2001 Yamaha Big Bear 400

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  • bigbear400

    Nov 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great climbing and pulling ability, very comfortable, size of quad
    Cons: absolutely no top end speed

    Summary: First of all I would like to start off by saying I love my Yamaha Big Bear. Me and four of my friends all bought quads at around the same time. They all bought Honda's and I wanted something a little different so I bought the Yamaha. I ... read more

  • Big Fun on a Big Bear

    Mar 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Climbing ability, durable, easy to handle.
    Cons: Low top speed

    Summary: One of the best ATV's I have ever owned, the Big Bear has plenty of power, can pull like a mule, is very durable and is easy to handle for it's size. However, don't expect to win any races on it. I shopped around for a long time before I bought ... read more

  • Yamaha Big Bear 400 2WD

    Feb 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great low end torque and pulling power. Large comfortable machine.
    Cons: No top end speed.

    Summary: I recently purchased the Yamaha Big Bear 2WD after riding a Honda Four Trax 300 4X4 for the past 10 years. For what I do with an ATV, the 4WD really wasn't necessary, unless I was riding in deep mud, snow, or if I had to go over large fallen trees. The ... read more

  • BIG bear is not so big and strong!!!!!!!!

    Dec 5, 2001 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Large span of towing capacity.
    Cons: Gears ARE VERY SHORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE SEAT IS TO FAT AND WIDE.

    Summary: The big bear is not big and bad after all.The big bear is good in towing and the top speed is about 45 miles an hour.This machine rides smooth but is to wide and bulkey.The first three gears are very short,they are like one,two,three.I had a Suzuki ... read more

  • Great investment for family values

    Nov 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong, dependable, easy to operate, fun for the entire family.
    Cons: May hurt your relationship with your wife since it is hard to stay off of.

    Summary: The 2001 Yamaha 4x4 Big Bear Quad is the best investment I have ever made. We have 4 kids and all are proficient riders and are having more fun than you can imagine. The machine is strong, fun, easy to operate, super on trails and steep hills, and makes ... read more

  • big bear or cub?

    Jul 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good top speed, can run through trails, decent torque for its class
    Cons: not made for thick mud, not 4x4, not good for pulling ATV's out of water

    Summary: I live in Georgia, and in Georgia people who have four-wheelers take it to the extreme. sadly said this four-wheeler couldn't take the heat. This four wheeler can ride through water real good but, can't ride through mud at all once it's deeper than a ... read more

  • WOW Big Bear 400!!!

    May 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rides gentle, not hard to ride
    Cons: could go a little faster!

    Summary: Happy111's opinion on the BigBear: Last year, we gave the Big Bear™ 400 4x4 a few more teeth — 50cc worth, to be exact — and we're pleased to report the rest of the class has felt the bite. And it's been deep, because not only were they ... read more

  • Da 4-wheeler!

    Nov 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: yes i am a pro at driving.
    Cons: what this mean?

    Summary: Ok i didn't buy the 2001 Yamaha Big Bear 400 yet but i want one so bad because i read that they are so bad assed. I love the way that the 4-wheeler looks and i love the towing capacity for the 4-wheeler because i need something fast and strong. But i ... read more

  • Good Investment

    Nov 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy handeling, durable
    Cons: none so far

    Summary: I bought this vehicle mainly because my husband loves to deer hunt and needed something that would take him back and forth easily through the woods. Now I ride it just as much if not more than he does. We bought a plow to go on the front and in the ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Big Bear bares big

    Mar 9, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Handles itself like a bigger ATV, very very dependable
    Cons: Could have another gear, she can be slow.

    Summary: I bought the Yamaha Big Bear 400 as an alternative to the smaller chain driven models that were out on the market. As a female shopper I was looking for a smaller frame ATV with a little Chutzpah, a little style, a dependable motor---and NOT chain ... read more

  • 2000 Yamaha Big Bear 400

    Jun 26, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Strong, carries a lot of weight, has been very dependable.
    Cons: SLOW, SLOW, SLOW, NO TOP END, shifter is too tight, oh yeah, SLOW, SLOW, SLOW

    Summary: Hi, I know this is for 2001 ATV's but since my 2000 is the same model, I thought it wouldn't matter. Mine is used for ferrying fisherman and gear up and down the outer banks of North Carolina. It will carry two people, a cooler, rod holder and all the ... read more

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