Overall design is very similar to the Honda TA150. The major differences are that the TA200 contains a 4 stroke engine and higher engine displacement.
This motorcycle is very popular in Singapore due to it being one of the few cruisers available for a class 2B license (the most basic motorcycle license in Singapore). Class 2B license holders are only allowed to ride motorcycles with displacement below 200cc, and the Phantom TA 200 fits in nicely with a 197cc engine.
If purchased new Honda has a 3 year protection guarantee
As taken from the Honda user manual:
|Overall length||2,260 mm|
|Overall width||730 mm|
|Ground clearance||148 mm|
|dry weight||140 kg|
|Maximum load||126 kg|
|Engine oil (after draining)||1.0 L|
|Engine oil (after disassembly)||1.2 L|
|Fuel tank||11.2 L|
|Fuel reserve||2.68 L|
|Bore and stroke||63.5 x 62.2 mm|
|Compression ratio||9.0 : 1|
|Maximum power||17,0 PS @ 8.000 RPM|
|Maximum torque||16,3 Nm (1,66 kgf.m) @ 6.500 rpm|
|General Fuel Consumption||37km/l to 42km/l|
Engine oil ~ Maxima Extra, 1.2 L per 2000km
Spark plug ~ Change per 5000km
Air filter ~ Clean per 5000km. Change per 10000km
Brake Fluid ~ Change per 10000km. Top up if low level.
Cleaning the carburetor is discouraged unless you are a very competent mechanic.
Tune and clean only if problem arises. Under the fuel switch is a small bowl which can be cleaned to remove water or debris.
Brake Pads ~ Honda Original
Chain ~ DID
Lubricate per 500km (Scottoiler, Maxima Chain Spray or used engine oil)
Change when it can no longer be tightened
Sprockets ~ Usually change together with chain
Tyres ~ Metzelers Lazertec Front, ME77 Back
When worn out or more than 5 years from manufactured date
When changing tyres, tell the mechanic to check wheel bearings as well
Full Servicing ~ per 5000km
Hazard Light Switch
Horn that is louder than the stock one
Skidding due to stock tyres which are unsuitable for urban roads
Skidding due to overpowered rear brakes
Checking engine oil level weekly is recommended
The Camchain tensioner on this motorcycle is a point of failure, please check this regularly or consider buying another machine as failure of this component will cause major engine damage requiring total rebuild of the top end including Pistons, Valves and expensive labor costs.