2012 Yamaha Grizzly 300

2012 Yamaha Grizzly 300


I love Yamaha.  They like to bust open the mold and make people wonder.  This year they decided to create more affordable atvs by dropping the prices on the sport YFZ 450 and on the utility entry level Grizzly 300.

The all-new power-packed Grizzly 300 offers best-in-class technology and modern Grizzly styling at an unbeatable price.

The new Yamaha Grizzly 300 is an excellent adult entry level machine. It has a top-of-class 287cc engine produces stump-pulling power for work or play with its aggressive bottom-end power. Which is a hell of a lot more motor than I had in my first sport atv. The engine has class-exclusive liquid cooling provides exceptionally long engine life even in the most extreme environments. This is a huge bonus especially if you are crawling around in the rocks and not blasting down the trail.  It comes standard with electric start.

The Grizzly 300 is the only model in its class to have a fully automatic dual range transmission with high, low, neutral and reverse. Reliable, low-maintenance shaft drive. The Grizzly 300 2wd has separate hydraulic front and rear disc brakes for awesome stopping power.

Over 5 inches of ground clearance means even rough terrain is no match for the Grizzly 300. The long wheelbase smoothes out rough trail conditions.22-inch Maxxis® tires with a rugged lug pattern offer great traction and durability on the rocks or in the mud.

Double-wishbone front suspension provides 5.9 inches of travel while the rear swing arm delivers 6.5 inches of travel.

Additional Features:

Specially designed drive system air intake vent prevents overheating and keeps water and mud from entering drive case.

Water-resistant, large-capacity under-seat storage box provides added convenience.

Large-capacity, 2.8-gallon fuel tank has an easy-to-reach petcock.

Large front and rear fenders with full floorboards offer excellent mud/splash protection.

Plush, specially designed seat is contoured for awesome rider comfort.

Maintenance-free battery provides reliable all-weather starting power.

Dual, bright, multireflector 30 watt bulb headlights with high and low beams.

Easy-access underseat marine-spec electrical components ensure maximum protection from the elements.

Easy, handlebar-mounted choke lever.


MSRP* $4,099 (Steel Blue) Available from December 2011$4,099 (Hunter Green) Available from December 2011
Type 287cc, 4-stroke, air/oil-cooled single; SOHC
Bore x Stroke 75.0 x 65.0mm
Compression Ratio 8.6:1
Fuel Delivery 32mm Carburetor
Ignition CDI
Starting System Electric
Transmission Fully automatic transmission with high, low, neutral and reverse
Drive Train NA
Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone; 5.9 in travel
Suspension / Rear Swingarm; 6.5 in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic discs
Brakes / Rear Single disc
Tire / Front AT22 x 7-10
Tire / Rear AT22 x 10-9
L x W x H 74.6 x 42.1 x 44.3 in
Seat Height 31.2 in
Wheelbase 47.2 in
Turning Radius 118 in
Ground Clearance 5.4 in
Fuel Capacity 2.8 gal
Wet Weight 511 lb
Rack Capacity 44 lb Fr./99 lb Rr.
Towing Capacity 727 lb
Instrumentation None
Lighting Dual headlights and 21/5W brakelight
Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)