2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R

The Yamaha Raptor 700R comes with boatloads of power, but its true appeal lies in the details, specifically all the elements that make this ATV quite a catch in its segment.

Aesthetically, the Raptor 700R is dressed to impress - and a whole lot more - with a new styling that pays true homage to the ATV’s menacing looks. Proudly assembled in the US, the Raptor 700R also has a hybrid steel aluminum frame and Controlled-Fill aluminum sub-frame and cast aluminum swing arm, all of which combine to produce a super strong structure to make the raptor 700R the lightest ATV in its class. Another bonus is a thick and comfortable seat provides great comfort to the rider, as does the adjustable suspension and the sport-tuned piggyback shocks that provide excellent ride-ability. Dual counterbalancers, electric starting, and reverse keep things nice and in order for the rider.

At the heart of the Raptor 700R is an engine that’s absolutely no joke, a 686cc engine that’s both light and strong, efficient and hard-hitting, quick-revving and performance enhancing. The engine can rev all the way to 9,000 rpm and, when combined with Yamaha’s very own YFI fuel injection system, is a powertrain that offers excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, elevations, and temperatures.

Then there’s the matter of handling, which the Raptor 700R draws from its YFZ inspired set-up. Thanks in large part to the ATV’s 9.1" of front travel and 10.1" out back, the state-of-the-art steel front section chassis with an aluminum rear section and detachable subframe, and the new twin piston rear brake caliper along with the twin aluminum-piston front disc brakes, combine to make sure the Raptor 700R is primed and ready for all kinds of action.

Find out more about the Yamaha Raptor 700R after the jump.

New for 2013

Yamaha Raptor 700R
  • New styling enhances the Raptor 700R’s menacing looks.
  • Front and rear piggyback shocks offer full adjustability and optimal bump absorbing performance.
  • An adjustable front brake lever enables precise tuning for the rider’s personal preference.
  • New Maxxis tires deliver class leading traction.
  • Twin piston rear brake caliper is added for excellent stopping power.
  • The Raptor 700R is proudly assembled in the U.S.A., alongside Yamaha’s 4x4 and Side x Side utility vehicles.

Key Features

Yamaha Raptor 700R
  • Powered by our most potent big-bore Raptor engine ever – 686cc of liquid cooled, fuel-injected power. The engine produces big torque right off idle, transitioning into a fat mid-range and monstrous top-end.
  • New aggressive styling makes the Raptor 700R look as menacing as it really is. The mighty Raptor 700R is ready to go whether the destination is the dunes, the trails or the track.
  • Big power and lightweight, a combination that makes any ATV rider take notice, is standard on the Raptor 700R, with a hybrid steel aluminum frame and Controlled-Fill aluminum sub-frame and cast aluminum swingarm combining to produce a superstrong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.
  • A thick comfortable seat, adjustable suspension with sport-tuned piggyback shocks provide excellent comfort while the dual counterbalancers, electric starting, and reverse keep things nice and civilized when needed, but when it comes time to pull the trigger the big-bore Raptor 700R stands tall.
  • The YFZ inspired handling of the Raptor 700R is incredible to experience blasting through the woods. Thanks to the 9.1 inches of front travel and 10.1 inches out back, the trail bumps smooth out while the rider keeps things under control. With the combination of power, solid handling, and a great suspension this machine has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

Engine

Yamaha Raptor 700R
  • 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 (YFI) 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, means 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 provide added convenience.

Chassis/Suspension

Yamaha Raptor 700R
  • State-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with an aluminum rear section and detachable subframe to create a super-strong structure.
  • Compact, CAD-designed chassis creates the ideal wheelbase for light, quick, super-accurate steering.
  • Piggyback shocks provide excellent sport-riding comfort, with high- and low-speed compression adjustability, rebound and preload adjustability, and 9.1-inch travel.
  • YZ-style piggyback rear shock gives 10.1-inch wheel travel with high- and low-speed compression adjustability for maximum sport versatility, along with preload and rebound adjustment.
  • Front brake master cylinder features an adjustable lever for increased comfort and feel.
  • New twin piston rear brake caliper is added for excellent stopping power on the trail or in the dunes.
  • Twin aluminum-piston front disc brakes deliver tremendous stopping power. Discs are drilled, which helps reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension compliance.
  • Cast aluminum swingarm carries an eccentric quick-adjust drive chain mechanism that takes most of the work out of that task.
  • Handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever and rear brake caliper adjust automatically.
  • 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.
  • Race-inspired 45mm serrated footpegs provide excellent boot traction.

Additional Features

Yamaha Raptor 700R
  • Inner rolled wheels reduce weight while maintaining strength.
  • Long seat allows maximum rider comfort and movement with superb sport-riding ergonomics.
  • Multireflector 30-watt Krypton headlights set back in the front cowl add the perfect no-compromises sporting accent, and an LED taillight provides great visibility.
  • Large-capacity, 2.9-gallon fuel tank and Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) mean more time on the trail between fill-ups.
  • Thumb throttle lever has a smooth shape for a feel riders will appreciate, with less fatigue at the end of the day.

Specifications

Yamaha Raptor 700R
Engine Type686cc liquid-cooled w/fan, 4-stroke; SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke102.0mm x 84.0mm
Compression Ratio9.2:1
Fuel DeliveryYamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 44mm
Ignition16-Bit ECU
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission5-speed w/reverse; wet multiplate clutch
Drive Train2WD; sealed O-ring chain, eccentric adjustment
Suspension / FrontIndependent double wishbone w/piggy back High-/Lo-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 9.1-in travel
Suspension / RearCast aluminum swing arm w/rebound, High-/Lo-speed compression and threaded preload adjustment, 10.1-in travel
Brakes / FrontDual ventilated hydraulic disc, twin piston
Brakes / RearVentilated hydraulic disc, twin piston
Tires / FrontAT21 x 7-10
Tires / RearAT20 x 10-9
L x W x H72.6 x 45.5 x 43.9 in
Seat Height32.7 in
Wheelbase50.4 in
Ground Clearance4.4 in
Fuel Capacity2.9 gal
Wet Weight422 lb
LightingDual 30W Krypton multireflector headlights & 3.9/0.5W LED brakelight
Warranty6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

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