If you’re in the pit bike racing world, you’ve definitely heard of the debate about which brand 110 is the fastest. Is the top speed of TTR 110 the fastest, or is it Honda’s CRF110, or is it maybe old-faithful, the KLX110?
In this post, we’ll cover what the TTR 110 top speed is and what impacts it. Let’s dive in.
TTR 110 Top Speed
Yamaha, known today for its motorcycles and musical instruments, released its first dirt bike in the mid-1950s. It hasn’t always been this way, but today, many people are starting to think of Yamaha as having the fastest machines.
At least in the motocross racing world and with Yamaha’s big bikes, like the YZ250F and YZ450F.
Naturally, this interest and popularity spread down to Yamaha’s smaller bikes, including the pit bike, the TTR 110.
That said, it’s been discussed in the pit bike racing world specifically that the TTR 110 is the fastest pit bike. Really, without question. (The CRF 110 with its feel injection is catching up – fast.)
But, the problem with the TTR 110 is that it doesn’t have many aftermarket parts, which doesn’t help its popularity in the racing world.
What does this mean for the TTR 110 top speed?
The TTR 110 top speed is about 45-48 mph.
Why did I pick these two bikes to compare the TTR 110?
The CRF110 and KLX 110 were both chosen to compare the TTR 110 to because they are the most common pit bikes people ride and race. There are other brands, like a Kayo dirt bike, an XPro, YCF, Piranha, and others, but the KLX, CRF, and TTR are the most common 110 pit bikes.
There are several factors at play when it comes to the TTR 110 top speed. Let’s take a look at them.
What changes the top speed of TTR 110?
It can be tough at times to calculate the true top speed of a dirt bike because there are quite a few different items that can impact it.
Engine Work and Aftermarket Parts
For some people, this may be obvious, but engine work and aftermarket parts are going to impact the TTR 110 top speed. Arguably, most of anything.
If your TTR 110 has engine work (especially a big bore kit) and a pipe, that’s not really comparable to the top speed of a stock TTR 110.
The top speed of TTR 110 that hasn’t had any work done to it will be significantly lower than the top speed of TTR 110 that has undergone mods.
The more work you do to the bike, the greater the difference in speeds will be.
There are other factors at play here too – such as gearing, riding conditions, and more.
The second most important factor in determining the TTR 110 top speed is its gearing. Gearing refers to the size (and ratio) of the front and rear sprockets.
For reference, the stock gearing for this bike is a 14-tooth front sprocket and a 35-tooth rear sprocket (depending on the year of your bike).
Riders normally pick different gearing depending on the situation they’re riding. If the rider is racing supercross, they would typically want more acceleration (referred to as more bottom end). To achieve this, they’d use either a smaller front sprocket or a larger rear one. This is known as having a low gear ratio.
If the rider is racing motocross, they may want more top speed (known as top end). To do this, the rider would use a larger front sprocket or a smaller rear sprocket; in other words, they would be changing to a higher gear ratio.
Even if you’re just doing backyard pit bike racing, you’re probably going to need to change your gearing to get the bike to perform best. I know I had to.
Riding in the woods can require an entirely different gearing combination than that of supercross or motocross.
This might not sound like much to some people, but it has a large impact on the top speed of TTR 110 (or any dirt bike, for that matter). Depending on the gear changes made, it can increase or decrease the TTR 110 top speed by more than 5-10 mph.
A TTR 110 with a 6-tooth front sprocket will have a different top speed than one with the stock 14-tooth front sprocket (I made the difference wide to make a point — no one is running a 6-tooth front sprocket on their TTR 110….).
Additionally, a change to the front sprocket has a great effect on the TTR 110 top speed and bottom end than changing the rear sprocket. Going up or down one tooth on the front sprocket is not equal to one tooth on the rear sprocket.
Rather, changing the front sprocket by one tooth is equivalent to 3-4 teeth in the rear.
