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Old 03-02-2009, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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here is a thread that is similar to your question:
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ok how much do shocks cost? I am just tired of almost flipping when i am riding. the raptor 700 is to top heavy.
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450s are insane
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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.
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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
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