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2023 Yamaha TW200 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Yamaha TW200
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The 2023 Yamaha TW200: A Compact Yet Capable Machine

In 1987, a Japanese rider by the name of Shinji Kazama rode a motorcycle to the North Pole before riding to the South Pole, up Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Fuji, and 6,005m up Mount Everest. He did it all on a modified Yamaha TW200. The iteration of the bike that’s part of the 2023 Yamaha lineup is largely similar to the icon from nearly four decades ago.

The Yamaha TW200 is not fast or fancy, but it’s one of the most reliable motorcycles in the world. It’s also a quirky-looking thing with a unique wheel and tire setup — a 130-section tire on an 18-inch front wheel and a 180-section tire on a 14-inch rear wheel. Weighing in at just 278 lbs, it’s a bike that most riders will be able to muscle around in the dirt, virtually eliminating the possibility of getting stuck.

To keep up with the times, Yamaha has made some improvements over the years, like adding a disc brake at the front, electric start, and fuel injection. It doesn’t matter how many other bikes you own; there’s probably a space that the Yamaha TW200 can fill up in your garage.

The 2023 Yamaha TW200 starts at $4,899 USD / $5,799 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Yamaha TW200 in one place.

2023 Yamaha TW200

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $4,899 USD / $5,799 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Unique wheel and tire setup
    • Push-button electric start for easy starting
    • Low-maintenance engine with automatic cam tensioner

Main Specs

  • Engine: 196cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder
  • Power: 16 hp
  • Torque: 11 lb-ft
  • Weight: 278 lbs (126 kg)
  • Seat Height: 31.1 in (790 mm)

2023 Yamaha TW200

2023 Yamaha TW200 Specifications

From Yamaha


Engine 196cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
Power 16 hp
Bore x Stroke
67.0mm x 55.7mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Mikuni® 28mm
Starter Electric


Clutch Multiplate wet clutch
Constant-mesh 5-speed
Final Drive Chain


Suspension Front
Telescopic fork; 6.3-in travel
Suspension Rear
Single shock; 5.9-in travel
Brakes Front
Single disc, 220mm
Brakes Rear
Drum, 110mm
Tires Front
Tires Rear
Fuel Tank Capacity
1.8 gal
Color Radical Gray


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length
82.3 in
Overall Width 32.3 in
Overall Height 44.1 in
52.2 in
Ground Clearance
10.4 in
Seat Height
31.1 in
Wet Weight
278 lb


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2023 Yamaha TW200

2023 Yamaha TW200 Features


Electric Start

Fully equipped for the street or the trail including a worry-free electric start, the TW200 is super convenient to ride just about anywhere you need to go.

Low Seat Height

A low seat and compact chassis help inspire confidence in anyone who rides the TW200, making it one of the most user friendly on- and off-road bikes on the market.

Terrain-Conquering Tires

Big fat tires deliver great traction and rider comfort over a wide range of terrain, and they make the TW200 the most distinctive looking dual-purpose machine around.


Digital Ignition

Maintenance-free CDI ignition system ensures precise, reliable spark for peak engine performance at any rpm.

Electric Start

The push-button electric start makes for easy and reliable starting.

Five-Speed Transmission

A smooth-shifting five-speed transmission with manual clutch puts usable power to the ground for maximum on- and off-road performance.

Low Maintenance Engine

Automatic cam chain tensioner means minimal maintenance and longer engine life.

Smooth, Counterbalanced Engine

An internal engine counterbalancer keeps vibrations down for greater all-day comfort.

Torquey Powerplant

The strong-pulling 196cc air-cooled, four-stroke single delivers torquey low- and mid-range power that’s perfectly suited for off-road exploring.


Disc Brake

Hydraulic front disc brake ensures greater stopping power with less effort.

Lightweight Swingarm

Lightweight box section swingarm and single rear shock with 5.9 inches of travel enhance handling and overall comfort both on- and off-road.

Plush, Long-Travel Suspension

A 33mm telescopic front fork with 6.3 inches of travel soaks up the bumps for a plush ride.

Terrain-Conquering Tires

Fat 130/80-18 front and 180/80-14 rear tires provide excellent traction, and control to make conquering all types of challenging terrain easy and fun.


Bright Illumination

Enduro-style, 60/55-watt halogen headlight features high and low beams.

Comfortable Saddle

Long, two-tone, motocross-style seat creates a balanced riding position for optimal rider movement and comfort.

Complete Instruments

Full instrumentation including speedometer, odometer, resettable trip meter, indicator lights for neutral and high beams, plus turn signals come standard.

Dual Sport Lighting

Flex-mounted turn indicators offer greater durability against breakage.

Fork Protection

Durable fork shrouds help prevent rocks and debris from damaging fork sliders.

Modern Battery

Dependable, low-maintenance battery.


Spacious seat and passenger foot pegs provide two-up riding capability.

Protective Fenders

The durable and wide front fender keeps water, mud and dirt off the rider.

2023 Yamaha TW200 Photos

2023 Yamaha TW200 Videos

Crossing Canada’s Only Desert on a Yamaha TW200 by FortNine:

Is The Yamaha TW200 Fast Enough To Ride On The Street? By TFLbike:

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