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Segment: Clasic

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.

YAMAHA RD 200 1974 - 1980 10 Photos
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YAMAHA RD 200 200

engine specs
Type
Two stroke, torque induction, parallel twin, air cooled
Displacement
195 cm3
Bore X Stroke
2.0x1.8 in OR 51 mm
Compression Ratio
7.1:1
Horsepower
20/8000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
6/7000 lb-ft/RPM OR 8/7000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
2x Y20P Carburetors
transmission specs
Gearbox
5-Speed
Clutch
Wet, multiplate
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
-
Front Suspension
Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension
Dual shocks
Front Brake
Single disc 245 mm
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
76.6 in OR 1946 mm
Overall Width
29.7 in OR 754 mm
Seat Height
30.7 in OR 780 mm
Weelbase
48.8 in OR 1240 mm
Ground Clearance
5.3 in OR 135 mm
Weight
309 lbs OR 140 kg
Fuel Capacity
3 gallons OR 11.4 L
tyres specs
Front
2.75-18-4PR
Rear
3.25-18-4PR
power system specs
Power pack
-
Nominal Capacity
-
Maximum Capacity
-
Charger type
-
Charging time (normal)
-
Charging time (quick)
-
Range
-
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