The Yamaha Attaks are ’tweeners in the ’tweener market. They have the longer 136-inch tracks and 1.25-inch lugs (Camoplast Rip Saw), but they’re positioned more as a trail sled than an on-/off-trail hybrid.
The longer track is certainly to the machine’s advantage in rougher trails, as it bridges the ridges better than a 121-inch track.
This is the second year for the Attak, and the first year for the GT version. The GT has premium Ohlins shocks, including the electronic control feature for rear suspension adjustment. The standard version comes back for 2007 nearly unchanged from last year.
The Attak features tall, wide, hooked handlebars, an accessory outlet, electric start and reverse, a hydraulic brake and quick-release bodywork.
After two years on the market, the RS Rage has undergone fission to create two models: the standard and the GT.
The GT is the more changed of the two. The GT is Yamahaspeak for “groomed trail.” It fits into the midrange in terms of performance, both with engine and suspension. The standard Rage is called “rough trail/groomed trail crossover.” They both have the longer 136-inch track, and use the Camoplast Rip Saw. The GT has a redesigned snowflap common to some other Yamaha models. The standard keeps its old flap. The GT also gets an accessory outlet.
The seating style on this machine is more traditional, rather than rider-forward. It’s in the Deltabox chassis. It has electric start and reverse. There’s extra storage space in the handlebar cover, as well as in the rear of the seat.
Front Suspension: Independent Double Wishbone; Shocks/Travel: GYT-R Aluminum/9 inches; Rear Suspension: Ohlins Mono Shock EC; Shock/Travel: Ohlins Aluminum HPG/11.5 inches; Features: The front shocks have piggyback clickers for compression and rebound adjustments. The rear shock is adjusted by the grip warmer toggle. This is the first appearance of the EC feature with the 136-inch track. Ski stance widens from 42.1 inches to 42.7 inches.
Genesis 150 FI:
The 998cc, 150 hp fuel-injected engine has no major changes over last year. It’s estimate to have 15 mpg, and its four-stroke configuration reduces emissions. Fuel capacity is 10 gallons.