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2015 Yamaha Raptor 700R Review
For 2015, Yamaha has taken its most popular big bore sport quad, the Raptor 700R, and made some big changes that has not only increased the power of the 686cc torque monster, but also has better fuel economy. The changes to the 2015 Yamaha Raptor 700R are impressive as Yamaha continues the evolution of the Raptor 700R.

2015 Yamaha Viking VI Review
Since replacing its popular Rhino line of UTV’s, Yamaha has been working to expand on the Viking line and has been quite successful in their efforts. For 2015, Yamaha has introduced the new Yamaha Viking VI, with an extra row of seats to accommodate six passengers.

2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 Review
For 2014, the Yamaha Grizzly 700 Utility ATV received several substantial updates including wider front a-arms, longer suspension, engine updates, new tires, and improved EPS settings.

2014 Yamaha YFZ450R Test Drive Review
In 2009, Yamaha released the YFZ450R, which replaced the original YFZ450. Now, five years later, Yamaha’s championship winning Yamaha YFZ450R has received many upgrades for 2014.

2014 Yamaha Viking 700 EPS SxS Test Drive Review
In 2003, Yamaha changed the face of the performance SxS vehicles with the release of the Yamaha Rhino 660, which quickly grabbed the attention of off-road enthusiast, hunters, and farmers. As sales exploded for the Yamaha Rhino, many other OEMs quickly released rival SxS / UTV models, and just over ten years later, there is a full range of SxS off-road vehicles for consumers to select from to meet their individual needs.

2013 Yamaha YFZ 450R SE & Raptor 700R SE ATV Glamis Ride
Yamaha invited ATVriders.com out to Imperial Sand Dunes in California for the eleventh annual Special Edition Glamis sand dunes ride event, and for 2013, Yamaha once again released both the YFZ450R SE and Raptor 700R SE sport ATV models.

2013 Yamaha Grizzly 700 & Rhino SxS Tactical Black Review
For 2013, Yamaha announced in June the Special Edition Tactical Black Grizzly 700 EFI EPS Utility ATV and Rhino 700 FI SxS, which feature an all new matte black body and cast aluminum wheels. These new Special Edition models were specifically released with the outdoor shooting enthusiast in mind, so Yamaha invented the media to the Gunsite Academy in Prescott, AZ.

2013 Yamaha Raptor 700 & 700r ATV Test Ride Review
2013 Yamaha Raptor 700 & 700r ATV Test Ride Review
Yamaha 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. For model Year 2013 Yamaha offers two versions the Raptor 700 & 700R Sport ATV.

2012 Yamaha YFZ450 Sport ATV Test Ride / Review

2012 Yamaha YFZ450 Sport ATV Test Ride / Review

With the economic downturn in 2008, Yamaha came up with a solution to the problem and help out their loyal consumers by re-introducing the original Yamaha YFZ450 sport ATV to their 2012 line up, with a few changes to help keep costs down for the customer.

2011 Yamaha Raptor 125 Sport ATV Test Ride Review 2011 Yamaha Raptor 125 Sport ATV Test Ride Review
Yamaha is known for putting out “first in its class” machines, and trying to fulfill the needs of its loyal customers . Based on the Yamaha’s Raptor 250 design, the 2012 Yamaha Raptor 125 ATV was designed to fill a void in the youth and entry level sport quad genre that had previously been left to the Taiwan and Chinese manufacturers.

2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE & YFZ450R SE ATV Glamis Ride 2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE & YFZ450R SE ATV Glamis Ride
Annually, Yamaha releases Special Edition sport ATV models, and for 2011, they released a Raptor 700R SE in June, followed by the YFZ450R SE in November, and once again, these Yamaha Special Edition models are well worth the wait with a great mix of styling and additional accessories.

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 4x4 EPS Utility ATV Test Ride / Review

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 4x4 EPS Utility ATV Test Ride / Review

While Yamaha frequently gets a lot of attention for their performance / sport line of ATV’s, the manufacturer’s utility line of Grizzly ATV’s is also one of the best on the market. With many new upgrades and improved performance, the 2011 Yamaha Grizzly line is sure to please even the most discerning consumers.

