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2013 Yamaha Raider
Motorcycle pictures, review and specifications

Style. Performance. Attitude. You really can have it all...

You are looking at a special generation of custom cruisers. A breed that stands apart. The 2013 Raider features more black parts than the S version. Check out the incredible attention to detail. From front to back, the 2013 Yamaha Raider is loaded with "custom" inspired parts. Stretched out fork, fat rear tire, low seat and an aggressive, slammed riding position. The 2013 Yamaha Raider not only looks good... it offers an incredible riding experience too.

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2013 Yamaha Raider Review

Instant Attitude Adjustment.

If you want totally custom but would rather ride than wrench, have a look at the 2013 Yamaha Raider by Star Motorcycles. It truly is the ultimate marriage of cruiser styling and total performance. Its 113 cubic inch fuel injected V-Twin engine takes a back seat to no V-Twin when it comes to power and reliablilty. And the rest of the chopper inspired 2013 Raider is pure Star quality, designed and engineered by the world's best bike builders.

When the engineers at Yamaha set out to produce a true custom machine, the easy part was the styling and attention to detail.

The trick was to combine "chopper inspired" styling with a chassis that would offer superior handling. The engineers at Yamaha were not willing to compromise. The Raider had to deliver great handling and excellent ride quality. Discover the eye catching blacked out styling details and the all round incredible performance of the Raider.

2013 Yamaha Raider Key Features

US MPG Fuel Consumption: 42 mpg; Fuel Consumption ± 18kpl/51mpg(Imp)

Fuel injected 1854cc V-twin with "Assist & Slipper" hydraulic clutch

Superb handling, incredible attention to detail

The Raider was inspired by the custom chopper movement, but since it’s a Star, it had to also handle, stop and go.

A 6-degree yoke angle—the first ever on a Star Motorcycle—makes it possible to achieve that custom raked-out look as well as neutral handling and straight-line cruisability: 33-degree rake plus 6 degrees yoke angle gives total rake of 39 degrees and 102mm of trail.

Custom 5-spoke wheels carry a 120/70-21-inch bias tire up front, and a wide, 210/40-18 radial out back—the tallest and widest ever on a Star.

Estimated 42 mpg* means this cruiser can go the distance between fill-ups.

2013 Yamaha Raider Features and Benefits

Engine:

• High-performance, 1854cc (113 cubic inch) air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin powerplant produces massive torque and class leading acceleration from very low rpms.

• Maximum torque occurs at 2,500 rpm while maximum power occurs at 4,500 rpm, providing exciting acceleration with great pulse and torque feel.

• Traditional pushrod valve actuation keeps engine height down for a lower centre of gravity and ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to absence of a cam chain case. A lower centre of gravity helps to ensure light, easy handling.

• Four-valve cylinder heads provide optimal breathing efficiency for great power delivery at all rpms. The two spark plugs per cylinder means faster, more complete combustion for maximum power output.

• Cylinder heads utilizes a pent roof combustion chamber design and features an oil passage near the exhaust valve seat to improve cooling and durability. The heads also feature engine mounting points on each side of the head for increased chassis rigidity for exceptional handling.

• Large size valves increase engine horsepower and torque. The intake valves are 36mm in diameter while the exhaust valves are 31mm.

• Specially designed valve train includes short design intake and exhaust rocker arms that reduce inertia during higher-rpm use.

• High performance spec twin, crankcase-mounted, high-lift cams ensure strong torque and class leading acceleration.

• Mechanical centrifugal decompression mechanism located in each of the exhaust camshafts, ensures fast, easy starts.

• Hydraulic valve lifters driven by the twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and significantly reduce maintenance and tune-up requirements.

• The crankshaft is a single pin design, providing that special V-twin sound and pulse feel. Optimized flywheel mass and "damper-less" crankshaft allows the rider to feel the directness of the engine's power.

• For each rotation of the rear wheel, in 5th gear, the crank spins 3.14 times providing an outstanding rear wheel driving force feeling to the rider.

• Dual engine counter balancers reduce vibration for exceptional rider and passenger comfort. The balancers are positioned on either end of the crankshaft to reduce vibration and to minimize the size of the engine cases. The balancer is designed to reduce vibration while still allowing that classic V-twin pulse feel.

• 3-axis crankcase layout means the crankshaft, main axle and drive shaft are specially arranged to minimize the size of the engine cases and centralize mass.

• The dry sump oil lubrication system has been optimized to ensure maximum lubrication and cooling. Special oil nozzles direct oil at the bottom of the pistons to cool and lubricate them. Dry sump system means a more compact engine design since the oil tank is not part of the engine, which lowers the centre of gravity for great handling and a light feel.

•Special "dual chamber" crankcase design. The front section is for the crank assembly while the rear is for the transmission. Two, 3-rotor high capacity oil pumps optimizes oil flow in each of the two main sections of the engine.

• Huge 100mm ceramic composite-plated cylinder bores provide uniform heat dissipation, reduce weight, reduce friction and increase cylinder service life.

• Large-diameter 100mm pistons are both durable and lightweight. Yamaha's exclusive "controlled forged construction" keeps the pistons light for faster response and to accommodate higher rpms with reduced vibration and less reciprocating mass. The pistons feature an Alumite coating to reduce friction.

• Cooling fin thickness and depth is optimized for maximum heat dissipation, thereby eliminating the need for liquid cooling, while maintaining that traditional, stylish air-cooled engine appearance. Each cooling fin is specially polished to create shining highlights that change with the angle of the light.

• 43mm, twin-bore, downdraft throttle body fuel injection (FI) with throttle position sensor (TPS) ensures great throttle response and maximum power throughout the rev range. This system is a "closed loop" system, since it utilizes an oxygen sensor in the exhaust to monitor the concentration of oxygen and adjust the FI system if necessary. The benefits of fuel injection include chokeless operation, increased fuel economy, instant throttle response and reduced emissions.

• The 12-hole, 2-directional Mikuni fuel injectors produce a wide spray pattern for complete cylinder filling. This special spray pattern combined with the dual spark plug heads ensures complete combustion for maximum power. An Idle Speed Control (ISC) has been adopted to ensure stable idling performance.

• High capacity electronic fuel pump is located in the sub fuel tank under the seat.

• State-of-the-art Electronic Control Unit (ECU) ensures precisely metered fuel delivery and optimal ignition spark control using 3D mapping for each cylinder.

•Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (T.C.I.) provides a hot spark for sure starts and strong engine performance.

• 3.5 litre dual inlet air box features one inlet at the front and one at the rear of the air box for maximum breathing efficiency. This design not only maximizes air flow but also reduces weight and allows for a more open appearance at the steering head area. A viscous paper type air filter is used.

• Air Induction System (AIS) injects fresh oxygen at the exhaust port to ensure complete combustion thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions (HC & CO) while a special air cut valve reduces backfiring when decelerating or coasting off throttle.

