The Yamaha TW200 is a reliable dual-purpose bike that’s fully outfitted for comfortable street riding but also endowed with substantial off-road capabilities. Easy to use and with a low seat height, the TW200 is a confidence-inspiring performer that’s an ideal bike for riders who want a machine that will be equally at home on-road and off. The model was first introduced way back in 1987 and is universally recognized for its oversize, fat tires. These same large tires have led some people to label the TW200 as a ""two-wheeled quad."" Whatever you want to call it, the Yamaha TW200 is one of the most enduring dual-purpose motorcycles on the market, and has been for some time. The bike’s low seat and extra wide tires lend to its stability both on-road and off, making the TW200 a great choice for campers, city dwellers, or anyone looking for a bike that will get them where they’re going, while providing a good amount of fun along the way. Whether you’re running around town or heading from your campsite to your favorite fishing spot, the Yamaha TW200 has got what it takes to get you there comfortably.
The 2013 Yamaha TW200’s ease of use largely stems from its low seat-height and its compact chassis. The bike’s fat tires help ensure superior traction and rider comfort across a wide variety of different terrain. Appearance-wise, the oversize tires add to the TW200’s distinctive dual-purpose looks. Unlike some dual-purpose bikes, the Yamaha TW200 has an electric starter and is fully outfitted with street equipment, making it a convenient and comfortable machine that can take you wherever you want to go. The 2013 Yamaha TW200 is powered by a 196cc air-cooled, four-stroke engine that provides plenty of the kind of torque-laden low and mid-range power needed for off-road riding. The bike has an internal counterbalance that helps minimize vibrations for improved rider comfort. The bike’s five-speed transmission is equipped with a manual clutch that shifts smoothly, while delivering maximum power to the ground. The CDI electronic ignition system requires little to no maintenance and provides a reliable spark that helps the engine maintain peak performance at any rpm. The starter is also exceedingly easy to operate, requiring just the push of a button. The 2013 TW200’s hydraulic front disc brakes help deliver maximum stopping power with minimal effort.
Rider comfort is further bolstered by a long, two-tone motocross-style seat that helps create a well-balanced riding position while facilitating optimal comfort and movement for the rider. The 2013 Yamaha TW200 has a wide, durable front fender that’s designed to minimize the amount of mud and dirt that comes the rider’s way in off-road situations. Meanwhile durable fork shrouds prevent the fork sliders from being damaged by rocks and debris. Passenger footpegs mounted on the frame provide riding capability for two. The bike’s turn indicators are flex-mounted, providing for greater durability and less chance of breakage. The 60/55-watt halogen enduro-style headlights are equipped with high/low beams. Standard instrumentation on the 2013 TW200 includes a speedometer with odometer and resetting tripmeter, indicator lights for neutral, high beams, and turn signals. Dual rearview mirrors are standard and the battery is dependable and low-maintenance. Fuel economy is also good with an EPA estimated rating of 78 mpg and a tank that has a 1.8-gallon capacity. The need for engine maintenance is reduced thanks to an automatic cam chain tensioner that also cuts down on mechanical engine noise. The bike is outfitted with lightweight, aluminum alloy front and rear rims that come fitted with street-legal, dual-purpose tires. Out front, the small fairing cuts down on wind buffeting when traveling at highway speeds, while lending the bike an additional styling note.