2017 Raptor 700r Review – The old adage “Why fix what is not broken?” Is more than appropriate when talking about the very popular Yamaha Raptor 700R, which incidentally is touted as the best quad-selling sport in history with a proud Yamaha Motor Corp, however, was not content to sit back and just watch the sales roll, Yamaha still trying to change and increasing popular models every year, while maintaining the very characteristics that continue to put on top.
Looking ahead to 2017, will still offer Yamaha Raptor 700 and Raptor 700R Special Edition (complete with some factories cool add-ons and the color scheme is unique), in addition to Raptor 700R – but, for the moment, we have the opportunity to spend quality time model 2017 Raptor 700R in the dunes is unique and beautiful in the near Winchester Bay, OR. With steep, sharp transition and challenging hill-climb, we could not think of a better riding to get a feel for the updated model.
2017 Raptor 700r – Engine Performance
First and foremost, Yamaha found a way to squeeze another 10% of the power from the engine. This is done by redesigning the camshaft, cylinder heads, creating a new muffler to work with a single exhaust port services, and by adding AI system. Cylinder and rod also newly designed, with increased compression ratio of 10.0: 1, giving the Raptors just a little more “revability” to go along with an increase in strength.
An added bonus for Yamaha needs to meet tough emissions standards today come in the form of an 8% increase in fuel economy! Not a big deal most of the time, but it could mean the difference between finishing the ride longer than expected to fumes or walk back to camp.
We always say that more power does not mean much if you can not get effectively into the ground, so that in addition to upgrading the motor in the 2017 Raptor 700R, Yamaha also makes changes to the overall comfort and handling their machines updated.
While the Yamaha Raptor 700R has what we consider the suspension of the factory, Model 2017 sporting some changes designed to help motorists feel more comfortable through the whoops and rough roads. Although not really visible to the naked eye, Yamaha extended spring rear shock by 5mm to 262mm, which helps increase the stroke of the shock by the hair. To get technical, the actual spring rate change from 20-28Nm to 22-30Nm. It’s not a big change, but continually refine how to handle the machine in an environment that most people ride them is what makes Yamaha one of the best in the business.
SMOOTH, POWERFUL ENGINE: Forged lightweight piston, connecting rod and crankshaft in the 686cc machine that is light and strong, for the hard-hitting, fast-revving powerplant which revs all the way to 9000 rpm. double counterbalancers remains smooth.
ADVANCED FUEL INJECTION: Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) means consistently excellent engine performance in a variety of conditions, altitude and temperature.
DIGITAL IGNITION: Digital TCI w / 32-bit electronic control unit controls the fuel injection and ignition systems for consistent performance and fantastic throttle response.
ELECTRIC START: Reliable push-button electric start in any gear adds extra convenience.
ROBUST TRANSMISSION: Race-bred five-speed transmission with reverse, along with Raptor 700R’s powerband horrible, mean there is a choice of teeth in almost all situations. YZ-spec ratchet shifter ensures smooth, resistance-free shifting under power. Heavy duty clutch features a sturdy basket and plates designed to harness the power.
We headed to the dunes on a foggy morning eerily beautiful, and spent a lot of time to get a feel for the new 2015 models. Traction was perfect, and soon we could feel the power hook ups. The first thing we noticed was a little more feedback through the front tire is greater in chop smaller, but once we hit the whoop our first, we understand and appreciate the change in tire sizes, as the front end is more forgiving and tire helps to soak in, whoops rough while keeping the hand and arm fatigue at bay. With torquey motors, it is also easy to get to the front ends slightly and keep it up through the whoop again.
HIGH-TECH CHASSIS: State-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with YZ-style piggyback rear shock provides 10.1-inch wheels travel with preload adjustment.
ADVANCED SUSPENSION: YZ-style fully adjustable piggyback shocks with high and low speed compression adjustment to exercise maximum flexibility, along with preload and rebound adjustment. luxury front wheel travel is 9.1 inches, while the rear shock provides 10.1 inches of wheel travel.
STRONG Brakes: aluminum-piston front disc brakes Twin provides exceptional stopping power. Drilled discs, which helps reduce unsprung weight to meet the excellent suspension, with the addition of twin-piston rear brakes for maximum stopping power.
AGGRESSIVE MAXXIS tires: a high-performance front 22×10-9 and 20×10-9 Maxxis® rear tire with tread patterns designed specifically provides outstanding, class-leading traction for sharp handling in a variety of terrain and conditions.
2017 Raptor 700r – Features
Aggressive style: aggressive styling makes the Raptor 700 looks menacing as it really was. Yamaha Raptor 700 is ready to go if the goal is dunes, roads or tracks.
Large-Bore Power: Powered by our most powerful engine large-bore Raptor ever – from the 686cc, fuel-injected power of liquid-cooled. engine produces big torque right off idle, the transition into a mid-range topend fat and horrible.
Sophisticated Chassis: great power and light, a combination that makes every ATV rider noticed, are standard on the Raptor 700, with aluminum frame steel hybrid and Controlled-Fill aluminum sub-frame and cast aluminum swingarm combine to produce super-strong structure and ATV lightest in its class.
Rider- Friendly Features: A thick comfortable seats provide excellent comfort while counterbalancers double, electric start, and reverse keep things nice and civilized when needed, but when it comes time to pull the trigger on a big-bore Raptor 700 high standing.
Advanced Suspension: The YFZ 700 Raptor-inspired handling extraordinary to experience blasting through the woods. Thanks to the 9.1 inches of travel front and 10.1 inches in the rear, smooth out the bumps trail while the rider keeps things under control. With the combination of power, handling solid and great suspension
Sporty Ergonomics: Long, YZ-style seat allows maximum rider comfort and movement with excellent ergonomics-riding sport.
High Visibility Lighting: multireflector 30-watt lamps Krypton is set back in the front cowl add the perfect no-compromise sports accents and LED taillights give great visibility.
Large Fuel Tank: large-capacity, 2.9-gallon fuel tank and Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) means more time on the road between fill-ups.
Ergonomic Controls: Thumb throttle lever has a smooth shape for riders feel will appreciate, with less fatigue at the end of the day. Handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever is easy to use.