Yamaha TTR 110 was my first trail bike. The 2013 Yamaha TT-R is a serious trail bike that’s available in four versions: the TT-R230, TT-R110E, TT-R50E, and the TT-R125LE. All four models are capable performers off-road and share many features, including an electric starter and a four-stroke engine. The 230 is obviously more powerful than the 125LE, but both bikes are accessible to a wide range of riders.

The 2013 Yamaha TT-R230 is a formidable trail bike with a long travel suspension, 11.6 inches of ground clearance, an electric starter, and a beefy four-stroke engine that’s perfectly suited for conquering trails. With handling and styling both inspired by the legendary Yamaha YZ, and a 223cc air-cooled SOHC, four-stroke engine, the TT-R230 is a great bike for beginners and intermediate level riders. Rider mobility is good, thanks to a competition-style flat seat/tank junction. Starting the bike is as simple as pushing a button with the reliable, low-maintenance CDI magneto electric starter. Much of the TT-R230’s accessibility to different riders and ability on trails is due to its long-travel suspension and ample ground clearance. Handling and strength are also both great, thanks to the 2013 Yamaha TT-R230’s steel, diamond-type-design frame. The bike’s 223cc SOHC four-stroke engine is reliable, air-cooled and generates smooth, widespread power that’s ideal for riding trails. The bike’s six-speed transmission shifts smoothly and the heavy-duty clutch is geared towards maximum versatility and optimal delivery of power. The need for engine maintenance is minimized and longevity is increased thanks to an automatic cam chain tensioner. The bike has a lightweight exhaust system with a quiet muffler. The 2013 Yamaha TT-R230’s steel frame combined with its low seat height, and compact wheelbase mean that the bike is accessible to new or smaller riders. The compact wheelbase and low seat height also contribute to the bike’s superior maneuverability and responsive handling. The TT-R230’s fuel tank is sleek-looking and has a 2.1-gallon capacity, lending the bike increased range. Colors inspired by Team Yamaha, graphics, and front and side number plates further add to the TT-R230’s distinctive styling.


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