Lightest production sport ATV ever provides amazingly
nimble handling and a great power-to-weight ratio. Aggressive Raptor style and stance gives maximum performance and excellent, all-day sport-riding ergonomics. Class-exclusive five-speed manual transmission has a gear for almost any terrain. Torquey, durable air-cooled engine puts out plenty of power and starts with the push of a button. Low-profile 19-inch rear tires boast outstanding traction and handling. Longest suspension travel and lowest seat in its class for true sport handling. Light
and powerful 249cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke single produces a broad, deep powerband. Five-speed gearbox with manual clutch provides the flexibility to tackle pretty much any track or trail. Mikuni 29mm carburetor provides light throttle pull and excellent throttle response across the entire rpm range. Electric starting is standard equipment and works in any gear. DC-CDI ignition system delivers consistent spark at all rpm levels—for quick throttle response and a smooth, broad
powerband. Ceramic-composite cylinder liner allows for greatly reduced wear and excellent heat dissipation. Oil cooler keeps engine temps down and lubrication up in hot conditions. Airbox features no-tools air filter access. Three-chamber muffler is light, quiet and boosts low and midrange performance. Light, strong, short-wheelbase chassis creates a quick, super-responsive high-performance package. Low, 28.7-inch seat height enhances rider comfort and allows optimal rider movement.
Independent double-wishbone front suspension with five-way preload-adjustable shocks gives 7.5 inches of wheel travel. Lightweight aluminum wheels reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension performance, acceleration, deceleration and handling. Triple hydraulic disc brakes deliver excellent stopping power even in wet conditions. Extra-wide, YFZ450-style footpegs provide excellent grip and rider comfort. Easy-to-use, flip-type handlebar-mounted parking brake can be set with one hand. Rigid
and light swingarm rear end is controlled by a shock with adjustable preload and 7.9 inches of wheel travel, for consistent wheel control and rider comfort. Dunlop tires deliver outstanding traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain. Easy-adjust eccentric chain adjustment feature means hassle-free chain maintenance. Flat, composite skidplates provide maximum underbelly protection. Rugged steel grab bars front and rear help fend off debris and damage. Dual 30-watt
multi-reflector Krypton headlights straight off the potent YFZ450 add the perfect menacing appearance. Taillight has an incorporated brake light for added convenience. Waterproof electrical connectors provide outstanding durability and reliability. Easy-access grease fittings on all chassis lubrication points simplify maintenance and help extend the life of the Raptor 250. Bodywork comes off without the need to disassemble electrical parts, airbox or wiring harness—for easy maintenance.
A 2.4-gallon fuel tank means less filling up and longer, more enjoyable rides.