Baja Motorsports DR90 Reviews

2010 Baja Motorsports DR90 from Canada

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 from Canada

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

2007 Baja Motorsports DR90 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance50 miles

Summary:

Fair value for what you pay

Faults:

Lost compression the other day; adjusted the idle screw and that took care of it. Starts every time.

General Comments:

Fun for a small adult or teen.

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

Review Date: 8th April, 2010

2006 Baja Motorsports DR90 from Canada

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

2008 Baja Motorsports DR90 from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 1 / 10
Handling marks 2 / 10
Braking marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance300 miles

Summary:

It runs and can be fixed, but could be a lot better

Faults:

I had gotten a flat after a month of use, which was from a valve stem breaking.

The rear part of the frame (behind the seat) fell off.

The muffler fell off.

The bolts that hold the foot pegs fell off.

The bolts that hold the engine guard on fell off.

The gas tank leaks at the gas cap.

The bolt that holds the front right fork on fell off.

The gear shifter fell off a bunch of times.

General Comments:

Has poor acceleration.

Has poor power.

When using front brakes the throttle gets hit and it revs up.

Has poor tread.

It gets 55 miles per tank, and has a metal tank.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th May, 2009

20th Jul 2009, 12:21

This bike sucks, but it costs as much as some dealers setup fees $600. This bike is only good for flat ground; when you go up most hills it could only go 12-17 mph, compared to about 25-30.

27th Jul 2009, 20:01

The gas tank leaks from the cap.

12th Mar 2010, 19:50

I adjusted the speedometer (modified bicycle one to fit, measured the actual tire height, not just the rim size) and topped it out at about 45 mph.

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 5 reviews