2015 Yamaha Raptor 700R
Yamaha’s Raptor 700R has been the king of Sport ATVs for many years. While it has retained much from the original design, Yamaha regularly makes important tweaks to keep the Raptor at the top of the heap.
This machine is our favorite ATV in the dunes and quite frankly we do not care who knows it. For the 2015 model year, Yamaha managed to squeeze out 10% more power from the huge 686cc thumper, giving this beast hard charging low end grunt for miles. Cam profile, cylinder head modifications and exhaust changes all contribute to this increase in power.
Speaking of miles, the minor yet documentable changes in the shocks will get this machine closer to a more comfortable ride even still. Fine tuning the shocks by lengthening the spring makes a small but noticeable change. The King of the dunes continues its reign.