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: SOQI HPG / 9 inches; Rear Suspension: Mono Shock RA; Shock/Travel: KYB Aluminum HPG/11.5 inches; Features: The front suspension has the second-generation geometry that includes shorter spindles, revised A-arms and shock mounting locations. Ski stance widens from 42.1 inches to 42.7 inches.
The 973cc, 120 hp, three-cylinder four-stroke is designed with a high, broad torque curve for quick acceleration. It reaches top power at 8500 rpm. It has an estimated 20 mpg.