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2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R First Ride Photo Gallery
In addition to the blue/white Raptor 700R and Special Edition, Yamaha also offers a Raptor 700. This machine is a more affordable version of the 700R.
We take the 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R for a test ride in Central Oregon. Check out photos of this new sport ATV to see the Yamaha Raptor 700R in action and up close. Read the full details in our
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R First Ride
The current market has nothing that matches up head-to-head with its big-bore engine, performance suspension and straight-axle rear end.
We regularly see the big Yammie roaming trails and strafing the sand dunes – both of which are its natural environments.
We’d like it to have the same flared shape as the YFZ450R as it is possible to feel the edge of the seat base at extreme leans.
Its front fenders have been moved forward 50mm to allow more room in the saddle.
The 700R still uses its proven fuel-injected single cylinder engine, but the powerplant is completely unchanged for 2013.
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The frame makes use of an aluminum rear sections and steel front section for balanced rigidity and weight.
The R model has fully adjustable shocks.
A twin-piston rear brake caliper comes straight off the YFZ450R, replacing the old single-pot binder and providing plenty of power.
Yamaha removed the computer system this year in order to cut down on costs.
Yamaha tweaked its big-bore sport ATV for 2013 in order to keep the Raptor 700R at the top of the sport segment.
he steel and aluminum chassis is powdercoated a silver/gray color which matches the engine.
Yamaha shod its big straight-axle quad with new tires. It traded out the old Dunlops for a new set of Maxxis tires.
A few long stretches allowed fourth and heading for gravel roads maxed top speed in fifth.
Having reverse in the gearbox is a nice addition as well. At a claimed 422 pounds (wet), having to muscle the 700R in a bind isn’t ideal.
The big piston thumps inside the 102 x 84mm bore and stroke cylinder with a 9.2:1 compression ratio.
The EFI system is one of the most important things to Raptor owners, according to a Yamaha study.
The straight axle lends itself to sport performance and high-speed drifting.
The Raptor is built for all-day comfort.
Our ride site at East Fort Rock OHV area outside of Bend, OR ranged from approximately 4400-6400 feet of elevation. We never had to worry about the altitude with convenient fuel injection.
The Raptor 700R is Yamaha's first sport ATV assembled in America.
The Raptor is a confident jumper and great in rough terrain.
East Fort Rock has plenty of sharp rocks to test the new Maxxis tires.
The new ergonomics make it easy for the rider to move around.
Abundant torque lifts the front end with ease.
We could see this being a great rally quad.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R
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