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– 2013 Yamaha Raptor 250 Review
2013 Yamaha Raptor 250
The 250 Class Leader by a large margin…
The only 250-class machine that can honestly call itself a sport ATV, the Raptor 250 leads by example with a 5-speed transmission, long-travel suspension and more.
Yamaha’s 2013 Raptor 250 is serious fun and it the lightest full size sport ATV out there 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.
The Raptor 250 is super light, but packs a mighty punch.
Featuring big Raptor styling in a sharp-handling package that’s built to take on whatever the trail throws at it. The Raptor 250 is powered by an engine that feels bigger than 249cc and comes standard with electric starting, Raptor-style head- and taillights, a flip-type parking brake, YFZ-style footpegs and high-performance suspension. You’d be hard pressed to find higher performance or more fun in such an affordable package.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 250 Key Features:
•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 performance.
•Longest suspension travel and lowest seat in its class for true sport handling.
•Lightest weight in its class provides amazingly nimble handling and a great power-to-weight ratio.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 250 Features and Benefits:
•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.
•Rigid and light swingarm rear end is controlled by a shock with adjustable preload and 7.9 inches of wheel travel, for rider comfort.
•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, 45mm footpegs provide excellent grip and rider comfort.
•Easy-to-use, flip-type handlebar-mounted parking brake can be set with one hand.
•Low profile 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.
•Dual 30-watt multireflector Krypton headlights 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.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 250 – Unitied States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $4,599 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from June 2012; $4,599 (White w/Graphics Kit) Available from June 2012
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
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 Dunlop® AT20 x 7-10
Tires / Rear Dunlop® 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)
2013 Yamaha Raptor 250 – Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $5,499 CDN
Engine 4-stroke,SOHC,air/oil cooled, single
Bore and Stroke 74.0 mm Ã— 58.0 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Carburetion Mikuni BSR 29
Starting Electric Start
Transmission 5-speed manual
Final Drive Chain
Suspension (Front) Independent Double Wishbone w/double tube front shocks, 7.5″ travel;
Suspension (Rear) Link less Mono-Cross rear suspension with aluminum swingarm, 7.9″ travel;
Brakes (Front) Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes (Rear) Hydraulic disc
Tires (Front) AT20X7-10 Radial
Tires (Rear) AT19X10-9 Radial
Ground Clearance 100mm / 195mm
Seat Height 730mm
Wet Weight 150kg (330lb)
Fuel Capacity 9 Liters
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.