2018 Yamaha TT-R230 Review

2018 Yamaha TT-R230

2018 Yamaha TT-R230 2018 Yamaha TT-R230 2018 Yamaha TT-R230 2018 Yamaha TT-R230


2018 Yamaha TT-R230 Review on Total Motorcycle:

Light, simple, rugged and proven, the TT-R230 with its YZ-inspired handling and looks delivers decades of low maintenance performance and fun.

Light, simple and proven, the TT‑R230 delivers decades of low maintenance performance for all.

Riders of all skill levels will have a blast riding the easy to use, easy to start and easy to maintain TT-R230! Low seat height and smooth, torquey power are perfect for beginners and more experienced riders alike.


Peppy, air-cooled, 223cc, SOHC, 2-valve, 4-stroke powerplant produces predictable power aimed at easing both beginner and intermediate riders into the fun and excitement of off-road riding.


Diamond-type steel frame features a compact, 1385mm (54.5″) wheelbase to ensure superb maneuverability and responsive handling.



2018 Yamaha TT-R230 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Broad, Accessible Powerband
YZ-inspired handling and looks, and a stout 223cc air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke producing predictable, broadband power, make the TT-R230 a great choice for beginner and intermediate riders.

Racing-Derived Ergonomics
Competition-style flat seat/tank junction for great rider mobility.

Convenient Electric Start
Electric start makes getting started a simple pushbutton exercise.

Trail-Ready Dimensions
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.

Robust, Compact Frame
Steel, diamond-type-design frame means great handling and strength.




2018 Yamaha TT-R230 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


• Peppy, air-cooled, 223cc, SOHC, 2-valve, 4-stroke power plant. The TT-R 230 is well suited for the advancing intermediate or less experienced full size rider. The TT-R 230 has the ability to tackle the toughest terrain.
• Convenient, no hassle electric starting.
• Proven, 2-valve cylinder head design
•easy to adjust traditional rocker arms
•150 hour valve adjustment intervals
Automatic cam chain tensioner.
• reduces maintenance & mechanical engine noise • Teikei Y26P carburetor
•crisp throttle response & good fuel economy
•carb mounted choke
•carb features “electroless” nickel plating on the valve seat & a stainless steel needle valve screw to offset the effects of E10 fuel (10% ethanol fuel).
•Easy access oil filter & oil drain plug.
• CD (capacitor discharge) ignition system.
•maintenance free, delivers a strong spark for fast starts & solid engine performance at all rpms
• WR-style washable foam air filter.
•foam filter is washable, reducing tune-up costs
• Smooth shifting 6-speed transmission with manual clutch.
•optimized gear ratios for maximum off road fun and versatility
• Lightweight, upswept exhaust system.
•cleanable screen-type spark arrestor
•heat shields in key areas to protect rider


•Diamond-type steel frame features a compact, 1385mm (54.5″) wheelbase to ensure superb maneuverability & responsive handling.
• Rugged box section steel swingarm features easy-to-use eccentric chain adjusters.
• 36 mm leading axle front fork offers 240mm (9.5″) of wheel travel
•confidence-inspiring control over rough terrain
• Durable fork boots ensure excellent fork seal and stanchion tube protection.
• Monocross link single shock rear suspension offers 220 mm (8.7″) of wheel travel.
•adjusts for spring preload (threaded type… 12 mm of adjustability) allowing the rider to tailor suspension to rider weight and terrain.
•delivers smooth, progressive suspension performance.
• Front 220 mm 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 & knobby tires.
•reduces unsprung weight for great suspension & handling performance
•knobby tires provide excellent traction in the dirt.
• Low 870 mm (34.3″) seat height.
•helps inspire rider confidence
• 295 mm (11.6″) of ground clearance.
•serious ground clearance to tackle the tough terrain
• 8-litre plastic fuel tank.
•off/on/reserve fuel petcock for peace of mind
•1.8 litre reserve capacity
• Aggressive styling highlights Yamaha’s championship winning YZ racing heritage.
•rugged plastic body components resist damage in the event of a tip over
•slim design bodywork allows excellent rider maneuverability & mobility


• “Bar-type” engine protector
• Long, flat, YZ-style two-tone seat
• Team Yamaha-inspired colour & graphics.
• Motocross-style handlebar with reinforcing crossbar
• Brake & clutch lever boots (rubber covers) help reduce dirt & mud build-up
• Serrated, folding foot pegs provide excellent grip even in wet or muddy conditions
• Folding gear shift lever tip & folding rear brake pedal tip help prevent damage in the event of a tip over
• Heavy-duty “O” ring chain
• Handlebar mounted push button ignition switch with red indicator light when power is active.
• E10 (10% ethanol fuel) compatible fuel system components
• Lightweight, sealed (spill proof) low maintenance battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)



2018 Yamaha TT-R230 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4299 USD

Engine Type 223cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
Bore x Stroke 70.0mm x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery Carburetor
Ignition CDI
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork; 9.4-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; 8.7-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic single disc, 220mm
Brakes / Rear Drum, 130mm
Tires / Front 80/100-21
Tires / Rear 100/100-18
L x W x H 81.3 in x 31.5 in x 46.5 in
Seat Height 34.3 in
Wheelbase 54.5 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 27.0°
Trail 4.4 in
Ground Clearance 11.6 in
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal
Fuel Economy** n/a
Wet Weight 251 lb
Warranty 90 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue




2018 Yamaha TT-R230 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $4799 CDN



4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, single



Bore and Stroke

70 x 58mm

Compression Ratio


Maximum Torque

1.9kg-m (13.7 ft-lb)@ 6,500 rpm

Fuel Delivery

Teikei Y26P

Ignition / Starting

CDI / Electric


6-speed w/manual clutch

Final Drive

O-ring 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 / twin piston caliper

Brakes (Rear)


Tires (Front)


Tires (Rear)



///Critical Data


2,065mm (81.3″)


800mm (31.5″)


1,180mm (46.5″)


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 (251 lb)


Yamaha Blue



2018 Yamaha TT-R230 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)



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