2006 Yamaha Raptor 700
Of all the things no one expected this year, Yamaha releases an all new 700 Raptor.
Congratulations Yamaha, you may have hit a home run here. If the ATVA does the smart thing and creates a big bore or open production class this season the Nationals could be filled with new Raptor race ATVs. Were betting the new Raptor would be a bold step forward in the high displacement market. After all, it is designed with YFZ technology and features unheard of advancements like fuel injection and a three piece aluminum/steel frame.
All-new from the ground up for 2006, Raptor 700R is designed to dominate in the widest range of riding environments, from tight woods to desert to dunes.
California green sticker compliant.
A 686cc Yamaha fuel-injected engine makes this the most powerful sport ATV ever, with big torque right off idle transitioning into a fat midrange and monstrous top end.
Yamaha fuel injection means consistently excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, elevations, and temperatures.
All-new hybrid steel and aluminum frame with a Controlled Fill aluminum subframe and cast swingarm pivot combine to produce a super-strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.
Aggressive new styling reflects Raptor 700Rs intent, but long-travel suspension, a cushy seat and excellent ergonomics make it comfortable to ride hard all day long.
Whats new for 2006:
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 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.
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 700Rs monstrous powerband mean theres 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 700Rs power.
Easy-to-reach oil filter and tool-free air filter.
State-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with an aluminum rear section and detachable subframe to create a super-strong structure as well as the lightest ATV in its class.
Compact, CAD-designed chassis design creates the ideal wheelbase and low center of gravity for light, quick, super-accurate steering.
Independent aluminum upper A-arm front suspension features preload-adjustable shocks and 9.1-inch travel for outstanding ride quality.
YZ-style piggyback rear shock gives 10.1-inch wheel travel for maximum sport versatility with preload, compression and rebound adjustment.
All-new cast aluminum swingarm carries an eccentric chain-adjust mechanism that takes most of the work out of that task.
Handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever and new rear brake caliper that adjust automatically.
All-new high-performance 21 x 7-10 front and 20 x 10-9 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.
YFZ450 twin-aluminum-piston front disc brakes and new rear disc deliver tremendous stopping power with less unsprung weight.
YFZ450 45mm serrated footpegs provide excellent boot traction.
Controlled Fill aluminum subframe is light and strong. Sos the composite front grab bar.
Long, YZ-style seat allows maximum rider comfort and movement with superb sport-riding ergonomics.
YFZ450 30-watt multireflector 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) means more time on the trail between fill-ups.