- Jun 8, 2003
look at the yamaha xt225 - lightest weight of the mfg's dual sports - i have run 70mph on mine (flat and straight road). seat height is around 33". 0 to 30 time is good but from 50 up requires some time -- can really feel it on a long uphill. i like the bike as it can be tossed around on trails and can ride to lunch - also did i mention the light weight... :^) and an e-start. oh, i also get away with parking in bicycle spot next to office as can easily push it in place. i only have about 1200 miles on mine in past year with no problems (about 850 on road and reminder on dirt). only complaints for offroad is I can bottom suspension in 3' jump and 1-3 gears are too tall for tight single track. is a smooth blast on fireroads.