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Yamaha XT 350 - Reviews

Yamaha XT 350The Yamaha XT350 is a enduro off-road bike that is a lot of fun and powerful enough for most riders to enjoy. It has a 356cc DOHC air-cooled engine with a 6-speed chain drive transmission that can summon up 17 horsepower (12.4 kW) at 7,000 rpm. This pushes it up to 72.1 miles per hour (116 km/h). In the dirt that is quite a bit of power and speed, and yet it remains controllable enough for novice riders. As dirt bikes go it is a bit on the heavy side at 330.7 pounds (150 kg) soaking wet. It is also a very tall bike with a seat height of 33.7 inches making it a bit of a challenge for shorter riders.

The Yamaha XT350 suspension is adequate for off road trail riding but is a bit soft for motocross or serious enduro efforts. It is fine for beginners who are looking to get their feet wet in those disciplines and not ready for big jumps or high speeds over rugged trails. It corners nicely although will take some getting used to as it feels like it is about to tip over even when it is not. The knobby tires give great traction in any dirt condition from mud to dust and the single disc front and expanding rear brakes give excellent stopping power.

Advantages: A lot of fun in the dirt for a reasonable price and a great deal of power that is still suitable for novice riders.

Disadvantages: Tall bike that can be hard for smaller riders to handle. Heavy bike for younger riders.

Yamaha XT 350 Motorcycles