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GB

Seattle, Washington

Reviewed on 2010-12-01

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5.0
After waiting 30 years to ride again, I couldn't afford an expensive bike, so the wife let me buy this. It reminds me of the two strokes of the 70's, but easier to ride. It's both a hobby and fun ride. At 50, my mind would love a YZ250, but my body is in love with this bike. I have a young daughter to take care of, and this bike allows me all the fun of mods, riding all day and returning home safe. It's great weekend fun.
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Devin Tarantino

longmont, Colorado

Reviewed on 2011-05-11

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5.0
When I was a beginner rider, this bike was great. It handles nice on the track and in the mountains and it's great for off road. It has the get-up-and-go that any new/intermediate rider needs. It's a great bike.
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Rodney

Richmond, Virginia

Reviewed on 2007-01-02

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5.0
I have only put a few hours on this bike but thus far am very pleased. Great handing, power, and it is a comfortable ride. that's all I could want at this time. I do wish it came with kick-backup...as opposed to just the electric start. Yamaha has put out a great product with this machine. For the price, I don't think I made a bad decision.
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MK

Columbus, New Jersey

Reviewed on 2006-12-12

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5.0
I purchased my TT-R230 in the Spring of 2005, and I have no complaints. I agree with all the other reviews that it's a great bike for what it's built for. I primarily ride it on an MX track, and it gets me around just fine. Of course, I cannot keep up with the racer guys on 250F's, but I am not trying to keep up with them. My objective with the TTR is to build skills and have fun. The only problem I have with the bike on the MX track, as other reviewers have noted, is that the suspension is just not built for jumps over 5-7 feet high, and so it does tend to bottom out on the bigger jumps. What I like most about the bike is that it is great to learn on, build skills, and have fun, and best of all it is virtually maintenance-free. The reviewer who had mechanical problems must have purchased a bad apple. I ride on a full-fledged MX track, and the only maintenance I have had to do in the past year and a half is clean the air filter and change the oil regularly. I have not had to replace anything, and I have not had any mechanical problems. I will definitely step up to a full MX bike (like the YZ250F) soon as I think I have reached the limits on the TTR. If you intend to ride trails and fields, this bike will suit you just fine for a long time. If you are a beginner and intend to ride hard on a serious MX track, consider getting a used 250F or 125 two-stroke (or even a used TTR230) on the cheap just to build some skills, and save the rest of your money to buy a new 250F or other MX bike when you are confident on the track.
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Peter Ottle

Boise, Idaho

Reviewed on 2006-09-25

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5.0
Bike has great handling, acceleration, and braking. Overall, the bike is a great trail bike. Surpasses Hondas standards by far.
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Malcolm Miller

Lacey, Washington

Reviewed on 2006-08-11

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5.0
I've had my TTR for about 45days and I ride it every weekend, sometimes on the weekdays through capital forest (waddle creek, Rock candy, McCleary) so far this bike has been flawless with very smooth power (the bike is still stock)they say this is a trial bike for beginners, I disagree I have two other dirt bikes and neither of them can keep pace with this one. I ride with two other guys who have yz 250's and while they can beat me in the straight away's and on the track they are no match for me on the trails!!!! This bike has plenty of low end and can tackle any hill or trail riding you put in front of it, just when you think you have bottomed out the low end by being in too high of a gear, you hit the gas and it comes to life.
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Tim Schmitz

Tracy, California

Reviewed on 2006-03-06

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5.0
This is the first motorcycle I've owned, so I don't have any comparisons to other bikes which I can provide. I purchased two TTR 230's, one for me and one for my 14 year old son. These bikes can do everything we need, and more. We've ridden them pretty rough, had quite a few hard spills, and have climbed some pretty steep hills. In the falls we've had, nothing has broken off yet, but we have bent shift levers, clutch/brake levers. But, this bike has been able to do all the riding we need for off road fun. Now, what this bike isn't, is a Motocross model. Yes, we have taken them out onto the track and have had a blast. However, as we're improving and catching more and more air it is becoming painfully evident that these are not Motocross bikes. Now that we've ridden for months and have gone back to the shop, we of course wish we would have purchased a motocross model. They just seemed so big at the time. But, we continue to beat these bikes up and they just keep on giving.
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