2008 Yamaha TT-R230
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– 2008 Yamaha TT-R230
2008 Yamaha TT-R230
YZ legacy meets user friendly fun.
Design-wide, the Yamaha TT-R230 takes its cus from some of our most rugged competition machines. It’s perfect for smaller or less experienced riders, with a compact wheelbase, a low seat, and the convenience of electric starting. The longer travel suspension smoothes out even the roughtest terrain.
Racy styling meets total user-friendliness in the new 2008 Yamaha TT-R230. This one’s built to take whatever you can dish out and keep on thumping.
The 2008 TT-R230, the perfect mix of YZ styling with a user friendly chassis and engine.
Cottage fun or back forty trail riding, the TT-R230 will keep smils on everyones face…including the neighbours. With a compact wheelbase, low seat height and convenient electric starting, this bike is the ideal choice for smaller or less experienced riders.
Climb aboard and be a part of the YZ legacy: the styling and awesome lightweight handling of the TT-R230 are directly inspired by our competition bikes. You’ll tackle any terrain with confidence. The rugged, air-cooled 4-stroke engine with its convenient electric start pumps out plenty of predictable power. And the off road suspension is guaranteed to make short work of rough terrain. Little wonder you’ll want to ride all day.
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.
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 has revised gear ratios for maximum off road fun. The ratios have been optimized for maximum 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.
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. The overall design is changed to accommodate the new suspension.
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 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 adjusters
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. The styling has been revised to reflect the championship winning YZ heritage.
“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 style 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 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.
All new YZ inspired graphics for 2008.
SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha TT-R230:
MSRP* $3,499 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from September 2007
Type 223cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, 2 valves
Bore x Stroke 70.0mm x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
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 194mm 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
Dry Weight 236 lb
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal
Warranty 90 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha TT-R230:
Suggested Retail $4,349 CDN
Engine 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, single
Bore and Stroke 70 x 58mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Torque 1.72kg-m (12.4 ft-lb)@ 6,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Teikei Y26P
Ignition Electric start / CDI
Transmission 6-speed w/manual clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension (Front) 36mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link-type Monocross
Brakes (Front) 220mm disc
Brakes (Rear) Drum
Tires (Front) 80/100-21
Tires (Rear) 100/100-18
Length 2,065mm (81.3″)
Width 800mm (31.5″)
Height 1,180mm (46.5″)
Wheelbase 1,385mm (54.5″)
Seat Height 870mm (34.3″)
Dry Weight 107kg (235.4 lb)
Fuel Capacity 8 litres (1.8 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Yamaha Blue
Specifications and features are subject to change