I have raced several...my riding buddy has a HMF equipped Raptor. I ride with him every week. when my R was stock and he was jetted with HMf pipe, we were neck and neck with me having a slight advantage. But now that I have some mods, its not even a race, and I have time slips to prove it.....If you take it to the sand, and do some sand drags, you will find the raptor with a even bigger dis-advantage.Originally posted by rpm@Jun 27 2004, 03:09 PM
How do you know? Have you raced a raptor?
something like that. thats not really true either...the TRX is alot lighter, and its just simply a more aggressive engine by design......its more race inspired.Originally posted by rpm@Jun 27 2004, 06:48 PM
Thanks for sharing that. So the saying, 'there's no replacement for displacement' does not hold true regarding the trx450r vs. raptor comparison?
yes 350 dry... and the Raptor is 415 not 398.. 398 is what the Yamaha Warior 350 wieghs ..again this is dry weight. with no gas or oil....and no added weight from dirt and mud.Originally posted by rpm@Jun 28 2004, 04:54 PM
I thought the trx450r was faster, but I wanted to make sure from you guys with experience. I heard the raptor is heaver than the 398lbs that Yamaha specifies. Is the trx450r REALLY only 350lbs?
So why don't you compare it to a YFZ 450?Originally posted by Ticeman@Jul 15 2004, 04:44 PM
That's the difference between 1985 technology and 2004 technology. Comparing a Raptor to a TRX450R, is like comparing a 1985 Yamaha XTZ660 to a 2004 Yamaha YZ450F. Or a 1985 Honda XR600R to a 2004 Honda CRF450R. There just isn't a comparison there.