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Yamaha’s Raptor family was built with sportiness in mind and the 350 model makes no exception, featuring a dynamic design language a powerful engine and a series of modern technologies.

At the heart of the Yamaha Raptor 350, lies a light and powerful 348cc, air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke single engine paired with a six speed transmission.

The Yamaha Raptor 350 is also fitted with the DC-CDI ignition system which offers a steady spark at all rpm levels for fast throttle response and a smooth, broad powerband. The suspension is handled by front a Independent double wishbone with 5-way preload-adjustable shocks and a rear Swingarm with preload adjustability.

On the other hand, the braking system is handled by the arge-diameter ventilated hydraulic front and rear disc brakes designed to provide a strong stopping power even in wet conditions. Other features include 45 mm footpegs, 30 watt multireflector Krypton headlights and a 2.4-gallon fuel tank.

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The Yamaha Raptor 700R SE received a redesigned style and a set of technical upgrades for 2013.

One of the most important features offered for 2013 are the new piggyback shock which play a major role in keeping the ride comfortable.

The bike also features a modern steel and aluminum chassis with a detachable subframe which gives a better torsional rigidity.

The Yamaha Raptor 700R SE is propelled by a lightweight 686cc four stroke SOHC engine which is combined with a five speed transmission. The bike also features Yamaha ‘s Fuel Injection system which keeps the engine performance high in a wide range of conditions, elevations and temperatures.

The stopping power is assured by new twin piston rear brake calipers and the twin aluminum-piston front disc brakes.

As far styling goes, the 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE comes with black and red graphics package, along with dealer-installed GYTR front grab bar and heel guards.

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Since it made its 2003 debut, the Yamaha FJR300A was continuously improved and the latest upgrades were made for the year 2013.

The body was slightly tweaked and the bike features new upper and lower crawls. Moreover, the under crow’s adjustable panel can now be adjusted without tools.

The upper cowl is redesigned while the under-cowl has a new shape for increased wind protection. The under-cowl’s adjustable panel has a new design for rider convenience and can be adjusted without tools. Other modifications were made to the throttle, the shape of the funnel and the exhaust pipe.

On the list of 2013 updates you’ll also find a new cruise control, fresh handlebar switches, a new instrument cluster and a tweaked fork.

The bike continues to be powered by the same, lightweight 1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine.

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The new Yamaha FZ8 replaces the old and affordable FZS600 workhorse, but it keeps the same rugged character as its old sibling. However, the new FZ8 features increased performances a cast alloy frame and… a higher price tag.

The bike was designed with European riders in mind and it needs to face a strong opponent, namely the Kawasaki Z750 which for the moment is the segment leader.

Unfortunately the Yamaha FZ8 doesn’t have what it needs to beat its strong compatriot, but this doesn’t mean that is a bad motorcycle. For the starters, is less aggressive than the Kawasaki, but that’s not always a bad thing, as it can be used without problems by nearly anybody who wants to have some fun. The second disadvantage is the £7.920 price tag which is slightly bigger than what you usually find in this segment including the Kawasaki Z750.

At least, Yamaha added a few upgrades for 2013 to make its bike more appealing to buyers. The modifications include new muffler shape, rebound damping adjustability, rebound and compression damping adjustability added to forks and dual-textured seat material.

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The Yamaha YZF450R is a relativelly compact ATV powered by a fuel injected 449cc, 4-Stroke Single, liquid cooled 5-Valve DOHC engine mated on a five speed transmission.

The Yamaha YFZ450R features a sporty and modern design language, an ergonomic handlebar and a well padded seat. To increase comfort, the ATV’s body panels that the rider contacts during operation are of a softer plastic material.

The wheels come with the inner lip rolled, a feature that improves rigidity and saves weight. Talking about the wheels they are 50 inches wide, are wrapped in rugged Dunlop tires and measure 21 inches in the front and 20 inches in the rear offering a pretty high ground clearance.

To keep the weight down without affecting the overall rigidity, the ATV features a bolted, lightweight aluminum frame with a tensioned steel frame member.

