For 2016, Yamaha did a virtual redesign of its Grizzly ATV
. A two-inch increase in width in the past few years, in combination with new suspension settings, updated ergonomics, and a new, more powerful engine, yield a somewhat familiar, yet totally improved machine.
If you have an older Grizzly 700, there are many things that can be done to bring its performance up to 2016 standards and beyond. With so many of these machines out there, we decided to overhaul our 2010 Yamaha Grizzly 700 so that it can play harder out on the trail while providing a higher level of comfort and control. If you own a Grizzly 550, nearly all of these upgrades will work for you as well.
Of course, if you’re the owner of a well-worn, older Grizzly, trading up to a new machine will definitely be the most cost-effective way to go, and the improvements to the 2016 model provide a good amount of incentive to do so. This project is best suited for older Grizzly ATVs in very good shape that may already have a few add-ons and could benefit from a few more.