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Yamaha Raptor 700R Is Top Selling Sport ATV*
Yamaha Adds New Innovations, Maintains Quality Engineering for 2009 Models

Raptor 700R Blue
Raptor 700R Blue

Raptor 700R SE Black
Raptor 700R SE Black

Raptor 700R White
Raptor 700R White

CYPRESS, Calif. – June 6, 2008 – The Raptor 700R is the nation’s best selling sport ATV*, and for 2009, Yamaha continues to build on this legacy with its consistent quality and innovation.

New for 2009, Yamaha has equipped the 2009 Raptor 700R with a digital meter making it the first sport ATV with this new feature.  The all-new functionality includes a speedometer; dual trip meters; odometer; clock; low fuel, temperature and FI warning indicators; and full diagnostic capabilities.  Another update for 2009 is a new thumb throttle shape making long rides more comfortable.  Together, these customer-requested updates offer additional comfort and convenience on the top selling sport ATV.

The Raptor 700R comprises quality Yamaha engineering throughout.  Powering the Raptor 700R is a 686cc engine featuring a forged piston and aluminum cylinder body with composite coating, which offers reduced weight, increased cooling ability and additional wear resistance.  Roller rocker arms reduce friction in the valve train, which allows the engine to rev more freely leading to better overall performance and improved throttle response.  Of course, the beloved electric start feature continues to make firing the liquid-cooled, four-valve SOHC powerplant to life a snap.  Delivering all that power is the five-speed manual transmission with reverse.

The Raptor 700R is also equipped with the ever-popular Yamaha Fuel Injection system (YFI).  The YFI improves throttle response throughout the powerband helping the rider take advantage of that smooth low- to mid-range power.  YFI offers unmatched performance at high elevation as the system is able to detect and compensate for changes in altitude.  The precise fuel delivery offered by the YFI means clean power delivery, solid throttle response and optimal fuel economy under a multitude of riding situations.  In addition, YFI means no choke and easy cold starting.

The frame of the Raptor 700R has a special hybrid design.  High-tensile steel marries with a cast aluminum frame up front, while the rear frame is die-cast aluminum.  The entire setup ensures the Raptor is compact and light weight while reducing vibration and ensuring optimum rigidity.

For 2009, riders will find additional range from fully-adjustable, aluminum piggyback-type shock with an additional 5mm of travel and improved comfort setting.  Out back is a fully-adjustable, aluminum piggyback-type shock with 10.1 inches of travel.  Also in 2009, the standard Raptor 700R receives a feature previously only found on the SE model: the front and rear shocks have high and low speed compression damping adjustability.  The adjustable front and rear suspension allows the rider to find his or her perfect setting based on terrain, rider size and weight and skill level.

The double-wishbone front A-arms feature reduced weight and increased strength thanks to the aluminum, square-shaped tubes of the upper arms and steel lower arms.  The front shock absorber incorporates an oil damper, adding to the optimum suspension setup.  The one piece aluminum die-cast rear swing arm offers superior rear wheel traction, reduced weight and added comfort for the rider.

Continuing along the backside of the 700R, we find the Yamaha Cam Adjust drive chain adjuster which allows for quick and easy chain adjustments.

The Raptor’s hydraulic front brakes feature YFZ-type twin piston front calipers, which are matched with a hydraulic disc in the rear.  The rear features a drilled rear brake reducing unsprung weight, and the popular toggle link-type parking brake lever with the auto-adjust feature keeps maintenance to a minimum.  The power of the Raptor 700R is put to the ground via a set of Dunlop radials mounted on aluminum rims, which include a rolled edge for added durability.

Brakes
Brakes

Display
Display

Motor
Motor

Adjustable Shock
Adjustable Shock

The Raptor incorporates a YFZ-style headlight, integrated LED tail light and YZ-style seat, which helps to improve rider mobility and comfort under all riding conditions.  The machine has an aggressive look with edgy front and rear fenders.  Attracting attention out back is the exhaust system – a stainless two-into-one pipe and oval shape silencer, which has been turned sideways, add a unique flair to the Raptor’s ultra-aggressive look.

