— Here are your three model choices when buying a 2018 Raptor:
The standard Raptor 700 for $7,999,
graphite color, with non-adjustable shocks.
The Raptor 700R for $8,499,
blue/white, with high/low speed compression & rebound adjustable shocks.
The Raptor 700R SE for $9099,
white/red, with upgraded GYTR front bumper and heel guards.
25 THINGS YAMAHA WANTS YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR 2018 RAPTOR
- Aggressive Style
Aggressive styling makes the Raptor 700R look as menacing as it really is. The mighty Raptor 700R is ready to go whether the destination is the dunes, the trails or the track.
- Big-Bore Power
Powered by our most potent big-bore Raptor engine ever – 686cc of liquid-cooled, fuel-injected power. The engine produces big torque right off idle, transitioning into a fat mid-range and monstrous top-end.
- Advanced Chassis
Big power and lightweight, a combination that makes any ATV rider take notice, is standard on the Raptor 700R, with a hybrid steel aluminum frame and Controlled-Fill aluminum sub-frame and cast aluminum swingarm combining to produce a super-strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.
- 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 700R stands tall.
- Advanced Suspension
The YFZ inspired handling of the Raptor 700R is incredible to experience 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.
- Smooth, Powerful Engine
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.
- Advanced Fuel Injection
Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) means consistently excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, elevations and temperatures.
- Digital Ignition
Digital TCI w/32-bit electronic control unit controls fuel injection and ignition systems for consistent performance and fantastic throttle response.
- Electric Starter
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 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 sturdy basket and plates designed to harness the power.
- Excellent Serviceability
Easy-to-reach oil filter and tool-free air filter provide added convenience.
- High-Tech Chassis
State-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with an YZ-style piggyback rear shock gives 10.1-inch wheel travel along with preload adjustment.
- Advanced Suspension
YZ-style piggyback shocks are fully adjustable with high- and low-speed compression adjustability for maximum sport versatility, along with preload and rebound adjustment. Front wheel travel is a plush 9.1 inches, while the rear shock provides 10.1 inches of wheel travel
- 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.
- Aggressive Maxxis® Tires
High-performance front 22×10-9 and 20×10-9 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.
- Lightweight Wheels
Lightweight aluminum wheels help enhance suspension performance by reducing unsprung weight.
- Wide Foot Pegs
Race-inspired 45mm serrated foot pegs provide excellent boot traction.
- Strong Frame
Controlled-fill aluminum subframe is light and strong, as is the composite front grab bar.
- Sporty Ergonomics
Long, YZ-style seat allows maximum rider comfort and movement with superb sport-riding ergonomics.
- High Visibility Lighting
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 Fuel Tank
Large-capacity, 2.9-gallon fuel tank and Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) mean more time on the trail between fill-ups.
- Ergonomic Controls
Thumb throttle lever has a smooth shape for a feel riders will appreciate, with less fatigue at the end of the day. Handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever is simple to use.
- Yamaha Diagnostic Tool
The Raptor 700R is Yamaha Diagnostic Tool-ready for improved serviceability.
- Assembled in the U.S.A.
The Raptor 700R is proudly assembled in the U.S.A., alongside Yamaha’s 4×4 and Side-by-Side utility vehicles.
- Available July 2017.