• High-performance, 2-into-1-into-2 exhaust system features large size header pipes for maximum flow. Dual 3-way honeycomb matrix catalyizers reduce harmful exhaust emissions. The stylish dual muffler helps to boost torque and horsepower while producing a throaty, V-twin growl. Heat shields protect the rider and passenger from hot components.

• The exhaust system also features a lightweight titanium EXUP exhaust power valve most commonly found on high performance sport bikes. The EXUP system not only provides crisp throttle response and eliminates 'flat spots" but also improves acceleration, reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions too.

• Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for both strong low rpm acceleration and relaxed highway cruising. 5th gear is an overdrive gear for reduced engine rpms at highway speeds for maximum riding comfort.

• New "assist and slipper clutch" features a heavy duty 10 plate hydraulically operated wet clutch that reduces clutch lever pull / effort at the handlebar by 20%, for reduced hand fatigue and improved rider comfort. This newly designed clutch also features a back torque limiter function (also known as a slipper clutch). The slipper function helps to reduce the sharp effects of engine braking when downshifting. The end result is an easier to use clutch and smoother down shifting for an enhanced cruising / touring experience. This clutch is operated by hydraulic master cylinder instead of a cable. The hydraulic clutch design is low maintenance, self-adjusting and very stylish.

• Low-maintenance belt drive system not only significantly reduces maintenance but is also clean and quiet. A belt drive system uses less power than a shaft drive and reduces unsprung weight for great rear suspension performance. The belt is embedded with carbon fibre cords for incredible strength and durability

• Easy access, spin-on type oil filter means fast, easy oil changes.

Chassis and Suspension:

• High tech, ast aluminium double-cradle frame reduces weight, while balancing strength and rigidity. The engine is rigidly mounted in the frame for added rigidity. The critical head pipe area features box type construction for additional strength. The frame not only provides excellent handling characteristics but also compliments the beautiful flowing lines of the entire machine. The open area behind and below the steering head helps to enhance that "chopper inspired" styling image. The main front wire harness is hidden in the head pipe for a clean appearance.

Important Note: Raked out front fork with lots of trail generally provides good straight line stability but often results in heavy steering. The engineers at Yamaha will not sacrifice handling for styling, so they have developed a 6 degree yoke offset angle combined with a 34 degree steering head for a total fork angle of 40 degrees. The Raider provides light "athletic handling and easy steering" not commonly found on a custom styled bike. This bike was designed to be ridden !! Key numbers: 6 degree yoke offset angle; 34 degree caster angle; 102mm of trail.

• Lightweight C.F. die cast aluminium swingarm offers superb rigidity and ensures excellent stability and handling. The C.F. die casting process allows for beautiful shapes that are both strong and light. This swingarm is a fashion statement in aluminium and compliments the rest of the Raider's eye catching styling.

• Rigid 46mm Kayaba front fork offers 130mm (5.1") of wheel travel for exceptionally stable handling and great ride comfort. The inner fork tubes are protected by stylish chrome chip guards.

• Beefy, cast aluminium, top triple clamp and computer designed lower triple clamp with a 6 degree yoke offset angle provides excellent handling qualities while maintaining that custom chopper inspired styling.

• Link rear suspension features a spring preload adjustable single rear shock delivering outstanding ride comfort and precise handling. The Kayaba shock is horizontally positioned under the engine lowering the centre of gravity for great handling. The shock is hidden to provide that classic "hardtail" look. Rear wheel travel is 90mm (3.5").

• Powerful dual 298mm floating front discs are squeezed by ultra rigid, 4-piston, monoblock calipers to provide sport-bike spec stopping power with great lever feel and feedback.

• Beautiful custom looking 5-spoke cast aluminium 21" front wheel provides a special styling highlight. The width is 3.50 inches wide and is fitted with a 120/70 profile tire. The rear wheel is also a custom inspired 5-spoke 18 inch cast aluminium mag design that is 7.5 inches wide. This rear wheel carries the widest rear tire ever installed on a Yamaha motorcycle … it is a 210 / 40 tire. Both wheels are fitted with tubeless tires.

• Large 310mm rear disc is squeezed by a single piston caliper mounted below the swingarm for a lower center of gravity and that customized "hidden look".

• Two-piece seat design features a deep notch in the rider seat to give that chopper inspired riding position … more sitting in than sitting on. The rear portion of the rider's seat also doubles as a back support for the rider.

• 60/55w headlight with unique custom inspired styling can be adjusted up and down and left or right .

• Steel fenders front and rear can be easily customized or painted to suit personal preferences. Custom styled one piece rear fender mounts.

• Flangeless teardrop style main fuel tank offers 12 litres of capacity. There are no welds visible, providing that clean, custom look. Total fuel capacity is 15.9 litres thanks to a 3.9 litre sub tank located low in the frame below the seat. A high pressure electric fuel pump with quick connect fittings provides fuel to the FI system.

• Large 1.25" diameter handlebars. All electrical wires are hidden inside the handlebars for that clean custom look. Selected meter functions can be controlled by buttons on the back of RHS switch gear.

• Classic fuel tank mounted instrument panel. This comprehensive instrumentation includes an analogue speedo, and fuel gauge with low fuel warning light, plus a digital odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel reserve trip counter and clock. Background illumination can be adjusted to suit personal preferences. Reset buttons are located on the instrument panel while the select switch is located on the left hand switch gear so you can tab through the various functions without removing your hands from the handlebars.

• Extra wide, brake and clutch levers provide that quality feel and look.

• Brilliant LED rear tail light not only uses less power but is also more durable than a conventional bulb design.

Additional Features:

• Chrome headlight mounts
• Black headlight shell/body
• Black turn signals with clear lenses
• Black lower fork legs
• Black upper & lower triple clamps
• Black handlebar clamp
• Black engine covers with limited chrome accents
• Black & brushed aluminium wheel accents
• Black handlebar switches
• Black front calipers
• Black master cylinders (brake & clutch)
• Industry-leading, Star family fit and finish
• Numerous custom inspired styling highlights (headlight stay, handlebar holders, rear fender stays, mirrors, footpegs etc.) found throughout the Raider create a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
• Self-cancelling chromed turn signals with stylish clear lenses
• Low-fuel warning light (activated with 3 litres of fuel remaining)
• Low maintenance sealed battery
• Steering lock
• Helmet holder
• Upper and lower belt guards

2013 Yamaha Raider
USA Specifications

US MSRP Price: $14,890 (Raven) USD

Engine
Type 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled V-twin OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 100.0 x 118.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery Twin-Bore electronic fuel injection; throttle position sensor
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt
Chassis
Frame Double cradle
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Swingarm; 3.5-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 310mm
Tires / Front 120/70-21M/C 62H
Tires / Rear 210/40-18M/C 73H
Wheels 5-spoke cast

Dimensions
Length 101.2 in
Width 36.4 in
Height 45.9 in
Seat Height 27.4 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Wheelbase 70.9 in
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal
Fuel Economy** 42 mpg
Wet Weight*** 730 lb

Other
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

* Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner's Manual and all labels before operation.
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road
conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel.

