Yamaha XT 225 Serow

The Yamaha XT 225 Serow has a very simple, sturdy but light off-road bike powered by a 4 stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled engine. Its a dual-purpose bike ideal for tackling terrains and mountain roads since its rigid and a short-range commuter. The Serow gear shifting, steering and power capacity made it a superb dirt bike. Its a lightweight bike with an overall weight of 121 kg making transitioning from paved to dirt is effortless thanks to its durable tires. The seat height is reassuringly low for the smaller riders and the fuel economy has an impressive range of around 130 miles from the 8 liter tank. It was reported with claimed gas mileage of 70-90 mpg, very fuel efficient. The Yamaha XT 225 Serow with its small size, weight and nimble qualities mean it really is the go anywhere bike. Its well-balanced, sounds nice, economical and fun to ride on big terrains at high speed. It is perfect for novice riders who want to explore back road riding and dirt bike action.


Yamaha XT 225 Serow Technical Details


Engine


Displacement: 223.00 ccm (13.61 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Top speed: 135.0 km/h (83.9 mph)
Compression: 9.5:1
Bore x stroke: 70.0 x 58.0 mm (2.8 x 2.3 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor. 35mm MIKUNI
Fuel control: SOHC
Ignition: CDI
Cooling system: Air
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type, final drive: Chain

Chassis


Front suspension: Telescopic Fork
Front suspensiontravel: 226 mm (8.9 inches)
Rear suspension: Swingarm (link suspension)
Rear suspensiontravel: 145 mm (5.7 inches)
Front tyre: 2.75-21
Rear tyre: 120/80-18
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
Rear brakes: Expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear brakes diameter: 110 mm (4.3 inches)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 121.0 kg (266.8 pounds)
Seat height: 810 mm (31.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Ground clearance: 285 mm (11.2 inches)
Fuel capacity: 10.80 litres (2.85 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity: 2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)

Yamaha XT 225 Serow Review

Yamaha XT 225 Serow is widely known for being a rider friendly and easy to control dual sport machine. It is perfect for beginners and those who want to explore trail adventures. However we shouldn’t forget that this bike is also intended for street rides. After completing one short lap in a dirt track, we immediately noticed the bike’s power and capabilities. It gives plenty of power enough for high thrilling action. Jumping over small man-made bumps and rocks felt very fulfilling, thanks to the bike’s soft suspension that bottomed frequently under critical situations. Next, we took it on the highway. The Serow run with ease, it handles and grabs pretty fine. However we found its power more suitable on the dirt road. With sharp shifting, the bike can still reach more than 65 mph. Lastly, we rode on the urban street to see if its suited for short distance commuting. It did a good job, soaking the road potholes and squeezing out of the traffic without problems. Fair seat height, lightweight and agility are among its good attributes. Overall, the Serow is an excellent bike for beginners but may not be good for experienced riders.

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