Hercules R200: history, specs, pictures

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Hercules R200
Also called R 200
Production 1955 - 1966
single cylinder, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 65.0mm x 58.0mm
Top Speed 61 mph (98 km/h)
Horsepower 9.92 HP (7.4 KW) @ 5250RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.50-10
Rear Tire 3.50-10
Weight 317.47 pounds (144.0 Kg) (dry),
Fuel Capacity 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Hercules R200 was a single cylinder, two-stroke standard produced by Hercules between 1955 and 1966. It could reach a top speed of 61 mph (98 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 9.92 HP (7.4 KW) @ 5250 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, two-stroke. A 65.0mm bore x 58.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 191.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 4-speed transmission.


It came with a 3.50-10 front tire and a 3.50-10 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The R200 was fitted with a 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 317.47 pounds (144.0 Kg).