2013 Yamaha Raider
Canadian Specifications

Canada MSRP Price: $15,999 CDN

Engine Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve, 48º, V-twin with EFI
Displacement 1,854 cc (113 cubic inch)
Bore and Stroke 100 x 118mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Torque 17 kg-m (123 ft-lbs.) @ 2,500rpm
Fuel Delivery Dual 43mm cross bore downdraft throttle body FI
Estimated Fuel Consumption* 18kpl / 51mpg (Imp.)
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition / Starting TCI / Electric
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Belt

Suspension (Front) 46mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 310mm disc
Tires (Front) 120/70-21
Tires (Rear) 210/40R18

Length 2,570mm (101.2")
Width 925mm (36.4")
Height 1,165mm (45.9")
Wheelbase 1,800mm (70.9")
Ground Clearance 145mm (5.7")
Seat Height 695mm (27.4")
Fuel Capacity 16 litres (3.5 Imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 331 kg (730 lb)
Colour(s) Metallic Black

± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.

* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.



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2012 YAMAHA Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4x4 EPS ATV pictures, review, specifications

2012 YAMAHA Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4x4 EPS
ATV pictures, review and specifications

Voted "Best of the Best"...The Grizzly 550 EPS sets the bar and tops the sales charts with industry-leading durability and reliability.

With all the features of its big bore brother including industry first electric power steering (EPS) bit in a slightly smaller engine package, the 2012 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI EPS is the ultimate utility AT and Field & Stream's "Bset of the Best."

2012 YAMAHA Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4x4 EPS atv pictures

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USA Specifications
US MSRP* $8,699 (Hunter Green) Available from July, 2011
$8,949 (Steel Blue) Available from July, 2011
$9,149 (Realtree® AP™ Camouflage) Available from August, 2011

ENGINE
Type 558cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled single; SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 92.0 x 84.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.3:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 40mm
Ignition TCI, 32-bit ECU
Starting System Electric
Transmission Yamaha Ultramatic® V-belt with all-wheel engine braking/H, L, N, R, P
Drive Train Yamaha On-Command® pushbutton; 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft drive

CHASSIS
Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 9.5-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear Dual hydraulic disc
Tires / Front AT25 x 8-12; aluminum wheels
Tires / Rear AT25 x 10-12; aluminum wheels

DIMENSIONS
L x W x H 81.3 x 46.5 x 48.8 in
Seat Height 35.6 in
Wheelbase 49.2 in
Turning Radius 126 in
Ground Clearance 11.8 in
Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal
Wet Weight 648 lb
Rack Capacity 99 lb Fr./187 lb Rr.
Towing Capacity 1322 lb

OTHER
Instrumentation Digital LCD multifunction display; speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, clock, fuel gauge and gear position
Lighting Dual 35W Halogen multireflector headlights & 21W/5W brakelight
Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

2012 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4x4 EPS Review


The 2012 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI packs all the same great features as the 2012 Grizzly 700 FI and it's powered by a 558cc engine. That makes the Grizzly 550 just about the perfect balance of performance, features and price.

At the heart of the Grizzly 550FI EPS SE, you'll find a powerful 558cc, four-stroke engine with fuel injection that delivers plenty of power, and makes cold starting a breeze.

The long-travel four-wheel independent suspension serves up awesome ground clearance to get up over and around the gnarliest terrain. While the bush button On-Command system will have you in complete control, simply select the 2WD, limited-slip 4WD or Diff-Lock 4WD to suit the terrain. Yamaha's Electric Power Steering, Ultramatic Transmission and disc brakes at every wheel round out this awesome middleweight ATV, without breaking the bank.

2012 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4x4 EPS Highlights:
Excellent Power-to-Weight Ratio
Electric Power Steering
Electronic Fuel Injection

2012 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI Auto 4x4 EPS Key Features:
New for 2012:
o New oil access cover allows easy access to check oil level.
o Fenders have a textured finish that resist scratching and scuffing.
o Gas charged rear shocks offer a quality damping feel and excellent performance over a long period of time.
o Rugged Maxxis® tires get the Grizzly moving over the gnarliest terrain.

ENGINE:
o This 558cc 4-stroke SOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled engine is derived directly from the industry-leading Grizzly 700 powerplant.
o Compact engine design features a 35-degree cylinder angle for ground clearance and lower seat height for quick steering and maneuverability.
o Ceramic-composite cylinder liner provides outstanding durability and heat dissipation; 92mm forged piston is light and strong and rides on a carburized chrome-moly connecting rod.
o Two-lobe overhead cam and a pair of needle-roller rocker arms reduce friction by 50 percent for increased fuel efficiency and torque.
o Gear-driven crankshaft balancer shaft and 4-position rubber engine mounts reduce vibration.
o Yamaha Fuel Injection uses a Mikuni® 40mm throttle body and idle speed control valve to provide easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery in nearly any condition, from below sea level to 15,000 feet.
o Stainless steel exhaust system features aluminum heat shields and a screen-type spark arrestor for great power with minimum noise output.
o High-capacity aluminum radiator with fan motor delivers maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame for optimal protection.
o Five-position shift lever with L, H, N, R and P gates has a light shifting feel with easy engagement, providing positive Ultramatic transmission control.
o Sealed drive case keeps out water and debris to help increase durability.

Chassis/Suspension:
o Electric Power Steering. This assist feature, pioneered by Yamaha on the Grizzly 700 FI EPS, lightens steering for superior comfort and terrainability.
o 5.3-gallon fuel tank is located under the seat for excellent mass centralization and handling; there's a 4.8-liter waterproof storage compartment under there, too.
o 11.8 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite skidplate deliver maximum underbelly protection while enhancing terrainability.
o 25x8-12 front and 25x10-12 rear Maxxis® tires provide responsive steering and handling and excellent comfort.
o Rugged injection-molded front bumper and CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage.
o Full-size chassis provides the same high level of comfort enjoyed
by Grizzly 700 riders.
o Five-way preload-adjustable shocks provide a comfortable ride, whatever the load or trail conditions.
o Front and rear lower A-arm guards offer excellent protection -and Grizzly 550 features WideArc™ front A-arms for outstanding ground clearance that's 5 inches wider than that provided by ordinary designs.
o Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes serve up consistent, long-lasting braking power.
o Direct driveshaft design efficiently transfers power while providing outstanding durability with less vibration.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
o Center-mounted, heavy-duty trailer hitch comes standard and can tow more than 1300 pounds.
o Rugged steel cargo racks with special, extra-durable wrinkle paint finish can pack a total of 286 pounds combined (99 front, 187 rear).
o Large, specially designed seat is extra plush and widely contoured for all-day rider comfort.
o Trick digital instrument panel boasts a multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter that counts the engine's running hours, 4WD status, transmission position, clock and fuel gauge.
o Dual 35-watt multireflector halogen bulb headlights with high/low beams provide bright illumination for nighttime work or play.
o Assembled in Newnan, GA, U.S.A.


