TTR225 any good for Girlfriend?

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hello, I have a few different bikes but I have the chance to buy a 199 TTR225 for $1900 with a baja design dual sport kit installed. I am looking at this bike for my girlfriend to ride... Does anyone ride one of these bikes? If so what is the poor like? Is it a tank or a join to ride? I will be riding either my Xr250L or my XT350 with her... Thanks for your help!

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NO! NO! NO!

Big, heavy, pig of a bike! Under suspended, under powered.

E-start is a plus but the bike is not what you want. Look for an XR100/200 or TTR 125L

Do a search in the womens forum, they have covered this issue and this bike extensively!

Rod

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JAJ

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Bad battery, heavy, extremely hard to warm up (takes about 15min), geared to low.

I sold my wifes and bought a TTR 125L, she loves it. It has made riding alot more fun for everyone :)

JJ

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I agree with the comments listed above - especially the "heavy" part. We tested out the TTR225, XR200 and ended up with the TTR125 - great little bike so far.

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If you where looking at a ttr225 i think u should get a xr200. it is much lighter with about equal power and is a little smaller. it is a little more powerful then a ttr125 and know as a good girls bike

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A friend of mine has one of these, I got to ride it...before he sold it! ( after a month )

My thoughts...Heavy, weird handling PIG!!! Too many nice bikes to waste your time with one of these.
Just say no... :D

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