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2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 125

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 125 ($3399)The guys at Yamaha have imagination. That’s how new ATV categories are born. For example, the new Raptor 125 is the only sport ATV of its kind. It has a nearly full-size, aggressive chassis powered by an air-cooled, two-valve, 125cc motor, similar to the one used in the TT-R125 motorcycle. Rated […]

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 90

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 90 ($2699)Yamaha has one of the most sophisticated chassis in the 90cc category. It uses double-A-arm front suspension with 4.4 inches of travel. Limiting speed for the beginner is easy; there’s a plug-in restrictor that electronically slows down the air-cooled, 88cc, OHC, two-valve motor. It uses a CV transmission and a rear […]

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 250

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 250 ($4599)Where most other manufacturers see 250 quads as entry-level machines, Yamaha aims the Raptor at the more experienced rider who wants a little more performance. It has a manual clutch, a five-speed gearbox and a chassis that’s as sophisticated as many 450s. Also like most full race-quads, the Raptor 250 doesn’t […]

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 350

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 350 ($5499)Back before there were Raptors, there was the Yamaha Warrior 350. That machine has been updated through the years and renamed, but it still offers the features that made the Warrior an icon. It’s a simple, reliable sport ATV with an air-cooled, electric-start motor. It has a six-speed gearbox with reverse […]

2011 YAMAHA WOLVERINE 450 ($6399)

2011 YAMAHA WOLVERINE 450 ($6399) There is a cultish group of riders back East who go beyond normal 4×4 riding. They like to go fast on 4x4s, and for them, Yamaha has the Wolverine. This is a fully automatic 4WD quad that’s much lighter than other machines in that category. It has very aggressive suspension […]

2011 YAMAHA YFZ450X

2011 YAMAHA YFZ450X ($8599) A year after the YFZ450R, Yamaha gave the same treatment to an off-road version. It got the aluminum frame and the Mikuni EFI system. It also got extremely high-level suspension components. It would have won our cross-country shootout easily if it only had reverse. 2011 YAMAHA YFZ450X SPECS: Engine type     […]

2011 YAMAHA YFZ450R

2011 YAMAHA YFZ450R ($8599) Yamaha started the 450 arms race with the YFZ back in 2004, then escalated it in 2009 with this aluminum-frame, EFI version that comes virtually race-ready. The YFZ450R is a full 50-inches wide and has suspension components that are as good as anything the aftermarket offers. 2011 YAMAHA YFZ450R SPECS: Engine […]

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700

2011 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700 ($8399) There’s no dispute about which machine rules the big-bore sport ATV world. It’s still the Yamaha Raptor 700. The motor is a proven SOHC, liquid-cooled, four-valve four-stroke with a straight-axle, single-shock rear end. The Raptor has become an icon in the ATV world, and a wealth of aftermarket parts and […]