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Yamaha Wolverine ATV Review


The Wolverine ATV was developed by Yamaha to be a sporty option with specs that can accomplish yard work around the house and farm. Front and rear racks, a winch and various other accessories made it possible to pull heavy loads. When work was finished the wolverine was fun to ride around or take on a fishing trip down to the local lake.

Yamaha Wolverine 350 ATV

Yamaha ceased production of the Wolverine after the 2010 manufacturing run and re-focused on other atv models but the wolverine fit the hybrid sport utility market well for years. Some noticed that starting in 2005 the Wolverine shared a lot of traits with their Kodiak model which might have led to a decline in sales though this hasn't been proven.

Here are the Yamaha Wolverine specs for 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

Yamaha Wolverine ATV Specs

  • Model Type - Sport
  • BASE MSRP(US) - $6,399.00
  • Warranty - 6 months
  • Engine Type - Single-Cylinder
  • Cylinders - 1
  • Engine Stroke - 4-Stroke
  • Valve Configuration - SOHC
  • Displacement (cc/ci) - 421 / 25.7
  • Carburetion Type - Carburetor
  • Transmission Type - Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Primary Drive (Front Wheel) - Shaft
  • Reverse - Yes
  • Front Tire (Full Spec) - AT 23 x 8-12
  • Rear Tire (Full Spec) - AT 23 x 10-12
  • Front Brake Type - Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Type - Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelbase (in/mm) - 48.5 / 1231.9
  • Fuel Capacity (gal/l) - 3.8 / 14.4

About The 2009 Yamaha Wolverine 350

Wolverine 350 ATVs are manufactured to multitask according to Yamaha Co. and many reviws agree, there's a lot of utility value in the Wolverine 350 model. The Wolverine 350 has the appearance of a sport ATV but it also has a cargo area. It has the independent suspension coveted in the ATV racing community but also has integrated floorboards. The Yamaha Wolverine 350 has utility steel wheels but they are mounted with sport ATV Maxxis tires. The Wolverine 350 is truly a mix of utility and sport ATV.

About The 2009 Yamaha Wolverine 450 4x4

The 2009 Wolverine 450 auto 4x4 takes the cake and eats it too, it's a marvelous combination of work and sport ATV. For work duty it has all wheel drive capability as well as an automatic transmission for play the Yamaha Wolverine 450 auto offers a light weight and easily adjustable suspension setup. The 450's engine is 421cc, liquid cooled, and it powers the automatic transmission which can be switched from 2wd to 4wd at the push of a button mounted on the handle bar. This ATV's styling is also Raptor inspired.

An under seat storage container and the rear cargo rack make the Wolverine 450 Automatic 4x4 a good choice if you plan on double duty use for your ATV. The independent double wishbone suspension with five way adjustable shocks and 6.3 inches of travel (7.1 in the rear) make it a good candidate for having some plain old riding fun.

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