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Yamaha RD 200 - Yamaha RD200 Café Racer

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 and CS5 200. The 1974 Yamaha RD 200 had a twin cylinder 2-stroke air-cooled 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, the RD200 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 a new electric start push button powered by a 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, followed by further improvements with Yamaha RD 200 DX in 1977.

Whether you like the classic bikes' look of Yamaha 1974 RD200 or want to give it a little custom twist, Yamaha RD200 café racer is a great solid platform to start your garage project.

Yamaha RD200 Parts

As motorcycles evolved so did their parts and factories had to adapt. Some parts are just not economical for Yamaha to produce any more, so we have decided to stock some high quality reproductions of this classic RD 200 Yamaha. If you can’t find a specific part on our website to fit your RD200 restoration project, or you need a parts list, please email us.

This section contains aftermarket reproduction parts for air-cooled 2-stroke Yamaha motorcycles:

1973 Yamaha RD200

1974 Yamaha RD200A

1975 Yamaha RD200B

1976 - 1977 Yamaha RD200C

1977 - 1978 Yamaha RD200D & Yamaha RD200 DX

1978 - 1979 Yamaha RD200E

1979 - 1981 Yamaha RD200F

Technical Specifications of Yamaha RD200

Model: Yamaha RD200

Year: 1974-81

Motorcycle Type: Standard Bike

Wet weight: 132.0 kg

Fuel tank size: 3.04 Gallon (11.50 Liters)

Engine, Intake & Transmission

Engine displacement: 195 cc 

Engine: 2-stroke parallel twin

Top speed:  76 mph (122 km/h)

Fuel system: VM22 Mikuni Carburetors

Ignition: Battery Coil

Lubrication system: Autolube

Cooling system: Aircooled cooled

Gearbox: 5-speed

Transmission: Chain drive

Starting: Kickstarter

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type: Steel tube

Ground clearance: 155 mm / 6.1 in

Front suspension: Telescopic forks

Rear suspension: Dual shocks

Front brakes: Single disc brake

Rear brakes: Drum brake

We have an extensive list of other Yamaha RD motorcycles that we store parts for. If you require parts diagram or parts list for your models, please contact us.