Yamaha introduces the Grizzly 300 2-wd utility ATV priced at $4,099. A 287cc single overhead cam four-stroke engine powers this new light utility ATV with a fully automatic dual-range transmission.

Its liquid cooling provides temperature control and engine life in extreme environments. A power plant with a 32mm carburetor at the center of its chassis delivers steady power.

“This all-new Grizzly 300 is built for the farmer who needs a durable, dependable light utility vehicle or rider who wants a fun two-wheel-drive recreational ATV,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “Grizzly styling and reliability combined with all of its great features make this new 300 the best machine in its class.”

The engine and dual-range transmission allow for either chores and towing or trail riding. The Grizzly can pull more than 720 pounds and carry more than 140 combined pounds on the ATV’s front and rear racks. It features separate hydraulic front and rear disc brakes and 22-in. Maxxis tires with a rugged lug pattern for traction and durability.

More than 5 in. of clearance allow it to cover rough ground, and its double wishbone front suspension system with 5.9 in. of travel and a rear swingarm with 6.5 in. of travel allow for terrain navigation.

Additional features include a plush seat, a push-button electronic start, a water-resistant under-seat storage box and large front and rear fenders with floorboards for mud and splash protection. The 2.8-gal fuel tank provides a range for chores or trail rides.

The Grizzly 300 will be available in December 2011. For more information, visit www.YamahaOutdoors.com.