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2008 Yamaha Raptor 250


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Raptor 250



In a class by itself! There's more than one way to skin a trail, and the all-new Raptor 250 does it with light weight and cat-like reflexes. Packing big Raptor styling and real Sport ATV performance, this feisty Raptor is in a class by itself.

Key Features
  • Lightest production sport ATV ever—for amazingly nimble handling and a great power-to-weight ratio.
  • Aggressive Raptor style and stance for maximum performance and excellent, all-day sport-riding ergonomics.
  • Class-exclusive five-speed manual transmission has a gear for almost any terrain.
  • Torquey, durable air-cooled engine puts out plenty of power and starts with the push of a button.
  • Low-profile 19-inch rear tires for outstanding traction and handling.
  • Longest suspension travel and lowest seat in its class for true sport handling.
  • Light and powerful 249cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke single produces a broad, deep powerband.
  • Five-speed gearbox with manual clutch provides the flexibility to tackle pretty much any track or trail.
  • 29mm Mikuni carburetor provides light throttle pull and excellent throttle response across the entire rpm range.
  • Electric starting is standard equipment and works in any gear.
  • DC-CDI ignition system delivers consistent spark at all rpm levels—for quick throttle response and a smooth, broad powerband.
  • Ceramic composite cylinder liner for greatly reduced wear and excellent heat dissipation.
  • Oil cooler keeps engine temps down and lubrication up in hot conditions.
  • New-design airbox features no-tools air filter access.
  • New-design three-chamber muffler is light, quiet and boosts low and midrange performance.
  • Light, strong, short-wheelbase chassis creates a quick, super-responsive high-performance package.
  • Low, 28.7-inch seat height enhances rider comfort and allows optimal rider movement.
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension with five-way preload-adjustable shocks gives 7.5 inches of wheel travel.
  • Lightweight aluminum wheels reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension performance, acceleration, deceleration and handling.
  • Triple hydraulic disc brakes deliver excellent stopping power even in wet conditions.
  • Extra-wide, YFZ450-style footpegs provide excellent grip and rider comfort.
  • Easy-to-use, flip-type handlebar-mounted parking brake can be set with one hand.
  • Rigid and light swingarm rear end is controlled by a shock with adjustable preload and 7.9 inches of wheel travel, for consistent wheel control and rider comfort.
  • New-design Dunlop tires deliver outstanding traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain.
  • Easy-adjust eccentric chain adjustment feature means hassle-free chain maintenance.
  • Flat, composite skid plates provide maximum underbelly protection.
  • Rugged steel grab bars front and rear help fend off debris and damage.
  • Type: 249cc air-/oil-cooled 4-stroke; SOHC, 2 valves
  • Bore x Stroke: 74.0 x 58.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Carburetion: Mikuni 29mm BSR
  • Ignition: DC-CDI
  • Starting System: Electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed; wet multiplate clutch
  • Drive Train: 2WD; sealed O-ring chain, eccentric adjustment
  • Suspension/Front: Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload-adjustable shocks, 7.5-in travel
  • Suspension/Rear: Swingarm, preload-adjustable, 7.9-in travel
  • Brakes/Front: Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes/Rear: Hydraulic disc
  • Tires/Front: AT20 x 7-10
  • Tires/Rear: AT19 x 10-9
  • L x W x H: 64.0 x 42.1 x 40.9 in
  • Seat Height: 28.7 in
  • Wheelbase: 43.7 in
  • Ground Clearance: 3.9 in
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gal
  • Dry Weight: 313 lb
  • Lighting: Dual 30W Krypton multi-reflector headlights & 21/5W brakelight
  • Warranty: 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
Additional Features
  • Dual 30-watt multi-reflector Krypton headlights straight off the potent YFZ450 add the perfect menacing appearance. Taillight has an incorporated brake light for added convenience.
  • Waterproof electrical connectors for outstanding durability and reliability.
  • Easy-access grease fittings on all chassis lubrication points simplify maintenance and help extend the life of the Raptor 250.
  • New-design bodywork comes off without the need to disassemble electrical parts, airbox or wiring harness—for easy maintenance.
  • 2.4-gallon fuel tank means less filling up and longer, more enjoyable rides



Engine Type
249 cc air-/oil-cooled 4-stroke; SOHC, 2 valves
249 cc
Bore x Stroke
74.0 x 58.0 mm
Engine Cooling
Starting System
Ignition: DC-CDI; Starting System: Electric


Front Suspension
Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload-adjustable shocks
Front Travel
7.5 in.
Front Brake Type
Dual hydraulic disc
Front Tires
AT20 x 7-10
Rear Suspension
Swingarm, preload-adjustable
Rear Travel
7.9 in.
Rear Tires
AT19 x 10-9


Dry Weight
313 lbs
Rear Rack Capacity
Hydraulic disc
Fuel Capacity
2.4 gal.
Ground Clearance
3.9 in.
Machine Dimensions (LxWxH)
64.0" x 42.1" x 40.9"
43.7 in.

Drive Train

Drive Train
2WD; sealed O-ring chain, eccentric adjustment
5-speed; wet multiplate clutch


Dual 30W Krypton multi-reflector headlights & 21/5W brakelight
Team Yamaha Blue/White, Gray/Red
6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)