Originally Posted by Kawierider
Please do yourself a favor and avoid the TTR. My aunt had a TTR. I rode the bike and thought it would be a good bike for my girlfriend to learn on. Lets just say it did not end well. (not that it was the bikes fault)
Not enough power for the Michigan sand and the bike is very heavy. The suspension does not give a rider much room to grow and improve.
I know a few people who have been very happy with the KX100
X2, brother started out on a TTR 225 man that thing was like riding a cow too heavy and suspension was shat, i started off on a XR 200 at 13 or 14 and quickly out grew it but then again this is for your wife so id say either the XR100 or CRF150 or CRF230