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Yamaha Raptor Specs

The Yamaha 700R Raptor has the ability to blend into a crowd and stand out from it screaming at the same time with aggressive color schemes that mix an understated black with crimson red down the middle. Powered with a 686cc engine the 700R Raptor Revs hard right up to 9000 rpm. Fuel injection, a comp spec dry-sump system and Digital TCI provide fantastic throttle response in the 700R.

First up is the Yamaha 700R, feel free to jump to the other Yamaha Raptor models: Raptor 90, Raptor 250, Raptor 350, Raptor 660R, Raptor 700


Power is transferred to the ground via a race tested 5-speed transmission with reverse which means you've got gears in almost all riding conditions. This Yamaha 700R earns it's special edition ATV designation, I like the black graphics a lot. With an MSRP of $8,699 I don't just like it, I love it! You tell me, does the 700R SE Raptor look better than the non special edition models? If the recession places this ATV out of your reach maybe a similar sport ATV at auction has your name on it, one of these perhaps?

2009 Yamaha 700R Raptor Specs

  • Cylinders: 1
  • Engine Stroke: 4-Stroke
  • Valve Configuration: SOHC
  • Displacement: 686cc
  • Carburetion Type: Fuel Injection
  • Transmission Type: Manual
  • Number Of Speeds: 5
  • Primary Drive: Chain
  • Reverse Gear: Yes
  • Front Tires: Dunlop AT 21 X 7-10
  • Rear Tires: Dunlop AT 20 X 10-9
  • Front Brake Type: Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelbase: 50.4 inches
  • Dry Weight: 396 LBS
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.9 gallons
  • 2009 Yamaha Raptor Top Speed: aprox 81MPH stock

The first word that comes to mind about the Yamaha Raptor 350 is durability, wait, two words come to mind, Sporty Durability! Weighing in at just 375 lbs dry the 09 Yamaha Raptor 350 ATV lends itself to being agile and a performance engine with 6-speed transmission seal the deal.


2009 Raptor 350 specs include a 348cc air-cooled 4-stroke engine, 83.0mm x 64.5mm bore/stroke and 9.2 to 1 compression ratio. That ads up to fun on any terrain. Yamaha has placed a lot of effort into this model in at shows in the little details like with the easy-adjust Raptor 350 Yamaha chain system that makes maintenance a breeze and in the snorkel type air intake, in case you want to ride in the mud.

How fast is this ATV? Stock Raptor 350 top speed is 68MPH verified, unverified claims reach as high as 75MPH. It's quick on acceleration as well.

The Yamaha Raptor 250 is both the lightest production sport ATV ever and the only ATV in its class to offer a 5-speed manual transmission, it's an agile off-road machine. The Yamaha Raptor 250 engine for 2009 is a 249cc single overhead cam four stroke with air cooling, perfect for maximizing horsepower on such an agile frame. Other neat features include a Yamaha 250 ATV electric start that works in any gear and no tools required Yamaha 250 Raptor air box access.


A major contributor of the 2009 Yamaha ATV 250 having a low weight rating is due to the combination use of Aluminum ATV wheels and Dunlop ATV tires which greatly reduces unsprung wieght and allows the suspension to work more freely. Being light doesn't mean sacrificing safety however and you will still find steel grab bars front and rear and a full ATV skid plate protecting the bottom of this fun machine. As with most Yamaha's ATV maintenance is a breeze with easy access grease fittings, chain adjustment and air box access.

Yamaha has set the MSRP of the Yamaha Raptor 250 ATV at a very reasonable $4,449.00 and it is available in traditional Yamaha racing blue and white colors or optionally you can choose the red and white ATV graphics kit at no extra cost.

Introducing in the blue corner, the younger version of the popular Yamaha Raptor 700r ATV. Meet the 2009 Yamaha Raptor 90 with it's four stroke 88cc engine and low profile Maxis tires, it's all heart. The engine is cooled with forced air and the power band is tuned to produce excellent response in the low to mid range RPM level where you will appreciate it most.



The Yamaha Raptor 90 is available in the standard Yamaha colors you see big brother wear as well as in a custom black and white with two sets of ATV Graphics.

