Okay kiddies, The RevolutionMX TTR Mini dirt bike has eventually arrived!!!!
Where do I begin with this particular thing? I believe it is safe to say almost everyone on here knows about the dream to bring pit bike riders a high end mini, and to say the least, they have done it, and done it nicely. Mine was unquestionably worth the delay, and eventually arrived after several problems using a specific cargo company!
To say I’m impressed with this particular matter, would be a vast understatement. So here we go.
RevolutionMX TTR Mini Dirt Bike First Impression:
Unwrapping the carton, I was impressed with the packaging. The Revolution MX TTR Mini dirt bike was fixed nicely, and does not take long to ”unwrap’ ‘feels like Xmas all over again.
Going over the Revolution MX, I’m more than impressed with it, and surprised it has turned out better than anticipated. They have managed to bring us a very well designed mini bike, for almost a steal. At first glimpse over the mini dirt bike you will find fine touches like a fuel tap that’s mounted to the tank, which also has a reserve by the way. On the fly adjustable clutch, adequate quality handles, alloy fast-turn accelerator, braided steel brake lines, some really bright blue anodizing, enormous brakes and the list goes on and on.
155z gen II Engine:
The 155z is provided, curiously, with a 155z Gen II engine, operating with twin oil coolers. It features the upgraded 6-plate clutch, and some fine glossy brushed-alloy look engine cases. The induction is through OKO26mm flat side which is probably the new black for carburettors. It has a fixed benchmark in both of the carburettor standards for pit bikes and performance upgrade one.
The engine setup in the framework is quite tidy, and features some solid mounts, with rather chunky diameter bolts as opposed to that which we are used to seeing. I drained the current oil and pour a new Castrol 4T oil before I did anything else. Once it was refuelled I got rode it for a few rounds. Those who has experience in OKO carburettors know that it takes a while for the fuel flowing through these carbs, but once it is in there it starts up easily.
I figured starting the 155z was quite easy, but then I’ve a little expertise booting over four strokes. Given the capacity and compression of the motor, new owners might want to examine the “decomp kick” starting method, but I’d no problems, and never have experienced any kickback.
Once warmed up, the 155z engine settled into a joyful idle, and catches revs REALLY fast with a flick of the accelerator. The combination of the large bore exhaust, the ORK and the OKO creates a magnificent sound. One thing owners are going to see, especially people that have possessed other pit bikes, the Revolution MX is LOUD, and you may hear it coming from miles away. The exhaust features a 32mm header pipe that connects to a 38mm mid pipe and finally going out through a 41mm through the muffler. It breathes well, and sounds amazing.
The gearbox shifts quite easily and for the clutch performance of the new 6 plate clutch is smooth and gradual, as well as a fresh one -plate clutch is simple and progressive. The weight of pull provided by the Onthefly fast adjust lever setup is relatively light, without any grabbiness in the action. Feeding the clutch on from standing start creates a smooth take off, so the brand new clutch is a victor.
The Twin Oil Coolers seem fantastic, are definitely a welcome add-on, and are comparatively well shielded behind the radiator shrouds. The upsurge in cooling capacity will likely be welcomed, and provide a longer life for all those people who’ll make use of the bike for racing, and to the engine, or need an extended life out of it, the oil cooling capacities will be an edge. The additional volume of oil running temperature of the engine, and will also assist in the longevity.
The Framework used for the Revolution MX mini dirt bike is a double-downtube, double cradle with removable sub frame. The double-downtube is of tubular cross-braced assembly, and is matched to an extremely strong box-section double cradle. The back frame is also constructed with a tubular assembly that extends approximately 95% all the way to the rear guard. So for those who are frequently caught by the 155z motor will be happy to hear that there will be more frame protection at the back end of Revolution MX. The subframe finishes at the same level of the muffler end cap, so when you flip the bike, the damage to it would be reduced to a minimum. Additionally, it makes for really simple picking up of the bike. Being a real light bike, with a solid subframe, you will value the ease of picking it up.
The frame welding looks to be of good quality and the mounting pegs are a huge step forward for bigger riders, pegs bending and sagging is a thing of the past. The pegs themselves are quite chunky, broad, and grippy.
Ancillary mounts for things such as the seat, muffler, plastics, tank etc., seem to possess exactly the same quality of the remainder of the bike, and I can’t see a lot of these mounts being broken in the foreseeable future.
Triple clamps are 5-groove adjustable items for reach, that will satisfy a big variety (and size!!!) of riders, and are a solid form alloy set up, rather than the billet slab triples we’re becoming used to seeing.
The alloy box-section swingarm appears to be nicely built, has some quite clean welds, precise chain adjustments increments (at long last!!) and a fairly substantial cross section, especially across the shock and linkage mount.
The TTR-type 155z has some quality appointments back and front. The NDM fork and shock grace the bounciness of the Revolution MX, the gold anodised outer tubes of the M-200 forks and the UD-DHL back shock featuring a 300lb spring will make sure that your mini dirt bike is staying put on the ground. Rebound and compression adjustments are offered at both ends, giving an excellent array of alteration. Sitting on the Revolution MX, the suspension will take the weight of the rider and will sag like a bike should, you get off, and it springs back up again.
