2012 Yamaha Raptor 350

The Yamaha Raptor 350 is the embodiment of a cool and bad-ass all-terrain vehicle. Unlike other ATVs on the market, Yamaha paid careful attention to make the Raptor 350 into a definite head-turner. The low lying seat allows riders to enjoy the experience of driving a powerful ATV that’s all kinds of comfortable while also offering a healthy sport riding ergonomics. Extra wide, 45mm footpegs were taken straight out of the awesome YFZ450 to provide healthy grip and rider comfort while an easy to use, toggle link category handlebar mounted parking brake may be set with one hand.

The Yamaha Raptor 350 comes with a light and high-powered 348cc air cooled SOHC single engine that produces outstanding torque for a bike of its stature. The engine also comes with a big, 36mm BSR Mikuni carburetor that provides light throttle pull and healthy throttle reaction across the entire RPM range. Add that to the fact that the Raptor 350 also features a high, snorkel category intake that assures airflow to the engine while riding in mud or water and you have an ATV that won’t take a back seat to any one.

The Raptor 350 comes with a light and solid chassis with a lowly halfway of gravity that creates a quick, ultra responsive high performance package. An independent double wishbone serves as the front suspension system with preload adjusting shocks and 7. 9" of travel. The bike also has large diameter ventilated hydraulic front and rear disc brakes that deliver healthy stopping ability on all possible road conditions.

Find out more about the full specs of the Yamaha Raptor 250 after the jump.

Performance

Yamaha Raptor 350
  • Light and powerful 348cc, air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke single produces great torque down low, as well as a serious top-end rush.
  • A big, 36mm 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.
  • Shift into reverse from any gear; convenient shift lever allows easy access to reverse, no matter what gear you’re in.
  • DC-CDI ignition system delivers consistent spark at all rpm levels—for quick throttle response and a smooth, broad powerband.
  • High, snorkel-type intake ensures airflow to the engine while riding in mud or water.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces engine maintenance and ensures optimal performance.
  • Easy-to-use, handlebar-mounted choke lever.

Chassis and Suspension

Yamaha Raptor 350
  • Light and strong chassis creates a quick, super-responsive high-performance package.
  • Low, 32.3-inch seat height enhances rider comfort and provides optimal rider movement.
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension and preload adjustable shocks with dual rate springs and 7.9 inches of travel.
  • Rigid and light swingarm with Raptor-type linkage rear end is controlled by a piggyback reservoir shock with adjustable preload and 8.3 inches of wheel travel; the result is consistent performance during aggressive sport riding.
  • Lightweight aluminum wheels reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension performance, acceleration, deceleration, and handling.
  • Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front and rear disc brakes deliver excellent stopping power even in wet conditions.
  • Extra-wide, 45mm foot pegs provide excellent grip and rider comfort.
  • Easy-to-use, toggle link-type handlebar-mounted parking brake can be set with one hand.
  • Specially designed low-profile tires deliver outstanding traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain.
  • Easy-adjust chain adjustment feature means hassle-free chain maintenance.
  • Composite skid plates and 4.5-inch ground clearance (measured at the rear disc) mean maximum underbelly protection.
  • Composite front grab bar won’t dent or rust and helps protect the front end from debris and damage.

Additional Features

Yamaha Raptor 350

Yamaha introduces an Industry First! Starting with the 2012
model year, every Sport ATV model will feature a white color
version that can be customized with 1 of 11 graphic choices.
After purchasing their ATV, customers order their customizable
graphics from ONE Industries.

  • Dual 30-watt multireflector Krypton headlights add the perfect menacing appearance. Taillight has an incorporated brakelight for added convenience.
  • Easy-access grease fittings on all chassis lubrication points simplify maintenance and help extend the life of the Raptor 350.
  • The 2.4-gallon fuel tank means less filling up and longer, more enjoyable rides.

Specifications

Yamaha Raptor 350
ModelYFM35RBW
Engine Type348cc air-cooled 4-stroke;
SOHC, 2 valves
Bore x Stroke83.0 x 64.5mm
Compression Ratio9.2:1
Fuel DeliveryMikuni® 36mm BSR
IgnitionDC-CDI
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission6-speed w/reverse; wet multiplate clutch
Drive Train2WD; sealed O-ring chain
Suspension/FrontIndependent double wishbone; 5-way
preload-adjustable shocks, 7.9-in travel
Suspension/RearSwingarm; preload-adjustable,
8.3-in travel
Brakes/FrontDual hydraulic disc
Brake/RearHydraulic disc
Tire/FrontAT21 x 7-10
Tire/RearAT20 x 10-9
L x W x H69.7 x 43.1 x 42.5 in
Seat Height32.3 in
Wheelbase47.6 in
Ground Clearance4.5 in
Fuel Capacity2.4 gal
Wet Weight396 lb
LightingDual 30W Krypton multireflector
headlights & 21/5W brakelight
ColorWhite w/choice of graphic

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