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Old 02-05-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Why would anybody want a TW200?


Hi, around here just about everybody thinks I am a little mad ‘cause I prefer my 250 over my 650, and I have been wondering if I could get my hands on a TW 200, Yes I like what I see and love what other have done with it, (I know about that guy you went to Alaska on it) so my question is why would anybody want this bike? Why did you buy it? And what do you use it for?

Any comments are welcome

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Old 02-05-2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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Hi, around here just about everybody thinks I am a little mad ‘cause I prefer my 250 over my 650, and I have been wondering if I could get my hands on a TW 200, Yes I like what I see and love what other have done with it, (I know about that guy you went to Alaska on it) so my question is why would anybody want this bike? Why did you buy it? And what do you use it for?

Any comments are welcome

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One person I know bought because they had no cycle before and it's low seat height.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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I was working at the dealer in Raleigh when they came out, 86
We took six of them to the indoor moto-X races on a Friday night and raced them. I won the race . We cleaned them up in the morning & sold those six, plus another fourteen within 2 weeks. They were fun. I wouldn't mind having one around now. Never see many for sale.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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Why a TW200

I taught my wife, both daughters, son-in-law, and son-in-law-to-be how to ride using a TW200











Besides that, it takes a pretty picture.




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Old 02-05-2008, 05:36 PM   #5
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I've got visions of setting my truck up like Mr. Cob's (below) to haul the TW200 so I can have a bike along when the clan goes camping.



Figgered it was a lot cheaper than trading for a toyhauler.

That, and I've been teaching my daughter how to ride on it.



You can see she's already learned everything I know.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:45 PM   #7
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I tought my wife, both daughters, son-in-law, and son-in-law to be how to ride using a TW200

Besides that, it takes a pretty picture.

Yes it does a great picture

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:48 PM   #8
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They are fun!!! When you get to the point in your life when the only person you need to impress is staring back at you in the mirror then it makes perfect sense.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:58 PM   #9
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+1 They are tons of fun and really easy to ride. It's like an mini-tractor, I love mine.


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Old 02-05-2008, 07:20 PM   #10
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I rode one during my MSF class in '06. Loved it. Felt very tossable compared to the KLR650 I had at the time. I put about 13 miles on it that weekend - without leaving the parking lot where the riding portion was being done.

The state of Ohio just auctioned off about a half-dozen last Saturday in Columbus. When they show up on the list, it is here.

I wouldn't mind having one at all.

Hey VFR870 - nice paint job!
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:42 PM   #11
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I rode mine in places I could only get a CT90 into... to me, it was like a newer, more reliable version of the CT90... but still had a top speed of 60-65mph to get to the trails faster without having to trailer the bike there.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:49 PM   #12
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Who wouldn't want one!?!?!?

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Old 02-05-2008, 09:06 PM   #13
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Could site the old HD axiom that "If you have to ask... you just wouldn't understand."

Seriously they are just too damn much fun and practical as a camp bike... utility bike... hunting bike... kinda like the old Trail 90 Hondas.

If you don't take yourself to seriously... they are an easy riding machine that is very cheap and very practical good off road dual sport

This from someone who has owned and ridden since the 60's bikes that include BMW R1150GS... Suzuki 650 Vstrom... Yam DT's and Yam XT225... Kawasaki KLX250 plus a bunch of others.

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Old 02-05-2008, 09:17 PM   #14
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I learned to ride on my dads TW. He bought it to ride when I rode my four wheeler. After riding his and finding this site four wheelers seem very limited on riding areas. I ended up trading the four wheeler for a DRZ but still like the TW's. Maybe someday I'll get one to teach my wife how to ride, ya thats it, buy it for her to ride.


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Old 02-05-2008, 09:21 PM   #15
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Friend borrowed one and we went for a ride. I saw it do 65-70 mph (indicated) on the highway and watched it get launched into the air repeatedly off jumps. 2 wheeled ATV.
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