There are beginner ATVs, and then there are the big boys. In the case of Yamaha, the 2011 Raptor 700 is the latter, and so much more.

As far as performance capabilities are concerned, the Yamaha Raptor 700R S comes with a powerful 686cc Yamaha fuel-injected engine, making this machine the most powerful Yamaha sport ATV ever. This bike is complete with big torque right off the bat and then transitions into a fat mid-range and monstrous top end. The imposing powerplant looks like it’s about to pop out of the machine, perfectly complementing the bike’s natural aggressive styling and YFZ-inspired handling. The Raptor 700R S also has a long YZ-style seat that allows maximum rider comfort while also offering superb sport-riding ergonomics. At the front, the ATV comes with multireflector 30-watt Krypton headlights that add the perfect no-compromise sporting accent, while LED lights on the back provide great visibility. Other prominent features of the Raptor 700R S include a digital meter that offers riders plenty of information that they can use at their disposal, including a speedometer, dual trip meters, an odometer, a clock and engine warning indicators, and neutral and reverse indicators.

In terms of handling, the Raptor 700R S comes with a hybrid steel and aluminum frame with a Controlled-Fill aluminum subframe and cast aluminum swingarm, producing a super-strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class. The bike also has sport-tuned piggyback shocks that provide long stroke for excellent sport-riding comfort while also being fully
adjustable with convenient adjustment knobs to fine-tune the ride.

Find out more about the full specs of the Yamaha 700R S after the jump.

  • 2012 Yamaha Raptor 700R S
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Yamaha fuel-injected engine
  • Displacement:
    686 L


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  • 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.


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  • 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.

  • 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 foot pegs provide excellent

boot traction.

  • Controlled-fill aluminum subframe is light and strong. So is the

composite front grab bar.

Additional Features

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  • Yamaha introduces an Industry First! Starting with the 2012

model year, every Sport ATV model will feature a white color

  • Raptor 700R features a digital meter with speedometer, dual trip

meters, odometer, clock, warning indicators for coolant and low
fuel, plus neutral and reverse indicators.

  • Inner rolled wheels reduce weight while maintaining strength.
  • Long, YZ-style 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.

  • Styling is sharp and aggressive.


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Engine Type 686cc liquid-cooled w/fan, 4-stroke;
SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 84.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44mm
Ignition 16 Bit ECU
Starting System Electric
Transmission 5-speed w/reverse; wet multiplate clutch
Drive Train 2WD; sealed O-ring chain,
eccentric adjustmen
Suspension/Front Independent double wishbone w/piggyback
High-/Lo-speed compression, rebound and
threaded preload adjustment, 9.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear Cast aluminum swing arm w/rebound,
High-/Lo-speed compression and threaded
preload adjustment, 10.1-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual ventilated hydraulic disc, twin piston
Brake/Rear Ventilated hydraulic disc,
self-adjusting park brake function
Tires/Front AT21 x 7-10 Radial
Tires/Rear AT20 x 10-9 Radial
L x W x H 72.6 x 46.1 x 44.5 in
Seat Heig 32.0 in
Wheelbase 50.4 in
Ground Clearance 4.4 in
Fuel Capacity 2.9 gal
Wet Weight 422 lb
Lighting Dual 30W Krypton multireflector
headlights & 3.9/0.5W LED brakelight
Color Team Yamaha Blue/White;
White w/choice of graphics
What do you think?
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  (399) posted on 01.10.2012

I want to see this with graphics painted on it. So it will look more massive. smiley Anyway, I love the strong points of this Raptor compare to others.

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