• The Raptor 700’s power, combined with an advanced, lightweight hybrid steel and aluminum frame, controlled-fill aluminum subframe, and cast aluminum swingarm, results in a durable, rigid structure, offering a premier power-to-weight ratio while beating the competition as the lightest ATV in its class.
  • Superior handling enhances the Raptor 700 lineup’s incredible experience, smoothing out trail and braking bumps on account of the 9.1-inch front and 10.1-inch rear suspension travel.
  • Rider-friendly features, such as a thick, plush seat, dual counter-balancers, electric start, and a reverse gear, bring comfort and convenience to all day adventures on standard Raptor 700 models.
  • Suspension on Raptor 700R models is upgraded with high- and low-speed compression and rebound adjustability. In addition, Raptor 700R SE versions are further enhanced with a GYTR front grab bar, GYTR footwells (select models), and unique color and graphic kits.
  • The YFZ-inspired handling of the Raptor 700 is incredible to experience while blasting through the woods. Thanks to the long-travel suspension, the trail bumps smooth out while the rider keeps things under control.
  • Twin aluminum-piston front disc brakes deliver tremendous stopping power. Discs are drilled, which helps reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension compliance.
  • Race-bred five-speed transmission with reverse, along with the Raptor 700’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 while the heavy-duty clutch features a sturdy basket and plates designed to harness the power.
  • The Raptor 700 lineup is proudly Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia.
  • MSRP on the Raptor 700 starts at $8.5k and runs up to $9.7k for the 700R SE model. Swipe up to read the full article.

The best‑selling sport ATV of all time offers superior style, comfort and unmatched big bore performance.

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Conquering dunes and trails with ease, the Raptor 700 lineup from Yamaha offers superior style, comfort, and unmatched big-bore performance, adding up to the ultimate sport ATV for thrill-seekers and weekend warriors. A potent and proven 686 cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine delivers enormous torque right off idle, transitioning into a potent mid-range and monstrous top-end.

  • 2017 - 2021 Yamaha Raptor 700
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Yamaha Raptor 700 Top Features

Yamaha Raptor 700 Feature Benefits

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Aggressive Style

Aggressive styling makes the Raptor 700 look as menacing as it really is. The mighty Raptor 700 is ready to go whether the destination is the dunes, the trails, or the track.

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Big-Bore Power

Powered by Yamaha’s most potent 686 cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected Raptor engine ever, this big bore sport ATV produces big torque right off idle, transitioning into a fat mid-range, and monstrous top-end.

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Advanced Chassis

Big power and lightweight, a combination that makes any ATV rider take notice, come standard on the Raptor 700. With a hybrid steel aluminum frame, Controlled-Fill aluminum sub-frame, and cast aluminum swingarm, this combination produces a super strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.

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Rider-Friendly Features

A thick comfortable seat provides 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 700 stands tall.

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Advanced Suspension

The YFZ-inspired handling of the Raptor 700 is incredible to experience while 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.

Yamaha Raptor 700 Engine

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Smooth, Powerful Engine

The forged lightweight piston, connecting rod, and crankshaft in the 686 cc engine are light and strong for a hard-hitting, quick-revving powerplant that revs all the way to 9,000 rpm while the dual counterbalancers keep it smooth.

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Advanced Fuel Injection

The Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) offers consistent and excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, elevations and temperatures.

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Digital Ignition

The digital TCI with 32-bit electronic control unit controls fuel injection and ignition systems for consistent performance and fantastic throttle response.

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Electric Starter

Reliable push-button electric start in any gear adds extra convenience.

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Robust Transmission

Race-bred five-speed transmission with reverse, along with the Raptor 700’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 while the heavy-duty clutch features a sturdy basket and plates designed to harness the power.

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Excellent Serviceability

Easy-to-reach oil filter and tool-free air filter provide added convenience.

Yamaha Raptor 700 Chassis/Suspension

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High-Tech Chassis

The state-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with a YZ-style piggyback rear shock that gives 10.1-inch wheel travel along with preload adjustment.

