In production since 1987, the 2021 Yamaha TW200 is not a vintage-styled dual sport motorcycle. Instead, it’s an authentic throwback design, with air cooling for the SOHC two-valve motor that is fed by a 28mm Mikuni carburetor. That’s a drum brake in the rear, though an update 20 years ago gave the TW200 a disc front brake.
Not just retro with fully analog instrumentation, the 2021 Yamaha TW200 stands out in the dual-sport world. The most obvious unique feature is its small-diameter wheels—18- and 14-inches—shod with wide, high-profile Bridgestone Trail Wing tires. While small tires can make a motorcycle difficult to ride off-road, especially in rocky conditions, the fat footprint provided by the tires makes the TW200 a steady ride through the most challenging terrain.
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