In the early 1970s Yamaha same as other Japanese makers was bringing to market motorcycles with various engines to test what works. It was a step forward from the CS3. The 1974 Yamaha RD 200 had a twin cylinder 2-stroke aircooled 195cc engine capable of top speed 130-140 km/hour. Slightly heavier and stronger than RD125, but still significantly lighter than the RD250 or RD350, Yamaha RD 200 seemed as a great compromise between a commuter and a weekend sporty racer. It still had the proven basic design with telescopic front suspension, rear and front drum brakes, autolube system, round headlights and flat seat. However it had new electric start push button powered by 12-volt DC generator (while retaining the old fashioned kickstart lever) and four-petal reed valve induction system. Disc brakes were introduced in 1976 RD 200C.
Whether you like the classic bikes' look of Yamaha 1974 RD200 or want to give it a little custom twist, Yamaha RD200 cafe racer is a great solid platform to start your garage project.
contains aftermarket reproduction parts for air-cooled 2-stroke Yamaha
1973 Yamaha RD200
1974 Yamaha RD200 A
1975 Yamaha RD200 B
1976 - 1977 Yamaha RD 200C
1977 - 1978 Yamaha RD 200D & Yamaha RD 200 DX
1978 - 1979 Yamaha RD 200E
1979 - 1981 Yamaha RD 200F
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