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State Farm® has offered motorcycle insurance for 40 years
Protection for the Open Road
The open road is always an adventure. You never know what might be around the bend. So make sure you're prepared for whatever the road has in store for you, with a State Farm motorcycle insurance policy.

Motorcycles Covered by State Farm
We will consider any factory-built motorcycle, motorscooter, and other two or three-wheel vehicles including minibikes and trail bikes licensed for use on public roads.

Available Coverage Options
= Bodily injury to someone else or property damage that you accidentally caused while riding your motorcycle. =
= Bodily injury to yourself because of an accident with an uninsured motorist. =
= Damage to your motorcycle caused by an accident. =
= Theft, fire, vandalism, and other losses even while your motorcycle is in storage for the winter. =
= Customization work, such as paint or upgraded components =
= Attached side cars. =

Note: This is only a general description of available coverages and is not a statement of contract. All coverages are subject to policy provisions and applicable endorsements. For further information on motorcycle insurance see a State Farm Agent.


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2012 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 ATV pictures, review and specifications

2012 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4
ATV pictures, review and specifications

The original and Still the beast...

Lightweight and proven durability combine to help this feature-laden ATV navigate the toughest terrain.

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2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 Review

For its powerful, fuel injected big bore engine to Yamaha's exclusive Ultramatic transmission and On Command 2WD / 4WD with diff lock, this one's got so many top of the line features, it's tough to beat.

Specifications
US MSRP* $8,899 (Hunter Green) Available from July, 2011
$9,149 (Steel Blue) Available from July, 2011
$9,349 (Realtree® AP™ Camouflage) Available from September, 2011

ENGINE
Type 686cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled single; SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 102.0mm x 84.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44mm
Ignition 32-Bit ECU
Starting System Electric
Transmission Yamaha Ultramatic® V-belt with all-wheel engine braking/H, L, N, R, P
Drive Train Yamaha On-Command® pushbutton; 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft drive

CHASSIS
Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 9.5-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear Dual hydraulic disc
Tires / Front AT25 x 8-12
Tires / Rear AT25 x 10-12

DIMENSIONS
L x W x H 81.3 x 46.5 x 48.8 in
Seat Height 35.6 in
Wheelbase 49.2 in
Turning Radius 126 in
Ground Clearance 11.8 in
Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal
Wet Weight 648 lb
Rack Capacity 99 lb Fr./187 lb Rr.
Towing Capacity 1322 lb

OTHER
Instrumentation Digital LCD multifunction display: speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, clock, fuel gauge, gear position, and EFI function
Lighting Dual 35W Halogen multireflector headlights & 21W/5W brakelight
Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)


Motorcycle Insurance Information
www.statefarm.com

State Farm® has offered motorcycle insurance for 40 years
Protection for the Open Road
The open road is always an adventure. You never know what might be around the bend. So make sure you're prepared for whatever the road has in store for you, with a State Farm motorcycle insurance policy.

Motorcycles Covered by State Farm
We will consider any factory-built motorcycle, motorscooter, and other two or three-wheel vehicles including minibikes and trail bikes licensed for use on public roads.

Available Coverage Options
= Bodily injury to someone else or property damage that you accidentally caused while riding your motorcycle. =
= Bodily injury to yourself because of an accident with an uninsured motorist. =
= Damage to your motorcycle caused by an accident. =
= Theft, fire, vandalism, and other losses even while your motorcycle is in storage for the winter. =
= Customization work, such as paint or upgraded components =
= Attached side cars. =

Note: This is only a general description of available coverages and is not a statement of contract. All coverages are subject to policy provisions and applicable endorsements. For further information on motorcycle insurance see a State Farm Agent.


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Friday, June 21, 2013

Yamaha Pictures 2013 VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz

2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz
Motorcycle pictures, review and specifications

Hardcore to the Vmax

Marcus bought his first bike, a Yamaha RD350LC, at the age of 18. He knows what makes Yamaha unique. After bowing out of Moto Cross in 1992, following a serious accident, Marcus invested the proceeds from the sale of his machine into a set of tools and a bike-lift. He set up a workshop in a converted barn and established Walz Hardcore Cycles.

2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz Yamaha Pictures, 480x360 pixels

2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz
USA Specifications


Standard VMAX specifications below:

Engine
Type 102-cubic-inch (1679cc) liquid-cooled 65° V-4, DOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 90.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed, multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive Shaft

Chassis
Suspension / Front 52mm telescopic cartridge fork w/oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound; 4.7 in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock w/remote reservoir and remote adjustable for preload, compression and rebound
Brakes / Front Dual 320mm wave-type discs; radial mount 6-piston calipers, Brembo® radial pump master cylinder
Brakes / Rear 298mm wave-type disc, single-piston caliper and Brembo® master cylinder
Tires / Front Bridgestone® Radial 120/70-R18 59V
Tires / Rear Bridgestone® Radial 200/50-R18 76V

Dimensions
Length 94.3 in
Width 32.3 in
Height 46.9 in
Seat Height 30.5 in
Wheelbase 66.9 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 31.0°
Trail 5.8 in
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal
Fuel Economy** 27 mpg
Wet Weight*** 683 lb / 686 lb (CA model)

Other
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

* Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner's Manual and all labels before operation.
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road
conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel.

2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz
Canadian Specifications


Standard VMAX specifications below:

Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valves, 65 degree V-4
Displacement 1679cc
Bore and Stroke 90 x 66mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Maximum Torque 17 kg-m (123 ft-lb) @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni 48mm fuel injection
Estimated Fuel Consumption* 11.4kpl / 32mpg (Imp.)
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition / Starting TCI / Electric Start
Transmission 5-speed (with slipper clutch)
Final Drive Shaft

Suspension (Front) Fully adjustable 52mm cartridge fork
Suspension (Rear) Fully adjustable Link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 320mm discs with ABS
Brakes (Rear) 298mm disc with ABS
Tires (Front) 120/70R18
Tires (Rear) 200/50R18

Length 2,395mm (94.3")
Width 820mm (32.3")
Height 1,190mm (46.9")
Wheelbase 1,700 mm (66.9")
Rake / Trail 31° / 148mm (5.8")
Ground Clearance 140mm (5.5")
Seat Height 775mm (30.5")
Fuel Capacity 15 litres
Wet Weight 310 kg (684 lb)
Colour(s) Dark Metallic Violet

± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.

* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.

