.
  • Fully automatic transmission is extremely rugged and reliable with a constant belt-tensioning system, which provides confident downhill engine braking.
  • A large-capacity aluminum radiator provides maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in frame for optimal protection.
  • Easy-access, tool-free air filter simplifies that task.
  • An automatic cam chain tensioner reduces maintenance requirements.


  • Light, high-tensile steel frame provides a strong foundation for double-wishbone front and single-shock rear long-travel suspension systems for a sporty yet comfortable ride.
  • Five-way preload-adjustable suspension front and rear lets the Wolverine 450 be dialed in just right for varying loads and conditions.
  • A dry weight under 516 pounds means the Wolverine 450 runs right with the big sport dogs.
  • Low-maintenance shaft drives provide near-bulletproof strength and reliability.
  • Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power.
  • 23x8-12 radial sport tires up great traction and quick, light handling.
  • Aluminum wheels mean low unsprung weight for great suspension action and overall performance.
  • Full skid plates provide great undercarriage protection.

Additional Features:

  • A digital dash meter keeps track of speed and other essentials.
  • An underseat storage compartment and integrated rear cargo rack make it easy to bring the things you need.



  • Type 421cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke; SOHC, 2 valves
  • Bore x Stroke 84.5mm x 75.0mm
  • Compression Ratio 10:1
  • Carburetion Mikuni 33mm BSR
  • Ignition DC – CDI
  • Starting System Electric
  • Transmission Yamaha Ultramatic® V-Belt / F,N,R
  • Engine Braking Front & Rear Wheel
  • Drive Train Yamaha On-Command® pushbutton 2WD, 4WD ; Shaft


  • Suspension/Front Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload-adjustable shocks, 6.3-in travel
  • Suspension/Rear Swingarm; 5-way preload-adjustable, 7.1-in travel
  • Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes/Rear Hydraulic Disc
  • Tires/Front AT23 x 8-12 Radial
  • Tires/Rear AT23 x 10-12 Radial


  • L x W x H 77.9 x 41.9 x 43.1 in
  • Seat Height 33.1 in
  • Wheelbase 48.5 in
  • Turning Radius 118”
  • Ground Clearance 8.7 in
  • Fuel Capacity 3.8 gal
  • Dry Weight 516 lb
  • Rack Capacity N/A
  • Towing Capacity 1,102 lb with optional hitch


  • Instrumentation Digital speedometer, odometer
  • Lighting Dual 30W Krypton multi-reflector headlights & 21/5W brakelight

MSRP* $5,999 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from September 2007
$5,999 (Gray/Red) Available from September 2007
$6,249 (Special Edition Black w/Red Accents) Available from September 2007

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