What Are Some Features of a Banshee 4-Wheeler?


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Features of a Banshee four-wheeler such as the 2004 model include a two-stroke parallel twin engine with 347-cubic centimeter displacement and a six-speed, rear-wheel drive manual transmission. Built by Yamaha, the Banshee all-terrain vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic front disc brakes and rear hydraulic brakes. The one-seat, 386-pound vehicle has a 50.4-inch wheelbase, 3.2-gallon fuel tank and a four-by-two driveline. Halogen headlights are standard equipment.

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When Yamaha manufactured the Banshee, it became the first all-terrain vehicle with a liquid-cooled, two-cylinder 350-cubic centimeter two-stroke engine. Yamaha's high-performance RD and RZ motorcycle lines inspired its development of the popular Banshee, with the largest engine in its class.

To give the Banshee an efficient cooling system, Yamaha equipped it with an overflow reservoir that is separate from its oversized radiator. A sturdy basket and plates for the ATV's heavy-duty clutch maximize its horsepower, and the CDI ignition system generates consistent sparking. Yamaha installed a high-tensile steel chassis and coupled it with preload-adjustable front shocks, a double wishbone-designed independent front suspension, light aluminum wheels, 21 by 7-10 tires in the front and 20 by 10-9 tires in the rear.

Yamaha equipped the Banshee with raptor-style handlebars and serrated footrests for driving ease and comfort. The halogen headlights help drivers to see in low light and at night.

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