Yamaha release 2008 Raptor ATV
YMA has introduced its first 2008 model sports ATV as the top of the range YFM700R Raptor makes its debut in Standard and Special Edition guises. With its blend of awesome power and absolute control, the Raptor is a head-turning ATV that delivers a massive spread of liquid-cooled power and ultra-sharp handling.
Sporting a hybrid aluminium/steel sports chassis, fully adjustable suspension and large-diameter front discs, the remarkable YFM700R is built to dominate. And for race winning performance to match its great-handling chassis, this undisputed class leader is driven by a fuel injected high-torque 686cc four-stroke engine that kicks out huge levels of power and torque that leave the opposition breathing dust.
For 2008, new piggyback front shocks are fitted that feature high and low speed compression adjustment for even greater levels of tuning. With a race-bred five speed gearbox and reverse gear, the versatile Raptor is suitable for a wide variety of uses from hardcore racing to laidback trail riding and from tight woods terrain to wide open sand dunes.
The standard version comes in Yamaha Blue and Red/Grey and retails for $12,799 while the Special Edition version features trick graphics and comes in Red/White priced $13,099.