The Yamaha YZF450 R sits on front 44mm KYB shocks which offer 9.8 inches of wheel travel and a rear, fully adjustable 46mm KYB® piggyback shock absorber which offers a wheel travel of 11.0 inches.

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The Yamaha FZ1 received its last major upgrade back in 2006. Since then, the bike was slightly modified but the manufacturer has never gone too far and chose to make only small upgrades and generally kept the structure unchanged. Thereby, the Yamaha FZ1 remained a traditional sport bike which comes without the bells and whistles of it more upscale counterparts, but it rewards you a pure riding experience.

The bike is propelled by a capable 998cc DOHC 20-valve engine which is especially tuned for adequate mid-range punch and generous top-end power. The engine features fuel injection with computer-controlled sub-throttle valves and a closed-deck cylinder. There is also a race-inspired curved radiator with twin ring-style fans to keep everything cool.

As far as stopping power goes the bike features 320mm front discs squeezed by monoblock four-piston calipers up front and a single 245mm rear disc.

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The Adventure Touring segment had a pretty nice evolution in the latest years and there is also no secret that the entire segment was always dominated by the legendary BMW R 1200 GS.

Yamaha has decided to enter this segment very late its first Adventure Tourer being launched in 2012.

To be able to stand a chance in front of its main rival, the Yamaha Super Tenere needed a competent engine, so the Japanese manufacturer developed a new 1199cc parallel twin engine with a unique 270° crank for proper torque and traction. The same crossplane crankshaft can be found at the Yamaha R1 so you can expect to impressive performance figures. To give the bike a proper weight distribution, the radiator is side mounted.

Another useful feature is the traction control which regulates ignition timing and fuel injection based on wheel spin. The bike features two driving modes namely Sport and Touring. The first offers an extra grunt while the latter has a more serene character.

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Compared to the old model, the new generation Yamaha WR450F was completely redesigned. While the old model was built with speed and casual off roading in mind, the new model is more focused on crossed country and enduro rides. Thereby the new bike is a better racer than the old one and also features a tougher character.

One of the most important upgrades is the improved chassis. Technically the new chassis consists of an YZ250F frame fitted with a strong 449cc engine. Compared to the old frame, the new one has a better torsional rigidity and is made of a combination of forged and extruded aluminium pieces.

The bike is also equipped with a digital enduro computer which offers speedometer, clock, tripmeter or or pace management functions such as timer, distance-compensating tripmeter, average speed when switched to race mode.

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When it replaced the old TT-R225, the Yamaha TT-R230 was seen by many riders as one of the best dirt bikes in its class. Even after a few years since its debut the bike is still considered one of the most practical and rugged models in the segment, being perfectly suited for a wide range of applications.

At the heart of the Yamaha TT-R230 lies an electric start, 223cc air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke engine which rewards you a smooth response and a widespread power band perfectly suited for all kinds of trails and riders. The engine is much stronger than expected for an entry level youth bike and you’ll also like the smooth-shifting, six-speed transmission which features a heavy-duty clutch.

Additionally the Yamaha TT-R230 is fitted with a reliable CDI magneto ignition system and a lightweight exhaust with quiet muffler and USFS-approved spark arrestor.

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On the long list of beginners’ bikes you’ll also find the Yamaha TT-R125LE, a four-four-stroke-powered model that offers a pretty exciting riding experience. What makes the bike interesting it’s not its engine power - which is pretty limited- , but its lightweight nature and the superior maneuverability.

To make the bike more versatile, Yamaha gave it a relativelly high seat height which is rated at less than 32 inches. The bike comes with more than 11 inches of ground clearance combined with a long travel suspension at both ends which help it deal reasonably with harsh tracks. Though, don’t expect to any wonders, as the TT-R125LE’s suspensions have their limitations and due to their choppy character will keep you from going very fast.

Like the previous model, the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE features push-button electric start, 19 and 16-inch wheels, an aluminum swingarm and a 220mm front disc brake. The MSRP of the 2013 Yamaha TT-R125LE is $3,290.

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