Like Tree0Likes

Yamaha Raptors?

Old 10-14-2002, 05:17 PM
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
My Boats: 1979 Excalibur 31'
Posts: 144

I've got a 2001 Banshee, basically stock besides the pipes. My best friend has a 2001 Raptor, totally stock. My Banshee will blow him away any day and even if he had a pipe it would not make up the difference. He wants to ride my Banshee everytime we go out riding, I normally don't ask to ride his Raptor. They just do not handle like the Banshee....their is a reason Yamaha has been making these bad boys for 15 years now...I would be highly surprised if the Raptor hangs around half that time....

Buy a Banshee or wait until the supposed new model comes out!

But that's just me 2 cents..........
WHITE-DIAMONDS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2002, 05:43 PM
Posts: n/a

Here's another one to throw in the mix.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2002, 09:34 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 4,215

I went to a dealer tonight and a salesman admitted that the raptors have chitty handling and are dangerous at high speeds kind of a bummer, I was looking foreward to approaching 90mph on a quad Does anyone know anything about the Bombardier DS-650?
THRILLSEEKER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2002, 09:52 PM
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: L.I. N.Y.
Posts: 21

I own a suzuki LT500R boy that thing is a handfull.
DJG is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2002, 10:14 PM
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,963

Thrillseeker, go to and ask the question there. It is just like OSO but for quads.

OffshoreOnly is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2002, 11:33 AM
Charter Member
Charter Member
IRONMAN's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: south east of dome island
My Boats: Formula 271 15 Whaler
Posts: 1,208

What do you guys think of putting a Raptor engine in a 300EX frame and lenghen the swingarm a little?
IRONMAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 08:17 PM
Posts: n/a
Talking Yamaha Raptors

I am not sure where you people who ride Yamaha Banshees can say that they handle good? Their style is out of date. I own a Yamaha Raptor with a CT pipe and jetting, just with that alone semi built Banshees are no problem, so I am not sure who your racing but it's a good joke.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 08:26 PM
buck183's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Siloam Springs, Ar.
My Boats: 1989 Cigarette Bullet
Posts: 4,655

I'd take the Banshee over the Raptor anyday too.

Thread on 4 wheelers....shouldn't this be in OT Forum?

buck183 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 08:44 PM
Charter Member#157
Charter Member
MnFastBoat's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Minneapolis, Mn, Usa
My Boats: 1999 Advantage 28' Cat
Posts: 1,847

Originally posted by OffshoreOnly
Thrillseeker, go to and ask the question there. It is just like OSO but for quads.

I will second that site.
Awesome place

But if you really want the sh!t of a quad and want two wheel drive thrills, this is what you should be looking at.
Very good friend on here has a raptor, and his buddy has a YFZ450. They both ride hard and fast.
Maybe he will chime in and give his personal opinion on both units since he has first hand experience driving both.
I however love my Grizzly.
Thing rocks but not as fast as thiers. Even thought I 'try' to keep up with no avail
Attached Thumbnails
Yamaha Raptors?-2004grizz-new-mudlites.jpg  
This Cat is trying to keep up with the Big Dogs

Last edited by MnFastBoat; 04-11-2004 at 08:47 PM.
MnFastBoat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 09:17 PM
105mph_38_2003's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 1,114

I had a lt250R that was modded back in '88 and was bitten by the quad bug. I had a Raptor and sold it for a Prairie 650 since we do more bogging down here that racing. I was contemlpating on getting another racer and was between a KFX 400 or KFX 700. The Suzuki and Kawasaki 400's are exactly the same quad and are both awesome machines. The KFX 700 will go about 95mph bone stock from what I have been told but I have no seat time....Four of my friends have the KFX 700's and love them more than life
105mph_38_2003 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Drives and Lower Units
06-21-2011 07:03 AM
Anarchy Powerboats
General Boating Discussion
02-26-2007 09:24 PM
General Q & A
09-04-2003 01:46 AM
General Q & A
05-16-2003 02:01 AM
11-19-2002 07:34 AM

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 PM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.