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★★★★★

“Built as good as it can be”

Written on: 29/03/2013

I bought this xt225 in 07 being a 06 left over,So been riding it for 6 years ,The machine is a great all around bike ,Ive had it well over 70 mph,and as slow as 2 mph crawling on steep hillsides and in lots of mud,This boke keeps going ,Easy too handle,it has cold starting problems that can be fixed .Glad I bought mine… Read Full Review

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“Charlie's review of a Serow”

Written on: 11/10/2012 by CharlieKMQ (1 review written)

Great bike, very light, with the right tyres will go up steep hills that taller bikes will flip on, I'm 6'4", and although the bike looks way to small for me, if you are on a very rutted green lane and have to stop, you can still put your feet down without falling over. The only fault to watch out for is the ones around "F" reg, as there was a dodgy batch of gearboxes that strip 6th gear (like mine!) but just put on a slightly larger front sprocket and use 5th as top gear. If you want something… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“sick bikes”

Written on: 28/06/2012

got a 1992 xt225, runs like a charm, 18000km and only needs the piston rings done… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Master Trail Plonker ”

Written on: 11/05/2012

For a guy in His Mid 40's, who has had enough of the Moto- competition, this 2007 Yamahe XT 225 works well. This Cycle was designed to plonk along the trail at an easy pace. And it does so in a nice way. The power is put to the ground evenly with no burps or hiccups. Trailriders cruising along will most likely not get out of third gear but that is plenty fast for someone just out to be-bop down a trail or a stretch of single track. It will pull up a decent Hill even with a maxiumum load of… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“2006 YAMAHA XT225”

Written on: 18/03/2012 by FLATLANDFLYER (1 review written)

i AM 70 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN RIDING ON AND OFF ROAD FOR 50+ YEARS. I MADE THE TRANSITION TO DUAL SPORTS 4 YEARS AGO AND PURCHASED A 1987 YAMAHA TW 200 (LARGE REAR WHEEL). IT WAS A GREAT TRAIL BIKE BUT HAD A LIMITED TOP END (55MPH) ON THE HIGHWAY. LAST MONTH I TRAVELED 5 HOURS TO PURCHASE A SWEET 2006 YAMAHA XT225 WITH ONLY 1300 MILES. IT WAS ACTUALLY IN SHOWROOM CONDITION. THE EXTRA 25CC AND THE 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION SOLVED THE HIGHWAY SPEED CONCERN AND ACTUALLY MAKE IT A BETTER TRAIL… Read Full Review

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Taylorcraftbc65's Response to FLATLANDFLYER's Review

Written on: 04/06/2012

Thanks for the heads up, I'm 62,and have been riding since 1968. everything from motocross, to street, to crotch rocket, and I just needed something that got really good mileage, but that I could take plonking across the salt flats that are only fifty miles away. I am 6'1" tall, and 207. I only picked it up yesterday, it is a 2006, in showroom condition, and I have only been riding it about an hour, about 50/50 street and trail. I live just south of HWY 62-180 in far West Texas, and the bike pulled me right up to 65 MPH with no problem at all. It handles well on Texas gravel roads, crossing cattle guards at a good clip with out Getting exciting while going over the guard at all. On the rock covered dirt roads, I was able to maintain total control, a REALLY well thought out bike.

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★★★★☆

“Small Bike with Big Fun”

Written on: 04/01/2012 by bikemonkies (1 review written)

bought a used Serow just for the sack of having an extra bike apart from my Harley n custom bobber, but turned out to be the most Fun bike i even have, rode it around town, long distance off-road trip in tropical jungle, she never let me down so far… Read Full Review

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“I am a Fully Qualified Driving Standards Agency...”

Written on: 23/08/2010

I am a Fully Qualified Driving Standards Agency Motorcycle instructor in UK. My wife had an Africa Twin, but standing at 5ft5"- she found it a little heavy, when loaded up with child & provisions. She researched this bike & we bought one...and I'm very pleased we did. It is excellent around town, with a stable presence on the road, but a nibbleness to make progress easily by filtering in town traffic. It's turn circle & manoevreability, coupled with its weight & seat height are fantastic. It… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“have a 2007 yamaha treet and trail bike, love it dont...”

