The 200 class has a storied history in off-road motorcycle riding. Notched nicely between 125s and 250s, the 1972 Penton Jackpiner 175 set the benchmark, with legendary motorcycles following in the 1980s, such as the Yamaha IT200 and Kawasaki KDX200 (both of which grew from 175s).
From 1997 to 2016, KTM offered a 200 EXC, but the class floundered. This year, the 2019 Beta 200 RR rekindles the 200-class fire.
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