2010 Yamaha YFZ450R SE & Raptor 700R SE ATV Ride Review 2010 Yamaha YFZ450R SE & Raptor 700R SE ATV Ride Review
Yamaha kicked off 2010 with their annual Special Edition Sport ATV ride at the Imperial Sand Dunes in California, which has become one of the most anticipated ride events of the year for those lucky enough to attend. There we had a chance to test ride the 2010 Yamaha YFZ450R & Raptor 700R SE

2010 Yamaha YFZ450X ATV Cross Country Test Ride Review

2010 Yamaha YFZ450X ATV Cross Country Test Ride Review

The growing market for purpose-specific ATVs has brought many new choices to the consumer, when shopping for their ideal machine. Yamaha has listened to their customers and has offered up a new, powerful machine that fills a void in the woods and cross-country realm, the Yamaha YFZ450X.

Yamaha YFZ450R Versus Yamaha YFZ450 ATV Review

Yamaha YFZ450R Versus Yamaha YFZ450 ATV Review

After racing the Yamaha YFZ450 in the GNCC Racing Series, GNCC XC1 Pro ATV Racer & ATVriders.com Test Rider Jarrod McClure compares the pro and cons of the two Yamaha powerhouse sport ATV machines while racing the Grand National Cross Country Series.

Yamaha Rallies Behind The Rhino 700 FI Sport Edition SxS

Yamaha Rallies Behind The Rhino 700 FI Sport Edition SxS

Since the fall of 2003, Yamaha has had a target on its back. That was the year Yamaha launched the innovative 2004 Rhino 660 Side-By-Side vehicle. Although it was not the first side-by-side machine, the Rhino took the off-road industry by storm and wowed consumers worldwide. Competitive manufacturers rushed to develop, or re-energize, their side-by-side offerings, realizing the world’s demands for such a capable and versatile machine. With new product offerings —a Rhino 700 FI and Rhino 450 — Yamaha’s utility vehicle continued to appeal to the masses and grow in popularity.

Jarrod McClure’s 2009 Yamaha YFZ450 GNCC Pro ATV Build

Jarrod McClure’s 2009 Yamaha YFZ450 GNCC Pro ATV Build

For the 2009 GNCC racing series I decided I would be racing a Yamaha YFZ 450 ATV. I chose to race the older YFZ, not the new YFZ450R, because there is already a ton of aftermarket parts available, and also since it has been proven at all types of racing over the past few years. I would like to give you some insight on what I did to make my YFZ450 race ready.

Yamaha Raptor 250 ATV Motocross Race Test Review

Yamaha Raptor 250 ATV Motocross Race Test Review

The Yamaha Raptor 250 has been successful since its introduction, appealing to both the older youth market and beginning adult riders. After a year on the sales floor and with the second year model out, Yamaha had had several requests from the media for an event to see the Raptor 250 in race action

2009 Yamaha YFZ450R ATV Motocross Ride Review - Day Two

2009 Yamaha YFZ450R ATV Motocross Ride Review - Day Two

We were highly anticipating the second day of our test ride on Yamaha’s new YFZ450R and could not wait to put it to the test in its preferred environment, the motocross track. We had high hopes for this machine and once we hit the track, the YFZ450R aimed to please at the LACR Motocross Track

2009 Yamaha YFZ450R ATV Trail Ride Review - Day One 2009 Yamaha YFZ450R ATV Trail Ride Review - Day One
Yamaha made arrangements for us to test out the new Yamaha YFZ450R at Hungry Valley just outside of Gorman, CA. The scenic high desert terrain provided us with miles of wide open sandy trails and steep washouts that would challenge theYFZ450R’s power and handling abilities on the Trails

