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Official poster of Yamaha Street 200 CS5E in purple and white colour1972 Yamaha CS5 History

The Yamaha CS series was started with 180cc Yamaha YCS1 in 1967. The very last bike model was the 1972 Yamaha CS5 before the reed valves were introduced, classification changed to Yamaha RD200.

Yamaha designed the CS motorcycles mainly to provide a practical and stylish option for commuting to work or a bit of off-road fun over the weekend. They were ideal bikes for young learner riders with relatively small engine and wide tyres, great for improving ridding skills in fields. They took the two-stroke world by storm with their tremendous performance.


Yamaha CS5 Motorcycle Development & Specs

The 1972 Yamaha CS5 was a fairly light machine, with a dry weight of about 114 kg. It was equipped with a two-stroke, parallel twin, air cooled 195cc engine, which came with a needle roller for small- and big-end connecting rod bearings as well as a four-main-bearing crankshaft.

The engine produced a maximum output power of 22BHP at 7500 RPM and a maximum torque of 21.28 Nm at 7000 RPM. The Yamaha CS5 boasted of a five-speed transmission, Yamaha Autolube system and a pair of Mikuni carburettors, which made the motorcycle perform much better than anticipated. It had 12-volt battery operated push button electric ignition, backed up with a kick-start and a wet plate chain operated drive.

1972 Yamaha CS5 could run a standing quarter-mile in 17 seconds at 77mph, with a top speed of around 90mph (140.0 km/h). The power unit was suspended from a single-down tube spine frame, with the front suspension featuring telescopic front forks, while the rear was equipped with swing arm and dual shocks. This helped boosts the performance, handling behaviour, and ride comfort.

The tire sizes were 3 x 18” for the rear and 3.25x 18” for the front. Both the rear and front wheels had drum brakes and this specific model, as opposed to the earlier CS versions, had a good size 9l fuel tank.


Yamaha CS5 Parts

Despite the fact that the production of Yamaha CS5 motorcycle stopped over 40 years ago, you might still find the odd one on the market. They are usually in a bad condition, parked in a garaged or worse, exposed to the elements. While the frame and main parts might be salvageable, what you will certainly have to replace are all the perished and disintegrated rubber parts.

So, whether you’re looking for dampers, swing arm shocks or footrest covers, our dedicated 1972 Yamaha CS5 category is a great start to your restoration. Our parts are all new parts, mainly aftermarket reproductions, but we also stock OEM motorcycle parts and ARS Japan imports.

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Technical Specifications of Yamaha CS5E 200

Model: Yamaha CS5-E 200

Versions: CS5, CS5E (CS3-200101-216570)

Year: 1972-73

Motorcycle Type: Street scrambler

Dry weight: 117 kg

Ground clearance: 155 mm (6.1 inches)

Fuel tank size: 9 litres (2.4 gallons)

Colour options: Metallic Purple & white


Engine, Intake & Transmission

Displacement: 195 cc

Engine: Parallel twin, two cylinder, two-stroke

Top speed: 140 km/h (90 mph)

Fuel system: Carburettor

Ignition: Points

Lubrication system: Autolube

Cooling system: Air

Gearbox: 5-speed

Transmission: Chain

Start up: Electric start & Kick-start


Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type: Steel tubing, diamond structure

Front suspension: Telescopic fork

Rear suspension: Swing arm

Front brakes: Drum brake

Rear brakes: Drum brake