2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz
UK/Europe Specifications


Standard VMAX specifications below:

Engine
Engine type liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,679cc
Bore x stroke 90.0 mm x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Maximum power 147.2 kW (200PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 166.8 Nm (17.0 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Carburettor Electronic Fuel Injection
Clutch Type Wet
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh
Final transmission Shaft

Chassis
Frame Diamond Shaped
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø 52 mm
Front travel 120 mm
Caster Angle 31º
Trail 148 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm
Rear Travel 110 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm
Rear brake Single Disc, Ø 298 mm
Front tyre 120/70 R18M/C (59V)
Rear tyre 200/50 R18M/C (76V)

Dimensions
Overall length 2,395 mm
Overall width 820 mm
Overall height 1,190 mm
Seat height 775 mm
Wheel base 1,700 mm
Minimum ground clearance 140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 310 kg
Fuel tank capacity 15 litres
Oil tank capacity 5.9 litres

2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz
Australian Specifications


Standard VMAX specifications below:

Engine
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, V-4
Displacement 1679 cc
Bore x Stroke 90.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Lubrication System Wet sump
Fuel Management EFI, YCC-I & YCC-T
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 L
Final Transmission Shaft drive
Transmission 5-speed w/ slipper clutch
Dimensions
Length 2395 mm
Width 820 mm
Height 1190 mm
Seat Height 775 mm
Wheelbase 1700 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Wet Weight 310 kg with 15 litres of fuel
Chassis
Frame Type Aluminium diamond
Suspension Front 52mm Telescopic fork, 120mm travel
Suspension Rear Swingarm, link-type, fully adjustable, 110mm travel
Brakes Front 320mm dual wave discs, six pot radial mounted calipers
Brakes Rear 298mm single wave disc
Tyres Front Bridgestone radial 120/70 R18MC(59V)
Tyres Rear 200/50 R18MC(76V)

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.


2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz Review


The German invented and developed the world-famous Drag Style frame, a new kind of custom bike. Europe’s most successful bike builder, his creations have appeared on 60 magazine covers and in more than 600 magazine articles and Marcus was the 2006 winner of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Bike Build-Off. Walz Hardcore Cycles has retail outlets selling bikes and apparel across Europe.

How do you make the best even better?

From its launch in 1985 to its rebirth in 2008, the Yamaha VMAX has become a biking icon through its unique bodywork, awesome acceleration and sharp handling.

So, you don’t mess with an icon, right? How do you enhance a class act that already delivers an unbeatable ride? By building on the style and road presence of the VMAX, using the best people to create individual machines forged from the highest quality materials. This is hyper modification.

Designed for visual stimulation, balancing aggression and aesthetics, these are exclusive muscle bikes.

Meet the heroes of hyper modification who take customisation to the max. They’re the big-gun bike builders with the tenacity to tackle the big beast of the road and their latest VMAX creations.

The HYPER modified class is born.

Take the world's best biking brains, those with the imagination, tools, mettle and metal to transform an iconic machine into something even more individual. Lock them in a workshop and set them loose on the VMAX.

2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz Yamaha Pictures 1All Muscle. All Brains.

Unlike any other motorcycle available today, the 2013 Yamaha VMAX is truly in a class of its own. The awesome acceleration and muscular beauty combines with sporty handling and Yamaha's latest electronic engine management technologies to offer an incredibly exhilarating riding experience.

The 2013 Yamaha VMAX is the ultimate fusion of brawn and brains. The unique features of this iconic beast are richly blended with advanced sportbike technology and forward thinking style. It all adds up to a machine with immense performance and visual power. The 2013 V-Max truly is in a class by itself.

You ride muscle bikes for very visceral reasons - the dominating growl of the engine, the knowledge that vast power is yours to easily control, the quiet awe of passers-by. The VMAX delivers all of these and more.

This radically-styled muscle bike became an instant legend when the first versions rolled onto the streets and drag strips in 1985, and the current incarnation continues those traditions of brawn and beauty, with massive, muscular design to match the vast power of the engine.

Ride one today to experience astonishing power in a domineering frame, and the simple pleasure of riding one of the most iconic muscle bikes around.

The legend continues.

In '85 the original V-Max turned the motorcycle world on its ear. Our engineers took a big dose of the original "Mad Max" DNA then added a bunch of Yamaha's latest sport bike technologies like our chip controlled variable intake stacks, a high tech fuel injection system and our famous fly by wire throttle. The result is the next generation VMAX. The legendary sound, engine character and amazing acceleration are all part of the latest design but there is a twist. The VMAX offers truly sporty handling, thanks to its lightweight aluminium chassis and fully adjustable suspension. Scorched any pavement lately?

2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz Yamaha Pictures 2VMAX, Power, Performance, Adrenaline

This fast and monstrously powerful machine continues in the traditions of the original VMAX from 1985, with head-turning looks and a distinctive growl.

The current incarnation puts a bigger engine in a more compact chassis to give awesome acceleration and precise handling. It comes with a 1,679cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke V4 engine that delivers huge torque and gives the rider previously unimaginable levels of power.

And that power is all contained within a dramatic, black, low-profile aluminium frame with giant front forks and massive, aggressively-styled aluminium air intakes. This is a muscle bike for the 21st century

A legend reborn

Ever thought how hard it would be to make a sequel to a legend? Your design would have to reiterate the original mission statement, then forge a bold and captivating new personality (while still respecting certain styling expectations the market will have). You’d have to eclipse all previous parameters of performance, and finally, get these goals to crystallise into a single design so expertly as to create a motorcycle the likes of which the world has never seen – like the 200ps, 166 Nm Intelligent Monster you see here. A musclebike of immense presence and value, with awesome acceleration and incredible control, VMAX will provide a select few riders with sensations and emotions that others can merely dream about.

2013 Yamaha VMAX Key Features

= US MPG Fuel Consumption: 27 mpg; Fuel Consumption ± 11.4kpl 32mpg(Imp)
= Super-powerful 1,679cc 4-stroke V4 engine with YCC-I & YCC-T
= Aluminium chassis with fully adjustable suspension
= Low-profile aluminium frame
= Big, muscular designHearty exhaust growl
= Great performance through rpm range
= Short powerplant centres mass for better handling

2013 Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified Marcus Walz Yamaha Pictures 3The ultimate power cruiser delivers unmatched performance from its 65-degree, four-valvesper- cylinder, 1679cc V4—plenty of eye-opening, controllable acceleration from a compact engine that looks as powerful as it is.

Downdraft four-bore fuel injection with YCC-I® intake technology and YCC-T® fly-by-wire throttle provide awesome acceleration throughout the broad powerband.

Lightweight aluminum chassis puts the engine low and forward for mass centralization, resulting in a machine designed to handle curves as well as straightaways.

Borrowing liberally from advanced sportbike technology, VMAX features a slipper clutch, wave-style brake discs, ABS, and complete suspension adjustability front and rear.

Functionality and forward-thinking style uniquely combine with features like oxidized-titanium-coated 52mm front fork tubes, magnesium engine side covers, fluorinated polyethylene fuel tank and the organic electroluminescence multifunction display.

Full power - The 1,679cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke V4 engine offers huge torque from a visually intimidating powerplant. Iridium spark plugs ensure extremely efficient combustion at all engine speeds - and for the rider, this means previously unimaginable levels of power, whether from a standing-start or roll-on acceleration.

