It's essentially the same bike - has been for over two decades. Same bore and stroke, same compression ratio, both six speeds, the Raptor is a bit lighter and the Raptor has a bit more travel - yet a tiny bit less clearance. Same size tires and fuel capcity.
They made some minor changes when they renamed it the Raptor, but they share the same basic motor/drivetrain.
They Raptor has a different look due to the redesigned plastics.
If you are considering either, take a look at the new Raptor 250 - very quick and nimble.|||they read simular, however the warrior has a tremendious resale value, it seems more of the mud ape beast, where the raptor seems to be a little more speedy, doesnt have all reversing like the warrior but has a snorkel set up higher.
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/produc鈥?/a>|||everything is the same except for the frame, plastics, and drive sprockets. they both share the same engine but the raptor is geared for more speed.|||I find some articles for you here: