Details of the new 2012 Yamaha Grizzly 300 has been released and will be on the way to Yamaha dealers across North America in late November to early December. Designed for the novice user as well as those on a budget, the new entry level 2 wheel drive Grizzly 300 comes with an appealing U.S. MSRP price of $4099.00.

The Grizzly 300 is powered by a liquid cooled 287cc single overhead cam (SOHC), four stroke engine which is capable of pulling 720 lbs. The new engine is mated to an automatic dual range transmission, with a high/low setting. A reliable and low maintenance shaft drive delivers the power to the rear wheels. Push button electric start makes ignition quick and easy.

More than 5 inches of ground clearances allows the ATV to traverse many objects on the trail, and its dual wishbone front suspension with 5.9 inches of travel and rear swing arm with 6.5 inches of travel is capable of handling most types of terrain, aside from those truly challenging trails requiring 4 wheel drive. 22” Maxxis all terrain tires are included and front and rear disc brakes provides plenty of stopping power.

Front and rear utility racks are capable of holding 140lbs. of weight combined, making it useful for utility use as well as light recreational use. Its well sized 2.8 U.S. gallon (10.59 Liter) fuel tank provides plenty of range on the trails.

2012 Yamaha Grizzly 300 Specifications

MSRP*$4 099 (Steel Blue, 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
Final Drive: Shaft

Suspension, Front: Independent double wishbone; 5.9 inch travel
Suspension, Rear: Swing arm; 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 inches
Seat Height: 31.2 inches
Wheelbase: 47.2 inches
Turning Radius: 118 inches
Ground Clearance: 5.4 inches
Fuel Capacity: 2.8 gal (10.59 Liter)
Wet Weight: 511 lbs
Rack Capacity: 44 lb Front / 99 lb Rear
Towing Capacity: 727 lbs

Instrumentation: None
Lighting: Dual headlights and 21 / 5W brake light
Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)