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TT-R 230 Horsepower?

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BBR makes 30% stiffer fork springs and rear spring for the suspension also. BBR makes quiet a few mods for the crf230 actually. None for the ttr230 tho.

I know my crf230 took a hard fall on its first day of being rode but its fine. Didn't hurt anything.
 
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AR15 guy said:
Rear wheel HP on the crf230's is around 16-17. I figure the ttr230 is very similar. I decided to get the Honda personally. I did a lot of reading and people seemed to prefer the Honda to the Yamaha. The Honda appeared to sit maybe an inch higher at the dealership. I went ahead and spent the extra 200$ on the honda. Supposed to have a slightly stiffer suspension (I weight 180...at 135 you probably won't notice much difference). I have also heard the honda is alittle faster but it could be BS.

I'd like to have something that flys but this is a trail bike...and it was cheap. I need something reliable and good on trails more than I need a screamer.
My cousin has an 05 crf230, Ive ridden rejetted, adj the valves and repiped it for him, I personally feel that the crf 230 is very cheaply made, it just seems like every thing is just thrown together, doesnt line up just right or youve got to take like a bunch of bolts out just to get the seat off, the frame looks like honda stole it from some cheap chinese company. Hands down the Yamaha TTR 230. Besides it just plain sits, looks, and rides better with the confidence and reliability of a Yamaha. ;)
 
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Once again, a simple request for information on a specific bike has resulted in an onslaught of recommendations for the most similar Honda. If you know what you want, go with that. All Japanese bikes are pretty well built, and they all have their issues.
Having said that, I think that 17 hp seems a bit high for the 230, the 125 is only about 7 hp so 10-12 seems to be more likely. Unfortunately, my usual sources don't have the power listed for the 230. Your best bet is probably to just ask the dealer, s/he can open a file cabinet drawer and pull the MSO to take a look. If they think they are making a sale, they should have no problem doing this for you. My dealer recently pulled a 125 owner manual for me just because I asked to look at he, he also offered to make me copies of the info. He knew he wasn't selling me a bike that day, but has sold me a few in the past.
 
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The "nameplate" HP is slightly less than 19 and a dyno will read about 70-75% of that so 14-15 horsepower delivered (to the back wheel).

I bought an '06 tt-r230 and I love the bike. It's been away from off-road for years - used to race both 125 and 250 class (back when they called it the 125 and 250 class) but I guess I'm "rusty". More importantly, I'm following around a future mx champion but he's eight at this point and riding a JR80. This bike is perfect for following him around on some of the local tracks. I weight +200 and I get a little air but the suspension does fine (I have bottomed it out a time or two). We also do some trail riding and that's where both of our bikes are most at home. I "uncorked" the bike and the power increase was fairly decent.

There does seem to be an advantage with the Honda for aftermarket parts, but I'm starting to see some ttr230 things surface.
 
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Yamaha TT-R 230

I bought a TTR 230 last year, and i love it. Its everything i need from a dirtbike. I do not race and all i do is trail ride. it is a great bike and i can get through the biggest mud holes (and ive gone through some big ones!) I am 5'9" and i fit perfectly on the bike. I have had no problems with the engine and the only thing i dont like about the bike is that the plastics scratch easily. It is an all around good bike, and it should last a long time (if you dont outgrow it).
 
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make sure you can legally "dual-sport" the TTR 230 in your location -- otherwise you may want the equivalent XT225 -- the road legal version of the TTR225. negative of the Xt225 for trail riding is that it does not have a low enough gearing for tight single track and the clutch is more of an on/off thing. also it is a heavy bike (like the TTR) -- i think they both weigh more than my CRF450R, certainly rides like it weighs much more...
 
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I'm looking to buy a TT-R 230 and I want to know if it is going to be a good bike for a beginning trail rider
 
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I'm looking to buy a TT-R 230 and I want to know if it is going to be a good bike for a beginning trail rider
Sure! The TTR 230 is very mello, low to the ground and well made. If you end-up wanting to move on to something more aggressive the TTR 230 has good re-sale value, if well taken care of.
 
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Plus the TTR-230 is as reliable as an anvil. You'll have a great time on this bike.
 

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