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– 2013 Yamaha Raptor 125 Review
2013 Yamaha Raptor 125
The only true entry level sport ATV…
Sure, it looks awesome, but the entry-level Raptor 125 also packs a punch thanks to performance features like long-travel suspension, manual transmission and more.
The 2013 Yamaha Raptor 125 boasts a 5-speed manual transmission, 5-way preload adjustable suspension, front/rear disc brakes, low profile tires and electric start.
The Raptor 125 delivers awesome performance backed by Yamaha’s famous reliability.
At the heart is a four-stroke SOHC engine tailored for fun, nestled in a lightweight rigid frame and double wishbone front and Monocross rear suspension. Packed with many traits typically found on its larger cousins, this little 125 has a character all its own. Whether you’re hitting the dirt, drifting through the sand or powering through the mud, the Raptor 125 is designed to get you straight to the head of the class.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 125 Key Features:
•Lightest production sport ATV ever provides amazingly nimble handling and a great power-to-weight ratio, for a ride beginners and more experienced riders alike will appreciate.
•Handlebar, seat, and foot peg ergos are designed specifically for smaller riders aged 16 years and older.
•Class-exclusive five-speed manual transmission has a gear for almost any terrain.
•Powerful 124cc four-stroke engine comes to life with the push of the electric start button.
•Low profile 18-inch rear Maxxis® tires offer superb traction and great handling.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 125 Features and Benefits:
•Light and powerful 124cc, SOHC, four-stroke single produces a broad powerband.
•The engine is fitted with a single-axis counterbalancer to reduce vibration at the handlebars, seat, and footrests for a more enjoyable ride.
•Five-speed gearbox with manual clutch provides the flexibility to tackle pretty much any track or trail.
•Electric starting is standard equipment and works in any gear.
•Mikuni® 29mm carburetor provides light throttle pull and excellent throttle response across the rpm range.
•DC-CDI ignition system designed specifically for the Raptor 125 delivers optimum performance at all rpm levels.
•Three-chamber muffler, a proven design straight from the Raptor 250, is light, quiet, and boosts low- and midrange performance.
•The seat and handlebar position are designed to offer an ideal riding position and maximum rider comfort.
•Independent double-wishbone front suspension with five-way preload adjustable shocks gives 7.5 inches of wheel travel.
•Rigid and light swingarm is controlled by a 7.9 inches of wheel travel, for consistent wheel control and rider comfort.
•Low, 28.1-inch seat height provides rider comfort and allows optimal rider movement.
•Triple hydraulic disc brakes deliver excellent stopping power even in wet conditions.
•Easy-to-use eccentric chain adjuster means hassle-free chain maintenance.
•Wide 19-inch front and 18-inch rear Maxxis® tires provide plenty of grip and awesome handling.
•Single 30-watt headlight boasts an aggressive look and offers great illumination.
•YFZ-type parking brake for parking convenience.
•Raptor and YFZ lineage rolled into one sporty looking package.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 125 – Unitied States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $3,499 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from June 2012; $3,499 (White w/Graphics Kit) Available from June 2012
Type 124cc air-cooled 4-stroke: SOHC; single
Bore x Stroke 54.0 x 54.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® 29mm BSR
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: 7.9-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc
Tires / Front Maxxis® AT19 x 6-10
Tires / Rear Maxxis® AT18 x 9-8
L x W x H 63.4 x 40.0 x 39.8 in
Seat Height 28.1 in
Wheelbase 43.7 in
Ground Clearance 3.3 in
Fuel Capacity 2.4 gal
Wet Weight 299 lb
Lighting Single 35/36.5W headlight & 21W/5W brakelight
Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
2013 Yamaha Raptor 125 – Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $4,599 CDN
Engine 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, single
Bore and Stroke 54mm x 54mm
Compression Ratio 10 : 1
Carburetion Mikuni BSR29
Lubrication Wet sump
Transmission 5-speed manual
Final Drive Chain
Suspension (Front) Independent double wishbone, 5-way preload adjustable, 7.5″ of travel
Suspension (Rear) Swingarm, 5-way preload adjustable, 7.9″ of travel
Brakes (Front) Dual hydraulic discs
Brakes (Rear) Single hydraulic disc
Tires (Front) AT19x6-10
Tires (Rear) AT18x9-8
Length 1,610mm (63.4″)
Width 1,018mm (40.1″)
Height 1,010mm (39.8″)
Wheelbase 1,110mm (43.7″)
Ground Clearance 85mm (3.3″)
Seat Height 715mm (28.1″)
Wet Weight 136 kg (299 lb) – ready to ride full of fuel and oil
Fuel Capacity 9 litres
Colour(s) Racing Blue / White
Warranty One year (unlimited mileage)
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. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
** Provincial regulations may require additional equipment for use on public trails.