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2012 Yamaha XT250 and TW200 Dual Sports Announced

Wed, 08 Jun 2011

Yamaha unveiled a pair of 2012 dual sport models, the Yamaha XT250 and the Yamaha TW200.

Both the 2012 Yamaha XT250 and TW200 remain unchanged from the 2011 versions except for a new white and blue color scheme and white front fenders instead of last year’s black fenders.

The XT250 is powered by an air-cooled 249cc four-stroke engine with a 33mm carburetor. Power peaks at 750rpm wile maximum torque is available at 6500rpm.

The 35mm telescopic fork offers 8.9 inches of travel while the rear swingarm and rebound-adjustable single shock offers 7.1 inches of travel. The engine is mounted high to provide 11.2 inches of ground clearance. The seat is 31.9 inches from the ground while the fuel tank holds 2.4 gallons.

Other features include a multifunctional digital LCD panel and frame-mounted passenger foot pegs.

Yamaha claims an estimated 73 mpg from the XT250.

The 2012 Yamaha XT arrives in dealerships in July with a $5,090 ticket price.

The 2012 TW200 is powered by a 196cc air-cooled four-stroke engine with a 28mm carburetor. Suspension is provided by a 33mm fork with 6.3 inches of travel and a swingarm with single rear shock offering 5.9 inches of travel.

Yamaha claims an estimated 78 mpg from the TW200 and its 1.8 gallon tank.

The 2012 Yamaha TW200 is priced at $4,490 and will be in showrooms in July.

2012 Yamaha XT250

2012 Yamaha TW200

Yamaha Introduces 2012 Dual Purpose XT250 and TW200

Cypress, California, June 8, 2011 – See the world one trail or road at a time affordably and economically – made possible by the 2012 Yamaha XT250 and TW200 dual purpose motorcycles.

The XT250 has long-travel suspension and more than 11.2 inches of ground clearance under a seat only 31.9 inches from the ground. Electric start makes firing up the 249cc four-stroke effortless while the 245mm front disc and 203mm rear disc brakes combine to deliver superb stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces. The semi-double-cradle steel frame achieves a lighter, nimbler feel through greater mass centralization while greater lateral and torsional rigidity and reduced weight of the lower frame parts help produce light, stable handling. Additional features include the multifunction digital LCD instrument panel with cool green background lighting that’s easily visible day or night, and frame-mounted passenger foot pegs to provide two-up riding capability.

The XT250 achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 73 mpg* with a fuel tank that holds 2.4 gallons.

The 2012 XT250 comes in White/Blue with an MSRP of $5,090 and will be available in dealerships nationwide beginning in July.

Those big fat tires deliver great traction and rider comfort over a wide range of terrain, and they make the TW200 the most distinctive-looking dual purpose machine around. A low seat and compact chassis help inspire confidence in anybody who rides the TW200, making it one of the most user-friendly on/off-road bikes on the market. Electric start and full street equipment mean it is super convenient to ride the TW200 just about wherever you need to go. The strong-pulling 196cc air-cooled, four-stroke single delivers torquey low and mid range power perfectly suited to off road exploring while the maintenance free CDI ensures precise, reliable spark for peak engine performance at all rpm. Standard instrumentation includes a speedometer with odometer and resettable trip meter as well as indicator lights for neutral, high beam and turn signals.

The TW200 achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 78 mpg* with a fuel tank that hold 1.8 gallons.

The 2012 TW200 comes in White/Blue with an MSRP of $4,490 and will be available in dealerships nationwide beginning in July.

More information on all Yamaha models can be found at

* Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.

By Dennis Chung

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