R1 Powered Yamaha Raptor + Video

Seth Fargher
by Seth Fargher
r1 powered yamaha raptor video
We really think Yamaha should put this into production

If we’re honest, some of the “hybrid” ATVs we’ve come across leave a lot to be desired. We love the creativity of cramming a Hayabusa engine into a 450R chassis, but when the finished product looks like the only tools used were a hacksaw and a cutting torch, we have a hard time considering that project a success. This, on the other hand, is an example of an incredibly clean R1 conversion. This guy managed to put a Yamaha R1 street bike engine into a Yamaha Raptor chassis and retain all the original plastics to make it appear relatively stock. At least until he fires it up.