In a class by itself!
There’s more than one way to skin a trail, and the all-new Raptor 250 does it with light weight and cat-like reflexes. Packing big Raptor styling and real Sport ATV performance, this feisty Raptor is in a class by itself.
Yamaha Raptor History
1984 - Yamaha’s first 4-wheel ATV, the YFM200, was introduced in the USA. It featured a 196cc 4-stroke engine, a snorkel air intake, shaft drive, electric starter, centrifugal automatic clutch, and racks front and rear. A unique feature of this model was a practical reverse gear.
1984 Yamaha YFM200 SPECS
Engine Type: 4-Stroke, SOHC, Single
Bore X Stroke: 67 x 55.7mm
Carburetion: Mikuni VM22
Transmission: 5-Forward, 1-Reverse
Front: 22" x 8 - 10 x 2 pc.
Rear: 22" x 11 - 8 x 2 pc.
Wheelbase: 44.3" (1,125mm)
Ground Clearance: 4.7" (12mm)
2001 - Yamaha created a new benchmark for sport ATVs when it introduced the 660R Raptor. It utilized the largest engine to ever be placed in a sport ATV with the first 5-valve cylinder head in ATV history. The outstanding engine along with its YZ-spec, 5-speed manual transmission, state-of-the-art chassis and race-honed suspension helped the Raptor win the title of Sport ATV of the Year.
2001 Yamaha 660R Raptor SPECS
Engine Type: 4-Stroke, SOHC, 5-Valved, Liquid-cooled
Bore X Stroke: 100 x 84mm
Carburetion: Two Mikuni BSR 33mm
Transmission: 5-Speed, Reverse, Manual clutch, 2WD
Front: Double Wishbone; 9.1" travel
Rear: Swingarm with Monoshock; 8.7" travel
Front: AT21 x 7 - 10 Radial
Rear: AT20 x 10 - 9 Radial
Wheelbase: 49" (1,245mm)
Ground Clearance: 10.4" (264mm)
2006 - A 686cc Yamaha engine helps make this the most powerful sport ATV ever, with big torque right off idle transitioning into a fat midrange and monstrous top end. As the first fuel injected Sport ATV, the Raptor 700R provides crisp, consistent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, regardless of elevation or temperature. And the model’s first-of-its-kind steel and aluminum hybrid frame - with aluminum subframe and cast swingarm – means the Raptor 700R boasts a class-leading chassis and is the lightest ATV in its class.
2006 Yamaha Raptor 700R SPECS
Engine Type: 4-Stroke, SOHC, Liquid-cooled
Bore X Stroke: 102mm x 84mm
Carburetion: Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 44mm
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Clutch
Drive: 2WD; Sealed O-Ring Chain
Front: Independent Double Wishbone, 9.1”
Rear: Cast Aluminum Swing Arm, 10.1”
Front: AT21 x 7-10 Radial
Rear: AT20 x 10-9 Radial
Ground Clearance: 4.4”
This bike is just what YAMAHA intended it to be. It’s one of the best sport quads for beginners and casual riding. If you’re looking for a four wheeler that can have many accessories, the 250 Raptor is perfect. It runs like a champ. It has gotten through everything except mud up to the tires and very steep hills. The bike is great for sharp turns in the woods. I run all over my friends who have the 660. They just can’t maneuver like I could with this bike. It’s a great bike overall! I highly recommend it for anyone.
TIP: Add a pipe and jet kit and the performance level will put a smile on any trail ride you go on.
Great styling, reliable, and good acceleration. The Raptor is one of the best for every job and I recommend it to anyone.
- Lightest production sport ATV ever—for amazingly nimble handling and a great power-to-weight ratio.
- Aggressive Raptor style and stance for maximum performance and excellent, all-day sport-riding ergonomics.
- Class-exclusive ﬁve-speed manual transmission has a gear for almost any terrain.
- Torquey, durable air-cooled engine puts out plenty of power and starts with the push of a button.
- Low-proﬁle 19-inch rear tires for outstanding traction and handling.
- Longest suspension travel and lowest seat in its class for true sport handling.
- Light and powerful 249cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke single produces a broad, deep powerband.
- Five-speed gearbox with manual clutch provides the flexibility to tackle pretty much any track or trail.
- 29mm Mikuni carburetor provides light throttle pull and excellent throttle response across the entire rpm range.
- Electric starting is standard equipment and works in any gear.
- DC-CDI ignition system delivers consistent spark at all rpm levels—for quick throttle response and a smooth, broad powerband.
- Ceramic composite cylinder liner for greatly reduced wear and excellent heat dissipation.
- Oil cooler keeps engine temps down and lubrication up in hot conditions.
- New-design airbox features no-tools air filter access.
- New-design three-chamber muffler is light, quiet and boosts low and midrange performance.
- Light, strong, short-wheelbase chassis creates a quick, super-responsive high-performance package.
- Low, 28.7-inch seat height enhances rider comfort and allows optimal rider movement.
- Independent double-wishbone front suspension with five-way preload-adjustable shocks gives 7.5 inches of wheel travel.
- Lightweight aluminum wheels reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension performance, acceleration, deceleration and handling.
- Triple hydraulic disc brakes deliver excellent stopping power even in wet conditions.
- Extra-wide, YFZ450-style footpegs provide excellent grip and rider comfort.
- Easy-to-use, flip-type handlebar-mounted parking brake can be set with one hand.
- Rigid and light swingarm rear end is controlled by a shock with adjustable preload and 7.9 inches of wheel travel, for consistent wheel control and rider comfort.
- New-design Dunlop tires deliver outstanding traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain.
- Easy-adjust eccentric chain adjustment feature means hassle-free chain maintenance.
- Flat, composite skid plates provide maximum underbelly protection.
- Rugged steel grab bars front and rear help fend off debris and damage.
- Dual 30-watt multi-reflector Krypton headlights straight off the potent YFZ450 add the perfect menacing appearance. Taillight has an incorporated brake light for added convenience.
- Waterproof electrical connectors for outstanding durability and reliability.
- Easy-access grease fittings on all chassis lubrication points simplify maintenance and help extend the life of the Raptor 250.
- New-design bodywork comes off without the need to disassemble electrical parts, airbox or wiring harness—for easy maintenance.
- 2.4-gallon fuel tank means less filling up and longer, more enjoyable rides.
Type: 249cc air-/oil-cooled 4-stroke; SOHC, 2 valves
Bore x Stroke: 74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Carburetion: Mikuni 29mm BSR
Starting System: Electric
Transmission: 5-speed; wet multiplate clutch
Drive Train: 2WD; sealed O-ring chain, eccentric adjustment
Suspension/Front: Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload-adjustable shocks, 7.5-in travel
Suspension/Rear: Swingarm, preload-adjustable, 7.9-in travel
Brakes/Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes/Rear: Hydraulic disc
Tires/Front: AT20 x 7-10
Tires/Rear: AT19 x 10-9
L x W x H: 64.0 x 42.1 x 40.9 in
Seat Height: 28.7 in
Wheelbase: 43.7 in
Ground Clearance: 3.9 in
Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gal
Dry Weight: 313 lb
- $3,899 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from July 2007
- $3,899 (Gray/Red) Available from July 2007
Lighting: Dual 30W Krypton multi-reflector headlights & 21/5W brakelight
Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)