Build Project – Triumph Motorsport’s Yamaha Raptor 250

The Yamaha Raptor 250 is, hands down, one of the greatest ATVs available.  It’s light, it’s reliable, it handles great, and whether it’s a teenager honing their skills or a highly experienced rider just out ... Read more

Dune Champ – The YFZ 450R

Yamaha brought a truck load of their sport ATVs to Glamis, and I was determined to ride them all.  After a great day on the awesome Raptor 700, I really didn’t want to give up ... Read more

Dune Tested – Sand Blaster

Every rider that loves the dunes needs a trip to the Mecca of dune riding at least once.  Southern California’s Imperial Sand Dunes, a.k.a. Glamis, is to dune riders what Fenway Park is to baseball ... Read more

Best 300cc Class Sport ATV of 2012

There has never been a better model for budding sport riders than Yamaha’s beloved Raptor 250.  It’s sporty, it handles excellent, it’s as reliable as your favorite dog, and it looks great.  Even today, despite ... Read more

Best Big Bore Sport ATV of 2012

When it comes time to hit the dunes or trails, we’re looking for power in a great handling package and that means the Yamaha Raptor 700R. It’s been the perfect power and play machine since ... Read more

Best 450cc High Performance ATV of 2012

If you’re chasing checkered flags or just want to smoke your buddies, you can do no better than with the Yamaha YFZ 450R. The YFZ has been winning championships since it was first introduced and ... Read more

Best 450cc Class Utility ATV of 2012

Yamaha’s Grizzly ATVs are some of the best-selling and most nimble utility ATVs on the market.  One of the best in their lineup is the Grizzly 450 EPS.   The engine on the Grizzly 450 ... Read more

Model Upgrade – The 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700

A 686cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke engine fed by Electronic Fuel Injection drives the Raptor 700 and it’s been our experience it is extremely reliable.  While the engine carries a little extra weight and could probably ... Read more

Day at the Beach, Spring Break – Yamaha Style

No beach adventure would be complete without recording the memories on as many cameras as possible, as many spring break sorority sisters will attest to.  For that Yamaha invited another company with one of the ... Read more

Déjà Blue – New Model Test

Twenty five years ago at Oregon’s Winchester Dunes, journalists got their first ride on Honda’s legend in the making, the TRX 250R. In production only 4 years, the 250R quickly became the standard for handling ... Read more

Best 300cc Class Sport ATV of 2011

Every so often a model comes along that just does everything right. Yamaha’s Raptor 250 is one such model and without a doubt, it is the best ATV there has ever been for budding sport ... Read more

Best 450cc Hi-Performance ATV of 2011

Yamaha owns the sport ATV segment. If you’re serious about your play time on the sand or the trails, you’ve got to check out any models of the Raptor lineup. If you’re looking for a ... Read more