2020 Yamaha TT-R230

Yamaha’s grown-up trailbike.

TT-R230 right side
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First introduced in 2005 when it replaced the TT-R225, the Yamaha TT-R230 still continues to bring adult beginners and intermediate riders to the trails in 2020. Its 223cc air-cooled engine has reasonable output and its electric starter is a convenient way to get it up and running. In comparison with its competition, the Yamaha TT-R230 has a shorter seat height (34.3 inches), but retails at a price that slides in between at $4,449. Other features include a steel frame, a disc brake up front, a drum brake in the rear, and 21-inch and 18-inch wheels (front/rear).

TT-R230 front right
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2020 Yamaha TT-R230 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Honda has the 2019 CRF230F, which has since been replaced with the CRF250F as a current model year adversary. You can also look at Kawasaki’s 2020 KLX230R as trailbike competition.

TT-R230 rear left
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Yamaha TT-R230 Updates For 2020

Aside from a $50 price increase from last year’s MSRP, the TT-R230 sees different graphics but no other major changes on the Team Yamaha Blue machine.

2020 Yamaha TT-R230 Claimed Specifications

Price $4,449
Engine Air-cooled SOHC four-stroke
Displacement 223cc
Bore x Stroke 70.0 x 58.0mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 34.3 in.
Rake 27.0°
Trail 4.4 in.
Front Suspension Telescopic fork; 9.4-in. travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 8.7-in. travel
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 100/100-18
Wheelbase 54.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 251 lb.