2010 Yamaha TW Review


This on-road/off-road road motorcycle by Yamaha was originally produced and sold in the U.S. in the early 1980s. After more than two decades, the 2010 Yamaha TW200 continues to be one of the most sought after dual purpose bikes in the market. The Yamaha TW200 comes packed with an air-cooled, 196cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. The burly tires, electric starter, low seat, great handling, and reliable torque promise a smooth and exhilarating ride for upstart and veteran riders.

The 2010 Yamaha TW200 features a flat seat that is integrated into the body of the bike. The seat measures 31.1 inches and provides seating for the rider and a passenger. The bulky front and rear tires provide great traction and are suitable for all terrains. The overall length of the Yamaha TW200 is 82.3 inches, and the overall width is 32.3 inches. This bike weighs 279 pounds, making it easy to maneuver. The Yamaha TW200 is available in white with red or black trim. The electric start and street equipment ensure that riders can take it anywhere.

The additional features that are available for this model are flex-mounted turn indicators that offer greater durability against breakage, an easy-to-use choke lever, and frame-mounted passenger foot pegs that provide two-up riding capability. The 2010 Yamaha TW200’s smooth-shifting, five-speed transmission with manual clutch offers amazing on- and off-road performance. The internal engine counterbalance keeps the vibrations to a minimum, allowing the rider to enjoy a more comfortable ride. The 33mm telescopic front fork with 6.3 inches of travel almost swallows the bumps, providing a smooth and rich experience. A powerful hydraulic front disc brake ensures greater stopping power with minimal effort.

The bike gives an incredible 78 mpg. The 2010 Yamaha TW200 has a fuel capacity of 1.8 gallons and is capable of going from zero to 60 mph in 14.75 seconds.

New For 2010

To improve the bike’s handling, Yamaha makes the following changes/additions in 2010:

  • A 33mm telescopic front fork with 6.3 inches of travel
  • The lightweight box section swing arm and single rear shock with 5.9inches of travel
  • Long, two-tone, motocross-style seat
  • Enduro-style, 60/55-watt halogen headlight that features high and low beams

2010 Yamaha TW Specs

  • Model: TW200
  • Engine Type: 196cc, four-stroke, single cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 67.0 x 55.7mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Transmission: Constant-mesh five-speed
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 78 mpg
  • Brakes (Rear): 110mm drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork; 6.3-inch travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Single shock; 5.9-inch travel
  • Wheelbase: 52.2 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 279 pounds (wet)
  • Tires (Front): 130/80-18
  • Tires (Rear): 180/80-14


  • Motion Pro Replacement Throttle Tube
  • IMS Super-Stock Footpegs 277317
  • EBC DRC Series Clutch Kit DRC231
  • EBC Brakes CSK149 Coil Type Clutch Spring
  • Pulstar POWERSPORTS Pulse Plugs he2rt pack of 2
  • Yuasa YUAM227CY YB7C-A Battery
  • 99-02 Yamaha YZF-R6: EBC Standard Brake Pads - Rear (BLACK)
  • IG3116SV Severe Duty Brake Pad
  • EBC Brakes FA275 Non-Asbestos Organic Disc Brake Pad
  • Motion Pro Clutch Lever—Polished
  • EBC Brakes CK2234 Clutch Friction Plate Kit

Key Competitors For The 2010 Yamaha TW

  • Suzuki DR200SE
  • Husqvarna TE510
  • Zero DS
  • Triumph Tiger 1050 SE