Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yamaha Raptor 700R SE, 2009

Yamaha Raptor 700R SE, 2009


Designed to dominate any terrain, the sharp-handling Yamaha Raptor 700R SE draws jaw dropping power from a 686cc liquid cooled engine. Electronic fuel injection means fantastic throttle response and performance, while a light hybrid chassis with aluminum rear section helps make it the lightest thing in its class.
The Raptor 700 R SE adds a few special touches to the already class leading Raptor. A custom Black and Red colour scheme and super high performance piggy-back clicker shocks with high and low speed compression damping adjustment.

The features and benefits:
= The 686cc Fuel Injected SOHC 4-valve single is a high torque monster that's so smooth, you may find yourself using fewer gears to go from corner to corner. With a focus on low to mid-range power, and incredible throttle response, you don't have to worry about always keeping the engine in the power band, Instead… just stab the throttle and feel it pull.
= The most envied component of the Raptor 700R is the Yamaha Fuel Injection system (YFI). The YFI improves throttle response throughout the powerband, helping the rider take advantage of that improved low- to mid-range power.
=YFI offers unmatched performance at high elevation as the system is able to detect and compensate for changes in altitude. The more precise fuel delivery offered by the YFI means clean power delivery, better throttle response and improved fuel economy under a multitude of riding situations.
= YFI means no choke and easier cold starting.
= The forged piston for reduced weight and added durability, combined with an aluminum cylinder body with composite coating offers reduced weight, increased cooling ability and additional wear resistance.
= The roller rocker arms reduce friction in the valve train, which allows the engine to rev more freely leading to better overall performance and improved throttle response.
= The beloved electric start feature continues to make firing the liquid-cooled, four-valve SOHC powerplant to life a snap.
= Delivering all that power is the five-speed manual transmission (with reverse, of course). The transmission's gearing ratio has been revised, optimizing the additional power and making full use of the powerband under a variety of riding situations.
= The direct-type ratchet shifter gives a more direct, improved shift feeling - similar to that found on the Raptor's two-wheeled racing cousins, the YZ line.
= Continuing along the backside of the 700R, we find the Yamaha Cam Adjust drive chain adjuster. This eccentric shaft-type design makes for quick and easy chain adjustments.
= The frame of the Raptor 700R will also turn heads thanks to its hybrid design. High-tensile steel marries with a cast aluminum frame up front, while the rear frame is die-cast aluminum. This design ensures the Raptor stays compact and light weight while reducing vibration and ensuring optimum rigidity.
= Adding even more performance the SE Raptor sports piggy-back clicker shocks to the front and back with high and low speed compression adjustment.
= The double-wishbone front A-arms feature reduced weight and increased strength thanks to the use of aluminum, square-shaped tubes of the upper arms and steel lower arms.
= The front shock absorber incorporates a high pressure gas (HPG) oil damper, adding to the optimum suspension set up.
= The one piece aluminum die-cast rear swing arm offers superior rear wheel traction, reduced weight and added comfort for the rider.
= The popular toggle link-type parking brake lever returns for 2008 with the auto-adjust feature that keeps maintenance to a minimum.
= The power of the Raptor 700R is put to the ground via a set of front and rear Dunlop radials. This design offers improved cornering and added comfort to riders under a bevy of conditions.
= The tires are mounted on aluminum rims, which include a rolled edge for added durability.
= The Raptor incorporates a YFZ-style headlight, integrated LED tail light and YZ-style seat, which helps to improve rider mobility and comfort under all riding conditions.
= Attracting attention out back is the exhaust system - a stainless two-into-one pipe and oval shape silencer, which has been turned sideways, adding a unique flair to the Raptor's ultra-aggressive look.
=Newly designed Liquid Crystal Display provides improved functionality including a speedometer, odometer with dual trips and even a clock.
= Newly designed throttle lever designed to reduce hand and thumb fatigue.

The Specifications :
Engine 4-stroke, SOHC, liquid-cooled, single
Displacement 686cc
Bore and Stroke 102 x 84mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Carburetion Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44mm
Ignition 16 Bit ECU
Starting Electric
Transmission Wide-ratio 5-Speed Manual Clutch w/Reverse
Final Drive Sealed O-ring chain

Suspension (Front) Independent double wishbone, 9.1" travel w/piggy back with high/low speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment
Suspension (Rear) Cast aluminum swingarm, 10.1" travel w/piggy back with high/low speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment
Brakes (Front) Dual Hydraulic Disc, Twin Piston Caliper
Brakes (Rear) Hydraulic Disc with wave style rotor and self adjusting parking brake function
Tires (Front) AT21x7-10 Radial
Tires (Rear) AT20x10-9 Radial

Length 1,845mm (72.6")
Width 1,170mm (46.1")
Height 1,130mm (44.5")
Wheelbase 1,280mm (50.4")
Ground Clearance 112mm (4.4")
Seat Height 815mm (32")
Dry Weight 180kg (396 lb)
Fuel Capacity 11 litres


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