2018 Yamaha Viking EPS SE


Viking EPS SE



A Viking is renowned for strength and wilderness reliability when exploring. Whether it's a long day in the field or on the job site, the Yamaha Viking EPS is your call to action. Boasting standard room for three, heavy hauling abilities and a dump-box, it stand ready for victory for anyone brave enough to challenge it.

Electric Power Steering: Speed and torque sensitive EPS provides optimal assistance in 2WD, 4WD and locked differential for increased ride comfort and less rider fatigue.

Power & Performance: The 686 cc, fuel-injected single offers long, linear torque and power that is perfectly paired for utility applications perfectly paired for work or play.

Utility Focused Design: The Viking EPS offers an array of utility functions that include a sturdy steel dump-style bed, standard 2" receiver, rubber bed mat and 5 degree offset seating that offers improved rider comfort.

Key Differences Between Viking EPS & Viking EPS SE
  • Aluminum mag wheels
  • Over fenders
  • Centre mounted rear view mirror
  • Under driver seat storage compartment
  • Special Ranch Edition paint & graphics
Key Improvements for 2018
  • New, easy adjust seat belt design
  • New, engine overheat warning buzzer
Engine Features
  • 686cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve, fuel injected single produces serious torque & horsepower: engine has an excellent reputation for both durability & reliability
  • Electric starting: includes auto decompression system for fast, easy starts
  • SOHC, 4-valve cylinder head design: 2-intake (38 mm) & 2-exhaust (32 mm) valves provide maximum breathing efficiency; screw & tappet style valve actuation for easier maintenance
  • Ceramic composite plated cylinder uses "liner less" bores: ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum block, eliminating the liner & reducing weight; excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery; coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
  • Lightweight short skirt forged aluminum piston: lightweight design means faster engine response less mechanical vibration
  • Gear driven balancer shaft: reduces engine vibration for good rider comfort
  • 44 mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection system with TPS & ISC: TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) is used to more precisely calculate the fuel injection quantity for optimum power &excellent throttle response at all rpms; ISC (Idle Speed Control) helps ensure a steady idle even during warm up; fuel injection benefits include: choke-free starting, steady idle during warm, good fuel economy & reduced emissions
  • High capacity air box with washable foam air filter: washable foam filter reduces tune-up costs; high mounted intake duct helps prevent water ingestion; no tools required drain
  • Yamaha's industry leading "Ultramatic" CVT (fully automatic) transmission with reverse & downhill engine braking: dual range, high - low transmission with reverse. Low range offers more "grunt" for towing or hauling heavy loads or when tackling technical terrain: CVT automatically selects the optimum transmission ratio, meaning you are always in the right "gear"; Ultramatic design offers downhill engine braking for confidence inspiring control; engine braking reduces brake wear & servicing, plus increases rider confidence & security; Ultramatic design features a special centrifugal clutch which keeps constant tension on the V-belt to reduce belt wear since the belt does not slip as the clutches engage; high mounted belt cooling ducts help prevent water ingestion; V-belt housing has a "no tools required" drain plug; automotive style, gated, 4-postion shifter (high, low, neutral & reverse); automotive style park brake lever with warning light & buzzer
  • Super convenient, servo motor controlled, On Command drive mode system: On Command drive system features 3 modes: 2wd, 4wd limited slip & 4wd differential lock; On Command drive system lets you select the best mode for the conditions... not the machine; 4wd differential lock provides equal power to all 4 wheels for maximum traction and "bite"
  • High capacity cooling system with electric cooling fan: maintains consistent engine temperatures for optimum performance & longevity; rad is positioned high in the frame for protection; engine overheat warning buzzer will sound as the engine is reaching maximum operating temperature to avoid overheating issues
  • Wet sump lubrication system with liquid cooled oil cooler: oil cooler helps consistent oil & engine temperatures for optimum performance; spin-on type oil filter
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI): produces a strong spark for fast starts; precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • Marine grade connectors on key electrical components.
  • Stainless steel exhaust header pipe & painted steel muffler with cleanable spark arrestor: spark arrestor prevents stray sparks from exiting the exhaust; stainless steel design helps prevent rusting, steel muffler is painted
  • Air Injection System (AIS) injects fresh air into exhaust port to fully burn any unburnt fuel, reducing exhaust emissions.
Chassis Features
  • Rugged box section steel frame: compact design provides nimble, responsive handling
  • ROPS roll over protection structure (ROPS US OSHA/ISO3471)
  • Speed sensitive, rack & pinion-type, Electric Power Steering (EPS): significantly reduces steering effort resulting in less rider fatigue & improved rider comfort; speed sensitive system; more assist at slower speeds, less assist at higher speeds for optimum control; significantly reduces trail feedback through the steering wheel when a front wheel strikes an obstacle; fully sealed EPS system (electrics & gears)
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension with "Wide Arc" A-arms: "Wide Arc" "A" arm design increases ground clearance in the centre of the machine; high pressure nitrogen charged front shocks with progressive spring rates; 205 mm (8.1") of front wheel travel; heavy duty plastic A-arm & CV boot guards; excellent rider comfort even on the toughest trails
