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2010 Yamaha Raptor 250
2010 Yamaha Raptor 250

2010 Yamaha Raptor 250
2010 Yamaha Raptor 250

2010 Yamaha Raptor 250
2010 Yamaha Raptor 250

2010 Yamaha Raptor 250
2010 Yamaha Raptor 250

– 2010 Yamaha Raptor 250

2010 Yamaha Raptor 250

Lightest production sport ATV ever, for amazingly nimble handling and a great power-to-weight ratio.

Class-leading sport ATV performance.

The 2010 Yamaha Raptor 250 is serious fun and is the lightest full-sized sport ATV ever, delivering nimble handling and great power to weight ratio. Plus you get aggressive Raptor styling, class-exclusive five-speed manual transmission and low profile 19-inch rear tires for outstanding traction and performance.





Features and Specifications:

Key Features:
” Lightest production sport ATV ever provides amazingly nimble handling and a great power-to-weight ratio.
” Aggressive Raptor style and stance gives maximum performance and excellent, all-day sport-riding ergonomics.
” Class-exclusive five-speed manual transmission has a gear for almost any terrain.
” Torquey, durable air-cooled engine puts out plenty of power and starts with the push of a button.
” Low-profile 19-inch rear tires boast outstanding traction and handling.
” Longest suspension travel and lowest seat in its class for true sport handling.


” Light and powerful 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke single produces a broad, deep powerband.
” Five-speed gearbox with manual clutch provides the flexibility to tackle pretty much any track or trail.
” Mikuni® 29mm carburetor provides light throttle pull and excellent throttle response across the entire rpm range.
” Electric starting is standard equipment and works in any gear.
” DC-CDI ignition system delivers consistent spark at all rpm levels-for quick throttle response and a smooth, broad powerband.
” Ceramic-composite cylinder liner allows for greatly reduced wear and excellent heat dissipation.
” Oil cooler keeps engine temps down and lubrication up in hot conditions.
” Airbox features no-tools air filter access.
” Three-chamber muffler is light, quiet and boosts low-and midrange performance.


” Light, strong, short-wheelbase chassis creates a quick, super-responsive high-performance package.
” Low, 28.7-inch seat height enhances rider comfort and allows optimal rider movement.
” Independent double-wishbone front suspension with five-way preload-adjustable shocks gives 7.5 inches of wheel travel.
” Lightweight aluminum wheels reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension performance, acceleration, deceleration and handling.
” Triple hydraulic disc brakes deliver excellent stopping power even in wet conditions.
” Extra-wide, YFZ450-style footpegs provide excellent grip and rider comfort.
” Easy-to-use, flip-type handlebar-mounted parking brake can be set with one hand.
” Rigid and light swingarm rear end is controlled by a shock with adjustable preload and 7.9 inches of wheel travel, for consistent wheel control and rider comfort.
” Dunlop® tires deliver outstanding traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain.
” Easy-adjust eccentric chain adjustment feature means hassle-free chain maintenance.
” Flat, composite skidplates provide maximum underbelly protection.
” Rugged steel grab bars front and rear help fend off debris and damage.


Additional Features:
” Dual 30-watt multireflector Krypton headlights straight off the potent YFZ450 add the perfect menacing appearance. Taillight has an incorporated brake light for added convenience.
” Waterproof electrical connectors provide outstanding durability and reliability.
” Easy-access grease fittings on all chassis lubrication points simplify maintenance and help extend the life of the Raptor 250.
” Bodywork comes off without the need to disassemble electrical parts, airbox or wiring harness-for easy maintenance.
” A 2.4-gallon fuel tank means less filling up and longer, more enjoyable rides.



2010 Yamaha Raptor 250 – USA Specifications
MSRP* $4,499 (White w/Graphics Kit) Available from September 2009

Type 249cc air/oil-cooled 4-stroke; SOHC, 2 valves

Bore x Stroke 74.0 x 58.0mm

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Fuel Delivery Mikuni® 29mm BSR

Ignition DC-CDI

Starting System Electric

Transmission 5-speed; wet multiplate clutch

Drive Train 2WD; sealed O-ring chain, eccentric adjustment

Suspension/Front Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload-adjustable shocks, 7.5-in travel

Suspension/Rear Swingarm, preload-adjustable, 7.9-in travel

Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc

Brakes/Rear Hydraulic disc

Tires/Front AT20 x 7-10

Tires/Rear AT19 x 10-9

L x W x H 64.0 x 42.1 x 40.9 in

Seat Height 28.7 in

Wheelbase 43.7 in

Ground Clearance 3.9 in

Fuel Capacity 2.4 gal

Wet Weight 330 lb

Lighting Dual 30W Krypton multireflector headlights & 21/5W brakelight

Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)


2010 Yamaha Raptor 250 – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $NA

Model not available in Canada




ATV Safety Notes

– ATVs with engines 70 to 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 12 years and older and always with adult super vision. ATVs with engines 90cc or greater are recommended for use only by riders ages 16 years and older.

– Yamaha recommends that all ATV riders take an approved training course. For safety and training information, see your dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887.

– ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety, always avoid paved surfaces. Never ride on public roads. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing.

Never carry passengers. Never engage in stunt riding. Riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. Avoid excessive speed. And be particularly careful on difficult terrain. There are few joys in life equal to the free-spirited thrill and experience of ATV riding. And that’s why it’s important for all of us to do
our part as responsible riders. By following logical, common-sense rules, we can maintain season after season of unparalleled enjoyment of our sport.

– Please remember to “tread lightly.” Always ride in a responsible manner, respecting the environment as well as all state and local laws. The riders in this brochure are professionals; don’t attempt to emulate them. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner’s Manual and all labels before operation. All ATVs come with a six-month Limited Factory Warranty. See your dealer for details.