The Rhino is perfectly suited to a variety of duties ranging from enjoyment to work. The design is suited to people who prefer to operate in tighter riding situations, such as woodland areas, but the cargo bed is large enough to transport equipment or supplies for a job site. When it was introduced in 2004, the Rhino also broke new ground with the leisure crowd. Prior to the introduction of the Rhino, the UTV industry was dominated by slow, heavy, enormous machines intended solely for labor.

Yamaha Rhino 450 General Features:

  • The small weight of the 421cc liquid/oil-cooled four-stroke engine translates to exceptional all-around performance, excellent terrain ability, and excellent fuel efficiency.
  • The most advanced drive system available is the industry-exclusive fully automated Ultramatic® transmission with dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive and reverse.
  • The three-position On-Command® In/Out 4WD feature is an industry first, allowing you to move between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD, and fully locked differential 4WD with the push of a button.
  • Fully independent four-wheel suspension
  • The industry’s smoothest ride is provided by thick bucket seats and a fantastic, long-travel suspension system.

Yamaha Rhino 450 Specifications:


  • The 421cc liquid-cooled overhead-cam engine delivers plenty of low-rev torque, a thick middle, and considerable top-end muscle.
  • More pulling strength in low and more performance in high than any machine in its class thanks to a dual-range (Hi/Lo) motor with reverse taps (includes side x side 4×4 models under 450cc).
  • The Mikuni BSR carburetor’s 33mm diameter and high-output DC-CDI ignition provide superb throttle response and fuel efficiency.
  • A full stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum heat shields and a screen-type spark arrestor is specially designed for excellent power characteristics and low noise emission.
  • Overheating is prevented by a specially engineered drive system air intake vent, which also keeps water and mud out of the drive case.
  • A large-capacity aluminum radiator and oil cooler with fan-assist provides maximum cooling efficiency and is mounted high in the frame for maximum protection.
  • Air filter box with easy access and no tools required.


  • The rack-and-pinion steering system is light and responsive, with a fully sealed steering column and double U-jointed steering linkage for smooth operation and a class-leading turning radius, even in 4WD.
  • Ground clearance of 11.0 inches provides optimum underbelly protection while also improving terrainability.
  • The CAD-designed steel frame is lightweight and has excellent durability and rigidity for excellent handling.
  • In a variety of settings, large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front disc brakes and shaft-mounted hydraulic rear disc brakes give superb stopping power.
  • The On-Command system incorporates a low-maintenance front shaft drive with a gear case and electronic servo-activated 2WD/4WD/Diff-lock. The U-joint is eliminated with direct rear shaft drive, resulting in increased longevity and more efficient power transfer at all RPMs.
  • The 400-pound capacity of the stamped steel dump bed is impressive. The conventional two-inch receiver trailer hitch is positioned in the center and can pull up to 1200 pounds.


  • FRONT TIRE: Maxxis® 25 X 8-12 NHS
  • REAR TIRE : Maxxis® 25 X 10-12 NHS


  • WHEELBASE (IN/MM): 2 / 1910.1
  • DRY WEIGHT (LBS/KG): 1031 / 467.7
  • FUEL CAPACITY (GAL/L): 7.9 / 29.9


  • DRIVELINE TYPE: Selectable 4X2 / 4X4


  • FRONT BRAKE TYPE: Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • REAR BRAKE TYPE: Shaft Mounted Disc




Manufacturer Info:

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
6555 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630