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– 2009 Yamaha Raptor 700R
2009 Yamaha Raptor 700R
Designed to dominate any terrain, the sharp-handling 2009 Yamaha Raptor 700R draws jaw dropping power from a 686cc liquid cooled engine. Electronic fuel injection means fantastic throttle response and performance, while a light hybrid chassis with aluminum rear section helps make it the lightest thing in its class.
At the top of the food chain you have little competiton, and with the Raptor 700R, there simply is no other ATV like it.
This is truly a lightweight big-bore sport ATV, with an engine designed for torque, and a chassis designed to rail corners. Inspired by the YFZ, the Raptor 700 R has many of the race bred features developed from years on the track, with a little extra comfort built in. With a wider/thicker seat, taller bars and suspension damping geared for the trails, the Raptor has an edge over the YFZ for long distance trail riding. It’s more comfortable, has more leg room, and with all that torque, you aren’t searching for gears every corner. So if you’re looking for the ultimate sport ATV, and spend most of your time on the trails, look no further. The Raptor 700 R… let them eat YOUR dust.
NOTHING ELSE GETS CLOSE.
If storming, effortless power in a world class chassis is the perfect recipe for an ATV, then the YFM700R is a feast fit for a king.
The YFM700R starter button opens a door into a whole new ATV landscape of high-traction discovery. This isn’t just the biggest-engined Yamaha ATV, it’s also one of the most exciting.
There are three main factors contributing to YFM700R’s exceptionally ride characteristics. First, the hybrid aluminium/steel sports chassis, which makes it the lightest ATV in its class. Then there’s the highly absorbent, fully adjustable long-travel suspension front and rear for precise handling and energy-saving comfort on long rapid trail rides.
And finally of course there’s the mighty 686cc engine, the YFM700R’s smoothly pounding heart. This single-cylinder powerhouse is the ultimate expression of Yamaha’s four-stroke engineering expertise. High torque and big-bore power gives the 700R terrain-conquering ability irrespective of whether it’s on the flat, a loose incline or across rocky slopes. A confidence-building ride is built into every bolt, spring, chassis section and engine part. Big front disc brakes with twin-piston calipers and an adjustable lever give maximum stopping performance, while EFI fuel injection provides advanced fuel management for optimum power delivery.
Any expectations based on previous ATV experience have to be left back in the van because the dynamic 700R will reset every benchmark you ever had. If unstoppable riding action is top of the wish list, nothing else comes close.
New LCD gauges with speed and dual trips
686cc of liquid-cooled fuel-injected power
Newly designed throttle lever
Features and Benefits:
This 686cc Fuel Injected SOHC 4-valve single is a high torque monster that’s so smooth, you may find yourself using fewer gears to go from corner to corner. With a focus on low to mid-range power, and incredible throttle response, you don’t have to worry about always keeping the engine in the power band, Instead… just stab the throttle and feel it pull.
Of course, the most envied component of the Raptor 700R is the Yamaha Fuel Injection system (YFI). The YFI improves throttle response throughout the powerband, helping the rider take advantage of that improved low- to mid-range power.
YFI offers unmatched performance at high elevation as the system is able to detect and compensate for changes in altitude. The more precise fuel delivery offered by the YFI means clean power delivery, better throttle response and improved fuel economy under a multitude of riding situations.
In addition, YFI means no choke and easier cold starting.
A forged piston for reduced weight and added durability, combined with an aluminum cylinder body with composite coating offers reduced weight, increased cooling ability and additional wear resistance.
Roller rocker arms reduce friction in the valve train, which allows the engine to rev more freely leading to better overall performance and improved throttle response.
Of course, the beloved electric start feature continues to make firing the liquid-cooled, four-valve SOHC powerplant to life a snap.
Delivering all that power is the five-speed manual transmission (with reverse, of course). The transmission’s gearing ratio has been revised, optimizing the additional power and making full use of the powerband under a variety of riding situations.
The direct-type ratchet shifter gives a more direct, improved shift feeling – similar to that found on the Raptor’s two-wheeled racing cousins, the YZ line.
Continuing along the backside of the 700R, we find the Yamaha Cam Adjust drive chain adjuster. This eccentric shaft-type design makes for quick and easy chain adjustments.
The frame of the Raptor 700R will also turn heads thanks to its hybrid design. High-tensile steel marries with a cast aluminum frame up front, while the rear frame is die-cast aluminum. This design ensures the Raptor stays compact and light weight while reducing vibration and ensuring optimum rigidity.
Keeping the rider comfortable and soaking up every bump and rut in its path is the new five-way adjustable preload Kayaba suspension with dual rate spring and 9.1″ of travel up front.
Out back we find a fully-adjustable, aluminum piggyback-type shock with 10.1″ of travel. The adjustable front and rear suspension allows the rider to find his or her perfect setting based on terrain, rider size and skill level.
The double-wishbone front A-arms feature reduced weight and increased strength thanks to the use of aluminum, square-shaped tubes of the upper arms and steel lower arms.
The front shock absorber incorporates a oil damper, adding to the optimum suspension set up.
The one piece aluminum die-cast rear swing arm offers superior rear wheel traction, reduced weight and added comfort for the rider.
Not that you’ll want to stop once you get a taste of the Raptor 700R, but it’s worth noting that the braking system is ready, willing and definitely able to stop you in your tracks. The hydraulic front brakes get YFZ-type twin piston front calipers while the rear disc size is reduced for lighter weight. The new system provides plenty of stopping power regardless of the terrain you’re traversing.
The popular toggle link-type parking brake lever returns for 2008 with the auto-adjust feature that keeps maintenance to a minimum.
The power of the Raptor 700R is put to the ground via a set of front and rear Dunlop radials. This design offers improved cornering and added comfort to riders under a bevy of conditions.
The tires are mounted on aluminum rims, which include a rolled edge for added durability.
The Raptor incorporates a YFZ-style headlight, integrated LED tail light and YZ-style seat, which helps to improve rider mobility and comfort under all riding conditions.
Attracting attention out back is the exhaust system – a stainless two-into-one pipe and oval shape silencer, which has been turned sideways, adding a unique flair to the Raptor’s ultra-aggressive look.
Newly designed Liquid Crystal Display provides improved functionality including a speedometer, odometer with dual trips and even a clock.
Newly designed throttle lever designed to reduce hand and thumb fatigue.
2009 Yamaha Raptor 700R – USA Specifications
American MSRP: $0
Model not available in the USA
2009 Yamaha Raptor 700R – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP $9,999
Engine 4-stroke, SOHC, liquid-cooled, single
Bore and Stroke 102 x 84mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Carburetion Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44mm
Ignition 16 Bit ECU
Transmission Wide-ratio 5-Speed Manual Clutch w/Reverse
Final Drive Sealed O-ring chain
Suspension (Front) Independent double wishbone, 9.1″ travel w/piggy back with high/low speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment
Suspension (Rear) Cast aluminum swingarm, 10.1″ travel w/piggy back with high/low speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment
Brakes (Front) Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston Caliper
Brakes (Rear) Hydraulic Disc, Self Adjusting park Brake Function
Tires (Front) AT21x7-10 Radial
Tires (Rear) AT20x10-9 Radial
Length 1,845mm (72.6″)
Width 1,170mm (46.1″)
Height 1,130mm (44.5″)
Wheelbase 1,280mm (50.4″)
Ground Clearance 112mm (4.4″)
Seat Height 815mm (32″)
Dry Weight 180kg (396 lb)
Fuel Capacity 11 litres
Colour(s) Racing Blue
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