2011 Yamaha Raptor 125 Review

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2011 Yamaha Raptor 125

Yamaha is known for being and willing to introduce something new to the ATV world. With the Raptor Yamaha opened up opportunities for new to sport ATVs and proved to be a success.

Now Yamaha has taken step in luring new riders to the with the all-new Raptor

The Raptor 125 was designed to be the perfect to make the transition from up from a 90cc ATV. felt that the jump 90cc to 250cc was significant and to do what no other major had tried – build a true sport quad. Not only did design the Raptor 125 for those to make an easier transition a 90cc machine, Yamaha noticed that the majority of the in the range of 90cc-250cc were built with questionable by off-shore companies.

While are some import ATVs have good parts often times it’s to find parts if and when breaks. If a part does on one of these imports the consumer may be with little more a push toy. Yamaha to make a product for this that not only has the quality come to expect from a manufacturer, but also the dealer and parts availability the consumer

Ever since we got word of the new Yamaha Raptor 125, been counting down the until we got to throw a leg over the new Fortunately, Yamaha answered the by asking us to come out to the west to put the new Raptor through its paces.

Be to check out our HD video review of the 125 here .

Ventura, Calif. is we would get the chance to check out and the all-new Yamaha Raptor Set right on the beach, Yamaha a custom track at the Ventura This is the home of the Ventura that is known for hosting a of racing events, including car and flat track nationals.

The custom track Yamaha had for us featured long sweeping tight berms, a few table and a whoop section. Once we got in at the track we got geared up and readied for a fantastic day of riding.

Right off the bat the thing you notice is that the 125 looks fantastic. Modeled its big brother, the Raptor 250, it is to see the similarities in looks. Although the 125 has different styling you can definitely the Raptor 125 belongs to the Raptor

Aggressive plastic lines are by a very stylish headlight. two characteristics make the Raptor 125 more like a full-size In addition to the standard Yamaha Blue color scheme also offers a white 125 with two graphic kits to from; a skull and flames as well as pink graphics to both boys and girls

To our surprise the Raptor 125 has excellent for a 125cc machine. Although it have as much power as the it will still get you around the faster than you’d Even for some of the heavier weighing in at over 200 lbs The Raptor 125 seem to lag in the engine department!

Some of this performance can be to a 30-pound weight reduction to the Raptor 250. This the power-to-weight ratio, making for acceleration and impressive handling. The Raptor 125 shares the same as the Yamaha TTR125 dirt but it has some modifications to make the better suited for an ATV.

A exhaust system, carburetor and are all ATV-specific.

We found the Raptor 125 to very light steering, was emphasized by the tight track we ripping up. With little you can kick the back end loose corners giving that of riding a bigger bike. Try that on one of the knock off brand

Even in the air the Raptor 125 is easy to As you can see from some of the photos we easily whip the Raptor 125 even the smallest jumps.

out on the track we never experienced any out of the shocks. The shocks and A-arms Yamaha chose to use were directly from the Raptor The front five-way adjustable boast 7.5 of front wheel that gives the rider a plush ride. As Yamaha put it will run out of motor before you run out of suspension on this ATV.” wanted this machine to be suited for any weight of rider.

The do a very nice job soaking up and they did a great job going whooped out sections.

Yamaha and collaborated to come up with the that are fitted to the Raptor Measuring 19 x 6-10 in the front and 18 x 9-8 in the rear these tire where chosen to help cornering and to provide excellent While riding the 125 we never had any with the tires not hooking up and allowed us to break the rear end when we wanted to.

Over the last couple of we have spent a lot of time on the Raptor 250. We’ve many miles in the woods and laps on the motocross track, in to building up a Project Raptor 250 for an exclusive giveaway. Needless to say we curious to find out how the Raptor 125 compare to its bigger brother.

we feel the Raptor 125 not only a successful job of filling the void of quality ATVs in between and 250cc, but it also makes for a ATV for a beginner rider. One thing we like to see in the future is the option to piggyback reservoirs on the shocks the new 2011 Raptor 250. We that having that would take the littlest to the next level.

It would also be an advantage to interested in getting into Classes are already in place for and cross country racing and the 125 seems like it would be a fit for the young racer.

With its price tag ($3,399), light and five-speed transmission, the Raptor 125 to us like a great introductory to anyone wanting to get into the ATV world. Having the support of a manufacturer and a vast dealer sets this machine from the crowd.


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