raptor 700 vs. yfz 450 - Yamaha Raptor Forum

» Recent Threads
DustyRappy visits...
08-21-2014 06:30 AM
Last post by First700R
Today 01:55 PM
34 Replies, 718 Views
Raptor 50 Goes 6mph and...
07-31-2014 12:02 PM
by tashier
Last post by atvingnc
Today 12:43 PM
5 Replies, 204 Views
not getting fuel after...
08-22-2014 01:04 PM
Last post by DEZPERADO
Today 11:51 AM
10 Replies, 189 Views
Deal Of the Day
01-06-2011 10:33 AM
Last post by KB Motorsports
Today 10:56 AM
17 Replies, 1,315 Views
Houser Racing Special
08-13-2014 05:19 PM
Last post by KB Motorsports
Today 10:52 AM
3 Replies, 168 Views
needles
08-27-2014 06:32 AM
by Skillet
Last post by Skillet
Today 08:50 AM
6 Replies, 72 Views
660 carb jetting help
08-27-2014 10:33 PM
by klhurta
Last post by klhurta
Today 08:03 AM
7 Replies, 53 Views
HMF Exhaust for sale
06-27-2014 07:13 AM
Last post by mowgrass
Today 07:12 AM
5 Replies, 247 Views
auto tune questions
08-27-2014 08:54 PM
Last post by 1baddiesel
Today 06:55 AM
1 Replies, 53 Views
Jogaca is the best!
07-10-2013 11:37 PM
by 03GYTR
Last post by badlukrappy
Today 06:20 AM
37 Replies, 1,953 Views
» Sponsors
Go Back   Yamaha Raptor Forum > Raptor 700 Categories > Raptor 700 Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2009, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
skinindustries's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: ohio
Posts: 348
Default raptor 700 vs. yfz 450

I have a raptor 700 but i am thinking about trading to a 450 good idea or not?? I like how the 450's look and they look lower then the raptor. my question is, Is there a big differnce going from the raptor to the 450?? Like how does the motor run,does it have fast pick up stuff like that.
__________________
2011 YFZ 450x
2008 R6
2007 YZ 250
skinindustries is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-02-2009, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 204
Default

Its snappier than the raptor stock and you can throw them around easier but dollar for dollar a raptor is going to beat you flat out. It just depends on what your looking for I guess.
__________________
2008 Yamaha Raptor 700 SE
Barker Duals
Fuel ATV Intake
15 Tooth Front Sprocket
JE 11:1 Piston
Stage 3 Hot cam
Dynatek Programmable Ignition
PC5
Auto Tune System
Front Wheel Spacers
Rear Widening Hubs
SLC +3 Ladder Bar
ITP Holeshot HD's

Next: +3 Throttle Body
newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Nobody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 224
Default

here is a thread that is similar to your question:
700 vs 450
__________________
Jake Hardy
SORCS Quad Class B
2008 Suzuki LTR 450- XC Setup

Hebrews 12: 1-2

Great Companies to Deal With:
Tech Quad Shop, Derisi Racing
Nobody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 05:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Spokane Washington
Posts: 3,586
Default

if you are going to race it on a track, then to me its worth it. If not, then I personally would NEVER EVER go back to a 450.
The handling is very similar for off track riding. There is a lot more power to be had with the 700, and twice the torque.
The 700 is more comfortable and has more creature comforts built in.
The 450 though, you can make into a very light/agile missle on the track.

I was a big 450 guy myself. Started off with a warrior, then banshee, then 660, then 450 than 700....gone threw em all. 450 was hands down my favorite till the 700 came out. I wasnt track riding anymore, and the 700 did more things better or on par with the 450 and it just didnt make sense to own the 450 any longer....especially when we bought the lady the first 700 as the 'girl quad'. HA!

There is no 'best' with either of em...just depends on what you are doing I suppose. I like em both. All I know is I still ride with the same 450 chums I always have and my 700 walks them pretty easy...I can woods race just as good and I am comfortable, fuel injected, and have reverse to boot.

