Originally Posted by ADVcat
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DR200-tallest of the 3 but still ok. Bigger tank, longer range. Most expensive of the 3.
Actually the DR200 falls midway in price between the two yamahas at 3949, and I got mine for around 3700. The XT225 and TW200 are at 4199 and 3799.
The XT225 and the DR200 also have the same seat height at 31.9"
The XT225 has a 6 speed and a bit more power, however I like how the DR200 actually has a frame below the engine, not just the skid plate like on the Yamahas, plus the fit and finish on the DR200 is actually really nice, the new TW200s I have seen all have horrible welds, metal splatter ..etc. I have not looked at an XT225 up close to see if any better. The XT225 lists at 4199, so you just need to decide if it is worth 250 bucks more.
The DR200 has been around since the mid 80s virtually unchanged, then known as the SP200, another thing I like about it, you get a brand new 80's dualsport for pretty cheap.
You also can't beat the 3.4 gallon tank it comes wit, even assuming a conservative 80mpg, that is still over a 250 mile range. Some people have reported 100mpg out of the little DRs.