Low-profile frame - The VMAX is a dramatic machine. Its black, low-profile aluminium frame spars arc forcefully across the top, while the giant tubes on the front forks are like nothing else seen on any other bike. Its unique character is further emphasised by four massive, aggressively-styled, hand-finished aluminium air intakes.

Mighty mufflers - The four single-expansion mufflers are short and upswept, and emit a strong and pleasing exhaust sound with a hearty pulsing sensation that announces your presence. The high quality silencers are manufactured from lightweight titanium, and finished in shot blast to complement the mean and moody look of the black frame and engine.

Rigid forks - The massive tubes on the front forks are perfectly in keeping with this bike's unique character. They also offer excellent rigidity and the front suspension delivers a smooth ride, great handling, and is fully adjustable for preload, to suit the riders own requirements.

Strong grip - A big bike needs big wheels, and the VMAX doesn't disappoint. The 1,700 mm wheelbase gives outstanding straight line stability, and the handling is further enhanced by 18 inch front and rear wheels that have specially-developed tyres to optimise grip, shock absorption and road holding.

Iridium sparks - As well as advanced chip-controlled technology, the VMAX also runs with Iridium spark plugs. These special plugs are used on the majority of high performance motorcycles, and are designed to ensure extremely efficient combustion at all engine speeds.

2013 Yamaha VMAX Features and Benefits

Engine:

• Liquid-cooled, 1,679cc, DOHC, 16-valve, 65°, V-4 engine has no equal in its class. The compact engine design has allowed the engineers to place the engine in the "sweet spot" of the frame to optimize handling.

• DOHC 4-valve "pent roof" cylinder head design provides optimum breathing efficiency for incredible engine performance. Valve actuation is via under bucket shims. Compression ratio is 11.3:1.

• Steel valves are used for excellent durability. Intake valves are 34mm in diameter with a 14-degree valve angle while exhaust valves are 30mm with a 15 degree valve angle.

• "Combination" chain and gear camshaft drive system is utilized. With this system, only the intake cams are driven by a chain (attached to the crank), the exhaust cams are driven by a gear drive off the intake cams. This design allows for more compact cylinder heads since the distance or "pitch" between the camshafts is reduced.

• High-performance camshafts provide incredible engine performance. Centrifugal decompression device on the exhaust cam means fast, easy starting.

• Automatic hydraulic cam chain tensioners reduce engine mechanical noise.

• Lightweight, forged, aluminium short skirt pistons help provide fast throttle response, reduced vibration and provide excellent durability.

• Connecting rods are carburized and use a nut less design. The lower end "cap" of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion; this design is known as "fracture splitting". This design aids in establishing true big end roundness, greater precision in con rod dimensions and are extremely durable.

• 180-degree crankshaft design is utilized.

• Gear-driven engine counter balancer shaft is used to reduce vibration and maximize rider comfort. The balance ratio is 50% to allow some pulse feel. Since the crank design is 180 degrees, there is also some inherent natural balancing effect as well.

• Twin radiator design features a curved upper rad and lower flat rad for maximum cooling efficiency. Each rad has its own cooling fan.

• An oil-to-coolant heat exchanger type oil cooler maintains stable lubricant temperatures for increased performance and extended engine life.

• Wet sump oil lubrication system is used and features a spin-on type oil filter.

• Mikuni fuel injection system uses four 48mm throttle bodies fitted with T.P.S. (Throttle Position Sensor) and numerous other sensors. An oxygen sensor has been fitted into the exhaust making this a "closed loop" type FI system. The benefits include excellent throttle response, great fuel economy, reduced emissions, stable idling and no choke to fuss with during start up. The closed loop design means the system is constantly monitoring the fuel / air mixture and adjusting it as required for maximum performance plus reduced emissions.

• Denso 12-hole injectors are used for excellent fuel atomization for maximum power and response across the entire rev range.

• The VMAX utilizes a lightweight main Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that in fact consists of 3 - ECUs in total. The main 32-bit ECU controls the ignition and fuel injection process, while a 2nd and 3rd integral ECU controls the YCC-T & YCC-I. This "combined" ECU design reduces weight.

• YCC-I or Yamaha's Chip Controlled Intake means the intake funnels / stacks vary in length (between 2 positions) depending on engine rpm. An electronic servo motor varies the funnel length from 150mm (for low to mid rpms) to the short setting of 54mm for high rpm. The transition or switching rpm between the 2 lengths is 6,650 rpms. The revolutionary YCC-I provides the best of both worlds, solid low rpm torque and power combined with an amazing high rpm rush. It takes only 0.3 of a second for the funnels to move from the tall to the short position.

• Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) electronically controls the throttle valves for outstanding response and improved controllability at all rpms. This system features twin Throttle Position Sensors (TPS) and a D.C. motor driving the throttle valves. The YCC-T is used to provide even more control of the intake air volume for smoother torque character. The rider can "mechanically close" the throttles by simply closing the throttle twist grip.

• Large capacity air box uses a viscous-type paper air filter.

• Air Induction System (AIS) injects fresh air into the exhaust port area to fully combust any un-burnt fuel, reducing harmful HC and CO emissions for a cleaner environment.

• 4-into-1-into-2 into-4 exhaust system is used. Not only does it make a serious styling statement but also provides excellent performance and reduced emissions thanks to a 3-way honeycomb catalytic converter in the under engine "muffler box". It also features Yamaha's patented Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve (EXUP). This system monitors engine rpm and adjusts exhaust flow (via the EXUP valve) for maximum performance at all rpms with no "flat spots". This system helps to improve torque, optimize fuel economy and reduces emissions too.

• Crankcase design incorporates the cylinders into the upper half of the cases for reduced weight. Ceramic composite cylinder "bores" are a "liner-less" design with the ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminium block to ensure great heat dissipation for consistent power delivery, reduced friction and reduced weight.

• Open deck type cylinder design is used for maximum cooling efficiency.

• Lightweight magnesium alloy crankcase covers are used.

• Hydraulically activated, ramp-type slipper clutch featuring 10 friction plates is used to deliver consistent clutch performance with a light lever pull and minimal maintenance. A slipper or back limiter clutch assembly reduces rear wheel hop when making hard downshifts or under hard braking. The clutch master cylinder is a Nissin design using a 14mm piston. The clutch lever offers 4 positions of adjustability.

• 5-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for maximum acceleration and performance. 5th gear is an overdrive gear to reduce engine rpm at highway speeds for a comfortable ride.

• Clean, quiet low-maintenance shaft drive is used. This system features dual "U" joints to accommodate the extra wide rear tire.

• Compact shaft drive gear case assembly reduces weight and improves styling.

• Functional hand finished aluminium intake covers highlight Yamaha's quality and attention to detail.

• ACM magneto produces 420 watts of power at 5,000 rpms.

• Maintenance-freetransistor controlled ignition (T.C.I.) provides a hot spark for sure starts and strong engine performance.

• High-performance direct ignition coils (ignition coil is built into the spark plug cap) reduce weight while iridium spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver increased spark energy.

