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2008 Yamaha Rhino 450 Automatic 4×4

by on 06/12/07 at 8:33 pm

2008 Yamaha Rhino 450 Automatic 4x4

2008 Yamaha Rhino 450 Automatic 4x4

This groundbreaking off-road recreational side-by-side is like nothing else on the market—a new way to get way out there in style and comfort with a friend and your gear.

Comfortable interior with automotive-type controls: Steering wheel, left-side foot brake pedal/right-side foot accelerator pedal, center-mounted console shifter and parking brake lever, turn-to-start ignition switch, indicator lights and 12-volt accessory outlet render the Yamaha Rhino 450 totally user-friendly.

NEW FOR 2008:

  • Tough, rotomolded doors keep mud, water and dirt on the trail where they belong.
  • Comfortable new passenger grab handles.


  • Super-reliable overhead-cam 421cc liquid-cooled engine produces abundant low-rev torque, fat midrange and serious top-end muscle.
  • Dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive with reverse taps into more pulling power in low and more performance in high than any machine in its class.*
  • Console-mounted dual-range (H/L/N/R) shift lever.
  • 33mm Mikuni BSR carburetor and high-output DC-CDI ignition serve up great throttle response and excellent fuel efficiency.
  • Sealed drive case keeps out water and debris, and a hand-operated side cover drain lets out what little gets in.
  • Specially designed full stainless steel-exhaust system features aluminum heat shields and a screen-type spark arrestor for superb power characteristics with minimum noise output.
  • Large-capacity aluminum radiator and oil cooler with fan-assist delivers maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame for optimal protection.
  • Specially designed drive system air intake vent prevents overheating and keeps water and mud from entering drive case.
  • Easy-access, tool-free air filter box.


  • CAD-designed steel frame is lightweight and features outstanding durability with superior rigidity for superb handling.
  • Light, responsive rack-and-pinion steering features a fully sealed steering column and double U-jointed steering linkage for smooth operation and class-leading turning radius—even in 4WD.
  • Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front disc brakes and shaft-mounted hydraulic rear disc provide outstanding stopping power in a variety of conditions.
  • 12.1-inch ground clearance delivers maximum underbelly protection while enhancing terrainability.
  • Low-maintenance front shaft drive features gear case and electronic servo-activated 2WD/4WD/Diff lock via the On-Command system. Direct rear shaft drive eliminates the U-joint for greater durability and more efficient power transfer at all rpm.
  • Heavy-duty CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage.
  • Stamped steel dump bed is rated to haul 400 pounds of gear. Center-mounted 2-inch receiver trailer hitch comes standard and can tow over 1,200 pounds.


  • Large, specially designed seats are extra plush and supportive for all-day driver and passenger comfort.
  • Operator and passenger seat belts.
  • Dual 30-watt multireflector Krypton bulb headlights with high/low beams feature stylishly sleek cat-eye design; dual 5-watt/21-watt tail/brake lights.
  • Large, 7.9-gallon fuel tank features a fuel level gauge.
  • Large style headrests for good looks and comfort.
  • Tough wrinkle-finish coating on the upper frame.
  • Maintenance-free battery provides power, even in cold weather.
  • Built in Newnan, GA, USA.

2008 Yamaha Rhino 450 4×4 Specifications:



  • Type 421cc liquid-cooled w/fan, 4-stroke; SOHC, 4 valves
  • Bore x Stroke 84.5 x 75mm
  • Compression Ratio 10:1
  • Carburetion Mikuni 33mm BSR
  • Ignition DC–CDI
  • Starting System Electric
  • Transmission Yamaha Ultramatic® V-belt with all-wheel engine braking/H, L, N, R
  • Drive Train Yamaha On-Command® pushbutton; 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft drive


  • Suspension/Front Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.3-in travel
  • Suspension/Rear Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.3-in travel
  • Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, twin piston
  • Brakes/Rear Dual hydraulic disc
  • Tires/Front AT25x8-12 NHS
  • Tires/Rear AT25x10-12 NHS


  • L x W x H 113.6 x 54.4 x 73 in
  • Wheelbase 75.2”
  • Turning Radius 153.5”
  • Ground Clearance 12.1″
  • Fuel Capacity 7.9 gal.
  • Dry Weight 1,031 lb
  • Bed Capacity 400 lb.
  • Towing Capacity 1212 lb.


  • Instrumentation Fuel sight gauge, 4WD Indicator lights (optional digital speedo/fuel)
  • Lighting Dual 30W Krypton multireflector headlights & dual 21/5W brake light
  • Color Red; Hunter Green; Realtree® AP HD™ Camouflage

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