Written on: 03/09/2009

have a 2007 yamaha treet and trail bike, love it dont have no problems, rides good, great on trails, ausome gas milage, even does good with a passenger i would highly recommend for you to get one… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Yamaha XT225 - light, enough power, good trail riding”

Written on: 01/06/2009

Yamaha XT225 - light, enough power, good trail riding… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Have a 1993 Yamaha XT225 serow. 3000 miles. live in...”

Written on: 09/05/2009

Have a 1993 Yamaha XT225 serow. 3000 miles. live in Maine. ride hard on the trails and in the pits. and also i am way to heavy for it. never had to put any money in it for 5 good years. has good power on the trails and satisfactory speed in the straights. dont recomend having a passenger. i am very happy with my 225… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Yamaha XT225 Serow 225 has good power from bottom...”

Written on: 06/05/2009

The Yamaha XT225 Serow 225 has good power from bottom into middle, modern design for now on… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Yamaha XT225 Serow 225 is a great bike, perfect...”

Written on: 21/04/2009 by simonyoungman (1 review written)

The Yamaha XT225 Serow 225 is a great bike, perfect for a little road work and on the trails. a real workhorse!… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I have a 2005 Yamaha XT225. This bike is nothing but...”

Written on: 09/04/2009

I have a 2005 Yamaha XT225. This bike is nothing but trouble. I have starting problems. If you do not ride this bike for 2 to 3 days, it will not start. I also have transmission problems such that it does not shift into neutral when the bike is running.
I bought this bike brand new and have had so many problems.
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★★★★★

“Yamaha XT225 is light, easy to work on, tough as all...”

Written on: 24/03/2009

Yamaha XT225 is light, easy to work on, tough as all hell, cheap on gas and insurance, 6 speed. Love the bike to death, it does everyhting I'd ever want a bike to do, plus with the increasing gas price its the best thing ever. Koodo's to yamaha for proving the most durable dual purpose of all time… Read Full Review

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Written on: 23/04/2012

I'm Danuka I'm Automobile Engineer in Sri Lanka Leading Automobile Company. My Yamaha Serow 225 is very very powerful and very good road handling, actually very good trail bike in yamaha made. very simple design very very good handling never skid break 100% good engine & gear box is very durable & power, dont worry to buy. Once you ride bike u never down in seat. Good Luck......

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★★★★★

“I bought mine as a green laner but its now my main...”

Written on: 06/12/2008

I bought mine as a green laner but its now my main bike. Great for commuting, riding off road and just doing stuff, and what I really like about it is that its totally managable for me (5'6 F, reasonably fit but with a dodgy R shoulder after an off). And like me, its no spring chicken, so we're well suited!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent fuel economy, corners well in the...”

Written on: 19/11/2008 by bigobigo (1 review written)

Excellent fuel economy, corners well in the switchbacks on the asphalt, has greasable shock linkage zerks, very light, adequate power. Go buy one, this is a great beginner bike and has an excellent reputation… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A group of us went out on our trail bikes, The other...”

Written on: 16/11/2008

A group of us went out on our trail bikes, The other lads had bigger bike like 400's, They expected me to be embarrassed, It was quite the reverse, I tackled obstacles with ease that they struggled with. Many people think bigger is better but the truth is a light nimble bike like the serow wins hands down… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Love the Yamaha Serow, but hate the dealerships. Can...”

Written on: 11/07/2008

Love the Yamaha Serow, but hate the dealerships. Can have both because you can do almost all maintainence yourself!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I made my own exhaust which changed the Yamaha Serow's...”

Written on: 30/06/2008

I made my own exhaust which changed the Yamaha Serow's performance considerably.
I use my bike for green laning and enduro's and don't get left behind.
Probably the best genuine trail bike ever made, it copes with anything thrown at it and never breaks down. Runs all day on a tank full of petrol… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“High level front mudguard on the Yamaha Serow is...”

Written on: 20/05/2008 by grussell (1 review written)

High level front mudguard on the Yamaha Serow is useless for most purposes - replaced by Sammy Miller Honda TL125 fork brace/mudguard mount (a little bolthole filing, and fixed to forks with 48mm U-bolt exhaust clamps) and plastic trials mudguard, keeps me clean. Yellow gaiters impossibe to clean and become brittle with age - again Sammy Miller replacements. Took my first Serow around Scotland, including Outer Hebrides - ideal for getting off the road and down across the machair to camp in the… Read Full Review

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