Yamaha XT250 vs TW200

Both have

Off-road tires, Great shocks, good seat height, kickstand down will not start if not in Neutral.


Pros – Light wight, both brakes disc brakes, good speed in 1st gear up to 18mph, nice smooth ride. Better on Highways

Cons – back tire is not huge tire, missing skid plate/stock


Pros – Huge Back Tire, Cheaper than xt250, old style speedometer, 31in, comes with skid plate

Cons– Back brake is drum, 50cc less than xt250, can only go about 10-12mph in 1st gear, not as fast on highway



  • Strong-pulling 196cc air-cooled, four-stroke single delivers torquey low- and mid-range power perfectly suited to off-road exploring.
  • Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission with manual clutch puts potent powerband to the ground for maximum on- and off-road performance.
  • Internal engine counterbalancer keeps vibrations down for greater all-day comfort.
  • Maintenance-free CDI ignition system ensures precise, reliable spark for peak engine performance at all rpm.
  • Easy, reliable pushbutton electric starting.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner means minimal maintenance and longer engine life.

Specs2013-Yamaha-TW200 (Custom) (2)

Engine Type 196cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
Bore x Stroke 67.0mm x 55.7mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® 28mm
Ignition CDI
Transmission Constant-mesh 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork; 6.3-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; 5.9-in travel
Brakes / Front 220mm single disc
Brakes / Rear 110mm Drum
Tires / Front 130/80-18
Tires / Rear 180/80-14
Length 82.3 in
Width 32.3 in
Height 44.1 in
Seat Height 31.1 in
Wheelbase 52.2 in
Ground Clearance 10.4 in
Fuel Capacity 1.8 gal
Fuel Economy** 78 mpg
Wet Weight*** 278 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)



Long-travel suspension and more than 11.2 inches of ground clearance live under a seat only 31.9 inches from the ground.

  • A light crankshaft helps provide quick responsive power.
  • Wide-ratio five-speed transmission for maximum power and performance in a wide range of terrain and conditions.
  • Straighter intake tract for improved performance.
  • Hassle-free pushbutton electric starting adds extra convenience and reliability.
General information
Model: Yamaha XT250
Year: 2012
Category: Enduro / offroad
Rating: 65 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Price as new (MSRP): US$ 5090. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 249.00 ccm (15.19 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Max RPM: 10000
Compression: 9.5:1
Bore x stroke: 74.0 x 58.0 mm (2.9 x 2.3 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor. Teikei 33mm
Fuel control: SOHC
Ignition: CDI
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Cooling system: Air
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Fuel consumption: 3.22 litres/100 km (31.1 km/l or 73.05 mpg)
Greenhouse gases: 74.7 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Front suspension: 35mm telescopic fork
Front suspension travel: 226 mm (8.9 inches)
Rear suspension: Swingarm w/rebound-adjustable single shock
Rear suspension travel: 180 mm (7.1 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 2.75-21
Rear tyre dimensions: 120/80-18
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 245 mm (9.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 203 mm (8.0 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 132.0 kg (291.0 pounds)
Seat height: 810 mm (31.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,161 mm (45.7 inches)
Overall length: 2,149 mm (84.6 inches)
Overall width: 805 mm (31.7 inches)
Ground clearance: 284 mm (11.2 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,359 mm (53.5 inches)
Fuel capacity: 9.08 litres (2.40 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter: Electric
Factory warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color options: Blue/White