Honda TLM200R (MD15) 1985

1985 Honda TLM200R (MD15), A Trial Motorcycle with a 2-Stroke Engine Specs & Pictures

Honda TLM200R (MD15) 1985
1985 Honda TLM200R photo.
「ホンダ・TLM200R」 Model: MD15.Color: Red White

Honda Motor Co released a lightweight and slim trial bike Honda TLM200R on March 20th 1985.

This TLM200R is equipped with an air-cooled, 2-cycle, single-cylinder engine with a lightweight and compact design. By adopting a hemispherical combustion chamber with excellent combustion efficiency, it has an output characteristic that is tenacious, smooth and easy to control from the low speed range.
The frame adopts a lightweight, compact design and a highly rigid diamond type. By using the inside of the main tube as an oil tank and taking other measures to thoroughly reduce the weight, the vehicle weight is 86 kg (dry weight). The suspension uses an air-assisted suspension with a cushion stroke of 180mm for the front wheels, and Honda's unique pro-link suspension for trial use, which has good road-following characteristics according to the road surface conditions, for the rear wheels. It achieves excellent shock absorption and running performance. In addition, he believes that the steering wheel turning angle is set to 68 degrees left and right, and that it can demonstrate its power even in trial competitions. In addition, the fuel consumption is economical at 50km/L (50km/h level driving test value), and the 6L fuel tank capacity and 6-speed transmission make it suitable for touring.

1985 Honda TLM200R Price

Sales plan (domestic/annual) Scheduled for 6,000 units.
National Standard Cash Price 329,000 yen.
(Hokkaido and Okinawa prices are 8,000 yen higher.Excluding some remote islands.)

1985 Honda TLM200R (MD15) Key Features

  • Battery-less specifications that improve maintainability and contribute to weight reduction.
  • Road clearance (minimum ground clearance = 315mm) suitable for full-scale trial driving is secured, and a light and strong aluminum alloy large skid plate is installed.
  • A large-capacity flywheel that draws out tenacious and smooth engine output is adopted.
  • The spokes are newly developed TL spokes with sufficient elasticity and strength. (Tangentially located spokes)
  • A bottomless seat that enhances the sense of unity with the body line and enables smooth weight transfer.

1985 Honda TLM200R Main Specifications

Total length (m)2.010
Width (m)0.820
Total height (m)1.075
Wheel Distance (m)1.325
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.315
Seat height (m)0.770
Vehicle weight (kg)92
Dry weight (kg)86
Capacity (person)1
Fuel consumption (km/l)50 (50km/h level running test value)
Minimum turning radius (m)1.5
Engine modelMD15E air-cooled 2-cycle piston reed valve single cylinder
Total Displacement (cm3 )193
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)67.0×55.0
Compression Ratio7.2
Max output (PS/rpm)13/5.000
Max torque (kg-m/rpm)1.9/4.000
Carburetor modelPE63
Starting methodPrimary kick
Ignition methodContactless CDI
Lubrication methodSeparate lubrication method
Lubricant capacity (L)0.6
Fuel tank capacity (L)6
Clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring
Transmission typeConstant mesh 6-speed return
Transmission ratio1st gear 3.090/2nd gear 2.461/3rd gear/1.888/
4th gear 1.421/5th gear 1.000/6th gear/0.703
Reduction ratio (primary/secondary)3.750/2.846
Caster (degrees)23°00′
Trail (mm)56
Tire Size(Front) 2.75-21-4PR(Rear) 4.00-18-4PR
Brake type (front/rear)Mechanical leading trailing
Suspension method(Front) Telescopic (with cylindrical air springs)
(Rear) Swing arm (pro-link)
Frame formatDiamond frame


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