Yamaha is a Japan-based motoring company that began manufacturing its products in 1955 with the introduction if its first motorcycle, the YA-1, which was sold only in Japan. Since then, the company has diversified its manufacturing, producing ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, outboard motors and other motorised vehicles. Yamaha's Moto-4, also known as the YFM200, is the manufacturer's first four-wheel ATV. The company first introduced this model in the United States in 1984; production was discontinued in the U.S. after 1989.
This ATV has an engine that displaced 196 cubic centimetres, or 3.2 litres. These cylinders had a bore of 2.638 inches and a stroke of 2.193 inches. "Displacement" refers to the total amount of air that is displaced by the pistons that operate within the engine's cylinders. "Bore" refers to the diameter of the cylinders that house the piston assembly; "stroke" refers to the distance that the pistons travel from their topmost positions within the cylinders to their bottommost positions.
This is a four-stroke engine whose camshafts were in a single overhead configuration; it had a snorkel air intake, a shaft drive, an electric starter with recoil, and a centrifugal automatic clutch with five forward speeds and one reverse speed. It features a Mikuni VM22 carburettor.
The Moto-4 has a wheelbase length--the length between the front and rear axles of the ATV--of 44.2 inches, and 4.7 inches of ground clearance. It had 22-inch by 8-10 tires in the front and 22-inch by 11-8 tires in the rear. These ATVs are painted bright blue.
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