  • Independent double wishbone rear suspension with anti-sway bar: utilizes anti-sway bar for optimum handling & reduced body roll; high pressure nitrogen charged shocks with progressive spring rates; 205 mm (8.1") of rear wheel travel; heavy duty plastic A-arm & CV boot guards
  • 300 mm (11.8") of ground clearance
  • Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes: dual 207 mm (8.1") front rotors squeezed by twin piston calipers; dual 207 mm (8.1") rear rotors squeezed by twin piston calipers; pads feature wear indicator grooves for visual pad wear inspection
  • Rugged cast aluminum mag wheels & high performance MAXXIS tires: rugged cast aluminum mag wheels are tough & lightweight plus add a styling highlight; tire design enhances steering precision, ride comfort & tradition
  • Extended range 36.7 litre fuel tank: low fuel warning indicator light in multi-function meter
  • Fully digital LCD multi-function meter assembly: functions include: speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, hour meter, clock, battery voltage display, On Command mode status, transmission gear indicator & various warning lights including seat belt & helmet reminders, plus an on board self-diagnosis function; new, engine overheat warning buzzer will sound as the engine is reaching maximum operating temperature to avoid overheating issues
  • Roomy 3-person seating with 3-point seat belts & passenger hand holds: new, easy adjust seat belt design; contoured bucket seats with padded headrests provide all day riding comfort; centre seat is offset to provide lots of shoulder room; 3-position adjustable driver's seat (fore & aft), tools required; high grip floor surface; adjustable passenger hand hold for additional security, confidence & comfort; specially designed foot wells keep passengers feet away from gas & brake pedals
  • Easy latch, rugged roto-molded plastic doors & shoulder bolsters; added security & comfort for driver & passengers; doors helps reduce mud & water splash from entering the cockpit; shoulder bolsters help ensure driver & passengers stay inside the vehicle in the event of a roll over
  • Triple storage compartments & drink holders: glove box storage compartment; central storage compartment (under dash board); under driver seat storage compartment with drain; multiple drink holders (4)
  • Convenient, 12 volt DC outlet: dash board mounted 10 amp / 120 watt, 12 volt DC outlet for work light, GPS, cell phone, etc..
  • Rugged plastic sun top.
  • Centre mounted rear view mirror.
  • Dump box style, steel cargo bed with 272 kg / 600 lb. capacity: steel-lined bed measures 1380 mm (54.3") wide x 925 mm (36.4") long x 315 mm (12.4") deep; flat design for easy loading (bed can hold a regular sized pallet); hydraulic assist for easy operation; dump box can be tilted from either the left or right side of the machine; 4-tie down points inside the bed to secure cargo; tail gate with dual latches; rubber cargo bed mat reduces noise & helps hold load in place
  • 2" receiver style trailer hitch mount: towing capacity is 680 kg (1,500 lbs.); maximum tongue weight is 50 kg (110 lbs.)
  • Full length steel skid plate: underside of unit is fully protected by steel skid plate; oil drain holes for both engine & rear differential for easy oil changes; skid plate enhances terrain ability by allowing unit to slide more easily over obstacles
  • Dual 35 / 35 watt halogen headlights & dual taillights: headlights can be adjusted up & down; dual tail lights with brake light function
  • Special S.E. paint, graphics & over fenders: injection-molded body components resist damage; over fenders add additional mud & water splash protection; special S.E. paint & graphics
  • Low maintenance, sealed battery (battery should be charged during extended storage); convenient under hood location for protection & accessibility
  • Engine: 686cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve, single
  • Bore and Stroke: 102mm x 84mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0: 1
  • Fuel Delivery: Mikuni 44mm throttle body F.I.
  • Ignition: TCI
  • Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Transmission: Yamaha Ultramatic CVT with reverse & On-Command (2WD, 4WD limited slip, 4WD diff lock)
  • Final Drives: Shafts
  • Suspension (Front): Independent double wishbone / 205 mm (8.1 in.) of wheel travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Independent double wishbone with anti-sway bar / 205 mm (8.1 in.) of wheel travel
  • Brakes (Front): Dual 207 mm discs / twin piston calipers
  • Brakes (Rear): Dual 207 mm discs / twin piston calipers / Shaft mounted Parking Brake
  • Tires (Front): AT25 x 8-12
  • Tires (Rear): AT25 x 10-12
Critical Data
  • Length: 3,100 mm (122 in.)
  • Width: 1,625 mm (64.0 in.)
  • Height: 1,925 mm (75.8 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 2,135 mm (84.1 in.)
  • Turning radius: 4.5 m (177 in.)
  • Tread (front): 1,320 mm (52 in.)
  • Tread (rear): 1,304 mm (51.3 in.)
  • Ground Clearance: 300 mm (11.8 in.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 36.7 L (8.1 Imp. gal.)
  • Wet Weight: 654 kg (1,442 lb.)
  • Bed Capacity: 272 kg (600 lb.)
  • Towing Capacity: 680 kg (1,500 lb.)
  • Warranty: Private use - 1 year (unlimited mileage); Commercial use - 6 months (unlimited mileage)
  • Colour(s): Beige (aluminum mag wheels)
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Engine Type
SOHC, 4-valve, single
Bore and Stroke
102mm x 84 mm
Compression Ratio
10.0: 1
Fuel System
Mikuni 44mm throttle body F.I.


Front Suspension
Independent double wishbone
Front Brakes
Dual 207 mm discs / twin piston calipers
Front Tire
AT25 x 8-12
Rear Suspension
Independent double wishbone with anti-sway bar
Rear Brakes
Dual 207 mm discs / twin piston calipers / Shaft mounted Parking Brake
Rear Tire
AT25 x 10-12


Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 654 kg (1,442 lb.)
2,135 mm (84.1 in.)
Front Travel
205mm (8.1 in.)
Rear Travel
205mm (8.1 in.)
Ground Clearance
300 mm (11.8 in.)
Fuel Capacity
36.7 L (8.1 Imp. gal.)
Box Capacity
272 kg (600 lb.)
Towing Capacity
680 kg (1,500 lb.)


Yamaha Ultramatic CVT with reverse & On-Command (2WD, 4WD limited slip, 4WD diff lock)
Drive System


Beige (aluminum mag wheels)
Private use - 1 year (unlimited mileage); Commercial use - 6 months (unlimited mileage)


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