Chassis and Suspension:

• Lightweight cast aluminium frame has been designed to offer an optimized rigidity balance to maximize handling performance. This frame is very rigid or stiff at the head pipe, engine mounts and swingarm pivot point. In other areas, material is less rigid in order to allow for "tuned flex".

• Extra-long, lightweight cast aluminium swingarm provides great torsional rigidity for excellent handling and manoeuvrability. The distance between the swingarm pivot and the rear axle has been optimized (662.5mm) for great rear wheel traction. Threaded holes for accessory racing type rear stand are provided.

• Detachable C.F. die cast aluminium and extruded aluminium rear sub frame means easier maintenance access (and a less costly repair if the unit is "looped out").

• Huge fully adjustable, conventional cartridge-type 52mm front fork features 120mm (4.7") of road-smoothing wheel travel. The inner tubes feature a oxide titanium coating to reduce friction and wear. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider's weight and road conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance. There is 5-way spring preload adjustability plus 20-way compression damping and 17-way rebound damping adjustability.

• Lightweight triple clamps. The upper is made of cast aluminium while the lower clamp is forged aluminium. Fork pitch is 225mm while offset is 30mm.

• Link Monocross rear suspension utilizes a fully adjustable remote reservoir rear shock. Rear wheel travel is 110mm (4.3"). Adjustments include 11 way spring preload adjustability (via easy-access remote adjuster), 12-way compression damping and 18-way rebound damping adjustability.

• 15-litre fluorinated polyethylene fuel tank is mounted below the rider's seat and therefore helps maintain a low centre of gravity plus mass centralization. It also provides space for the large capacity air box. The fluorination treatment reduces the "permeation" of fuel vapours (hydrocarbons) into the atmosphere. The electric fuel pump is housed inside the tank. The low fuel warning light will illuminate with approx. 4.2 litres of fuel remaining.

• Dual floating 320mm wave-style front rotors are squeezed by radial mount, monoblock 6-piston calipers. The result is incredible braking performance with excellent control and lever feedback. The master cylinder is a Brembo radial pump master cylinder with a 16mm piston, a direct GP race innovation. The lever is adjustable for various hand sizes.

• 298mm wave-style rear disc is squeezed by a single-piston slide-type caliper utilizing sintered metal pads and a 14mm Brembo master. The caliper is mounted below the swingram to maintain a handling enhancing low centre of gravity.

• Anti-lock braking system features Yamaha's latest ABS system, very similar to that found on the FJR1300. The linear controlled 3-position ABS system features an ECU with an integrated compact hydraulic unit built into the ECU plus active type wheel sensors with magnetic rotors. The benefit is reduced weight, excellent mass centralization and better lever feedback when the system is operating. The main benefit of ABS is excellent control under hard braking or braking on wet or slippery surfaces since the ABS system helps to prevents wheel lock-up.

• Rugged yet lightweight cast aluminium 5-spoke mag wheels front and rear. The wheels utilize hollow "spokes" to reduce unsprung weight for superior handling. Front rim size is a 3.50 x 18 fitted with a tubeless 120/70R18 radial tire, while the rear is 6.00 x 18 fitted with a wide tubeless 200/50R18 radial tire.

• Conventional tapered 1?" diameter low rise handlebar.

• Cool multi-function handlebar mounted meter includes analog tachometer and digital speedo plus an adjustable shift light and a variety of warning lights. A second multi-function display panel is located on top of the "fuel tank" (actually it is the air box cover). Readouts on this panel include fuel gauge, fuel consumption display, odometer, dual tripmeters, clock, coolant temp, gear indicator, throttle valve opening, intake air temp, stop watch and fuel reserve tripmeter. This panel uses a highly visible 256 x 64 dot matrix "Organic Electro Luminescence display". Brightness is adjustable.

• Bright, H4 60/55-watt, halogen headlight

• Eye-catching LED tail light means it uses less electrical power.

Additional Features:

• Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of "ride-away" theft. This system must recognize the "coded ignition key" in order for the unit to start. If the immobilizer ignition does not recognize the key (or a screwdriver or other type of "jimmy tool") the bike will not start even if the ignition is turned or forced into the on position. If the system does not recognize the coded chip in the ignition key, it will not allow the ignition system, fuel pump or starter motor to function.

• High-performance, long-life Iridium spark plugs
• Lightweight forged aluminium shift lever and rear brake pedal
• Low-fuel warning light
• Low maintenance, lightweight, sealed battery
• Stylish key with special key case holder
• Lean angle engine kill switch prevents unit from running if it is on its side to avoid engine damage.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The VMAX offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.


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2012 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS ATV specifications

2012 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS
ATV pictures, review and specifications

The big bore category best seller boasts class-leading durability, off-road capability, and industry-first EPS.

From #1 in durability, to most off-road capable, to #1 in big bore ATV sales, the 2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI automatic 4x4 EPS truly is the king of the Real World Tough.

YAMAHA PICTURES 2012 Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS

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Specifications
US MSRP* $9,499 (Hunter Green) Available from June 2011
$9,749 (Steel Blue) Available from June 2011
$9,949 (Real Tree HD Camo) Available from June 2011

ENGINE
Type 686cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled single; SOHC, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 102.0mm x 84.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 44mm
Ignition 32-Bit ECU
Starting System Electric
Transmission Yamaha Ultramatic® V-belt with all-wheel engine braking/H, L, N, R, P
Drive Train Yamaha On-Command® pushbutton; 3-way locking differential; 2WD, 4WD, locked 4WD; shaft drive

CHASSIS
Suspension / Front Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 7.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Independent double wishbone; 5-way preload adjustment, 9.5-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear Dual hydraulic disc
Tires / Front AT25 x 8-12 w/aluminum wheels
Tires / Rear AT25 x 10-12 w/aluminum wheels

DIMENSIONS
L x W x H 81.3 x 46.5 x 48.8 in
Seat Height 35.6 in
Wheelbase 49.2 in
Turning Radius 126 in
Ground Clearance 11.8 in
Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal
Wet Weight 648 lb
Rack Capacity 99 lb Fr./187 lb Rr.
Towing Capacity 1322 lb

OTHER
Instrumentation Digital LCD multifunction display: speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, clock, fuel gauge, gear position, EPS and EFI function
Lighting Dual 35W Halogen multireflector headlights & 21W/5W brakelight
Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)


2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS Review


#1 for all the tough reasons...

We matched up our most powerful fuel injected engine to our toughest, most advanced chassis for one of the best power to weight ratios on the market.

We took our most powerful fuel-injected engine and wrapped it in our toughest, most advanced chassis. The result? An ATV with one of the best power-to-weight ratios around.

Add in Yamaha's industry-first electric power steering system, Ultramatic Transmission, On-Command System, a thick seat and long-travel four-wheel independent suspension and you can hear the competition trembling.

