Yamaha returns its TW200 to the lineup for 2024, leaving the bike unchanged for one more yr. This approachable twin sport is a staple of Large Blue’s lineup and guarantees to proceed ahead with its retro attraction into the foreseeable future.
As we famous in our latest assessment of the 2023 version, the TW has been untouched since 2001 when designers added a disc brake and electrical begin. The truth that the platform stays unchanged so lengthy has added to its attraction, curiously sufficient, as a result of it retains an genuine air of nostalgia in styling and mechanical design.
The 196cc air-cooled single vibes at excessive rpm, the bike’s five-speed transmission is cable-actuated and uncomplicated, offering a decisive shift really feel paying homage to older machines. The telescopic fork and coil-spring shock work nicely sufficient to absorb bumps and are aided by fats 18-inch and 14-inch Bridgestone tires. Braking elements, disc up entrance and drum on the rear, aren’t something to jot down house about however are dependable in bringing the twin sport to a cease.
Styling is decidedly retro, with fork gaiters and the sq. headlight stealing the aesthetic present out entrance. There aren’t any LED parts to be discovered wherever.
Past these novel options although is a motorcycle that newbies will love. It’s received a comparatively low 31.1-inch seat top and an easy-to-manage 278 curb weight. It’s simple to trip, gives each on- and off-road functionality, and retains its worth, making it interesting to riders who plan to improve as soon as they develop their new talent set.
Value has elevated over the 2023 mannequin, nonetheless, now sitting at $4,999, up $100 from final yr.
2024 Yamaha TW200 Technical Specs and Value
|Engine:||196cc, SOHC, air-cooled single-cylinder; 2 valves|
|Bore x Stroke:||67.0 x 55.7mm|
|Gasoline Supply:||Mikuni 28mm carburetor|
|Entrance Suspension:||33mm telescopic fork; 6.3 in. journey|
|Rear Suspension:||Single shock; 5.9 in. journey|
|Entrance Brake:||220mm disc|
|Rear Brake:||110mm drum|
|Wheels, Entrance/Rear:||18 in. / 14 in.|
|Tires, Entrance/Rear:||130/80-18 / 180/80-14|
|Seat Top:||31.1 in.|
|Gasoline Capability:||1.8 gal.|
|Claimed Weight:||278 lb.|