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TTR600RE - MPG - Talk to me !!!

Yo all.

I'm considering one of these for a trans-siberia/mongolia/road of bones etc trip.

I'm very familiar with the XT600E having ridden South America on one. I liked the bike but it was pathetic and too heavy offroad.

I was wondering about peoples MPG experiences of the TTR600RE

Whats the biggest tank available too ??

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I managed 300 miles with the Acerbis 20 litre tank, cruising at 60-70mph, big screen and soft bags. Went onto reserve just as I was pulling up so was probably still good for another 30 miles at least.
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Ehr, doesnt the tt600re weigh just about the same as an "E"fitted xt600?
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Yo all.

I'm considering one of these for a trans-siberia/mongolia/road of bones etc trip.

I'm very familiar with the XT600E having ridden South America on one. I liked the bike but it was pathetic and too heavy offroad.

I was wondering about peoples MPG experiences of the TTR600RE

Whats the biggest tank available too ??

Cheers, Ted

2005 TT600RE, stock except for a 14t front sprocket and a small mod on the muffler (better breathing).

About 4.5L/100km (relaxed riding at apprx 90km/h)

As far as I know the engine is the exact same as in 1990-1995 XT600E but with bigger carbs.
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2005 TT600RE, stock except for a 14t front sprocket and a small mod on the muffler (better breathing).

About 4.5L/100km (relaxed riding at apprx 90km/h)

As far as I know the engine is the exact same as in 1990-1995 XT600E but with bigger carbs.
It is the same engine yes...

Considering the bigger carbs, your consumption is less than mine was on my XT600E

I was only getting about 200 miles from my 23L Acerbis tank. However, I was stupid enough to fit Metal Mules which are about as heavy and aerodynamic as a London Bus.
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Tanks.

Hi Ted, the largest tank is the Acerbis, 20l. That's 17 plus 3 on reserve. My TTR600R, kick starter, does 19.5 to 20.0 kpl, with no effort at economy. That is to say, either riding in UK as police would like us to or racing about a bit makes little difference, I've not had the patience to try for ultimate economy.
That's a standard bike apart from a damned loud Remus end can, with or without bags on the back, bulky but not heavy. Hope this helps, Lindsay.
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Hi Ted, the largest tank is the Acerbis, 20l. That's 17 plus 3 on reserve. My TTR600R, kick starter, does 19.5 to 20.0 kpl, with no effort at economy. That is to say, either riding in UK as police would like us to or racing about a bit makes little difference, I've not had the patience to try for ultimate economy.
That's a standard bike apart from a damned loud Remus end can, with or without bags on the back, bulky but not heavy. Hope this helps, Lindsay.
Alan never rode that Ttr with economy in mind but it was quite good on the juice,
The Remus almost made my ears bleed when flat out side by side,the drz i had and Ttr were pretty closely matched..
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Hi, small world eh! Madiera Cafe on Madiera Drive each Sunday is a sunning spot for motorcyclists. Lizard style, it's a relaxing place to chat. Lindsay.
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Hi, small world eh! Madiera Cafe on Madiera Drive each Sunday is a sunning spot for motorcyclists. Lizard style, it's a relaxing place to chat. Lindsay.
Good to know... Brighton ain't quite far enough for me though. I don't like getting the bike out unless I'm doing a 1000 mile round trip
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Ditch the Metal Mules for soft bags and fit Hyperpro springs in the front and a spring in the rear and off you go

I was really impressed with the XT off road - far better than it had any right to be.
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I have always been under the impression that the TT600E is an upmarket version of the XT600E. Slightly better materials and build quality. It was far more expensive than the XT600E too.

Your first post gave it as a TTR600RE? I presume this was a typo? If not then I will look a complete twit.

I haven't ridden one myself (or seen one it must be said), but I'd imagine the thing retains the good things about the venerable XT600E.

It's well documented my views on the XT600E - probably the best budget RTW trail bike to be found.

It would in my opinion make a good RTW bike with a few adjustments and additions (like the XT600E).

The engine will be bulletproof as it's almost identical to the XT600E.

Not sure how it would fair in terms of the superb indestructability of the XT600E?

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Now you've got me guessing..

I see them being called TTR600's all the time..

But I think you're right. It's TT600R

However, all the ones for sale on ebay and autotrader are called TTR !!


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TTR600 or TT600RE

I owned a TTR600. There is also a TT600RE, which I did not own.
The first named is the kicker and the second is the version with electric start only.
The motor is reputed to have a higher state of tuning compared with the XT series (and the TT certainly has a dry sump design).

I hope this assists.

By the way, discussion of this bike led to changing the title of the Yam forum from solely for the XT600 to a broader classification that matches the titles of other, similar, technical subject matter (Honda tech, Triumph tech etc etc).
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Now you've got me guessing..

I see them being called TTR600's all the time..

But I think you're right. It's TT600R

However, all the ones for sale on ebay and autotrader are called TTR !!


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My friend had a TTR600 for years, I had a TT600RE. There was no TTR600E but sometimes the TT600RE was called TTR600E, maybe because they had the gas tank from the TTR (it said “TTR” on the tank).

They (TTR600 and TT600RE) shared the same frame and most of the chassis, but the TT600RE had simpler (cheaper ) suspension with shorter travel. It had a different ignition, TCI and not CDI. It had e-start and no kickstart and was heavier. The engine was quite a bit wider (about 30 mm if I remember correctly, as it had the e-start mechanism) and the crankshaft was heavier. They had different gearbox rations. The engines otherwise were the same. There wasn’t a cush hub on the TTR600. I have heard from various sources that the TT600RE engine is the exact same as was in ´90 - ´95 XT600E.

The TTR600 was a half-hearted attempt of making a “real” dirtbike, the TT600RE was not really. Both have the same seat, that is not that comfortable for long hours in the saddle. Firm and skinny. But they handle ok offroad as they are shaped more like a “real dirtbike” (thinner , smaller tank, etc) than for example the XT600E
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They (TTR600 and TT600RE) shared the same frame and most of the chassis, but the TT600RE had simpler (cheaper ) suspension with shorter travel. It had a different ignition, TCI and not CDI. It had e-start and no kickstart and was heavier. The engine was quite a bit wider (about 30 mm if I remember correctly, as it had the e-start mechanism) and the crankshaft was heavier. They had different gearbox rations. The engines otherwise were the same. There wasn’t a cush hub on the TTR600. I have heard from various sources that the TT600RE engine is the exact same as was in ´90 - ´95 XT600E.

The TTR600 was a half-hearted attempt of making a “real” dirtbike, the TT600RE was not really. Both have the same seat, that is not that comfortable for long hours in the saddle. Firm and skinny. But they handle ok offroad as they are shaped more like a “real dirtbike” (thinner , smaller tank, etc) than for example the XT600E
That is pretty much how I remember my TTR600.
Funnily enough, I was reminiscing about it and looking back at earlier posts in here about the bikes, such as:-
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...tt600r-re-7607
As far as I recall, the R was made in Italy as the "Belgarda" model. Maybe the RE also?
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