Yamaha DT175 Review from Australia

2002 Yamaha DT175

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance8500 kilometres

Summary:

The perfect first bike

Faults:

Nothing really, the seat has split from being left in the sun all day by the previous owner.

At 8500km, comprised of lots of commuting with some trail riding, the chain and sprockets are nearing the end of their lifespan.

General Comments:

Damn Tough, the Yamaha DT175 is known as unkillable and I wholly agree; with nothing to break or wear, they just keep going.

The reality is, it's a 175cc two-stroke trail/enduro bike, therefore it's not anywhere near as quick as most things on two wheels.

That said, it offers a completely reliable/tough package, very affordably and is a brilliant bike to learn to ride on.

Its also quite comfortable as well, as I have ridden 120km stretches at a time, and can say, although it might take a while, your back/wrists won't be hurting like as if you were on a sportsbike.

And will do 200km on a tank of fuel, plus reserve (when fitted with smaller rear sprocket).

I currently have fitted a knobbly rear tyre and the larger factory rear sprocket, and its ability offroad is much better than I thought it could be.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2008

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 1 review