Rider: Size and Ability
The top speed of TTR 110 is going to be slower if the rider weighs more because it takes more work from the bike, while the bike and engine maintain the same ability/capacity. The heavier the rider, generally the lower the TTR 110 top speed is going to be.
In addition, an experienced rider can make the TTR 110 go faster than a beginner who is just learning. A rider who knows how to quickly and smoothly shift gears can hit a higher top speed than someone who is just learning.
Admittedly, the ability of the rider doesn’t impact the top speed as much with bikes without a clutch, or semi-automatic bikes, like the TTR 110. It makes a bigger impact on bikes with a clutch, but it’s still a factor nonetheless.
Consider ex-Supercross champion Ryan Villopoto racing his TTR 110 versus a 6-year-old kid who got one for Christmas. Probably a bit different in speed. The bike’s ability is the same, but the top speed it’ll actually hit with each rider is different.
The TTR 110 top speed can also be impacted by riding conditions, including both location and surface.
For example, a dirt bike’s power output is generally higher closer to sea level than at high altitudes. So if you’re planning to ride your TTR 110 in the mountains, it will likely have a lower top speed than if you were riding at sea level.
Or, even if you’re not in the mountains necessarily, but you’re just riding in Colorado, you’re much higher above sea level than the coasts of the US. That will cause your TTR 110 top speed to be lower.
Smaller-size bikes (bikes with small cc engines) are more impacted by elevation changes than larger bikes, too. For example, a TTR 110 is going to be more impacted by the elevation than a YZ450F.
The elevation will also likely impact how the bike is running, given that the TTR 110 is still carbureted.
Are you riding in the woods, on a motocross track, or on a paved road? If it’s in the woods, your top speed might be limited. If you’re racing, you can only go as fast as the track allows (and, don’t forget, sometimes slow is fast).
Apart from the elevation and location, another factor that affects the TTR 110 top speed is the surface on which it is being ridden. The top speed of TTR 110 ridden on flat pavement will be different than if it were driven on a tight, sandy motocross course; even the type of tires can make a difference.
A Few Other Factors that Can Impact the TTR 110 top speed
Your TTR 110 top speed can also be impacted by a few more things, including the condition of your bike, the weather, and how you’re recording the data.
A bike that is regularly maintained will run faster and more efficiently than one that isn’t. For example, a TTR 110 that has had consistent maintenance done to it will be able to reach a higher top speed than one not taken care of properly.
The weather and temperature can both affect your TTR 110 top speed. If it rains, the pavement will be wet and your top speed will probably be lower than normal. Similarly, if it’s an abnormally cold or hot day, that could impact how well the bike is running, which could then lower the top speed.
If you want to get an accurate reading of the top speed of TTR 110, use an onboard GPS device rather than relying on someone pointing a speed gauge at you as you zoom past. This doesn’t mean the bike will actually go any faster or slower, it just changes what you end up seeing on paper.
White Flag on the top speed of TTR 110
As we pass by the white flag of this article and enter into the last lap, we want to summarize what we’ve covered so far.
Ultimately, most people want to know their bike’s rough top speed. Yes, mods and other items impact a TTR 110 top speed potential, but at the end of the day, people just want to have an idea of how fast their bike is.
With that in mind, a TTR 110 top speed is about 45-48 mph.
Frequently Asked Questions About the TTR 110 top speed
A 110 Yamaha (TTR 110) goes about 45-48 mph.
How fast a Yamaha TTR can go depends on which TTR model you’re referring to. A TTR 110 goes about 45-48 mph, but a TTR 125 top speed or TTR 230 top speed is going to be different — while still being TTR bikes.
No a TTR 110 is not a 2 stroke, it is a 4 stroke.
No, a TTR 110 is not automatic, but it does not have a clutch — it is semi-automatic. It requires shifting, without a clutch.
Yes, a TTR 110 is a pit bike. In fact, it is one of the most popular size pit bikes.