I weigh around 80kg today, and the suspension “feels” fine for my weight riding it across the yard. Right from the box the back sags nicely, as do the forks. Playing around with the bike around my driveway I find that the shocks are a bit on the stiff side, so a little clicker tuning should be performed. However the shock do tracks nicely though and it does not kick like a pit bike with a rigid mount. The DNM back in the TTR tracks straight and accurate. Whilst this isn’t entirely indicative of the functionality, it is a great start when a bike holds a straight line on a square edged bump
my only gripe with the suspension, is the accessibility of the adjusters on the shock, which is nearly nonexistent. In order to adjust the rebound you will require a socket and a flat head tip as for adjusting the compression you will see the riders most likely cutting holes to give access in the left cover in order to give way for a straight screw driver position to the adjuster knob.
I am going to nevertheless, supply a far greater review of suspension operation after I have ridden the Revolution MX on something apart from sidewalk and steps.
The Revolution MX TTR-type bikes coming out these days are providing an entirely new feel to pit bikes. They’re larger, without being ”overly” large. Wheelbases are becoming more longer, but the height of the bikes stay at the ”monster” or Bigfoot size, yet keeping the 14/12” wheel setup. The TTR YZF divine plastics and bodywork are a lot more comfortable than most other pit bikes on the marketplace, and sitting on the Revolution MX has a really “Japanese mini” feel to it. Handlebars, levers, pegs and seat all fits perfectly and for riders my height (5′ 11 “) taller and, you may be quite comfortable on this particular mini dirt bike.
The seat/tank junction is too flat and extremely long for a mini dirt bike, also it is super easy to move round the bike. Both the seated and standing place have been well quantified, and both postures are comfy to be in. The space across the pegs is narrow, and aids in making the bike feel really chuckable.
The genuine styling of the bike, whilst not wholly new, thanks to bikes like the Ciniworx CZX, PitsterPro LXR, has an amazing look. Or not, in the event you are a dyed in the wool Homo, sorry, Honda riders. Since the Revolution MX ttr is based on the shuriken YZF plastics, it allows the owner to use a massive selection of graphic kits. Having possessed Yamaha’s for 25 years “monster”, I have some fairly huge strategies in enhancing what’s already a fantastic looking bike, and I really like the appearance of the bike. As the bikes become more common, we’ll see a greater selection of plastics colours, that will additionally give owners a larger selection in images used. Knowing it is a Chinese bike, the seat cover is also well designed, the top cover is a bit grippy but the sides are very grippy. This will allow the rider to hold the bike hard by using the knees without having your behind being in pain which is common in most gripper sears.
I can’t review the motorcycle without mentioning some of the other goodies on the mini dirt bike. The bike is equipped with a quarter turn throttle coated with a pretty titanium colour which will offer a smooth action with only a slight pull. Renthal-design half waffle grips are a good feel, and are a bit ”tackier” than the typical pit bike, without being snot-on-a-blanket tacky like DeathGrips.
Without going over the top, blue anodised alloy is featured through the entire motorcycle. Hubs, axle blocks, lever perches and fuel cover accessorise the motorcycle nicely and goes nicely with the colour scheme of the mini dirt bike.
The brakes are made of round rotors with a big diameter and has a variety of cross ventilation with a twin piston at the front and a single piston at the back. First braking evaluations reveal the brakes to be legendary. Endos are a bit of piss with a couple of fingers, as well as the rear pulls me up really fast, with a great amount of sense to the over the top lever.
The muffler is a big ellipse-type, all the way through, with a CNC end cover, all in silver.
Blue anodised bearing- the colour scheme is rounded off by linkages.
Braided steel lines will help in braking power, and whilst the front brake lever is a non-bendy kind, it does offer reach adjustment, and certainly will suit various hand sizes.
The other excellent selling point, is the spares kit. Tied in with the mini dirt bike, was a carton featuring the muffler plug, an extremely all-inclusive jetting kit, front and back tubes, and a spare oil filter. Once the providers are sorted, the spares kit may also contain a reserve chain and air filter… Brava to Russ, for this kit, really smart, quite easy.
This motorcycle has astounded me. I may be somewhat biased, given I was pretty nicely included in it is concept, but it’s turned out a hell of a lot better than I anticipated, and I have been privy to all the facts of the mini dirt bike right from the beginning, so I understood what to expect. Having the mini dirt bike in my shed, and going over every detail of it, Russ has actually introduced us to a brand-new age in Mini Dirt Bike riding.
A bike that provides legendary performance, for an extremely affordable cost is here, to join the likes of the Ciniworx CZX175.
Like every new version of anything, outright operation, and long-term dependability remains to be viewed, but I am assured that my first ride tomorrow, will surprise me as much as the authentic quality and construct of the bike has. For the princely sum of $2k, any prospective buyer can’t go wrong, this thing’s amazing.