It’s real simple: 686cc of fuel-injected power in a sweet-handling package with YFZ450 style adjustable piggyback front shocks, GYTR graphics, GYTR front grab bar and GYTR heel guards mean this one is ready to get ’er done.
Key Features: Raptor 700R GYTR Edition includes heel guards, front grab bar, special graphics and YFZ450-style piggy back shocks. All new in 2006, the Raptor 700R was named ATV Illustrated’s “Sport ATV of the Year” in its rookie season (a tie with our own YFZ450). Raptor 700R is designed to dominate in the widest range of riding environments, from tight woods to desert to dunes. A 686cc Yamaha fuel-injected engine makes this the most powerful sport ATV ever, with big torque right off idle transitioning into a fat midrange and monstrous top end. Yamaha fuel injection means consistently excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, elevations, and temperatures. Hybrid steel and aluminum frame with a Controlled Fill aluminum subframe and cast swingarm pivot combine to produce a super-strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class. Aggressive styling reflects Raptor 700R’s intent and YFZ inspired handling means it walks the walk too. Long-travel suspension—9.1 inches front, 10.1 rear—a cush seat and excellent ergonomics make the Raptor 700R comfortable to ride hard all day long.
New for 2007: GYTR Edition features YFZ450 style four-way adjustable piggyback front shocks, with separate high- and low-speed compression adjustment in addition to rebound and spring preload adjustments. GYTR graphics, GYTR front grab bar and GYTR heel guards mean this one is ready to get `er done. New front brake master cylinder features an adjustable lever for increased comfort and feel. New, drilled rear brake disc reduces unsprung weight for improved suspension action and excellent braking feel.
2007 Yamaha Raptor 700R GYTR Edition
Engine: 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 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 mean 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.
Chassis/Suspension: State-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with an aluminum rear section and detachable subframe to create a super-strong structure as well as the lightest ATV in its class. Compact, CAD-designed chassis design creates the ideal wheelbase and low center of gravity for light, quick, super-accurate steering. Independent aluminum upper A-arm front suspension features preload-adjustable shocks and 9.1-inch travel for outstanding ride quality. YZ-style piggyback rear shock gives 10.1-inch wheel travel for maximum sport versatility with preload, compression and rebound adjustment. All-new cast aluminum swingarm carries a chain quick-adjust mechanism that takes most of the work out of that task. Handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever and new rear brake caliper that adjust automatically. All-new high-performance 21x7-10 front and 20x10-9 rear Dunlop radials 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. YFZ450 twin-aluminum-piston front disc brakes and new rear disc deliver tremendous stopping power with less unsprung weight. YFZ450 45mm serrated footpegs provide excellent boot traction. Controlled Fill aluminum subframe is light and strong. So’s the composite front grab bar.
Additional Features: Long, YZ-style seat allows maximum rider comfort and movement with superb sport-riding ergonomics. Large-capacity, 2.9-gallon fuel tank and Yamaha fuel injection (YFI) means more time on the trail between fill-ups.