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.
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
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 660R Raptor
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
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 Yamaha Raptor 700R
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.
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.