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– 2009 Yamaha Raptor 250 VFM250R
2009 Yamaha Raptor 250 VFM250R
Kid brother to the 2009 Yamaha 700R, the Raptor 250 brings performance, style and versatility, in a smaller lightweight package.
What defines a Raptor? Performance? Handling? Lightweight? Aggressive Styling?
The big bore Raptors are always at the top of the sales charts. Why? Because you ride in the real world, and the Raptor is still the best real world Sport ATV on the market. The key to this success… versatility. Not only do Raptors handle flat and offer powerful yet reliable engines. But a Raptor is comfortable enough for an all-day trail ride. And now… there’s the Raptor 250. And it shares many of the key characteristics of it’s big brothers the 350 and 700R. Lightweight. Flat handling. 4-stroke power and reliability. All-day comfort. And styling that will turn heads no matter where you ride. If you’re looking for a place to start your adventure… this is it.
All-aluminum cylinder, plated with ceramic composite
Raptor derived sports suspension
Features and Benefits:A durable air/oil cooled 249cc 4-stroke single overhead cam engine provides the power for the Raptor 250. But don’t let its size fool you. This smaller version of the Raptor 700R is fully capable. Like its big brother, the Raptor 250 has a smooth power curve with a strong focus on mid-range torque, for ease of use and improved trail performance.
Convenient push-button electric start works in any gear for easy operation.
Washable foam air filter is reusable and provides excellent filtering qualities.
Close-ratio, manual 5-speed transmission
The hydraulic brakes get YFZ-style cross drilled rotors both front and back, with the same front master cylinder. This system provides plenty of stopping power regardless of the terrain you’re traversing.
The popular toggle link-type parking brake lever found on the 250, with the auto-adjust feature that keeps maintenance to a minimum.
The Raptor 250 runs specially designed Dunlop radials. Similar to the Raptor 700, this design offers improved cornering and added comfort to riders under a broad array of conditions.
And just like the 700, the tires are mounted on aluminum rims, which include a rolled edge for added durability.
Just like the Raptor 700R, the Raptor 250 incorporates YFZ-styling, including fenders, seat, headlights, and ergos.
oil cooler for additional cooling capacity
valve timing set for low and midrange power
ceramic composite plated cylinder for improved engine durability
Dual 30 Watt halogen headlights for improved visibility
Hydraulic disc brakes for improved stopping power
Lightweight aluminum wheels
Eccentric chain adjuster for easy maintenance
internal rubber spacers in the crankcase to maintain oil level while going uphill
dust proof cover on Mikuni carburetor
“no tool” removable air filter for easy cleaning
three expansion chamber muffler for less weight and reduced noise
high tension steel frame for increased strength and reduced weight
lightweight front and rear grab bars
durable plastic skid plates that won’t rust for increased protection
Dunlop sport tires designed for improved trail handling and ride comfort
Double wishbone front suspension with 10mm more travel than the Blaster 200
Link less Mono-Cross rear suspension for improved mass centralization
High rigidity brake calipers for improved braking performance
Full size Raptor 700R brake rotors for improved braking performance
Link type parking brake lever for convenient one handed operation
9 litre fuel tank offers more range than Blaster 200
Agressive Raptor style front and rear fenders detach without disassembling electrical parts for air box.
2009 Yamaha Raptor 250 VFM250R – USA Specifications
American MSRP: $0
Model not available in the USA
2009 Yamaha Raptor 250 VFM250R – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP $5,699
Engine 4-stroke,SOHC,air/oil cooled, single
Bore and Stroke 74.0 mm Ã— 58.0 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Carburetion Mikuni BSR 29
Starting Electric Start
Transmission 5-speed manual
Final Drive Chain
Suspension (Front) Independent Double Wishbone w/double tube front shocks, 7.5″ travel;
Suspension (Rear) Link less Mono-Cross rear suspension with aluminum swingarm, 7.9″ travel;
Brakes (Front) Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes (Rear) Hydraulic disc
Tires (Front) AT20X7-10 Radial
Tires (Rear) AT19X10-9 Radial
Ground Clearance 100mm / 195mm
Seat Height 730mm
Dry Weight 142kg
Fuel Capacity 9 Liters
Colour(s) Racing Blue