2012 Yamaha Raptor 700R
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– 2012 Yamaha Raptor 700R
2012 Yamaha Raptor 700R Review
There is no substitute
From the dunes to the trails, the 2012 Yamaha Raptor 700R is the undisputed big bore sport ATV performance leader. Featuring a fuel-injected 686cc, fully adjustable piggyback shocks, exclusive hybrid steel and aluminum frame, digital instrumentation and more.
We dare you to find a bigger wallop in a meaner package than the Raptor 700R.
Powered by our most potent big-bore Raptor engine ever—686cc of liquid-cooled fuel-injected power—this one will get your undivided attention. Maybe even more impressive is how sweet it is to ride: A thick comfortable seat, adjustable suspension, dual counterbalancers, electric starting and reverse keep things nice and civilized. Amazing performance wrapped in superb comfort, backed by Yamaha reliability. Any further questions? We rest our case.
686cc of Liquid-Cooled Fuel-Injected Power
Lightweight Hybrid Chassis
Five-Way Adjustable Preload Kayaba Suspension
A 686cc Yamaha fuel-injected engine makes this the most powerful Yamaha sport ATV ever, with big torque right off idle, transitioning into a fat mid-range and monstrous top end.
Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) means consistently excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, elevations and temperatures.
Reliable pushbutton electric start in any gear adds extra convenience.
Race-bred five-speed transmission with reverse, along with Raptor 700R’s monstrous powerband, means there’s a choice of gears in just about all situations.
Hybrid steel and aluminum frame with a Controlled-Fill aluminum sub frame and cast aluminum swingarm combine to produce a super-strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.
Long-travel suspension system features fully adjustable piggyback shocks with high- and low-speed compression damping for superior handling; rear shock adjusts for preload, rebound and compression damping.
YFZ-inspired twin-aluminum-piston front disc brakes and rear disc deliver tremendous stopping power with less unsprung weight. The popular toggle link-type parking brake lever with an auto-adjust feature keeps maintenance to a minimum.
Light, aluminum wheels mean less unsprung weight for great suspension action, and custom Dunlop radials provide maximum traction.
Keep track of all systems with the trick and rugged LCD digital instrument meter: speed, rpm, coolant temp, etc.—it’s all there.
YFZ-spec 45mm serrated foot pegs provide excellent boot traction
Krypton headlights set back in the front cowl add awesome sporting accent
LED taillight provides great visibility
Front brake master cylinder features an adjustable lever for increased comfort and feel
Cast aluminum swingarm carries an eccentric quick-adjust drive chain mechanism that takes most of the work out of that task
Aggressive styling reflects Raptor 700R’s intent, and YFZ-inspired handling means it walks the walk, too.
Long-travel suspension—9.1 inches front, 10.1 rear—a cushy seat and excellent ergonomics make the Raptor 700R comfortable to ride hard all day long.
2012 Yamaha Raptor 700R – USA Specifications
Model not available in the USA
2012 Yamaha Raptor 700R – Canadian Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $10,799 CDN
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 113mm (4.4″)
Seat Height 815mm (32″)
Wet Weight 192 kg (422 lb) – ready to ride full of fuel and oil
Fuel Capacity 11 litres
Colour(s) Yamaha Racing Blue
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less.