Yamaha Raptor 90 suspension features include a dual A-arm front setup with 4.4 inches of travel and shocks with 5 way pre-load capability to provide excellent ride comfort for any rider. The 2009 Yamaha Raptor 90 features Maxis tires with AT18 x 7-8 front and AT18 x 9-8 rear specifications. I'm a big fan of beefier rear tires so the choice of rubber was an excellent one in my opinion.

The 90cc Raptor is a reliable ATV and little touches such as waterproof electrical connections haven't been overlooked. New Raptor 90 MSRP is $2499.00 by Yamaha.

It wasn't very long ago that ATVs were a mere side-effect of motorcycle manufacturing companies wanting to add to their product lineup. ATV racing before the turn of the century wasn't nearly as popular as it has become today and the options available to ATV enthusiasts were nowhere near as plentiful. The Yamaha 660R Raptor ATV helped change all of that by offering out of the crate performance at an affordable and reasonable price.



I'm in the process of writing a full history about the Yamaha 660R Raptor and I'd like to invite you to share your opinions via twitter so that I can include owner feedback as well. Yamaha 660R Owners loved their new sport ATVs, other ATV manufacturers hated them and time will now judge the staying power of this amazing machine.

When the Yamaha 660r Raptor was released its 660cc five valve, four stroke liquid cooled motor had the most displacement available in any quad. It also featured a 3 intake / 2 exhaust valve setup, over 10 inches of ground clearance and was quite simply the fastest sport ATV available on the market. More impressively it was sold with an MSRP of $6,499.00 in the U.S. and since Yamaha offered ATV financing it became a smart decision for many ATV enthusiasts.

Specs For The Yamaha 660R Raptor

  • Engine Type: Single-Cylinder
  • Cylinders: 1
  • Engine Stroke: 4-Stroke
  • Valve Configuration: SOHC
  • Displacement: 660cc
  • Carburetion Type: Carburetor
  • Transmission Type: Manual
  • Number Of Speeds: 5
  • Primary Drive: Chain
  • Reverse Gear: Yes
  • Front Tire: AT 21 X 7-10
  • Rear Tire: AT 20 X 10-9
  • Front Brake Type: Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelbase: 49 inches
  • Dry Weight: 398 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.2 gallons
  • 660R Raptor Top Speed: 86 MPH

The Raptor 700, with its 686cc fuel injected motor, is the most powerful Yamaha sport ATV ever. Unlike the YFZ 450 the Raptor 700 isn't just designed to race. Yamaha built the 2008 Raptor 700 to tackle a wide range of riding conditions ranging from trails to sand dunes.


The Raptor 700 has been a favorite for some time but Yamaha introduced an all new version in 2006. Included on the list of improvements for 2006, 2007 and 2008 are a larger engine (686cc, up from the previous 660cc), an improved performance in the low and mid-range power-bands, a new five speed manual transmission with reverse and of course the new electronic fuel injection system (EFI, or YFI if you prefer to call it Yamaha fuel injection).

Raptor 700R enthusiasts also have a wide range of high performance raptor 700 parts available to boost performance even further but be careful, this powerful Yamaha ATV can and will make you work to get the last ounce of power from its impressive stock form. The Yamaha Raptor 700 has power to spare. We'll cover the most popular raptor 700r performance parts in upcoming reviews, check back soon.

Yamaha Raptor 700 specifications

  • Engine : 686cc liquid-cooled with fan, 4-stroke SOHC, 4 valves
  • Bore and Stroke : 102.0mm x 84.0mm
  • Compression Ratio : 9.2:1
  • Carb : Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 44mm
  • Ignition : 16-Bit ECU
  • Starter : Electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed with reverse, wet multi-plate clutch
  • Drive Train : 2WD, sealed O-ring chain, eccentric adjustment
  • Suspension-Front: Independent double wishbone with piggy back High-Lo-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 9.1-inches of travel
  • Suspension-Rear: Cast aluminum swing arm with rebound, High-Lo-speed compression threaded preload adjustment, 10.1-inches of 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 ATV tires
  • Dimensions : L x W x H = 72.6 x 46.1 x 44.5 inches
  • Seat Height : 32.0 inches
  • Wheelbase : 50.4 inches
  • Ground Clearance : 4.4 inches
  • Fuel Capacity : 2.9 gallons
  • Dry Weight : 396 lb

Compare these Raptor specs with the Yamaha Big Bear 400 specs.

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