Yamaha RD200

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Yamaha RD200
Also called RD200DX, RD 200 DX, RD 200
Production 1974 - 1979
Class Classic
200cc twin, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 52.0mm x 46.0mm
Compression ratio 7.1:1
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
Battery YUASA 12N9-3A-1 '74-75 , 76
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Final Drive Chain: 428x108
Front Sprocket 14T
Rear Sprocket 36T
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Dual shocks
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 2.75-18
Rear Tire 3.25-18
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)
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 3.04 Gallon (11.50 Liters)
Related Yamaha RD125, Yamaha RD250LC, Yamaha RD200, Yamaha RD250, Yamaha RD350, Yamaha RD400
Manuals Service Manual

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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.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a air cooled twin, two-stroke. A 52.0mm bore x 46.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 195.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a membrane.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

1975 RD200B[edit | edit source]

1974 - 1979 Yamaha RD 200[edit | edit source]

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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