Power and reliability are two things novice riders look for in their first taste of two-wheeled freedom. The Yamaha TT-R230 offers both things and so much more.

Inspired by its big brother, the Yamaha YZ, the TT-R230 is the perfect introductory trail bike that can be used by a wide range of riders. Its compact wheelbase, low seating, and super convenient electric starting are all part of it’s user-friendly appeal. Whereas other bikes will inundate you with complicated gadgets and trickery, the TT-R230 is a simple bike that offers plenty of versatility and useability.

Just remember the freedom of riding a bike and think to yourself how you’ll be able to enjoy it without going overboard with the costs. It’s like buying a new bicycle; you don’t need the flashy custom-made ones, just the ones that give you what you need when you need it.

With the Yamaha TT-R230, you won’t need to splurge for something you clearly can’t handle yet. It’s the ideal bike to begin your life as a rider before you graduate into something a little more complicated.

Find out more about the TT-R230 after the jump.

  • 2011 Yamaha TT-R230
  • Year:
    2011
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke engine
  • Transmission:
    six-speed transmission
  • Displacement:
    223 L
  • Price:
    3,850

Design

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The Yamaha TT-R230’s handling and all-purpose looks was inspired by the YZ. It comes with a competition-style flat seat/tank junction to make for outstanding ride mobility. It’s got a steel, diamond-type-design frame that offers sturdiness even for the most rugged of trails. The long gripper seat is low, comfortable, and allows easy rider movement while a distinctive Team Yamaha-inspired colors offers the kind of style that makes for a distinctive Yamaha. The graphics, as well as the front and side number plates, add to the styling touch of the bike. The large, folding, cleated foot pegs provide excellent footing, even in wet or muddy conditions. Durable fork boots provide excellent fork seal and stanchion. And finally, the bike comes with a full-sized 21" and 18" aluminum wheel on the front and rear, respectively.

Performance

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The Yamaha TT-R230 comes with a reliable, electric start, 223cc air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke engine that puts out smooth, widespread power perfectly suited for all kinds of trails and riders. The engine is mated to a smooth-shifting, six-speed transmission with heavy-duty clutch geared for optimum versatility wherever it finds itself in. There’s also a YZ-type air filter that allows for easy maintenance and maximum airflow and a lightweight exhaust system with muffler and a USFS-approved spark arrestor, offering the kind of quiet ride that makes it such a worthwhile off-road bike to own.

Brakes and Suspension

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A steel frame with a compact wheelbase and low seat height was fitted into the TT-R230, making it an ideal bike for new or smaller riders looking for a bike that offers excellent maneuverability and quick and responsive handling. A linkage-mounted adjustable rear shock serves up 8.7" of smooth, progressive rear wheel travel for great bump absorption and handling. The bike also has a 36mm front fork with 9.5" of wheel travel, the kind that makes for a plush, confidence-inspiring control over rough terrain. Ground clearance for the bike reaches 11.6", good enough to handle just about any trail it finds. Then there’s the aluminum box-section swingarm, which features snail-type chain adjusters for quick and easy chain adjustments. At the front, the TT-R230 comes with a 220mm disc and 130mm rear drum brakes for powerful confident stops.

Pricing

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Itching to own a TT-R230? You’ll need to pay $3,850 for the privilege of taking one home.

Specifications

Model TTR230B
Engine Type 223cc air-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC
2 valves
Bore x Stroke 70.0 x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery Y26P
Ignition DC-CDI
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed;
multiplate wet clutch
Suspension/Front Telescopic fork; 9.5-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; 8.7-in travel
Brake/Front 220mm single disc
Brake/Rear 130mm drum
Tire/Front 80/100-21 NHS
Tire/Rear 100/100-18 NHS
L x W x H 81.3 x 31.5 x 46.5 in
Seat Height 34.2 in
Wheelbase 54.5 in
Ground Clearance 11.6 in
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal
Wet Weight 251 lb
Color Team Yamaha Blue/White

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Motorcycle.com Says " This Good Off-Road"this bike is awesome to person who have been riding for a long time you need to get this bike. Its great for trail riding. this bike has 6 geers, it makes it so much faster. so yea you need this bike!!!

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