|Also called||RD200DX, RD 200 DX, RD 200|
|Production||1974 - 1979|
200cc twin, two-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||52.0mm x 46.0mm|
|Top Speed||76 mph (122 km/h)|
|Horsepower||16.63 HP (12.4 KW) @ 7700RPM|
|Torque||5.9 ft/lbs (8.0 Nm) @ 7000RPM|
|Spark Plug||NGK B8HS '74-75
NGK B8ES 76
|Battery||YUASA 12N9-3A-1 '74-75 , 76|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Final Drive||Chain: 428x108|
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Dual shocks
|Brakes||Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
|Wheelbase||48.82 inches (1240 mm)|
|Length||76.61 inches (1946 mm)|
|Width||29.69 inches (754 mm)|
|Seat Height||30.71 inches (780 mm)|
|Weight||132.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.04 Gallon (11.50 Liters)|
|Related||Yamaha RD125, Yamaha RD250LC, Yamaha RD200, Yamaha RD250, Yamaha RD350, Yamaha RD400|
The Yamaha RD200 was a 200cc twin cylinder, two-stroke Classic street motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1974 and 1979. It could reach a top speed of 76 mph (122 km/h). Max torque was 5.9 ft/lbs (8.0 Nm) @ 7000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 16.63 HP (12.4 KW) @ 7700 RPM.
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.
It came with a 2.75-18 front tire and a 3.25-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Dual shocks. The RD200 was fitted with a 3.04 Gallon (11.50 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 48.82 inches (1240 mm) long.
1974 - 1979 Yamaha RD 200
The 1974 Yamaha RD 200 is very closely related to the RD 125. The little bike exhibits all the stability and handling talents of a born racer which, strangely enough, it never was originally, unlike the bigger Yamaha strokers, but the 200 has always tended to lurch around a bit, something which has always been simple to resolve by either enjoying the impression it created of real racer skill and bravery in the minds of even the least imaginative riders, or to remove the touring type big handlebar latterly fitted by Yamaha, and replace it with a short, flat one.
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