Although in a capacity class dominated by mundane ride-to-work bikes, Yamaha’s sporty RD200 was guaranteed to appeal to the commuter determined to have some fun on the way to the office. Like all Yamaha two-stroke twins, the RD200 was a willing performer, its 22bhp capable of propelling the nimble lightweight to over 85mph. And like its YCS3 and YCS5 predecessors, the RD employed a combined electric starter/generator. Precise and predictable handling, a lively motor, strong brakes and reasonable fuel economy (for a two-stroke) were just a few of its appealing characteristics.
This RD200 is still original and in good condition. Even with 3 previous owners it has a very low mileage on the odometer.