Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > General Discussion > Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads >

Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

Old 08-17-2006, 08:16 PM
  #1  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
BigMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: SW FL, USA
Posts: 416
Default Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

I'm looking for a late model Yamaha Raptor 700, YZF 450, or a newer Honda 400EX. I have heard that all of the past Raptor evils have corrected in the new 700's. Has anybody ridden both to compare? Has anybody ever compared the Raptor 700 to the YZF 450? Looking for a cash deal at the right price. Close to Tampa would be a bonus. Any opinions on these quads would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike
BigMike is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 08:46 PM
  #2  
Registered
 
buck183's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Siloam Springs, Ar.
Posts: 4,710
Default Re: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

I race MX and ride the dunes heavily. That being said I prefer the YFZ myself.

Not a big fan of the EX. Great bike but underpowered for my taste.

If I was a trail rider or someone that liked to cruise and take it easy with the convenience of reverse the Rappy would be my choice. They still feel top heavy for my taste. Just and opinion and we all have them.

Take a look at the quad forums. No different than OSO when it comes to boating. Plenty of info to be had on all these rides.

Buck
buck183 is offline  
Old 08-18-2006, 12:27 AM
  #3  
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
HiPerf2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: N.E.
Posts: 4,073
Default Re: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

450 is the best out of the 3 you mentioned. i've ridden them all.
HiPerf2000 is offline  
Old 08-18-2006, 06:24 AM
  #4  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
BigMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: SW FL, USA
Posts: 416
Default Re: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

So the YZF 450 does not have reverse? Thanks for the replies. What should I expect to pay for a 1 or 2 year old YZF or Raptor? Are there any dealers on the board? Is the Raptor 350 way underpowered? I weigh in at a featherlike 235 pounds and do not want to be short on power.
BigMike is offline  
Old 08-18-2006, 07:40 AM
  #5  
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Comanche3Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 9,273
Default Re: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

Raptor is fuel injected...a plus
Comanche3Six is offline  
Old 08-18-2006, 07:56 AM
  #6  
Registered
 
buck183's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Siloam Springs, Ar.
Posts: 4,710
Default Re: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

Originally Posted by BigMike
So the YZF 450 does not have reverse? Thanks for the replies. What should I expect to pay for a 1 or 2 year old YZF or Raptor? Are there any dealers on the board? Is the Raptor 350 way underpowered? I weigh in at a featherlike 235 pounds and do not want to be short on power.
I've always been a Yamaha man. That being said, yes it's underpowered IMO. I'd take the EX over the 350 Rappy.

Buck
buck183 is offline  
Old 08-18-2006, 08:50 AM
  #7  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Spokane, Washington
Posts: 395
Default Re: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

If you want reverse, awesome suspension and great overall performance look at the Suzuki LTZ400. If you want the bad boy on the block check out the new LTR 450- it is currently the one to beat. I sell Suzuki, Honda and Yamaha and Suzuki consistantly out performs and you get more bang for your buck. Just my .02.

Scott
scottie150 is offline  
Old 08-18-2006, 09:52 AM
  #8  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
BigMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: SW FL, USA
Posts: 416
Default Re: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

Scottie150,

Thanks for the heads-up. What would be considered a good deal on a late model Raptor 700?

Thanks,
Mike
BigMike is offline  
Old 08-18-2006, 10:19 AM
  #9  
SORE MEMBER
Platinum Member
 
Wobble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 2950'49.74"N 95 5'17.55"W.......TEXAS
Posts: 7,008
Default Re: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

The Honda is a good nimble trail riding bike, I have only riden the 400ex once, but it is a lot like the 300ex I have had since 1992.

Cant speak to the others, but my Honda has thousands of miles on it and still runs strong. It has been abused in everyway possible including numerous submersions.

Honda or Yamaha are hard to beat for durability IMO
Wobble is offline  
Old 08-21-2006, 05:56 PM
  #10  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: KC, MO
Posts: 28
Default Re: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads

Off the subject anyone with a Raptor 660 ever replaced the starter gear. I have mine torn apart but it seems there is a special tool to remove the gear. Any help is appreciated. Bike is a 2003 660r.
bghert is offline  

Quick Reply: Raptor 700 vs. YZF 450 vs. 400EX Quads


OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

OSO Advertiser