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KENNESAW, Ga. – June 12, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the best-selling sport ATV brand in

America*, announces its 2018 sport ATVs including the top-selling big bore Raptor 700R and the

championship-winning YFZ450R.

 

As the definitive leader in offering Proven Off-Road sport ATVs, Yamaha incorporates its legendary

racing performance into the most durable and reliable machines on the market, which are also proudly

built the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide

distribution. The Raptor 700R and YFZ450R are the top-selling and highest performing models in the

world of sport ATVs, and epitomize ATV performance and dominance on the track, trail and dunes.

 

2018 Raptor 700, Raptor 700R and Raptor 700R Special Edition (SE) Models

For 2018, the Raptor 700 (MSRP $7,999) gets a new Graphite color scheme, while the Team Yamaha

Blue / White Raptor 700R (MSRP $8,499) gets a Team Yamaha Blue seat, color-matched A-arms and

frame. The 2018 Special Edition Raptor 700R (MSRP $9,099) comes in a new White color with both a

GYTR front grab bar and heel guards.

As the best-selling sport ATV in America*, the Raptor 700R brings the best combination of power,

lightweight handling and trail / dune-conquering performance in sport ATVs. The Raptor’s hybrid steel

aluminum frame is complemented by a controlled-fill aluminum sub-frame and cast aluminum swing-arm,

all combining to produce a supremely-strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.

 

Utilizing Yamaha YZ-style fully adjustable piggyback shocks, the Raptor is a versatile machine capable of

handling any terrain – from tight, twisty trails to wide open deserts. Lending to the terrain-taming prowess,

front wheel travel is 9.1 inches, with 10.1 inches in the rear.

 

A plush seat, dual counter-balancers, electric start, and reverse are added features on Raptor 700R for

all-day riding comfort and convenience.

 

2018 YFZ450R and YFZ450R SE Models

As America’s best-selling 450-class sport ATV** and reigning MX and GNCC champ, the unrivaled, raceinspired

YFZ450R also gets a new SE in White (MSRP $9,299) with a GYTR front grab bar. The Team

Yamaha Blue / White YFZ450R (MSRP $8,999) now comes with a Team Yamaha Blue seat and color

matched A-arms and frame.

 

The YFZ450R is the most technologically advanced sport ATV in the market, combining a high-tech,

quick-revving, titanium-valve 449cc fuel-injected engine with a lightweight, professional-caliber cast

aluminum / steel chassis.

 

MX-ready, the YFZ’s no-weld frame is designed from lightweight aluminum with a tension-steel bottom

frame, allowing low engine placement for optimal mass centralization. Suspension components and

settings reduce weight while providing agile, performance-pointed handling and rider comfort.

 

The YFZ’s bodywork is designed for ideal ergonomics and rider comfort with a T-shaped seat and

maximum knee room permitting riders to easily move around the machine and attack corners to the finish

line. An assist-and-slipper clutch reduces clutch lever effort for less fatigue, while simultaneously

increasing clutch plate pressure for positive engagement. This clutch system also reduces engine braking

effect, which allows for faster cornering, particularly when downshifting.

 

View additional details on all of Yamaha’s new 2018 ATV models at www.YamahaMotorsports.com.

Follow Yamaha at www.facebook.com/YamahaMotorUSA, www.twitter.com/YamahaMotorUSA or

www.instagram.com/YamahaMotorUSA. #Yamaha #YamahaRaptor #YamahaYFZ #ProvenOffRoad

 

About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most

capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings

also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power

equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network

of dealers in the United States.

 

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin

and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha,

visit www.YamahaMotorsports.com.

 

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*Based on IHS Markit Total new U.S. ATV registrations in the Yamaha defined Sport ATV category for

Calendar Year 2016.

**Based on IHS Markit Total new U.S. ATV registrations in the Yamaha defined 450cc class Sport ATV

category for Calendar Year 2016.

ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.