2022 RAPTOR 700
Fresh off yet another Dakar victory, Raptor 700 returns for 2022 unchanged and ready to take on the dunes, trail or track.
Powered by our most potent 686cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected Raptor engine ever, this big-bore Sport ATV produces big torque right off idle, transitioning into a fat mid-range and monstrous top-end.
Big power and lightweight, a combination that makes any ATV rider take notice, come standard on the Raptor 700. With a hybrid steel aluminium frame, Controlled-Fill aluminium sub-frame and cast aluminium swingarm, this combination produces a super strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.
A thick comfortable seat provides excellent comfort while the dual counterbalancers, electric starter and reverse gear keep things nice and civilised when needed. But when it comes time to pull the trigger, the big-bore Raptor 700 stands tall.
The YFZ-inspired handling of the Raptor 700 is incredible to experience while blasting through the woods. Thanks to the 231mm of front travel and 256mm out back, the trail bumps smooth out while the rider keeps things under control. With the combination of power, solid handling and great suspension, this machine has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.
The 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 while the dual counterbalancers keep it smooth. Meanwhile Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) offers consistent and excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions, elevations and temperatures.
Digital TCI with 32-bit electronic control unit controls fuel injection and ignition systems for consistent performance and fantastic throttle response. Reliable push-button electric start in any gear adds extra convenience.
Race-bred five-speed transmission with reverse, along with the Raptor 700’s wide powerband, means there’s a choice of gears in just about all situations. YZ-spec ratchet shifter ensures smooth, resistance-free shifting under power while the heavy-duty clutch features a sturdy basket and plates designed to harness the power. Easy-to-reach oil filter and tool-free air filter provide added convenience.
The state-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with a YZ-style piggyback rear shock that gives 256mm wheel travel along with preload adjustment.
Twin aluminium-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.
High-performance 22x7-10 front and 20x10-9 rear Maxxis® tryes with a specially designed tread pattern deliver superb, class-leading traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain and conditions.
Other features include:
• Lightweight aluminium wheels to help enhance suspension performance by reducing unsprung weight
• Race-inspired 45mm serrated foot pegs for excellent boot traction.
• Multi-reflector 30-watt Krypton headlights that are set back in the front cowl add the perfect, no-compromises sporting accent, and an LED taillight provides great visibility
• Large-capacity, 11 litre fuel tank
• Thumb throttle lever has a smooth shape for a feel riders will appreciate creating less fatigue, while the handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever is simple to use
Raptor 700 is available in Team Yamaha Blue and is priced $15,099 inc GST ready-to-ride. Units are expected to arrive in Australia from April 2022.