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2011 Yamaha YFZ450R SE & Raptor 700R SE ATV Unveiled

2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE & YFZ450R SE ATV Glamis Ride
Yamaha Special Edition Sport ATV Models Test Ride

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Glamis, CA (2/10/2011) - Annually, Yamaha releases Special Edition sport ATV models, and for 2011, they released a Raptor 700R SE in June, followed by the YFZ450R SE in November, and once again, these Yamaha Special Edition models are well worth the wait with a great mix of styling and additional accessories.

We at were invited out to the desert sands of Glamis to check out and get in a little seat time with both the YFZ450R SE and the Raptor 700R SE. We've been out to Glamis many times and in previous trips the sand was rough and choppy, but this time, there was a good wind blowing and the sands were smooth and well-lipped, perfect for catching some awesome air; and while much of the country is buried in massive amounts of snow and freezing temps, we were treated to sunny skies and mild temperatures in the seventies.

2011 Yamaha YFZ450R SE & Raptor 700R SE ATV Unveiled
2011 Yamaha Special Edition Black Metallic YFZ450R (above left) & Black Metallic Raptor 700R (above right)

When we first saw the Special Edition Yamaha’s, the first thing that struck us was the aggressive color schemes of both quads. The Raptor 700R is decked out in all black, which Yamaha dubs as “Ghost Black” and rightly so with its rather ghostly looking graphics, black frame and wheels add to the dramatic look of the quad, giving it an aggressive look to match its performance. The Raptor SE also features a wave-style rear disc brake along with a GYTR front grab bar and heel guards.

Yamaha Raptor 700R SE ATV
Yamaha Raptor 700R SE ATV
Raptor 700R SE GYTR Front Bumper
Raptor 700R SE GYTR Heel Guards

The YFZ450R is tricked out with a black and red color scheme. The quad comes with dual color plastics, featuring red radiator shrouds and rear accent fenders, that sets off the barbed wire themed graphics quite well. The YFZ450R also boasts a black frame and wheels and includes a black swing-arm, which we thought really enhanced the look of the quad. . It also features a GYTR black front bumper and quick release fender fasteners for quicker plastic removal.

2011 Yamaha YFZ450R ATV
2011 Yamaha YFZ450R ATV
The YFZ450R SE also comes with a GYTR black front bumper & it features a black frame & swing-arm
The YFZ450R SE comes with Zues style clips fasteners for quicker fender removal without any tools
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