A bike for the farm has got to be tough, reliable, functional and cheap, and since the Yamaha AG200E is the only bike in its class built from the ground up for farm use, it nails the role perfectly
- Yamaha’s AG200E is targeted and built for farm use so it is functional, reliable and tough
- Its light weight (118kg) means that it is easy to manoeuvre and reduces rider fatigue in everyday farming activities
- The AG200E is a four-stroke SOHC with optional ADR compliance and a five-speed gearbox
- The gear ratio on the Yamaha means that the low gears are suitable for activities like mustering, while the top gears still give enough speed for most activities
- The bike has a wide back platform and a small front carrying tray
The Yamaha AG200E was one of the first of a breed of two-wheeled farm bikes to hit New Zealand shores.
The bike’s simple, no-nonsense engineering, inherent toughness and reliability mean that the bike is capable of years of hard-working service. And the latest update of the AG is again set to up-the-ante in the competitive farm bike sector.
The AG200E is a four-stroke SOHC with optional ADR compliance and a five-speed gearbox (neutral is at the bottom). It weighs 118kg dry, so is one of the lightest machines out there. This lighter weight reduces rider fatigue after a long day in the saddle and makes manoeuvring the bike up and over rough ground easier.
An extra low first, second and third gear spread on the AG is perfect for low speed mustering or crop inspection, while fourth and fifth allow enough top end speed for most activities. It also has the time-saving convenience of electric start (and kick start back-up) and also dual side stands.
The AG200E is stable going up and down hills, in part due to a bigger 21-inch front wheel fitted to the ‘09 model and the low gear ratio, coupled with grippy single drum brakes front and back. Its large, comfortable saddle and plush Monocross rear suspension system provide an excellent level of rider comfort, while its low seat height provides great stand-over clearance in uneven terrain. Options available for the Yamaha AG include a chain and swing arm guard, along with the solid bash guard surrounding the engine.
The bike has a wide back platform and a small front carrying tray – a feature that not many two-wheel farm bikes have.
To read the full review on the Yamaha AG200E, see the May issue of Farm Trader magazine, on sale now at all good retailers.
To see the Yamaha AG200E for sale, click here.
Type Four-stroke, air-cooled, single, SOHC
Bore x stroke 67mm x 55.7mm
Lubrication Wet sump
Fuel tank 10 litres
Final transmission Chain drive
Seat height 830mm
Dry weight 118kg
Suspension front Telescopic fork
Tyres front 3.00-21-51M
Brakes front Single drum
Suspension rear Swingarm
Tyres rear 4.10-18-59M
Brakes rear Single drum