Riding a motorcycle is just like anything we do when we’re trying to learn it; you start off with basic equipment and gradually move on to more sophisticated ones when you’ve gained enough experience.

So it doesn’t make any sense if you try to jump into the big, bad cruisers of the world. You have to start simple with a bike like the Yamaha TT-R230. Powered by 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 TT-R230 is an ideal intro bike for riders looking at breaking into trail riding. The powertrain is then mated to a smooth-shifting, six-speed transmission with heavy-duty clutch geared for maximum versatility and usable power delivery.

In terms of its design, the bike comes with a steel, diamond-type-design frame that provides great handling and strength. Likewise, a 36mm front fork with 9.5" of wheel travel makes for a sturdy set-up to go with an aluminum box-section swingarm featuring snail-type chain adjusters for quick and easy chain adjustments. As for the brakes, the TT-R230 carries a 220mm front disc and 230mm rear drum brakes that give powerful stopping power, especially in uneven trails. A competition-style flat seat/tank junction provides great rider mobility while the electric start feature makes getting started a complete push-button exercise. The bike’s gripper sit has been designed to be comfortable, allowing for easier ride movement while a 2.1-gallon capacity allows for ideal range to enjoy the thrills of the outdoors. The TT-R230 also has large, folding, cleated foot pegs for excellent footing in all outdoor conditions and durable fork boots that have excellent fork seal and stanchion tube protection.

Find out more about the Yamaha TT-R230’s specs after the jump.

  • 2012 Yamaha Off-Road TT-R230
  • Year:
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  • Engine:
    electric-start, air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke engine
  • Transmission:
    smooth-shifting, six-speed transmission
  • Displacement:
    223 L


2012 Yamaha Off-Road TT-R230 High Resolution Exterior
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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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