One of the fiercest competitors and most consistently innovative companies on the world recreational vehicle scene turns 50 this year and Yamaha Motor is promoting its rich history by releasing 50th anniversary models of each of its flagships. When we saw the new 50th anniversary 700 Raptor, we figured it deserves a mention on account of being one of the prettiest recreational weapons we’ve ever seen. With all the attitude of an exocet missile, the Raptor 700 beastie has a fuel-injected four-valve 700cc motor, and it weighs … wait for it … 180 kilograms. The single cylinder engine is razor-sharp and fuel-injected with endless mid-range power for pulling high speed roosts.
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