Yamaha WR200's the good the bad?



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  • TrikeKid

Posted May 01, 2005 - 04:34 PM

#1

Anyone have experience with WR200's(yes I mean 200). My dad is real intrested in one as a buddy bike to take my cousin along with us. Any major flaws or problems?

  • WR250guy846

Posted May 01, 2005 - 06:02 PM

#2

what the hells a wr 200 ????????

  • YamahaRdr4E

Posted May 01, 2005 - 06:05 PM

#3

dude there is no such thing as a wr200 there is a wr250f and a wr450f :naughty:

  • wakeridero87

Posted May 01, 2005 - 06:20 PM

#4

dude don't talk about crap you don't know about, there is a WR200, just hasn't been imported in quite a few years.

I really don't know much about the bikes myself, but they look like they would probably be decent trail bikes. There 2 stroke 200s, so they probably have decent power. If he is thinkin this is a good bike for a kid who can't fit on the full size bikes yet hes wrong, its a full size woods machine.

  • WheelsUp

Posted May 01, 2005 - 06:23 PM

#5

dude there is no such thing as a wr200 there is a wr250f and a wr450f :naughty:

Try again... it was a pinger:
Photo of a '92
Shift shaft & gears
Where can I find parts?
ProCircuit pipe
Misc parts
http://www.tjpartsxp...KIT_FITS_88.htm
Rear wheel bearings
Throttle cable
Here's a '97 for sale in Oz
Question on a '98

They're out there and apparently still on the road.
Can't vouch for the good and bad, but I would say that a 10-15 year old dirtbike that's still on the road is either as good as the modern blue bikes, or never been ridden :naughty:

  • KLX_RAMBO

Posted May 01, 2005 - 07:01 PM

#6

If it is half as good as the Yamaha IT series, it will be a great bike. My buddy just restored a mid-80s IT200. I rode it right after break in. That bike is awesome for 20 year old technology.

  • rookie517

Posted May 01, 2005 - 07:05 PM

#7

the wr200 uses a 200cc street bike engine
it is somewhat design as a domestic bike from japan

we had abundant of them in sg
just that the smooth power chararcteristic does't really suit aggressive off road riding

  • Carioca

Posted May 01, 2005 - 07:35 PM

#8

We have wr200 and wr250 ("newer" ones) here in Brazil. They are both great trail bikes. Pretty reliable too. I had no idea their engine came from street bikes, they look like your usual off-road engine. I like MX bikes better though (even for trail riding) they feel a lot lighter and thinner, but on the other hand the wr's have a lot more traction...

  • YZ426FPilot

Posted May 01, 2005 - 07:41 PM

#9

dude there is no such thing as a wr200 there is a wr250f and a wr450f :naughty:



:naughty: PSSST! Hey... I'll let you in on a little secret... WRs used to be 2strokes back in the late 80's and most of the 90's. The WR200 was originally a canadian :D dirtbike, available to the US for a year or two (1992 model) It was nothing like the WR250Z. You could probably compare it to a KDX200. But there is such a thing and they do exist :D

  • PumkinFest

Posted May 01, 2005 - 07:59 PM

#10

dude there is no such thing as a wr200 there is a wr250f and a wr450f :naughty:


research before you make stupid posts :naughty:

  • freestyle250

Posted May 01, 2005 - 08:03 PM

#11

We have wr200 and wr250 ("newer" ones) here in Brazil. They are both great trail bikes. Pretty reliable too. I had no idea their engine came from street bikes, they look like your usual off-road engine. I like MX bikes better though (even for trail riding) they feel a lot lighter and thinner, but on the other hand the wr's have a lot more traction...

voce parece americano. e?

  • Carioca

Posted May 01, 2005 - 08:27 PM

#12

freestyle250 Eu morei uns anos nos Estados Unidos, mas sou brazuca mesmo!!!
Just to make it clear, when I said "wr250 ("newer" ones)" I really meant wr250 (the 2 stroke one), not the wr250f...

  • WR250guy846

Posted May 01, 2005 - 08:30 PM

#13

my brother has a 1990 wr250 two-smoker, it looks like it fell out of a hobos ass but it still runs good

  • Neville1

Posted May 01, 2005 - 08:32 PM

#14

dude there is no such thing as a wr200 there is a wr250f and a wr450f :naughty:



Isn't it great that so many people who don't know any motorcycle history are so willing to talk shit, when a simple google search would have allowed them to realize there was such a bike 15 years back when WR's were all 2 strokes, and that the WR replaced the blue IT series. :naughty:

  • freestyle250

Posted May 01, 2005 - 10:55 PM

#15

freestyle250 Eu morei uns anos nos Estados Unidos, mas sou brazuca mesmo!!!
Just to make it clear, when I said "wr250 ("newer" ones)" I really meant wr250 (the 2 stroke one), not the wr250f...

legal. um prazer conhece-lo. morei alguns anos no seu pais. minha cidade favorita que eu morei foi Pocos de Caldas. queria ter minha WR quando eu estava la! tem muito potencial

  • XR250rdr

Posted May 01, 2005 - 11:36 PM

#16

Isn't it great that so many people who don't know any motorcycle history are so willing to talk shit, when a simple google search would have allowed them to realize there was such a bike 15 years back when WR's were all 2 strokes, and that the WR replaced the blue IT series. :naughty:


For sure. There even was a WR500 for one or two years. I'd like to get my hands on one.

  • Motu

Posted May 02, 2005 - 02:02 AM

#17

Plenty around - WR stood for Wide Ratio....they were a YZ for enduro use,over here they came with lights but were not street legal,just like a KDX200,obviously where the product was aimed.There was a DT200WR as well.I have a DT230,same motor a bit bigger with electric start,electronic power valve and oil injection....cause it's a street bike.The WR200 motor has been around forever and is well sorted - a good rider could win any NZ enduro on one,where it's advantagous to have a light quick turning bike.

  • toolazyforpushbikes

Posted May 02, 2005 - 03:15 AM

#18

One of the better older bikes around. I am about to sell my YZ and buy either a DT200 or a WR200 (same motor) because they are road registrable over here. The WR200 I think were based off of the YZ125 frames of the time and had a DT200 motor put into them. Good suspension and brakes with a smooth 200cc motor. Electric power valve and oil injected (i think. They were on the DT200's) almost like an early KTM200. Great bike. :naughty:

  • BazookaJoe

Posted May 22, 2005 - 06:30 PM

#19

I owned a 92 WR200 back in 93-96. With FMF exhaust, that rascal really ripped. It was a VERY durable bike. I ran it for three years on the original top end and it still ran great when I sold it. It is not as heavy as it looks, but could be a bit trimmer.

Compared to the IT series, the WR200 is about a light year ahead in durability. I had ITs in their years. While the IT200 was a good performing machine, the footpegs sagged, the kickstand flopped around, the seat sacked out, and the whole bike felt old pretty quickly. One season of 200A riding and my 85 IT200 felt clapped out.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted May 22, 2005 - 09:07 PM

#20

Ummmm WR 500!!!! Is it typical big bore 2-stroke or is it a dissapointment??





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