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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2019, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Are raptor 700s top heavy

Are the 700s raptor really top heavy like I hear
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2019, 05:40 PM
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They carry their weight higher than a 450, so they will feel more top heavy when compared to a 450. I race XC and have no issues with the extra weight, and I only weigh 130 lbs. Having a reverse gear was a must have for me.
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Ok but how is the engine mounted is it more mounted more the middle or up front
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700 is king great for wheelies but id say its a tad top heavy upper center

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The 700 motor weighs more than a 450 and is taller. The radiator is mounted higher too. This is why they feel more top heavy than a 450. A 700 has the potential to make more power and it comes in at a lower rpm than a 450. The 700 builds rpms slower than a 450, because the piston is very large, it has more reciprocating weight in the motor and a longer stroke.
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Not at all if you compare to a Yamaha Grizzly 700! :-)

I don't think mines top heavy, but maybe like others said, compared to a 450 it may feel that way.

I've had mine on some pretty steep hills and off-camber situations and it felt very stable.
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Definitely a bit top heavy, but you can always manipulate it between stretch, lower, widen, etc.


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