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Powerful Brakes

Twin aluminum-piston front disc brakes deliver tremendous stopping power. Discs are drilled, which helps reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension compliance, with an additional twin-piston rear brake for maximum stopping power.

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Aggressive Maxxis® Tires

High-performance front 22x10-9 and 20x10-9 rear Maxxis® tires with a specially designed tread pattern deliver superb, class-leading traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain and conditions.

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Lightweight Wheels

Lightweight aluminum wheels help enhance suspension performance by reducing unsprung weight.

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Wide Foot Pegs

Race-inspired 45 mm serrated foot pegs provide excellent boot traction.

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Strong Frame

The Controlled-Fill aluminum subframe and composite front grab bar are both light yet strong.

Yamaha Raptor 700 Additional Features

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Sporty Ergonomics

The long, YZ-style seat allows maximum rider comfort and movement with superb sport-riding ergonomics.

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High Visibility Lighting

Multi-reflector 30-watt Krypton headlights that are set back in the front cowl add the perfect, no-compromises sporting accent, and an LED taillight provides great visibility.

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Large Fuel Tank

Large-capacity, 2.9-gallon fuel tank and Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) mean more time on the trail between fill-ups.

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Ergonomic Controls

Thumb throttle lever has a smooth shape for a feel riders will appreciate, creating less fatigue at the end of the day, while the handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever is simple to use.

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Yamaha Diagnostic Tool

For improved serviceability, the Raptor 700 is Yamaha Diagnostic Tool-ready.

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Assembled in the U.S.A.

The Raptor 700 is proudly assembled in the USA.

Yamaha Raptor 700 Sport Models

Yamaha Raptor 700 Sport

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Based on the legendary R model, this base unit offers big bore performance to budget‑minded dune and trail enthusiasts.

Color: Armor Gray
MSRP: $8,499

Yamaha Raptor 700R Sport

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The Raptor 700R continues its reign as the King of big‑bore sport ATVs with class‑leading performance, styling and comfort.

Color: Team Yamaha Blue
MSRP: $9,099

Yamaha Raptor 700R Sport SE

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Boasting GYTR performance parts, unique color and graphics and unmatched performance, the Raptor 700R SE is sport ATV royalty.

Color: Yamaha Black/Yellow, White/Metallic Black, White/Team Yamaha Blue (CA-only)
MSRP: $9,699

Yamaha Raptor 700R Sport Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain:
Engine: 686 cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke: 102.0 mm x 84.0 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery: Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44 mm
Ignition: TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Starting System: Electric
Transmission: 5-speed w/reverse; wet multiplate clutch
Final Drive: X-ring chain; 2WD
Chassis:
Suspension, Front/ Travel: Independent double wishbone w/piggyback high/low-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment/ 9.1 in
Suspension, Rear/ Travel: Cast aluminum swingarm w/piggyback high/low-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment/ 10.1 in
Brakes, Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes, Rear: Hydraulic disc
Tires, Front: AT22 x 7-10 Maxxis®
Tires, Rear: AT20 x 10-9 Maxxis®
Dimensions & Capacities:
L x W x H: 72.6 in x 45.5 in x 43.9 in
Seat Height: 32.7 in
Wheelbase: 50.4 in
Maximum Ground Clearance: 9.5 in
Fuel Capacity: 2.9 gal
Curb Weight: 422 lb
Details:
Lighting: Dual 30W Krypton headlights and LED brake light
Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

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If it had moving parts, it had Allyn's interest from a very early age. At age 11 when bicycles were too simple to hold her interest any longer, her father found her taking apart the lawn mower. When he asked why she was doing it, she replied, “I need to see how it works.” That curiosity and mechanical drive served her well over the next 40 years as she pursued careers in both the automotive and motorcycle industries. Having shared her love of motorcycles with her now husband, biker TJ Hinton, Allyn brings that love and knowledge to TopSpeed as writer and associate motorcycle editor.  Read full bio
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