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– 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE Review
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE
Eye catching looks meets Jaw-dropping performance.
The incredible 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R, which is and has always been, the undisputed king of big bore Sport ATV. For 2013 the Raptor’s new stlying gives it an even more aggressive appearance, and also add even more knee room. And have you seen the new price?
The new Raptor 700R SE is just as much show as it is go with a special color and graphic scheme that is accompanied by a GYTR front grab bar and heel guards.
A massive, quick -revving 686cc fuel injected, 4-valve, liquid-cooled motor, for monstrous torque at virtually any point in the RPM curve.
A silky-smooth 5-speed manual transmission, with the added convenience of reverse. An exclusive hybrid steel and aluminum frame, with cast-aluminum subframe and aluminum rear swing arm for an amazing power-to-weight ratio and handling that’s second to none. Powerful hydraulic disc brakes, now with a new twin piston rear caliper that works with the twin piston calipers up front, to provide even better overall braking feel.
Special color and graphics and added GYTR parts help further separate the New Raptor 700R SE from the sport ATV masses.
For 2013, the Raptor’s new styling gives it an even more aggressive appearance and also adds even more knee room, so a wide range of riders can comfortably move around.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE Key Features:
New for 2013:
•New aggressive styling enhances the Raptor 700R SE’s menacing looks.
•Front and rear piggyback shocks offer full adjustability and optimal bump absorbing performance.
•An adjustable front brake lever enables precise tuning for the rider’s personal preference.
•New Maxxis® tires deliver class leading traction.
•The Raptor 700R SE comes complete with a custom graphic scheme, GYTR grab and heel guards – all for less than last year’s model.
•Twin piston rear brake caliper is added for excellent stopping power.
•The Raptor 700R SE is proudly assembled in the U.S.A., alongside Yamaha’s 4×4 and Side x Side utility vehicles.
686cc of Liquid-Cooled Fuel-Injected Power
Lightweight Hybrid Chassis
New twin piston rear brake caliper
•Powered by our most potent big-bore Raptor engine ever – 686cc of liquid cooled, fuel-injected power. The engine produces big torque right off idle, transitioning into a fat mid-range and monstrous top-end while the body sports an awesome Black Gold color graphic that makes this machine look as good as it performs.
•New aggressive styling makes the Raptor 700R SE look as menacing as it really is and with added features like a GYTR® front grab bar and heel guards. The mighty Raptor 700R SE is ready to go whether the destination is the dunes, the trails or the track.
•Big power and lightweight, a combination that makes any ATV rider take notice, is standard on the Raptor 700R SE, with a hybrid steel aluminum frame and Controlled-Fill aluminum sub-frame and cast aluminum swingarm combining to produce a superstrong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.
•A thick comfortable seat, adjustable suspension with sport-tuned piggyback shocks provide excellent comfort while the dual counterbalancers, electric starting, and reverse keep things nice and civilized when needed, but when it comes time to pull the trigger the big-bore Raptor 700R SE stands tall.
•The YFZ inspired handling of the Raptor 700R SE is incredible to experience blasting through the woods. Thanks to the 9.1 inches of front travel and 10.1 inches out back, the trail bumps smooth out while the rider keeps things under control. With the combination of power, solid handling, and a great suspension this machine has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE Features and Benefits:
•Forged lightweight piston, connecting rod and crankshaft in the 686cc engine are light and strong, for a hard-hitting, quick-revving powerplant that revs all the way to 9000 rpm. Dual counterbalancers keep it smooth.
•Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) means consistently excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, elevations and temperatures.
•Competition-spec dry-sump lubrication system boosts usable horsepower and keeps overall engine size more compact.
•Digital TCI w/16-bit electronic control unit controls fuel injection and ignition systems for consistent performance and fantastic throttle response.
•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.
•YZ-spec ratchet shifter ensures smooth, resistance-free shifting under power. Heavy-duty clutch features extra-sturdy basket and plates designed to harness the Raptor 700R’s power.
•Easy-to-reach oil filter and tool-free air filter provide added convenience.
•State-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with an aluminum rear section and detachable subframe to create a super-strong structure.
•Piggyback shocks provide excellent sport-riding comfort, with high- and low-speed compression adjustability, rebound and preload adjustability, and 9.1-inch travel.
•YZ-style piggyback rear shock gives 10.1-inch wheel travel with high- and low-speed compression adjustability for maximum sport versatility, along with preload and rebound adjustment.
•Front brake master cylinder features an adjustable lever for increased comfort and feel.
•New twin piston rear brake caliper is added for excellent stopping power on the trail or in the dunes.
•Twin aluminum-piston front disc brakes deliver tremendous stopping power. Discs are drilled, which helps reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension compliance.
•Cast aluminum swingarm carries an eccentric quick-adjust drive chain mechanism that takes most of the work out of that task.
•Handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever.
•High-performance 21×7-10 front and 20×10-9 rear Maxxis® tires with a specially designed tread pattern deliver superb, class-leading traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain and conditions.
•Lightweight aluminum wheels help enhance suspension performance by reducing unsprung weight.
•Race-inspired 45mm serrated foot pegs provide excellent boot traction.
•Special Edition gets a black with red graphics package, along with dealer-installed GYTR front grab bar and heel guards.
•Inner rolled wheels reduce weight while maintaining strength.
•Long seat allows maximum rider comfort and movement with superb sport-riding ergonomics.
•Multireflector 30-watt Krypton headlights set back in the front cowl add the perfect no-compromises sporting accent, and an LED taillight provides great visibility.
•Large-capacity, 2.9-gallon fuel tank and Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) mean more time on the trail between fill-ups.
•Thumb throttle lever has a smooth shape for a feel riders will appreciate, with less fatigue at the end of the day.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE – Unitied States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $8,799 (Black w/Red) Available from June 2012
Type 686cc liquid-cooled w/fan, 4-stroke; SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 102.0mm x 84.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44mm
Ignition 16-Bit ECU
Starting System Electric
Transmission 5-speed w/reverse; wet multiplate clutch
Drive Train 2WD; sealed O-ring chain, eccentric adjustment
Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone w/piggy back High-/Lo-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 9.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Cast aluminum swing arm w/rebound, High-/Lo-speed compression and threaded preload adjustment, 10.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual ventilated hydraulic disc, twin piston
Brakes / Rear Ventilated hydraulic disc, twin piston
Tires / Front AT21x7-10
Tires / Rear AT20x10-9
L x W x H 72.6 x 45.5 x 43.9 in
Seat Height 32.7 in
Wheelbase 50.4 in
Ground Clearance 4.4 in
Fuel Capacity 2.9 gal
Wet Weight 422 lb
Lighting Dual 30W Krypton multireflector headlights & 3.9/0.5W LED brakelight
Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE – Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $10,699 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 with twin piston caliper
Tires (Front) Maxxis M971Y, AT 21×7-10
Tires (Rear) Maxxis M976Y, AT 20×10-9
Length 1,845mm (72.6″)
Width 1,155 mm (45.5″)
Height 1,115 mm (43.9″)
Wheelbase 1,280mm (50.4″)
Ground Clearance 113mm (4.4″)
Seat Height 830 mm (32.7″)
Wet Weight 192kg (422 lb)
Fuel Capacity 11 litres
Colour(s) Black / Red
Warranty 6 months (unlimited mileage)
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.