Key FeaturesAmericas best-selling sport ATV becomes the first with a digital meter. Riders have plenty of information available at a glance, including speedometer, dual trip meters, odometer, clock and engine warning indicators, plus neutral and reverse indicators.
New SOQI piggyback shocks have 5mm longer stroke for excellent sport-riding comfort, and are fully adjustable with convenient adjustment knobs to fine-tune the ride.
A 686cc Yamaha fuel-injected engine makes this the most powerful Yamaha sport ATV ever, with big torque right off idle, transitioning into a fat midrange and monstrous top end.
Hybrid steel and aluminum frame with a Controlled Fill aluminum subframe and cast swingarm pivot combine to produce a super-strong structure.
Aggressive styling reflects Raptor 700Rs intent, and YFZ-inspired handling means it walks the walk, too.
Long-travel suspension9.1 inches front, 10.1 reara cush seat and excellent ergonomics make the Raptor 700R comfortable to ride hard all day long.
New for 2009Raptor 700R is now the first sport ATV with a digital meter. Newly designed meter provides speedometer, dual trip meters, odometer, clock, warning indicators for coolant and low fuel, plus neutral and reverse indicators.
New SOQI piggyback shocks have 5mm longer stroke for excellent sport-riding comfort, with high- and low-speed compression adjustability, rebound and preload adjustability, and 9.1-inch travel.
Thumb throttle lever has a new, smooth shape for a feel riders will appreciate, with less fatigue at the end of the day.
Front-end styling has been updated, with a new look for the front cowl.
Special Edition gets a wave-type rear disc for great braking ability and race-ready looks, plus special front grab bar and footwells.
Engine FeaturesForged lightweight piston, connecting rod and crankshaft in the 686cc engine are light and strong, for a hard-hitting, quick-revving powerplant that revs all the way to 9000 rpm. Dual counterbalancers keep it smooth.
Yamaha fuel injection means consistently excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, elevations and temperatures.
Competition-spec dry-sump lubrication system boosts usable horsepower and keeps overall engine size more compact.
Digital TCI w/16-bit electronic control unit controls fuel injection and ignition systems for consistent performance and fantastic throttle response.
Reliable pushbutton electric start in any gear adds extra convenience.
Race-bred five-speed transmission with reverse, along with Raptor 700Rs monstrous powerband, means theres a choice of gears in just about all situations.
YZ-spec ratchet shifter ensures smooth, resistance-free shifting under power. Heavy-duty clutch features extra-sturdy basket and plates designed to harness the Raptor 700Rs power.
Easy-to-reach oil filter and tool-free air filter.
Chassis/Suspension FeaturesState-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with an aluminum rear section and detachable subframe to create a super-strong structure.
Compact, CAD-designed chassis creates the ideal wheelbase for light, quick, super-accurate steering.
YZ-style piggyback rear shock gives 10.1-inch wheel travel with high- and low-speed compression adjustability for maximum sport versatility, along with preload and rebound adjustment.
Front brake master cylinder features an adjustable lever for increased comfort and feel.
Cast aluminum swingarm carries an eccentric quick-adjust drive chain mechanism that takes most of the work out of that task.
Handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever and rear brake caliper adjust automatically.
High-performance 21x7-10 front and 20x10-9 rear Dunlop® radials with a specially designed tread pattern deliver superb, class-leading traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain and conditions.
Lightweight aluminum wheels help enhance suspension performance by reducing unsprung weight.
YFZ450 twin-aluminum-piston front disc brakes and rear disc deliver tremendous stopping power with less unsprung weight.
YFZ450 45mm serrated footpegs provide excellent boot traction.
Controlled-fill aluminum subframe is light and strong. So is the composite front grab bar.
Additional FeaturesLong, YZ-style seat allows maximum rider comfort and movement with superb sport-riding ergonomics.
YFZ450 30-watt multi-reflector Krypton headlights set back in the front cowl add the perfect no-compromises sporting accent, and an LED taillight provides great visibility.
Large-capacity, 2.9-gallon fuel tank and Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) mean more time on the trail between fill-ups.
Engine SpecificationsType: 686cc liquid-cooled w/fan, 4-stroke; SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke: 102.0mm x 84.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Carburetion: Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 44mm
Ignition: 16-Bit ECU
Starting System: Electric
Transmission: 5-speed w/reverse; wet multiplate clutch
Drive Train: 2WD; sealed O-ring chain, eccentric adjustment
Chassis SpecificationsSuspension/Front: Independent double wishbone w/piggy back High-/Lo-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 9.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear: Cast aluminum swing arm w/rebound, High-/Lo-speed compression and threaded preload adjustment, 10.1-in travel
Brakes/Front: Dual ventilated hydraulic disc, twin piston
Brakes/Rear: Ventilated hydraulic disc, self adjusting park brake function
Tires/Front: AT21 x 7-10 radial
Tires/Rear: AT20 x 10-9 radial
DimensionsL x W x H: 72.6 x 46.1 x 44.5 in
Seat Height: 32.0 in
Wheelbase: 50.4 in
Ground Clearance: 4.4 in
Fuel Capacity: 2.9 gal
Dry Weight: 396 lb
OtherLighting: Dual 30W Krypton multi-reflector headlights & 3.9/0.5W LED brakelight
Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
Colors: Team Yamaha Blue/White, White/Red