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Key Features:
  • The Special Edition with Black paint and flame graphics mark this as one of the last of the Banshees.
  • Industry-exclusive Banshee’s awesome GP-motorcycle-derived 347cc two-stroke twin power plant places it in a category all its own.
  • Class-exclusive* close-ratio six-speed transmission provides the right gear for everything from hill climbing to wide-open desert storming.
  • Rigid, lightweight frame design helps create a class-dominating* power-to-weight superiority, for sharp handling agility and unbeatable acceleration. A wheelbase designed for hill-climbing performance.
  • Low, 31.5-inch seat height creates a quick, balanced steering response and excellent rider maneuverability.

Engine:

  • 347cc, liquid-cooled two-stroke twin, the most powerful, fastest-accelerating two-stroke engine ever in ATV-ing, makes Banshee a multi-time winner of desert rallies and hill-climbing competitions throughout the world.
  • Twin 26mm Mikuni carburetors ensure seamlessly potent acceleration and top-end power.
  • Unique twin expansion chamber exhaust system provides maximum engine flexibility and performance.
  • Resin-type, reed-valve induction delivers maximum horsepower output across the entire RPM range.
  • Oversized radiator with separate overflow reservoir provides optimal cooling efficiency for consistent performance in all conditions.
  • Heavy-duty clutch features an extra sturdy basket and plates to harness the Banshee’s horsepower with maximum efficiency.
  • CDI ignition system produces reliable, consistent spark at all RPM levels for quick, seamless throttle response across the entire powerband.

Chassis/Suspension:

  • Light, low and strong high-tensile steel chassis ensures optimal power delivery in a wide range of riding situations.
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension with preload-adjustable shocks provides 9.1 inches of wheel travel.
  • Rigid, lightweight swingarm with a rising-rate, link-type piggyback-reservoir single rear shock adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping and 8.7 inches of travel permits a huge range of fine-tuning to rider style and terrain conditions.
  • Lightweight aluminum wheels further enhance suspension performance by reducing unsprung weight.
  • Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front and rear disc brakes help reel in all that incredible Banshee speed with tremendous stopping power even in wet conditions.
  • High-performance 21 x 7-10 front and 20 x 10-9 rear tires with a specially designed tread pattern deliver superb, class-leading traction for great handling in a variety of terrain and conditions.
  • 5.3 inches of ground clearance overcomes all sorts of obstacles.
  • Heavy-duty front carry bar protects suspension and engine from debris and damage.

Additional Features:

  • Raptor-style handlebars help lighten steering while enhancing comfort.
  • YFZ-style grips and handlebars add extra performance and styling.
  • Rugged, serrated footrests are extremely durable and provide excellent grip and rider comfort.
  • Tool-free airbox means easy air cleaner maintenance.
  • Large 3.2-gallon fuel tank equals less fill ups and more fun for the rider.
  • Multi-reflector dual 30-watt halogen headlights and 5/21 watt tail/brake light maximize low-light and nighttime visibility.

*Includes 350cc, two-stroke sport ATVs

Specifications

  • MSRP*:
         $6,449 Special Edition (Black Metallic/Stardust Silver) Available from July 2005
         $6,199 (Team Yamaha Blue) Available from July 2005
         $6,199 (White/Silver) Available from July 2005

Engine

  • Type: 347cc, 2-Stroke Twin, Liquid Cooled, Reed Valve
  • Bore x Stroke: 64mm x 54mm
  • Compression Ratio: 6.5:1
  • Carburetion: Dual Mikuni 26mm
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Starting System: Kick
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Clutch
  • Drive Train: 2WD; Sealed O-Ring Chain

Chassis

  • Suspension/Front: Independent Double Wishbone, 9.1” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment
  • Suspension/Rear: Swing Arm, 8.7” w/ Rebound, Compression and Threaded Preload Adjustment
  • Brakes/Front: Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes/Rear: Hydraulic Disc
  • Tires/Front: AT21 x 7-10
  • Tires/Rear: AT20 x 10-9

Dimensions

  • L x W x H: 73.0” x 43.3” x 42.5”
  • Seat Height: 31.5”
  • Wheelbase: 50.4”
  • Ground Clearance: 5.3”
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.2 Gallons
  • Dry Weight: 386 Lbs.

Other

  • Lighting: Dual 30W Krypton Multi-reflector Headlights & 21/5W Brake light
  • Warranty: 3 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

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