Yamaha YFS200 Blaster: history, specs, pictures

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Yamaha Blaster YFS200
Also called Blaster
Class ATV
Successor Yamaha Blaster 200
200 cc Air-Cooled Two-Stroke with Reed Valve Induction
Bore / Stroke 66 mm x 57 mm
Compression ratio 6.6:1
Top Speed 57 mph[1]
Horsepower Approx. 17hp
Torque 8.9
Ignition CDI
Transmission 6-speed sequential gearbox with manually operated wet plate clutch
Suspension Independent Double Wishbone, 7.1” w/ 5-way Preload Adjustment (front)
Swing Arm, 7.1” and Threaded Preload Adjustment (rear)
Brakes 1988-2002 mechanical drum, 2003-2006 Dual Hydraulic Disc (front)
1988-2002 mechanical disc, 2003-2006 Hydraulic Disc (rear)
Wheelbase 43.3” (110 cm)
Length 68.3” (173.5 cm)
Width 40.7” (103.4 cm)
Height 40.9” (103.9 cm)
Seat Height 29.13” (74 cm)
Weight 250 lb (dry), 324 (wet)
Oil Capacity 650ml
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 2.7 gallon
Related Yamaha YFZ350
Yamaha RD125
Yamaha WR200
Manuals Service Manual

The Yamaha Blaster is a 200 cc air-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke all-terrain vehicle produced as an entry-level machine manufactured in Japan and sold in the United States from 1988 to 2006. Because of the Blaster's initial low price tag, it sold in large numbers for many years. Its two-stroke engine is easily modified by enthusiasts and a large aftermarket now exists for the quad. A range of add-ons are readily available from simple bolt on exhausts and suspension parts to complete aftermarket frames and larger displacement engines.

The heavily finned, air-cooled Blaster engine has roots from a water-cooled machine, as evidenced by the plugged water pump casting on the right side of the engine. The history of the engine in its water-cooled form can be traced directly back to the RD/RZ125 lc (shares an identical bottom end and crank cases but uses a different stroke crank) and the Australian market WR200. It is possible to use parts from either of these bikes and build an all-Yamaha water-cooled Blaster engine, or one can simply swap the engines since the engine mounts are nearly identical.

In 2002 there was a minor change of the rear tail light to a multi-function tail light and brake light.

For the 2003 model year the Blaster was updated with a re-styled front nose, and the headlight assembly was moved down from the handlebars to the nose, and an all around lighter machine for greater performance. The problematic mechanical rear and front drum brakes were replaced by dual hydraulic disc brakes in both the front and rear.

Because of U.S. government emissions requirements, the Blaster was discontinued for 2007 and was replaced by the entry-level Yamaha Raptor 250, which uses a cleaner-burning, less powerful four-stroke engine. The Blaster is closer in performance to the Yamaha Raptor 350.

Engine[edit | edit source]

  • Stock: 195cc, air-cooled, Reed valve, 2 stroke
  • Carburetor: Mikuni 26mm
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Starting System: Rearward kick start
  • Drive Train: RWD with sealed o-ring chain
  • Transmission: 6-Speed, Manual Clutch
  • Top Speed: 138 kp/h

A 66.0mm bore x 66.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 195.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 6-Speed sequential gearbox transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a AT21 X 7-10 front tire and a AT21 X 10-8 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Dual Hydraulic Discs in the front and a Hydraulic Disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Independent Double Wishbone, 7.1 In. W/ 5-way Preload Adjustment while the rear was equipped with a Swing Arm, 7.1 In. And Threaded Preload Adjustment. The Blaster was fitted with a 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 43.31 inches (1100 mm) long.

Engine[edit | edit source]

Suspension[edit | edit source]

  • Front Suspension Type: Independent Double Wishbone (A-arm)
  • Front Wheel Travel: 7.1" (18.0 cm)
  • Rear Suspension Type: Swing Arm
  • Rear Wheel Travel: 7.1" (18.0 cm)

Dimensions[edit | edit source]

L x W x H: 68.3" x 40.7" x 40.9" (173.5 cm x 103.4 cm x 103.9 cm)

  • Seat Height: 40.9" (74 cm)
  • Wheelbase: 43.3" (110 cm)
  • Ground Clearance: 4.7" (11.9 cm)

Other[edit | edit source]

  • Lighting: 35W Halogen Multi-reflector Headlight & 21/5W Brake light
  • Top Speed 70 mph stock
  • The Yamaha Blaster's production was stopped in 2006 and its successor is the Yamaha Raptor 250, the Yamaha Raptor 250 is a beginner fourwheeler meant for people who aren't as experienced.

1994 Yamaha YFS 200[edit | edit source]

1994 Yamaha YFS 200

This 1994 YFS200 is now sporting an engine which might make this machine the perfect pick for our needs - a simple lightweight machine that is reliable, has enough power, is easy to start, gets good gas mileage and most importantly is fun to drive.

2004 - 2006 Yamaha Blaster[edit | edit source]

The Yamaha Blaster is a 200 cc air-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke all-terrain vehicle produced as an entry-level machine. The very first Yamaha Blaster manufactured for sale in 1989 and the last model of Yamaha Blaster was offered in 2006 featured a two-stroke engine with a 195-cubic centimeter displacement. Reed valves were fitted into these single-cylinder engines

In Media[edit | edit source]

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