The Yamaha Blaster ATV
2006 marked the last year of production for the Yamaha Blaster ATV and Blaster owners will best remember the Yamaha Blaster for the specs it doesn't have. The Blaster has no reverse, no automatic clutch and no electric start leaving it behind some of its competition in terms of model features, but that doesn't matter to Blaster owners. It's a blast from the past.
The blaster wasn’t known for its suspension or turning capabilities either, the rear bubble wheels scream of the old 3 wheeler days and some riders couldn’t adjust to the turning characteristics. So how does the 2006 Yamaha blaster ATV leave us with fond memories?
Fun ! Despite its lack of stock performance the price meant being able to add aftermarket performance parts like an exhaust and new tires. The blaster shines in the dunes with its 195cc, 2-Stroke, Air Cooled motor.
When the throttle was pinned the blaster could more than keep up with a much more sophisticated ATV. When ridden aggressively the blaster performs. The rear will slide through turns and the power-band is excellent in the top ranges.
Yamaha Blaster Specs
- Type 195cc, 2-Stroke Single, Air Cooled, Reed Valve
- Bore x Stroke 66mm x 57mm
- Compression Ratio 6.6:1
- Carb Mikuni 26mm
- Ignition CDI
- Starting System Kick
- Transmission 6-Speed Manual Clutch
- Drive Train 2WD; Sealed O-Ring Chain
- Suspension/Front Independent Double Wishbone, 7.1in. w/ 5-way Preloaded Adjustment
- Suspension/Rear Swing Arm, 7.1in. and Threaded Preloaded Adjustment
- Brakes/Front Dual Hydraulic Disc
- Brakes/Rear Hydraulic Disc
- Tires/Front AT21 x 7-10
- Tires/Rear AT21 x 10-8
- L x W x H 68.3in. x 40.7in. x 40.9in.
- Seat Height 29.1in.
- Wheelbase 43.3in.
- Ground Clearance 4.7in.
- Fuel Capacity 2.4 Gallons
- Dry Weight 324 Lbs.
This particular 2006 Yamaha YFS200V Blaster ATV is from Phoenix Arizona and has a 2 stroke 200cc engine with automatic oil injection that is still untouched. 2006 was the last year Yamaha produced the blaster and if you have a dream build in mind you will want a previously un-modified engine to start with. Extras include a UNI air filter, a full frame skid plate, nerf bars and a set of ATV sand paddle tires. The asking price of $2150.00 includes a clean title, current 2010 OHV tag and owner's manual, you can see it on craigslist.
I have to admit that I'm partial to the Blaster because they are so much fun to ride, as are many 2-stroke powered quads. Considering buying a blaster while they are still relatively easy to find in good original condition. Don't worry about mixing the oil into your fuel, there is a reservoir under the seat that does it automatically. Just put the key in and enjoy the kickstart, you'll be keeping up with 400cc Honda 4-stroke ATVs according to Max.
The Yamaha Blaster is an entry level ATV, preferably for shorter riders under 5 feet tall. I hope you found this Yamaha Blaster review helpful, see you in the dunes.