The Raptor 700R is available at Yamaha dealerships nationwide in Team Yamaha Blue/White and White/Red color schemes (MSRP $7,599) beginning September 2008.  Joining the standard Raptor 700R (at dealerships in August) is the 2009 Raptor 700R Special Edition featuring special graphics and a Black color scheme as well as a wave style rear disc brake and GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) aluminum front grab bar and heel guards (MSRP $8,199).

Specifications

2009 Raptor 700R

  • Engine Type – 686cc, 4-Stroke Single, Liquid Cooled w/ Fan, SOHC
  • Bore x Stroke – 102mm x 84mm
  • Compression Ratio – 9.2:1
  • Carburetion – Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 44mm
  • Ignition – 16 Bit ECU
  • Starting System – Electric
  • Transmission – 5-Speed Manual Clutch w/ Reverse
  • Drive Train –2WD; Sealed O-Ring Chain, Eccentric Adjustment
  • Suspension/ Front – Independent Double Wishbone, 9.1” w/ Piggy Back High/Low Speed Compression, Rebound and Threaded Preload Adjustment.
  • Suspension/ Rear – Cast Aluminum Swing Arm, 10.1” Piggy Back High/Low Speed Compression, Rebound and Threaded Preload Adjustment.
  • Brakes/ Front – Dual Ventilated Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Brake/ Rear – Ventilated Hydraulic Disc, Self Adjusting Park Brake Function
  • Tires/ Front – AT21x7-10 Radial
  • Tires/ Rear – AT20x10-9 Radial
  • LxWxH – 72.6”x 46.1”x 44.5”
  • Seat Height – 32”
  • Wheel Base – 50.4”
  • Ground Clearance – 4.4”
  • Fuel Capacity –2.9 Gallons
  • Dry Weight – 396 Lbs
  • Instrumentation – Digital LCD Multi-function display. Speedo, Odo, Dual Trip, Hour, & Clock
  • Lighting – Dual 30W Krypton Multi-reflector Headlights and 3.9/0.5W LED Brake light

2009 Raptor 700R Special Editions

  • Engine Type – 686cc, 4-Stroke Single, Liquid Cooled w/ Fan, SOHC
  • Bore x Stroke – 102mm x 84mm
  • Compression Ratio – 9.2:1
  • Carburetion – Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 44mm
  • Ignition – 16 Bit ECU
  • Starting System – Electric
  • Transmission – 5-Speed Manual Clutch w/ Reverse
  • Drive Train –2WD; Sealed O-Ring Chain, Eccentric Adjustment
  • Suspension/ Front – Independent Double Wishbone, 9.1” w/ Piggy Back High/Low Speed Compression, Rebound and Threaded Preload Adjustment.
  • Suspension/ Rear – Cast Aluminum Swing Arm, 10.1” Piggy Back High/Low Speed Compression, Rebound and Threaded Preload Adjustment.
  • Brakes/ Front – Dual Ventilated Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston
  • Brake/ Rear – Wave Style Ventilated Disc, Self Adjusting Park Brake Function
  • Tires/ Front – AT21x7-10 Radial
  • Tires/ Rear – AT20x10-9 Radial
  • LxWxH – 72.6”x 46.1”x 44.5”
  • Seat Height – 32”
  • Wheel Base – 50.4”
  • Ground Clearance – 4.4”
  • Fuel Capacity –2.9 Gallons
  • Dry Weight – 396 Lbs
  • Instrumentation – Digital LCD Multi-function display. Speedo, Odo, Dual Trip, Hour, & Clock
  • Lighting – Dual 30W Krypton Multi-reflector Headlights and 3.9/0.5W LED Brake light

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