The Yamaha SDR200 was a small displacement sports bike manufactured by Yamaha from 1987 to 1989. The bike was designed as a more affordable alternative to Yamaha’s RD series and was only available in certain markets.
The SDR200 was equipped with a 195cc two-stroke engine that produced 34 horsepower and was capable of reaching a top speed of around 100 mph. The bike featured a six-speed transmission and a monoshock rear suspension.
One unique feature of the SDR200 was its YPVS (Yamaha Power Valve System) which adjusted exhaust port timing to optimize power output at different RPM ranges. This system helped to provide a smooth power delivery and improved acceleration.
The SDR200 also had a sleek, sporty design with dual headlights, a fairing, and a color-coordinated fuel tank and seat. Overall, the bike was praised for its handling, agility, and performance.
However, due to its limited availability and small market, the SDR200 is now a rare find and highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. Its short production run also adds to its exclusivity and makes it a unique addition to any motorcycle collection.
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