2009 Yamaha Grizzly 550 4x4 FI EPS Utility ATV Test Ride / Review 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 550 4x4 FI EPS Utility ATV Test Ride / Review
For 2009, Yamaha has taken everything they put into the Grizzly 700 and developed an all new Grizzly 550 based on its big brother. Yamaha invited ATVriders.com up to Lake Arrowhead California to experience the new Grizzly 550 first hand for our test ride review

2008 Yamaha Raptor 250 ATV Project Build Review

2008 Yamaha Raptor 250 ATV Project Build Review

When Yamaha released the Raptor 250 Sport ATV in late 2007, it quickly became the leader among the class of its sub 300cc counterparts with features that are typically only found in larger displacement ATV models, so we decided it would be the perfect machine for competing among the youth ranks in cross county and motocross racing for our young rider.

2008 Yamaha Rhino 700 EFI UTV / SideXSide Vehicle Review

2008 Yamaha Rhino 700 EFI UTV / SideXSide Vehicle Review

The Yamaha Rhino 660 revolutionized the SXS / UTV market when it was first released in 2004, and for 2008, Yamaha released the Rhino 700 EFI, which takes the level of performance of the Rhino to another level, and we had the chance to ride new model at Brimstone Recreation Park in Tennessee

2008 Yamaha Raptor 250 Sport ATV Review 2008 Yamaha Raptor 250 Sport ATV Review
Yamaha discontinued production of the highly popular Blaster 2000 in 2006, which left many wondering what would replace it. Well, the answer has come with the release of the Raptor 250 4-Stroke Sport ATV, which surpasses the Blaster in nearly ever category, so check out the full Review!

2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 UTV / SideXSide Vehicle Review 2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 UTV / SxS Vehicle Review
Yamaha’s Rhino 660cc offers an abundance of features that has put it at the top of the UTV ranks. From its first in class independent rear suspension offering 7.3 inches of wheel travel allowing for the occupants to stay out on the trail longer with out fatigue, so check out the full Review!

2007 Yamaha YFZ450 & Raptor 700 Special Edition ATV Review 2007 Yamaha YFZ450 & Raptor 700 Special Edition ATV Review
The Raptor 700 and YFZ450 received major updates in 2006 with Raptor being completely reengineered and the YFZ450 receiving a over 80 changes, so for 2007, the changes to both models were more subtle than the prior year, but there were still some minor improvements. Check out the Special Edition ATV's.

2007 Yamaha Grizzly 700 Fuel Injection 4x4 Utility ATV Review 2007 Yamaha Grizzly 700 Fuel Injection 4x4 Utility ATV Review
Yamaha was so excited about their new proclaimed “King of the Forest” they invited out virtually every ATV media outlet to the Paws Up resort in Missoula, Montana to spend a day riding their all new Grizzly 700, so we could decide whether or not, the Grizzly actually lived up to its hype. Read the full Review!

2007 Yamaha Big Bear 400 IRS 4x4 Utility ATV Review

2007 Yamaha Big Bear 400 IRS 4x4 Utility ATV Review

Off we go to Middle Eastern Alabama for some serious off road fun at the Dirty Dog Off Road Park. This place is known for its deep mud drags and serious swamp like conditions that will surely serve up some messy conditions. How does this redesigned ATV perform? Find out in the full Review!

2006 Wolverine 450 4x4 On-Command Sport Utility ATV Review

2006 Wolverine 450 4x4 On-Command Sport Utility ATV Review

Yamaha set out to improve the Wolverine 350 with more power, better handling, and sporty feel yet still handle any terrain it encountered. To accomplish their goal they went with a different frame, engine, tires, and look. When they were finished, they ended up with the new Wolverine 450 4x4. How did they do? Read on!

2006 Yamaha YFZ450 Sport ATV Review

2006 Yamaha YFZ450 Sport ATV Review

The 2006 model received over 80 changes in an effort to make the YFZ450 the best Sport ATV ever produced, so it was only fitting to invite the major ATV media outlets out to California to test out the newly improved YFZ450 for themselves and ATVriders.com was on this exclusive list. Check out the Review!
 

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