2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS Highlights:
• Raptor Based 686cc Fuel Injected Engine
• Electric Power Steering
• 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

Key selling points:
• 1. This most powerful Grizzly with its 686cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine and light weight has the best power-to-weight ratio of any Yamaha utility ATV.
• 2. Steel Blue model includes cast aluminum wheels.
• 3. Yamaha Fuel Injection means instantaneous cold starts and optimal performance in nearly any condition, from sea level to 15,000 feet.
• 4. Industry first: Electric Power Steering system lightens steering for superior comfort and terrainability.
• 5.  Industry-exclusive, fully automatic Ultramatic® transmission is the most advanced drive system in ATVs. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and uses a sprag clutch for all-wheel downhill engine braking in 4WD mode.
• 6. Three-position On-Command® In/Out 4WD feature lets you switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD-all with the simple push of a button.
• 7. Fully independent long-travel four-wheel suspension features double-wishbone suspension front and rear with five-way preload-adjustable shocks for maximum control and comfort over rough terrain. Smoothest-running and -riding Grizzly ever.
• 8. Advanced digital instrument panel boasts a multifunction LCD display with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeter, hour meter, 4WD status, transmission position, clock and fuel gauge.

2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Auto 4x4 EPS Key Features:
New for 2012:
o New oil access cover allows easy access to check oil level.
o Fenders have a textured finish that resist scratching and scuffing.
o Gas charged rear shocks offer a quality damping feel and excellent performance over a long period of time.
o Rugged Maxxis® tires get the Grizzly moving over the gnarliest terrain.

ENGINE:
o Raptor®-based four-valve combustion chamber design produces a potent combination of low-rev torque, instant throttle response and high horsepower.
o Compact engine design features a 35-degree cylinder angle for ground clearance and lower seat height for quick steering and maneuverability.
o Gear-driven crankshaft balancer shaft and rubber-damper engine mounts reduce vibration.
o Ceramic-composite cylinder liners provide outstanding durability and heat dissipation; forged piston is light and strong and rides a carburized, chrome-moly connecting rod.
o Two-lobe overhead cam and a pair of needle-roller rocker arms reduce friction by 50 percent for increased fuel efficiency and torque.
o Mikuni® fuel injection with 44mm bore and throttle position
sensor means easy cold starts and flawless fuel delivery in
nearly any condition.
o Pushbutton electric start with seven-disc torque-limiting damper assembly to protect the starter motor.
o Straight driveshaft layout eliminates U-joints for reduced friction, noise, vibration, and maintenance.
o Stainless steel exhaust system features aluminum heat shields and a screen-type spark arrestor for great power with minimum noise output.
o High-capacity aluminum radiator with fan-assist delivers maximum cooling efficiency and is positioned high in the frame for optimal protection.
o Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces engine maintenance and helps extend engine life.
o Five-position shift lever with H, L, N, R and P gates provides
positive Ultramatic transmission operation.
o Override button allows engine to make maximum rpm in full Diff. Lock mode.
o Sealed drive case keeps out water and debris to help increase durability.

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION:
o WideArc™ front suspension A-arms provide outstanding ground clearance.
o Five-way preload-adjustable shocks provide a comfortable ride, whatever the load or trail conditions.
o Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes serve up consistent, long-lasting braking power under all sorts of nasty conditions.
o Electric power steering varies assist according to speed and torque for increased comfort and incredible maneuverability- even in 4WD.
o 5.3-gallon fuel tank is located under the seat for excellent mass centralization and handling; there's a 4.8-liter water-resistant storage compartment under there, too.
o 11.8 inches of ground clearance and full-length composite skidplate deliver maximum underbelly protection while enhancing terrainability.
o 25x8-12 front and 25x10-12 rear Maxxis® tires provide responsive steering and handling along with excellent comfort.
o Rugged injection-molded front bumper and CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
o Center-mounted, heavy-duty trailer hitch comes standard and can tow more than 1300 pounds.
o LCD instrument display contains fuel injection and electric power steering information, as well as bar-type fuel gauge, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, clock, and Diff. Lock indicator.
o Rugged steel cargo racks with special, extra-durable wrinkle paint finish can pack a total of 286 pounds combined (99 front, 187 rear).
o Dual 35-watt multireflector halogen bulb headlights with high/low beams light up the night.
o Assembled in Newnan, GA, U.S.A.

* Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
ATVs with engine sizes over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders age 16 years and older.


Motorcycle Insurance Information
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State Farm® has offered motorcycle insurance for 40 years
Protection for the Open Road
The open road is always an adventure. You never know what might be around the bend. So make sure you're prepared for whatever the road has in store for you, with a State Farm motorcycle insurance policy.

Motorcycles Covered by State Farm
We will consider any factory-built motorcycle, motorscooter, and other two or three-wheel vehicles including minibikes and trail bikes licensed for use on public roads.

Available Coverage Options
= Bodily injury to someone else or property damage that you accidentally caused while riding your motorcycle. =
= Bodily injury to yourself because of an accident with an uninsured motorist. =
= Damage to your motorcycle caused by an accident. =
= Theft, fire, vandalism, and other losses even while your motorcycle is in storage for the winter. =
= Customization work, such as paint or upgraded components =
= Attached side cars. =

Note: This is only a general description of available coverages and is not a statement of contract. All coverages are subject to policy provisions and applicable endorsements. For further information on motorcycle insurance see a State Farm Agent.


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2008 Yamaha YZF-R125 Motorcycles Insurance, Pictures, Specifications

2008 Yamaha YZF-R125
Motorcycle pictures, review and specifications

2008 Yamaha YZF-R125 Motorcycle pictures and specifications.

Category: Sport

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Specifications

Model: Yamaha YZF-R125
Year: 2008
Category: Sport
Rating: 79.5 out of 100.

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 124.66 ccm (7.61 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder
Stroke: 4
Power: 14.75 HP (10.8 kW)) @ 8750 RPM
Torque: 12.24 Nm (1.2 kgf-m or 9.0 ft.lbs) @ 8750 RPM
Compression: 11.2:1
Bore x stroke: 52.0 x 58.6 mm (2.0 x 2.3 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Fuel control: SOHC
Ignition: TCI
Starter: Electric
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Cooling system: Liquid
Transmission type final drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet, multiple-disc coil spring

Physical measures
Dry weight: 126.5 kg (278.9 pounds)
Seat height: 818 mm (32.2 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 970 mm (38.2 inches)
Overall length: 2,015 mm (79.3 inches)
Overall width: 660 mm (26.0 inches)
Ground clearance: 155 mm (6.1 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,355 mm (53.3 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Steel Deltabox
Front suspension: Telescopic forks
Front suspension travel: 110 mm (4.3 inches)
Rear suspension: Swingarm (monocross)
Rear suspension travel: 95 mm (3.7 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 100/80-M17
Rear tyre dimensions: 130/70-M17
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 292 mm (11.5 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 230 mm (9.1 inches)

Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio: 0.1166 HP/kg

Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 13.80 litres (3.65 gallons)
Color options: Blue/white




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