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– 2012 Yamaha TT-R230
2012 Yamaha TT-R230 Review
Predictable power and reliability make the TT-R230 great for beginner and intermediate riders.
The tastiest trail mix ever.
A serious trail bike that is also accessible to a wide range of riders. Featuring a long travel suspension, 11.6 inches of ground clearance, push button electric starter and meaty, trail gobbling four-stroke engine.
Riders of all skill levels will have a blast riding the easy to use, easy to start and easy to maintain 2012 Yamaha TT-R230! Low seat height and smooth, torquey power are perfect for beginners.
Yamaha’s TT-R series is designed for new riders simply looking for a good time with family and friends! You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy a TT-R, just a passion for two-wheels.
More specifically, the TT-R230 is intended for older youths or adults looking to build confidence. A low seat height makes it easy to climb on, electric start gets the fun going faster and a reliable 4-stroke engine produces exciting yet predictable power.
2012 Yamaha TT-R230 Features and Benefits
Reliable 4-stroke Engine
YZ-inspired handling and looks, and a stout 223cc air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke producing redictable, broadband power, make the TT-R230 a great choice for beginner and intermediate riders.
Competition-style flat seat/tank junction for great rider mobility.
Electric start makes getting started a complete pushbutton exercise.
A low seat height on top of a long-travel suspension and 11.6 inches of ground clearance make this a serious trailbike that’s also accessible to a wide range of riders.
Steel, diamond-type-design frame means great handling and strength.
Peppy, air-cooled, 223cc, SOHC, 2-valve, 4-stroke powerplant produces predictable power aimed at easing both beginning and smaller intermediate riders into the fun and excitement of off-road riding.
Convenient, dependable electric starter ensures hassle-free, push-button starting.
CD ignition system is ultra-reliable and never needs maintenance.
Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces maintenance and mechanical noise and extends engine life.
Teikei Y26P carburetor provides crisp throttle response while also providing excellent fuel economy. The carb features “electroless” nickel plating on the valve seat and a stainless steel needle valve screw to off set the effects of E10 fuel (10% fuel).
WR-style washable foam air filter provides improved engine performance, improved filtering function and easier serviceability. Since the foam filter is washable, it reduces tune-up costs too.
Smooth shifting, manual, 6-speed, close ratio transmission features optimized gear ratios for maximum off road fun and versatility.
Lightweight, upswept exhaust system features a screen-type spark arrestor like those found on the WR series. This style of spark arrestor can be cleaned, thereby reducing tune-up costs. There are heat shields to protect the rider.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
Diamond-type steel frame features a compact, 1385mm (54.5″) wheelbase to ensure superb maneuverability and responsive handling.
36mm leading axle front fork offers 240mm (9.5″) of wheel travel providing a plush, confidence-inspiring control over rough terrain.
Durable fork boots ensure excellent fork seal and stanchion tube protection.
Rugged box section swingarm features easy-to-use eccentric chain adjusters.
Monocross link single shock rear suspension offers 220mm (8.7″) of wheel travel and delivers smooth, progressive suspension performance.
Rear shock adjusts for spring preload so rider can tailor suspension to rider weight and terrain.
Ground clearance is 295mm or 11.6 inches for enhanced terrainability.
Front 220mm disc with twin piston caliper ensures fast, fade-free stopping power.
Rear drum brake with easy-to-use wing nut adjuster
21″ front and 18″ rear aluminum rims reduce weight for great handling and suspension performance. Knobby tires provide motocross-spec traction.
Aggressive styling highlights Yamaha’s championship winning YZ racing heritage. The rugged plastic components resist damage in the event of a tip over. The slim design bodywork allows excellent rider maneuverability.
8-litre plastic fuel tank resists damage in the event of a tip over and features an off/on/reserve fuel petcock for peace of mind.
“Bar-type” engine skid plate offers excellent protection to the engine while also enhancing overall frame rigidity for great handling.
Long, flat, YZ-style two-tone seat provides great rider comfortable and allows easy rider movements.
Team Yamaha-inspired colour and graphics.
Motocross-style handlebar with reinforcing crossbar
Wide serrated folding footpegs provide excellent grip even in wet or muddy conditions.
Folding gear shift lever and rear brake pedal tip
Convenient carburetor-mounted choke
Heavy-duty “O” ring chain
Lightweight WR-type main ignition switch (push button) is handlebar mounted. Red warning light is provided to indicate if the power is active.
Lightweight, sealed (spill proof) low maintenance battery.
2012 Yamaha TT-R230 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3,850 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from September, 2011
Type 223cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, 2 valves
Bore x Stroke 70.0mm x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery Y26P
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork; 9.5-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; 8.7-in travel
Brakes / Front 220mm single disc
Brakes / Rear 130mm drum
Tires / Front 80/100-21 NHS
Tires / Rear 100/100-18 NHS
Length 81.3 in
Width 31.5 in
Height 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
Warranty 90 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
2012 Yamaha TT-R230 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $4,699 CDN
Engine 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, single
Bore and Stroke 70 x 58mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Torque 1.9kg-m (13.7 ft-lb)@ 6,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Teikei Y26P
Ignition / Starting CDI / Electric
Transmission 6-speed w/manual clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension (Front) 36mm fork / 240mm (9.4″) wheel travel
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link-type Monocross / 220mm (8.7″) wheel travel
Brakes (Front) 220mm disc
Brakes (Rear) Drum
Tires (Front) 80/100-21
Tires (Rear) 100/100-18
Dimensions / Technical Details
Length 2,065mm (81.3″)
Width 800mm (31.5″)
Height 1,180mm (46.5″)
Wheelbase 1,385mm (54.5″)
Ground Clearance 295mm (11.6″)
Seat Height 870mm (34.3″)
Fuel Capacity 8 litres (1.8 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 114kg (252 lb)
Colour(s) Yamaha Blue
* Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less.