Bend, OR (6/27/2012)
Yamaha Raptor 700R ATV
is known for their extensive Sport ATV lineup.
The Yamaha Raptor 700 sport ATV has been the number
one selling sport ATV on the market for years,
and its large displacement engine, smooth comfortable
ride, and quality manufacturing and engineering
are a few of the reasons why it is so popular
with ATV riding enthusiast.
We were recently invited out to Bend, Oregon
to test ride Yamaha’s 2013 “Assembled
in the USA” Raptor 700 & 700R Sport
ATV. There, we would get to through a leg over
the restyled Yamaha Raptor 700 and 700R Sport
ATVs at the East Fort Rock OHV Trail System.
got to test the 2012 Raptor 700 Special
Edition ATV last year in sunny Southern
California at the legendary Glamis
It has been a little over a year since I last
rode the Yamaha Raptor 700R Sport ATV and would
it be a different riding experience for me as
last time I was ripping up the sand at the legendary
Glamis Sand Dunes in California. The East Fort
Rock OHV Trail System in Oregon consists of
over 300 miles of trails on 110,000 acres with
various terrains that are well marked for all
skill levels. All of the trails at East Fort
Rock are strictly 50 inches wide, which made
for some interesting trails at high speeds!
The trails varied between long straight whooped
out sections to very tight trails that zigzagged
in between the many spruce trees.
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R ATV is at home
in the sand dunes & even in the tight
woods of the East Fort Rock OHV Trail
System in Bend, Oregon
“The East Fort Rock OHV Trail System
has unique riding opportunities and there is
a great crew that keeps up with trail maintenance
and signage. It’s a unique area that draws
a lot of people in from around the Pacific North
West to come ride here.” Stated Combined
Off Highway Vehicle Operations (COHVOPS) Acting
Program Manager Matt Able.
was in the low 30's with sleet, snow,
and rain showers occuring throughout
the day of riding
The weatherman forecasted our day of riding
to be in the 70’s which would make for
some great riding but with various terrain and
elevation changes between 4,400 to 6,400 feet
- Mother Nature had other plans. As soon as
we pulled into the East Fort Rock OHV Trail
System entrance, it started sleeting. Luckily,
as we geared up the sleet held off for a few
hours allowing us to get out on the trails without
getting pelted too bad – for about an
hour or two.