2012 Yamaha Raptor 90
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2012 Yamaha Raptor 90 Review
A new Raptor joins the family…
The 2012 Yamaha Raptor 90 features an 88cc air-cooled 4 stroke engine with an adjustable RPM limiter and a fully automatic CVT transmission.
For kids 12 years and older, the Raptor 90 is an excellent machine to start learning on.
Powered by a reliable 88cc air-cooled four-stroke engine coupled to a fully automatic CVT transmission, the Raptor 90 is not only easy to use, but can accommodate various levels of riding ability. And there’s an adjustable rev limiter to help you manage their learning curve.
Taking cues from its Raptor brethren, performance and styling help make this entry-level machine the 90cc class best seller.
Other features to help ensure they won’t get bored or outgrow this Raptor right away include:
– double wishbone front suspension with 4.4″ of travel
– swing-arm rear suspension with 3.3″ of travel
– pre-load adjustable shocks
– rear hydraulic disc brake
– dual sealed drum front brakes
– integrated full floorboards
– moulded front grab bar just like the Raptor 700 R
– low profile Maxxis tires
– true Raptor 700 R styling
Hit the trails. Bring the family. Make memories.
Fully Automatic CVT transmission
Adjustable RPM limiter
2012 Yamaha Raptor 90 Key Features:
Powered by an 88cc forced air-cooled four-stroke engine for years of clean, quiet and reliable operation.
Easy, push-button electric start in any gear for greater convenience.
Adjustable RPM limiter allows a parent or adult supervisor to match the engine’s power output to the rider’s skill level.
Fully automatic makes it easier to learn, while the CVT helps ensure engine power is optimized for a wide variety of riding conditions. This allows the entry-level rider to focus on the trail by eliminating a hand-operated clutch.
With 4.4″ of suspension travel in the front and pre-load adjustable shocks, the little Raptor 90 is capable and comfortable.
The lightweight rear swingarm suspension also has a pre-load adjustable shock and is designed to help the Raptor 90 stay flat in a corner, while maintaining predictable handling.
Light in weight, a hydraulic disc brake helps provide consistent stopping power, in a variety of riding conditions.
Lightweight and super-reliable chain drive provides an excellent balance between performance and reliability.
Rugged muffler equipped with a USFS-approved spark arrestor for quiet operation.
Wide cushy seat and full-size handlebars ensure supurb, all-day comfort and minimize fatigue for even the biggest riders.
Fully sealed front drum brakes keep out water and debris, providing strong, reliable stopping power.
Handlebar-mounted parking brake.
Styled after the best selling Raptor 700R
Emergency kick starter with lever under the seat, for reliable starting if the battery loses its charge
Two separate types of engine performance limiters:
1. A throttle opening limit screw on the throttle lever housing.
2. A bypass plate on CDI unit for limiting maximum engine rpm.
Raptor style front and rear grab bars
Drive sprocket and chain guard
Rear disc brake guard
Easy to use handlebar mounted parking brake
Note: 12+ rating – Recommended for use only by those aged 12 years and older and always with adult supervision. Please refer to owner’s manual for rider weight limit.
2012 Yamaha Raptor 90 – USA Specifications
US MSRP* MSRP* $2,699 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from August, 2011
$2,699 (White w/Custom Graphic*) Available from August, 2011
Type 88cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled single; SOHC, 2-valve
Bore x Stroke 47.0mm x 51.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Fuel Delivery SVR22
Starting System Electric, kick start backup
Transmission Automatic CVT
Drive Train Chain
Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 4.4-in travel
Suspension / Rear Swingarm; 5-way preload adjustment, 3.3-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual sealed drum
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc
Tires / Front Maxxis® AT18 x 7-8; steel wheels
Tires / Rear Maxxis® AT18 x 9-8; steel wheels
L x W x H 58.7 x 34.8 x 35.8 in
Seat Height 25.7 in
Turning Radius 114 in
Ground Clearance 3.9 in
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal
Wet Weight 264 lb
Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
2012 Yamaha Raptor 90 – Canadian Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $3,549 CDN
Engine 4-stroke, air-cooled, single
Displacement 88 cc
Bore and Stroke 47mm x 51mm
Compression Ratio 10.2 : 1
Carburetion 22mm SVR
Starting electric with auxillary kick
Oil Capacity 0.8 litres
Transmission fully automatic CVT
Final Drive 2WD; chain
Suspension (Front) double wishbone with 4.4″ of travel and pre-load adjustable shocks
Suspension (Rear) swing-arm with 3/3″ of travel and a pre-load adjustable shock
Brakes (Front) dual sealed drums
Brakes (Rear) single hydraulic disc
Tires (Front) low profile Maxxis; AT18x7-8
Tires (Rear) low profile Maxxis; AT18x9-8
Length 1,490mm (58.7″)
Width 885mm (34.8″)
Height 910mm (35.8″)
Wheelbase 1,010mm (39.8″)
Ground Clearance 100mm (3.9″)
Seat Height 654mm (25.7″)
Wet Weight 120 kg (264 lb) – ready to ride full of fuel and oil
Fuel Capacity 4.8 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.