Baja Motorsports DR90 Reviews from Canada

2010 Baja Motorsports DR90

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleBaja Dr90

Summary:

Best bike for the price, taking it, and liking it!

Faults:

Let's first say I am a 30 year old, 250lb rider. I bought this bike new from Canadian Tire for 30% off - 699$ - for the roads and trails near the cottage in Muskoka. I have had the bike for 1 year and have found its weak points, to put it lightly!

The bike is 1/4 the price of a Honda CRF50 - and you get what you pay for, for the most part. I have...

- Snapped 3 throttle cables, before I realized there was a problem with the throttle grip.

- Muffler fell off within the first 3 months = covered under warranty.

- Replaced throttle and housing + 4th throttle cable.

- That's pretty much it, which is awesome considering it is rated for 150lb, and I ride it balls to the wall. As long as you have a basic understanding and can tackle oil changes every 3-5 hours, carb adjustments, and just overall basic common sense maintenance like chain lube, tube changes, and a complete run over the bike every few months, with Loctite 'n EVERYTHING, this bike is for you!

- Aside from this, I have a softer seat, adjusted but stock suspension, 19mm Mikkuni carb, air filter, re-welded top of seat, muffler, and added on a wheelie bar (after ripping the muffler off twice!) (all my fault for riding the bejesus out of it. I have dumped it maybe 12 times in 4th gear...)

- Changed 3 rear tubes, 1 front. Just replaced the rear tire, as the knobs wear off quick with this kinda weight during a wheelie!

- Plus I broke a motor mount during WheelieFest 2012.

- I broke a motor mount on the opposite side of the throttle key cut out (any bike's weakest point).

General Comments:

- After a year I am very happy. I have put about 300$ in upgrades and maintenance. And I ride right beside a Honda CRF50, that is worth over 4000$ with 108 big bore, race head, and suspension!

- I estimate a yearly cost of 200$ with 500km/year oil, an air filter, the odd tube, chain lube, and tire change, and a Costco bottle of blue Loctite!!!

- For the price I love it - KNO BOUT IT!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2012

2007 Baja Motorsports DR90

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired500 miles
Most recent distance505 miles

Summary:

Good for the price

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong so far.

General Comments:

This is a good starter motorcycle for a child/youth 11-15 years old and < 5 ft 6", which will allow them to get have some fun without requiring a substantial up front investment.

The build quality is not bad, but not as good as the major Japanese brands, but it is priced much lower and is good for the money. I paid $450 for a second hand one that was in decent condition, so no complaints here.

If you own one of these bikes, it is helpful if you are a bit of an amateur mechanic and can do simple maintenance tasks yourself, such as changing oil, adjusting the chain, tightening nuts etc. I have read complaints in reviews by people who say bolts and screws come loose - guess what people... it's a single cylinder engine, they vibrate, so learn to use a screw driver, a wrench, and get acquainted with Loctite!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th December, 2011

2006 Baja Motorsports DR90

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance3000 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Throttle cable recently replaced.

New rear tire due to being worn.

New handlebar grips.

General Comments:

Good overall first bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2009

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews