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2016 New 60th Anniversary Special Edition Raptor 700R and YFZ450R Sport ATVs Yamaha is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with classic Yamaha yellow and black styling on the 2016 Special Edition Raptor 700R (MSRP $8,899) and Special Edition YFZ450R (MSRP $9,199) sport ATVs. 

The Raptor 700R and YFZ450R are the best selling and highest performing models in the world of sport ATVs. They epitomize the pinnacle of ATV performance and racing dominance on the track, trail and dunes. The 2016 anniversary models combine motorsports history with the height of modern performance.  

2016 Yamaha Raptor 700R 

Top Features

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Advance

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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

Features and


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, levations 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.


YZ-style piggyback shocks are fully adjustable with high- and low- speed compression adjustability for maximum port 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 22x10-9 and 20x10-9 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

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

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 4x4 and Side x Side utility vehicles.


Engine Type 686cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves

Bore x Stroke 102.0mm x 84.0mm

Compression Ratio 10.0:1

Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI),

Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Starting System Electric

Transmission 5-speed w/reverse; wet multiplate clutch

Final Drive X-ring chain; 2WD

Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone w/piggyback high/low-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 9.1-in travel

Suspension / Rear Cast aluminum swing arm w/piggyback high/low- speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 10.1-in travel 

Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc

Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc

Tires / Front AT22 x 7-10 Maxxis®

Tires / Rear AT20 x 10-9 Maxxis®

L x W x H 72.6 in x 45.5 in x 43.9 in

Seat Height 32.7 in

Wheelbase 50.4 in

Ground Clearance 9.5 in

Fuel Capacity 2.9 gal

Wet Weight 422 lb

Rack Capacity Front / Rear n/a

Towing Capacity n/a

Lighting Dual 30W Krypton headlights and LED brake light

Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

Color Team Yamaha Blue/White, Yamaha Yellow/Black (SE)

2016 Yamaha YFZ450R 

Top Features

1. Race- Ready Engine2016.yamaha.yfz450.blue_.front-left.riding.on-dirt-track.jpg

The YFZ450R is the most technologically advanced sport ATV on the market today. It is simply the top of the line “racing” level Sport ATV. It combines a high-tech, quick-revving, titanium five-valve, 449cc fuel-injected engine with a lightweight, professional-caliber cast aluminum/steel chassis. The power/chassis combination will make for a championship-winning machine time and time again.

2. Advanced Frame

The YFZ450R is motocross ready. The weldless frame is designed from lightweight aluminum, with a tension-steel bottom frame that lets the engine sit lower for excellent mass centralization. Suspension components and settings reduce weight while providing light, sharp handling and rider comfort.

3. Aggressive Bodywork

Bodywork is designed for great ergonomics and rider comfort, with more room to hang off in the corners, and the seat shape is padded in just the right places to improve lap times. Body panels come off easily without tools for service; there’s no need to remove the battery or other components to take the fenders off.

4. Advanced Cylinder Head

The 449cc engine uses titanium five-valve cylinder head technology designed to deliver abundant power in the mid-range to top end, with more “hit” feeling right off idle. The higher compression ratio further improves overall engine performance.

5. Fuel Injection

The YFZ450R incorporates Yamaha Fuel Injection for precise fuel delivery. With a big 42mm Mikuni® throttle body and 12-hole injector, this system provides exceptional atomization of the fuel for maximum power. The system also includes ISC (Idle Speed Control) for easy, reliable start-up and warming.

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The industry’s first assist and slipper clutch on a Sport ATV reduces clutch lever effort by about 25% for less fatigue while at the same time increasing clutch plate pressure for positive engagement. Additionally, this new clutch system reduces the engine braking effect, which allows faster cornering, particularly when downshifting, and also allows the suspension to absorb bumps better during braking.

Features and Benefits


Powerful Motor

The fuel-injected 449cc engine has superb power characteristics. Power delivery is smooth and strong off the line with lots of midrange to top-end

Compact Counterbalanced Engine

The crankcase holds a crankshaft that’s ready to handle the increased demands of the racer, as well as a counterbalancer to reduce vibration. The crankcase also houses the oil tank, which helps to centralize mass for unmatched handling while making maintenance easier.

Tuned Camshafts

Camshafts have been revised to help maximize the engine’s impressive power output from off the line all the way up to the top end.


Race-Ready Ergonomics

The body configuration allows more room for the racer to move around during the moto. The seat is narrow in the front, yet wide and padded in the rear to reduce fatigue.

Durable Rigid

The wheels have been designed with the inner lip rolled in. This increases the rigidity, allowing a reduction in weight while maintaining strength.

Wide Track and Maxxis® Tires

Wheels are set motocross-spec wide, near the maximum allowable 50 inches, for great cornering speed. Maxxis® tires help provide excellent handling and control. At 20 inches in the rear and 21 inches in the front, they provide better ground clearance than the competition.

Adjustable Handlebar

Large diameter, tapered handlebar reduces vibration and are mounted on 4-way clamps for exceptional adjustability. The two sets of holes in the handlebar crown and the eccentric clamps allow a rider to choose the standard setting, 10mm or 20mm forward, or 10mm back.

Wide Footpegs

Foot pegs are a generous 2.6 inches wide, something riders will appreciate every time they want to get up on the

Advanced Frame

The frame is a combination of aluminum and steel for light weight. The frame member under the engine is steel, used for its combination of strength and low profile. This allows the engine to sit lower overall for excellent mass centralization for unmatched handling. The aluminum frame is bolted together, rather than welded, for maximum durability.

Long A-Arm Suspension

The front frame is as narrow as possible at the A-arm mounting points. This increases the A-arm length and reduces changes in camber as the suspension travels through its full range of motion.

High-Performance Shocks

The front KYB® shocks are longer for increased stroke with superb bump absorption and excellent anti-bottoming characteristics, and they have KashimaTM coating for smooth operation. 9.8 inches of wheel travel means this racer is up to even the most challenging tracks.

Swingarm Rear

The rear swingarm is crafted of strong, gravity-fed aluminum, and is matched to a fully adjustable 46mm KYB® piggyback shock for excellent handling. Rear wheel travel is 11.0 inches for comfort even on tough terrain.


Light Throttle Action

The throttle lever requires low effort - less fatigue during long motos.

Compact LED Indicators

The discrete panel on the fender in front of the rider gives vital indicators about low fuel, coolant temperature, check engine, and neutral gear via an LED display.


Engine Type 449cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 5 titanium valves

Bore x Stroke 95.0mm x

Compression Ratio 11.8:1

Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 42mm

Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Starting System Electric

Transmission 5-speed; assist and slipper clutch

Final Drive O-ring chain; 2WD

Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone w/Kashima coated piggyback shocks; high/low speed compression, rebound a

Suspension / Rear Cast aluminum swingarm w/piggyback shocks; high/low speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 11.0-in travel

Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc

Brakes / Rear Wave-style hydraulic disc

Tires / Front AT21 x 7-10 Maxxis®

Tirres / Rear AT20 x 10-9 Maxxis®

L x W x H 70.7 in x 48.8 in x 41.9 in

Seat Height 31.9 in

Wheelbase 50.0 in

Ground Clearance 9.3 in

Fuel Capacity 2.6 gal

Wet Weight 405 lb

Rack Capacity Front / Rear n/a

Towing Capacity n/a

Lighting Dual 30W Krypton headlights and LED brake light

Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

Color Team Yamaha Blue/White, Yamaha Yellow/Black (SE)

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2016 Yamaha Raptor 700R

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2016 Yamaha YFZ450R

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