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Yamaha’s 2017 Youth ATVs Available for the Holidays

New YFZ50 and Raptor 90 Deliver Yamaha Quality and Design for Younger Riders
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KENNESAW, Ga. – December 1, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA’s 2017 youth ATVs are at dealerships now for the holiday season. These models include the all-new YFZ50 for budding ATV enthusiasts ages 6-years-old and up, and new 2017 Raptor 90 for ages 10 and up. With sporty designs inspired by their larger brethren, the championship-winning YFZ450R and best-selling Raptor 700R, Yamaha’s youth ATVs bring Yamaha performance and quality to more families and the next generation of motorsports enthusiasts for the holidays.

2016 New 60th Anniversary Special Edition Raptor 700R and YFZ450R Sport ATVs

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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.  

Yamaha Announces 2016 Raptor 90 Youth ATV

All-New Raptor 90 Designed for Riders 10-Years-Old and Up
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KENNESAW, Ga. – June 4, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces an all-new Raptor 90 youth ATV for riders ages 10-years-old and up. The entry-level Raptor serves up styling and a sporty ride reminiscent of its big brother, the Raptor 700, but at a size and performance level appropriate for younger first-time riders and budding enthusiasts.The new Raptor 90 mounts an 89.9cc air-cooled 4-stroke SOHC engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on a newly designed lightweight chassis. The CVT provides seamless acceleration with no need for shifting, and reverse gives young riders more versatility on the trail. With increased power over Yamaha’s previous Raptor 90, the new model provides sporty performance while maintaining a comfortable ride and simple operation. Additional features that help provide increased performance and comfort include new front and rear suspension, new 18-inch tires with lightweight matte black wheels, a plush new seat and wider floorboards.The 2016 Raptor 90 comes in Yamaha Blue/White with a $2,799 MSRP.

New Model Preview - Return of the Raptor

Yamaha Updates Our Favorite Sand Blaster, The Mighty Raptor 700R
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Staff
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As much as we enjoy climbing up a rocky trail or slogging through a muddy pond on a utility ATV, we’ll always be sport riders at heart. The challenge of shifting up through the gears, pitching your machine around a corner, or sailing off a jump is more intense on a sport machine, and we really like how a great sport machine can challenge your skills as much as the trail. Nothing else can match the power to weight ratio and acceleration, especially if you’re on a healthy 450cc machine, or better yet, Yamaha’s Raptor 700.

Special Edition Models - 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE and Raptor 700R SE

No Sport ATVer Left Behind!
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Pete Bengel, Photos by Adam Campbell
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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Side-by-Sides are taking over the off road vehicle industry. Everywhere you look on the trails, the dunes, and even on the road, you see big, wide wheelbases and roll cages. In fact, SxS sales are carrying some manufacturers through tough financial times, and the manufacturers with the most going for them right now, not coincidentally, have at least one SxS model in their lineup.

Build Project - Triumph Motorsport's Yamaha Raptor 250

Building a Winner
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Staff
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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 having fun, everyone comes back with a smile after a ride on the Raptor 250.  For new sport riders, it’s perfect and the potential for this ATV is endless.  Walk into any Yamaha dealership, like John Burr Cycles in Fontana, California, and for a very reasonable price, you can pick one up and have a great time tonight, tomorrow, all weekend, and for years to come.

Dune Tested - Sand Blaster

Riding Yamaha's Sand Rocket - The Mighty Raptor 700R
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John Arens
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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 fans; it’s the heart and soul of their sport, and until you actually go there, it’s a little difficult to understand.  The Glamis Dunes are 6 miles wide and 45 miles long, running right up to and beyond the Mexican border.  We were determined to ride every bit of it and Yamaha had just the vehicle to do it; the new Raptor 700R.  

Best Big Bore Sport ATV of 2012

The Yamaha Raptor 700R
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Staff
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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 it was first introduced, and for this year Yamaha gave the mighty Raptor 700 a round of updates. Just to make sure you didn’t miss anything, they also bestowed the “R” designation to its name as well, but what it all means is the best machine in the class just got better.

Best 300cc Class Sport ATV of 2012

The Yamaha Raptor 250
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Staff
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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 its size (and ours) we still have a blast out playing on the Raptor 250.  With every ride, the Raptor 250 becomes our personal time machine and it reminds us of what we loved about riding in the first place.     
 

Model Upgrade - The 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700

The Raptor 700 Gets a Round of Updates and a New Home
Written By: 
John Arens
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A little over a year ago Yamaha moved all production of the Grizzly ATV lineup to their Newnan, Georgia manufacturing facility.  It was a huge statement about the plant’s quality and production capacity, and it got the finished product closer to the end customer.  Now Yamaha is bringing production of their most popular sport ATV, the Raptor 700, to Georgia also, and while they’re at it they’re giving the Raptor a fresh look with a round of upgrades.  

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