The Yamaha TW200 was introduced in 1987 and as of April 2020, the 196cc street-legal dual-sport motorcycle is still in production and still made in Japan! With 33-years of a relatively unchanged platform, the uniquely fitted fat-tired motorcycle has developed a bit of cult-like following around the world. With that, the Yamaha TW200 has also become a “blank canvas” as it has been transformed by the hands of visionary motorcycle builders.

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TW200 Dual-Sport imagined as a scrambler by Theo Davies Design: https://www.instagram.com/theo.davies.design/

Like all cultures, there are sub-cultures within those cultures and the same falls true with motorcycles; Adventure, Bobber, Café, Chopper, Cruiser, Cutdown, Drag Bike, Dual Sport, Enduro Bikes, Power Cruiser, Military, Motocross, Naked Bike, Rat Bike, Scrambler, Sports Bike, Streetfighter, Street Tracker, Supermoto, Touring, and Trials bikes are those “sub-cultures” within motorcycling. Of these, some are factory-offered and the others are hand-made custom-built specimens.

Below are the following TW200’s that have managed to capture my attention and get a little space in my Instagram’s “Black Ribbon” Saved items. In no particular order or category, please enjoy these custom-built TW200’s!

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TW200 Bobber Style – unknown builder due to Pinterest not having original source.
If you know, please comment below with links!
https://www.instagram.com/p/B39exEzhhu6/?igshid=1j4hz6b6f2i9l
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TW200 Military Style – unknown builder due to Pinterest not having original source.
If you know, please comment below with links!
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TW200 – unknown builder due to Pinterest not having original source.
If you know, please comment below with links!
https://www.instagram.com/p/nU8AQ4L-A8/?igshid=1utq9fzg0ihzt
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9p13PKpqxx/?igshid=1vfcldmzqq1nu
https://www.instagram.com/p/B65a9srJF0b/?igshid=1f5a5eb0krkaw
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9jBZRHhxSh/?igshid=zy3vpqwos5y1
https://www.instagram.com/p/BvtzBY1gFHX/?igshid=1tpa8l5jkv8fz
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzryXWNBwhj/?igshid=nvmiq60p4jhh
https://www.instagram.com/p/Btck7TcFQhl/?igshid=19hbg29bf46nb
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByMBguGHELP/?igshid=10ys2rqgiqe51
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9CDuzrlwj4/?igshid=pgvqhdbdvja8
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx70GmuHnaL/?igshid=12pf1seemg15r
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZaP2qFvsc/?igshid=4x9h3qvikrq
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2hStvphYZX/?igshid=1kadike7yw9ps
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-YpmyqhMcj/?igshid=t3bihu49gpcr
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ZYLeUloxj/?igshid=1ncznald277an
https://www.instagram.com/p/B70BS1whrZt/?igshid=clc79426z37d
https://www.instagram.com/p/B31CLbGBq5P/?igshid=vr1fmuorbc7t
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzW2_zSnS9d/?igshid=1i976ll3ysbqr
https://www.instagram.com/p/zpV5nlr-N9/?igshid=1cs7v733tooxw
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuH4CRsAzrB/?igshid=fl925ac6areo
https://www.instagram.com/p/7mPRAbva9j/?igshid=1u7jc5fuv48g8
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzoH3KShW3V/?igshid=1dq12pe9fxkyd
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGOp-Y9JJjb/?igshid=1brf1rifkn261
https://www.instagram.com/p/Be3R_EXlx9F/?igshid=13j95t3zeou6l
https://www.instagram.com/p/0ME8_DGp2x/?igshid=19fv2yk4yljt
https://www.instagram.com/p/0-iU3Sq_lK/?igshid=mthod0ffimhb
https://www.instagram.com/p/wEpH13uI3T/?igshid=fd0f5bvducdf
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4sE0uwJv3W/?igshid=1kqdrjr4cki11
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCnyLkSLgX0/?igshid=iv75leelpgn4
https://www.instagram.com/p/7WU4dkSkKO/?igshid=14u15l30kql1r
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoIYUB8gm6n/?igshid=3n05xyenmraj
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3rb0pOpLyG/?igshid=rm63ny9lzi0m
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrfL69rhEAg/?igshid=1bkhnz0f9rfzk
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsESoTWg15h/?igshid=k3u811s6k9fd
https://www.instagram.com/p/Br0gwnEgBbS/?igshid=1covma0ht41qq

The following TW200 is a very special TDUB! Note the tall front wheel and the grab-handle on the rear.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B880nexHIpm/?igshid=fw9ngr5uohgi

This TW200 was piloted by Japanese Shinji Kazama to the North Pole:
Read about him and his exploits to the North & South Pole’s on TW200’s:
https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2017/may/interview-shinji-kazama-sunday-social/

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Yamaha’s TW200-based Adventure-Spec Concept – Yamaha XTW250 RYOKU

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I found this image at Vintage Yamaha Enduros. I really like this artist concept by Oberdan Bezzi of a Yamaha XT225 trimmed in DT1 styling! I can easily see this as a DT1-TW200!!!!

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