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Yamaha Wolverine 450 4x4 ATV is Back in 2009
Cross-Functioning Wolverine Is a Sporty ATV with 4-Wheel Drive Capability

Wolverine 450 Blue
Wolverine 450 Blue

CYPRESS, Calif. – June 6, 2008 – The Wolverine 450 4x4 ATV returns in 2009 with the same great power and overall performance that Yamaha customers enjoyed last year.  This cross-over ATV combines tough and capable 4-wheel drive terrainability with some of the fun, performance features found in sport machines.

The 2008 Wolverine 450 4x4 offers the best of both worlds with superior sport performance and the option of 4WD at the touch of a button.   This machine features a tried-and-true 421cc SOHC four-stroke engine that provides plenty of torque-filled punch as part of the extremely user-friendly powerband.  Breathing life into the engine and ensuring crisp throttle response and optimum performance is a 33mm BSR carburetor, while a durable exhaust system enhances power delivery and keeps engine noise to a minimum.

The Wolverine 450 4x4 features the proven Ultramatic® transmission system, with reverse, found on all of Yamaha’s automatic utility machines.  Yamaha’s On-Command® push button 4WD system allows the rider to shift from 2WD to 4WD with the push of a button.

The 450’s suspension enables the machine to offer up a sporty yet comfortable ride.  Up front is an independent double wishbone with 6.3 inches of travel and five-way preload adjustability, while out back is a swing arm with 7.1 inches of travel and five-way adjustable preload.  The suspension system is married to Maxxis radial tires mounted on 12 inch aluminum wheels, which assist in the maneuverability in corners like a true sport ATV.  Hydraulic disc brakes in the front and rear provide serious stopping power.

Not only is the Wolverine packed with power and function, but it also shows off sporty-styling and creature comforts such as a comfortable seat and floorboards designed to help keep mud and other debris off the rider.  The Wolverine features a digital LCD display with speedometer, odometer, tripmeter and 2WD/4WD indicator light.  A storage platform on the rear of the machine provides space for a small cooler or other necessities, while a stylish headlight and taillight illuminate the trail.

The 2009 Wolverine 450 4x4, with an MSRP of $5,999, is available in Team Yamaha Blue/White at Yamaha dealerships nationwide in September 2008.


2009 Wolverine 450 4X4

  • 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 / F,N,R
  • Engine Braking – Fr. & Rr. Wheel
  • Drive Train – Yamaha On-Command push button 2WD, 4WD ; Shaft
  • Suspension/ Front – Independent Double Wishbone, 6.3” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment.
  • Suspension/ Rear – Swing Arm, 7.1” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment.
  • Brakes/ Front – Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Brake/ Rear – Hydraulic Disc
  • Tires/ Front – AT23x8-12 Radial
  • Tires/ Rear – AT23x10-12 Radial
  • LxWxH – 77.9”x 41.9”x 43.1”
  • Seat Height –  33.1”
  • Wheel Base – 48.5”
  • Turning Radius – 118”
  • Ground Clearance –  8.7”
  • Fuel Capacity –3.8 Gallons
  • Dry Weight –Lbs  515 lbs
  • Rack Capacity – N/A Lbs. Rr.
  • Towing Capacity – 1102 Lbs. (With Opt. hitch – PN 5ND-F8488-20-00)
  • Instrumentation – Digital Speedometer, Odometer & Fuel Gauge
  • Lighting – Dual 30W Krypton Multi-reflector Headlights & 21/5W Brake light

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