The 04-09 standard yfz has almost identical numbers as far as width, length and seat height...only diff is the standard 450 weighs 350 dry/ 372 wet....and the 700 weighs 396 dry/422 wet. 50 lbs...which, if you are throwing the machine around big time, YOU WILL FEEL. For instance, you are in a left hand slide, and have to transition to a right hand slide...that is when you will feel it. As far as anything else, IMHO they handle very very similar.
Power is all bottom-mid stock on a 700, and all topend on a 450. HOWEVER, get your 700 breathing like mine and they have topend to boot..and will whoop up on 450's pretty bad. 450's spin...700's go. Difference in tq, rotating mass, and gearing.

If you are thinking the new 450R....well, you are going to have a machine BUILT for the track big time with its stance, but its also a lot heavier with that race equipment tipping the scales at 405 wet. But the power comes on sooner than the old 450 and you'll have a deadly weapon for the track. I personally wouldnt want a 49-50 inch quad for woods racing though.
__________________
*06 Raptor 700R SE: Barkers, FCI, PC3, DynaTek Ignition (custom curve), HC3, +3 TB, TQS 11.5.1,Evac, Sparkplug Wire Mod w/ iridium NGK, Full GYTR Clutch w/ HD springs, Ohlins Suspension F/R, 15/38G

Last edited by 135boom; 03-02-2009 at 05:21 PM.
135boom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2009, 02:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
skinindustries's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: ohio
Posts: 348
Default

Ok i will just stick with my 700r and mod the shit outta it then. i was just looking into getting something a little lower. Like it is no problem to get my raptor on 2 wheels on its side, so when i am riding some trails i really have to lean to get those tires to slide and not just grip and flip.
__________________
2011 YFZ 450x
2008 R6
2007 YZ 250
skinindustries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2009, 07:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ricetime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hoosick NY
Posts: 477
Default

Skin, If you want lower get yourself some yfz front shocks and flip the rear link. This will lower the quad about 1 1/2 in.
__________________
2013 Raptor 700R, blue/white PMR Skids,CCP,Cycra Hand Gaurds,ODI Grips...2012 f800 snopro, 08 Tundra Dbl,4x4





JUST SHUT UP AND RIDE!
ricetime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2009, 08:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
skinindustries's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: ohio
Posts: 348
Default

ok how much do shocks cost? I am just tired of almost flipping when i am riding. the raptor 700 is to top heavy.
__________________
2011 YFZ 450x
2008 R6
2007 YZ 250
skinindustries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2009, 08:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mikejlt21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: long island
Posts: 1,082
Default

450s are insane
mikejlt21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 02:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Jacob 08se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: wa seattle
Posts: 29
Default

I have had a handfull of quad, two of them 450's (04 and 07) I just sold mine for a 700r. When I am able to take the quad down to the sand I ride all day. The 450 takes alot of work to ride, the trade off is the control I had with the 450 is awsome. 700r is a couch with an ingen.
__________________
Had...
Street
996 honda
1000rr honda
600 f Suzuki
750 gsxr Suzuki
620 KTM

Dirt
185 Yamaha
200 blaster yamaha
450 04 yfz
450 07 yfz

Have
700 Raptor 08se
Jacob 08se is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 09:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 817
Send a message via AIM to Danny T
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacob 08se View Post
I have had a handfull of quad, two of them 450's (04 and 07) I just sold mine for a 700r. When I am able to take the quad down to the sand I ride all day. The 450 takes alot of work to ride, the trade off is the control I had with the 450 is awsome. 700r is a couch with an ingen.
this is the simplest best explenation i ever heard. lmao couch with an engine!! haha its not that bad but the 450 is def. alot more nimble, like a ferrari vs a vette zr1. there both fast but the ferrari will murder it in handling... or at least i think it will lol
__________________
Danny T is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:19 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
RaptorForum.com is an independent Yamaha enthusiast website. Content on RaptorForum.com is generated by its users and RaptorForum.com is not in any way affiliated with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
Inactive Reminders By Mished.co.uk and FTP-Anime.com