2011 Yamaha TT-R models announced

TT-R110E, TT-R125LE and TT-R230 offered

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 10, 2010
Yamaha has announced three entry-level TT-R series off-road motorcycles for its 2011 model lineup.

The 2011 Yamaha TT-R line will come in three models, the TT-R110E, the TT-R125LE and the TT-R230. They remain unchanged except for graphic updates from when they were last offered as part of Yamaha’s 2009 line-up, which also included the TT-R125E variant and the TT-R50E. The TT-R125E was a slightly lower version of the TT-R125LE while the TT-R50E , Yamaha says its return is dependent on resolving the CPSIA lead ban issue.

The TT-R models come with electric start, low seat heights and long-travel suspension to target beginner and intermediate riders and older children.

The 2011 Yamaha TT-R230.

The TT-R230 is powered by a 223cc air-cooled four-stroke engine paired with a six-speed transmission. The 36mm front fork has 9.5 inches of wheel travel while the linkage-mounted adjustable rear shock offers 8.7 inches of travel. Together with a 34.2 inch seat height and 11.6 inches of ground clearance, Yamaha describes the TT-R230E as a serious yet accessible trail bike.

The 2011 Yamaha TT-R125LE.

The TT-R125LE is powered by a 124cc air-cooled four-stroke engine with a five-speed transmission. It is equipped with a 19-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel, compared to the TT-R230E’s 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels. The TT-R125LE uses a 31mm front fork with 7.1 inches of travel and a single rear shock with 6.6 inches of travel. The seat is lower than the R230E at 31.7 inches but the R125LE also has 11.6 inches of ground clearance.

The 2011 Yamaha TT-R110E. Note the kick start found only on the TT-R110E.

The TT-R110E uses a 110cc air-cooled four-stroke engine and a four-speed automatic clutch transmission. Unlike its larger siblings, the TT-R110E comes with a kick-start in addition to electric starter. The TT-R110E uses a 31mm front fork with 4.5 inches of travel and a Monocross rear suspension with a 12mm shaft and 4.3 inches of travel. With 14-inch front and 12-inch rear wheels, 26.4-inch seat height and 7.1 inches of ground travel, the TT-R110E is designed to be accessible for the whole family.

The 2011 TT-R110E will be available in July at a price of $2,150. The TT-R125LE will come a month later in August for $3,150 and the TT-R230 will follow in September for $3,790. The 2011 TT-R line will only be available in Team Yamaha Blue and White.