Yamaha YFS200 Blaster Review from Canada

2002 Yamaha YFS200 Blaster

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha TTR250L


Higher costs to maintain, but it's totally worth the rush of 6th gear


I had it for two whole days of riding and a bearing on the crank assembly seized. That resulted in about $600 in parts for the engine and $200 in pay for the man who brought life back to the BLASTER.

The sound of that single cylinder quad was a very good sound.

The back tires were replaced with nice mud-lites. The traction is unbelievable.

Back brake pads were replaced and the front shoes were adjusted, but the braking still isn't as great as other quads I've driven.

General Comments:

Very quick for a quad because of its 6 speed transmission. Good wheelie power.

Not too heavy, but not too light. I wouldn't want to jump it too high.

Great sport quad for the money.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2007

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review