Maybe they got a defectuous oneYeah they said the seat was torn and other gremlins crep up. But did not elaborate.
Dirt Wheels is the only mag or website that has said that. Weird thing is during the review the Katoom was the fastest, best handling and I think tied the Raptor in trail ergonomics. Then in the conclusions the say that crap. I wonder what they meant about gremlins creeping up.Maybe they got a defectuous one
C'mon the seat is high quality as is all the quad in general, lot's of friends with ltr's yfz's were impressed with the quality and Dirt Wheels says that, something is wrong...
Totally agree...i have personally owned both the 660 and new 700 raptors... there isnt any comparison, period. they are tippy and the suspension just plain sucks. i wasnt at all satisfied with the power at all on my 700 either. after spending over k on the motor i was somewhat satisfied, but tried 3 different types of shocks (elka elite, custom axis & fox evol dsc) on plus two different types of a-arms before finally giving up and selling it. the suspension geometry is fatally flawed and cant be fixed in my humble opinion. hell the raptor has 176cc more than the ktm and it made less power on the dyno; that speaks volumes for the superior design and efficiency of the ktm.
i am crying fowl here big time guys. i think dirtwheels is just plain scared of yamaha; they are affraid to be objective about it because they dont want to risk losing one of there largest advertisers.
i must say that article just makes me sick... i have no doubt that i have 50% more seat time on both the ktm 525 & raptor 700 than any of the testers could think about having.
Ya, I personally right now own a Raptor 700 ,LTR, and a KTm 525,I've that fricken Raptor from day one.As was said earlier it's suspention is screwed up and it feels like the back end is on slicks on ice, Yes it is out on the end of my driveway,hopefully someone will steal it. I won't sell the other two except to get new ones. I had the old 660 Raptor and it was better than this new one.