Yamaha CS History

The history of the 200cc Yamaha motorcycles starts with Yamaha YCS1 Bonanza, which was manufactured between 1967-1969. It was a small street bike with the typical two stroke parallel twin aircooled engine and displacement of 180cc.

Designed for learner drivers, commuting and weekend fun, the early YCS was fairly light, 119kg with empty fuel tank, however that could change considerably, when the 11l tank was full.

The second version of early CS models was introduced in 1968 - Yamaha YCS2.


New generation of Yamaha CS

The breakthrough in development came in 1970 with the introduction of Yamaha CS3. CS3 had an air cooled 197cc twin-cylinder two-stroke engine with piston port controlled fuel injection.

Like many Yamaha bikes of that era, it had a single overhead cam, five speed transmission with chain final drive, manual and electric kickstart and the front wheel as well as rear wheel were fitted with expandable drum brakes. The oil was supplied to the engine using the Yamaha oil injection system, which helped the bike perform much better that the average motorcycle of the era.

The suspension was typical for the era, front suspension consisted of telescopic forks and dual shocks were fitted at the rear.

The final stage came in 1972 with Yamaha CS5, before the reed valves were introduced in 1974 and the Yamaha CS 200 series were renamed to Yamaha RD200.

Yamaha CS 200 Parts - Free shipping available 

As motorcycles evolved so did their parts and factories had to adapt. Some items are just not economical for Yamaha to produce anymore, so we have decided to stock some high quality reproductions as well as original OEM parts for this classic two-stroke motorcycle. We understand that especially rubber parts and seals disintegrate over time. As such Sumo Rubber is constantly growing stock of essential original and reproduction Yamaha 200 spares required for your restoration project.

Our aim is not to provide a complete list of spare Yamaha CS200 parts, but concentrate on the perishable rubber and plastic parts that make riding a motorcycle a pleasure.

If you can’t find a specific part on our website to fit your restoration project, or you need a parts list, please contact us via email address or the contact-us form below. We also closely cooperate with our partner manufacturer to provide some exclusive motorcycle parts too, so if you have a suggestion for a rubber part to add to our collection, please email us.

We also offer free shipping on orders over certain value and loyalty program for those that buy from us on frequent basis or working on a long term  restoration project.