Good top speed
Affordable maintenance costs
Rear drum brakes are weak
Seat uncomfortable for long rides
Great dirtbike for fun times
Chose this for my first dirt bike. I was a moderate level street rider and never had ridden on dirt, this bike made it easy and fun I loved my CRF230. The handling as you would hope from this bike is great as is the suspension which I did aggressively and it performs very well.
Pretty good, not made in Japan but good non the less.
I don't know what happened to my other TTR 230 review, it just disappeared. We have owned a 2006 model, (identical design) since we bought it new in 2008. It has been upgraded with a Yamaha GYTR pipe and jetting and breathing mods. My daughters rode this bike and I ride it to work occasionally, Aussie one's can, come with lights fitted. Always used full synthetic oil and done servicing as required even though we have done less than 2000 km on it. Nice bike with basic suspension, which I like. Goes great for a small bike. Mild power, low mainten...ance, cheap to run, good on fuel, reliable. Can't comment on longevity but should last well with a bit of TLC. I rev it out, but I don't flog the guts out of it. Haven't had to adjust the valves a great deal (once), slight adjustment to one valve required, but this could be due to the good oil used. They have a cam ball bearing, which is good. Made in Brazil so not super quality but quite OK. I found one thread stripped from new, I'm a bike mechanic by trade, maybe that's why my previous review got deleted, Yamaha want you to think these bikes are Japanese.
Got one of these when I needed to upsize/upgrade. Mostly use it to ride around the property and muster cattle. I’m definitely not an overly experienced rider but found this bike smooth, easy to handle yet still had enough power when I needed it. Found it easy to do a basic service myself. Electric start was also a bonus. Good reliable bike even for the less experienced rider.
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I hate it...
I just got this bike one year ago. I am in the garage more then im out side riding. it is to heave to even corner good. it's terrible in snow and sand. but if it is the price you are looking at that is still wrong because you will have hundreds of dollars to repair it ever time you ride
Heavy and reliability
Questions & Answers
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I have a 2019 Yamaha ttr230 and after an hour of trail riding the bike cuts out and wont start after an hour or so.(it has been awhile since an oil change) does anyone know how to fix this problem or cool it off faster besides an oil change?
I have a ttr230 2014 model and when i adjust the chain it is fine but when i go for a ride one side pulls and the chain comes out of adjustment how can I fix this?
The Yamaha TT R230 sports a single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled 223CC motor. This is a carbureted motor which means this is a simple and low cost fuel feeding system, helping with a low cost of maintenance.
You also have an electric starter, 29.46cm (11.6 inches) of ground clearance, front disc brakes, and rear drum brakes. Standard tires include MX-Style wheels and tires, which means the TT R230 is ready to head off-road straight from the factory.
And for additional protection, you have rubber tubing protecting the suspension forks and seal, and grippy foot pegs that are designed to keep your boots secure to the bike in slippery conditions.
Points of Praise
- Great dirt bike for farm work
- Compared to its competitors, it has a better top speed, holds its value due to demand and is light enough to pick up if you fall off it or drop the bike in slippery conditions.
- A reliable bike, and easy for beginners to ride.
- Basic servicing is easily carried out by one’s self if you live in a remote area.
- Front light position angle hits too high off the ground, requiring a custom bracket to bring the light position further down to increase ground visibility
- Rear drum brakes can be weak, which can increase braking distances.
- Seat can get uncomfortable after a day of riding.
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