2018 Yamaha Raptor 700r SE Price
2018 Yamaha Raptor 700r SE Price Have you ever heard these words: “The legends never die”? Well, this Yamaha has been a sport quad mantle for years. In the 1990s, Blaster, Banshee, or their warriors did not allow them to fall into the depths of despair, such as Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki. It was a difficult time for sports quadrants. Although large sales figures were not available, Yamaha continued to build them for masses.
This is still valid. With the Raptor 700 and YFZ450R, Yamaha is building only straight-line, 2WD performance quadruples. In the last few years, nothing much has changed other than the seemingly bad color schemes, but there is another word that comes to mind: “If it is not broken, do not fix it!”
SOHC, 686cc, Yfi (Yamaha fuel injection), 44mm chokes-body-injected, large diameter engine, crankshaft produces about 45 horsepower. However, torque is a more important factor than PS. A lighter forged piston, connecting rod and crankshaft are light and strong. Along with the 10.0: 1 compression ratio, this combination produces a powerful low-end hit, quickly returns to 9000 rpm, and the double-counterbalancer keeps it well.
The race-bred, five-speed transmission with a ridge is a dream for riding. Tgirl is bullet-proof and motor torque helps to attract quads from any sticky situation. Thanks to the reliable electric starter motor you can operate the Raptor 700 by pulling the clutch on any stastion, which is a lovely choice when you kill the engine in a less desirable place. Maintenance of the Raptor 700 is easily possible with an easily accessible oil filter and a toolless air filter that saves money before the next journey.
The 2018 model features a true hybrid steel and aluminum frame and an aluminum sub-frame that provides the perfect balance between power and flex to support it in rough sections of the way. It is also only 22 pounds, heavier than his younger, more hyper brother, the YFZ450R.
Yamaha also took cues from the YFZ when building the suspension. It offers 9.1 inches of bicycling in the front and 10.1 inches in the stern. Combine this with the high-/Low-Speed-Kompressions-, rebound and preload-adjustable front and rear shocks, and it provides a fully adjustable ride. There is a great ground clearance at 9.5 inches and a plastic chassis ejector plate to keep the bottom of the engine protected. The Raptor is 46 inches wide so that it is able to tear through narrow, wooded areas with ease. The 700R has a high center of gravity and a short wheelbase, but also has a comfortable seat and an ergonomic cockpit. The plastic and gas container is comfortably in the knee grip, while the driving position works for aggressive riding or leisurely trail driving.
We had our chance to test our 2018 Yamaha Raptor 700R in team Yamaha blue and white. All of our test drivers agreed that this is one of the best color schemes we have seen from the Yamaha stables. It has a very clean and crisp look, but has the malicious styling to scare every competitor out of his rubber boots.
The Raptor is an amazing trail machine, plain and simple. In contrast to a 450 model, where we would change in and out of the corridors throughout the day, the 700R is easily dragged around in most corridors, and with the short wheelbase it will run even more of the treacherous paths with grace and style. Another reason why we give him an A + on the gearbox is the sheer fact of having a reverse gear. If you had to turn around on a path with a cliff on both sides, it was nice not having to get off the bike and the lift. We have found ourselves in most situations with the second and third gears.
Don’t let it twist, but the wide power band of the Raptor 700R big bore allows you to quickly float through the aisles with a powerful explosion. Although we could not test this animal in the dunes for our first Test, it is one of our favourite machines to break through the soft terrain. The fuel injection made it easy to traverse the high layers without any hiccups. No matter what gait you are in, a rod of the accelerator awakens the animal, and the powerful feeling is invigorating and addictive.
With the short wheelbase and the big torque, the Raptor makes it easy to pull the front end up, and sometimes it happens when you don’t try. Using this type of low-end grunts made it easier to drive through rough sections, such as whoops and rain Ruts, so we are less fatigued than riding a 450cc sport quad. In the same vein, however, we wanted the Raptor 700R to be a little longer for these nasty whoop sections. Here would be a 450cc sports quad like the Yamaha YFZ450R more convenient.
2018 Yamaha Raptor 700r SE Price
- MSRP* $9,199 – Red – Available from June 2018
- $9,199 – Armor Grey – Available from June 2018
- Engine Type686cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves
- Bore x Stroke102.0mm x 84.0mm
- Compression Ratio10.0:1
- Fuel DeliveryYamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44mm
- IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
- Starting SystemElectric
- Transmission5-speed w/reverse; wet multiplate clutch
- Final DriveX-ring chain; 2WD