March 2nd, 2012 by Jason Giacchino
We live in an age of excess- need proof? Look no further than the Yamaha Raptor 700R- a bone stock ATV with top speed figures that could make private aircraft blush. However, where some see performance in excess, others see a starting point. When we say “others” we are actually referring to California’s Trinity Racing; a tuner/ builder/ parts supplier known for tricking out some of the hottest ATVs the world has ever known.
Added to their list of accomplishments is a Raptor 700 project that does the unthinkable: It breaks the 100 HP barrier! Not only does it surpass the long-standing ATV benchmark but it does so with an authoritative 7-horsepower margin.
To achieve this figure, the crew at Trinity targeted a few key areas, beginning with custom head work (port & polish, oversized crank shaft) complete with high-flow valves. Displacement has, naturally, been bumped to top over 900cc via a big bore kit. A Dual Stage 4 exhaust system in the rear offers torque & power increases throughout the entire powerband when compared to the traditional single muffler system.
Billetanium SS7 rebuild-able Steering Stabilizer with removable billet end caps to protect the seals from dirt and mud mates up to Lonestar 2 + 1 (2-inches wider, 1-inch forward) Longtravel A-arms. Fox Racing FLOAT X EVOL air sprung shocks were selected all around for their infinite adjustability. Lonestar Racing steel braided brake lines and Streamline Blade Rotors round out the bling-factor.
Trinity’s own E-brake block off plate and Lonestar Racing Billet Sprocket Hubs round out this build. Eagle eye readers will surely have noticed the paddle tires that have been mounted on the rims indicating this build’s specialty: Desert/ dune domination. Perhaps the most exciting news of all is that every single component and modification done to this Yamaha Raptor is available to John Q Public.