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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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2015 Raptors?

So I'm waiting to see what the 2015s will be equipped with as well as what all we have to look forward to aesthetically. With that being said, does Yamaha the Raptors in stages. For example do they release the 700, then the 700R and then the 700RSE?

Additionally, when typically does Yamaha unveil the new models?

Have any of you heard any rumors?

Thanks in advance for any and all insight.

~Andy
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 09:11 PM
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Nothing in stages, just all packages in one shot. I am sure there will be no big wow factor being panned out.

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YFZ 450 fronts & reworked rear by JOGACA
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ODI Rogue grips & ASV pro pack levers
PRM Edge Baja bumper w/12" Cree spot/flood bar
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Fastway steering stabilizer
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What is the time cycle for updates v face lifts? 4yr? Admitting that I know very little about Raptors, when was the last major revision? If nothing major happens for the 2015s or there is no must-have Paint scheme, I might opt for an Orange & White 2014 and mod it. How much to have someone strip it down as I really want a black frame?

Morphrider, I'm hoping for a massaging seat and cup holders, probably shouldn't hold my breath?

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Morphrider, when will the 2015s be released? Is it the same every year?
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Cup holders? Now that's a treat, lol. Not sure exactly when everything will be released though.

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With that being said, does Yamaha the Raptors in stages. For example do they release the 700, then the 700R and then the 700RSE?
All at once, save for the SE2 models which have been released mid-cycle once or twice.
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After the dealer show, which is typically June. Last time we didn't get a June release was 2009 for the 2010 models, that year we had to wait until September.
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Have any of you heard any rumors?
There have been rumors about a twin cylinder 4 stroke banshee replacement since the late 90's and back again with a vengeance when Yamaha started selling a sled with possible donor motor. It is my opinion that this is probably just like the 650EX rumor in that it will be brought up continuously but never come to fruition. I certainly won't be planning a purchase or holding off based on the idea that it may come some day.

Otherwise, the rumors are few and far between from year to year. And without significant changes to the donor engine I don't expect a major power-train change for 2015. Graphics are likely, suspension is possible, and frame changes are an outside shot. The plastics are relatively new so unless their ugliness has tanked sales I would expect the shape to stay for the time being.

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Back when I was subscribed to dirthwheels it seems like they always talked about them in the August issue... that has been about 5 or 6 years ago tho, I seen the 2015 yz250 on youtube about a month ago...

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Thanks for all the comments. I've been making it a point to swing by Barnes & Noble every other week or so on the off chance a magazine might have some mention. My local dealership pales in comparison to Power Yamaha in Sublimity OR so the wife and I plan trips to Portland with a scheduled stop in @ Power. I plan on pulling ton of OT this month to cover the cost of my quad as I just paid off the wife's (read - a fool and his money will soon part).

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The plastics are relatively new so unless their ugliness has tanked sales I would expect the shape to stay for the time being.
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