Roostin 10 Posted April 15, 2006 The first thing you notice about the Raptor 700 is the easy starting. You never have to touch the throttle. Just hit the start button. Throttle response on the machine is extremely crisp throughout the RPM range. It is so responsive that it can easily put you on your butt if you are not ready for the power. When I first rode the Raptor I thought that the power was extreme, and I still do. All around the Raptor 700 is very comfortable. The relationship between the bars, seat, and pegs allow the rider to have plenty of room to move around. While sitting my knees were actually at a bit of a downward angle, making it easy to transition from sitting to standing. Overall I would call this thing very twitchy. I found it very easy to ride all of the trails all day in second gear. I used third a few times, but never got into fourth while trail riding. The hill climbs that I attempted were rather easily done. I hit it in second and actually had to get off the throttle at the top because the machine had gained so much speed. [link=http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25615]Hill climb vid by NY-VMax-Joe[/link] I give the machine an 8 of 10 in my inexperienced view. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Like what you are reading? Please help us by sharing this content.