Yamaha DT200 Review from Canada

1984 Yamaha DT200

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1998
Acceleration marks 3 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 3 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 kilometres
Most recent distance11000 kilometres


Very good, especially for beginners


Coolant impeller broke off its shaft and caused the engine to seriously overheat. Needed a new piston, cylinder boring, etc.

General Comments:

Great little 2-stroke Dual Sport. Lots of fun on road and off.

I would recommend a Wiseco piston and Boysen Reeds, as well as opeining up the airbox and possibly removing the spark arrestor (if that's legal) allowing more airflow.

Agile, but definitely underpowered for carrying a passenger.

Liquid cooled - nice option, but adds a fair amount of weight.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2006

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review