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    The Idiosyncrasies of the TW200 ......

    Idiosyncrasies are common place — the things that make both us and our machines “individual”. Some are truly down to the individual — but let’s talk about the TW as a machine.

    Here’s what I’ve discovered so far:

    1: The throttle cannot possibly be operated to its full extent in just one twist of the wrist, unless you are an Orangutan.

    2: The seating position is two-fold. You can sit back for comfort, or forwards for handling. There is no in-between. This gives you the option of either not making the bends, or moving your arse forwards and putting your nuts on the line every time you go over a bump.

    3: The engine braking is what I can only describe as “fierce”, to the point where I don’t know why they actually bothered to included brakes on the wheel hubs.

    What have you noticed about the TW ? ………….
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    I like the engine braking - since the brakes are marginal. I've had to make panic stops and am qualified to judge this.

    Moreover, I'm not wild about doing brake work. So if I can just ease up to a light...so much the better.
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    Darn thing has tremendous rotational inertia with the fat, heavy wheels and tires. As old Charley Newton used to say "a body in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an outside force" meaning the TW tends to just roll through, or over trailside obstacles more than other nimbler trail bikes. Takes a reasonably big hit to deflect off the intended track.
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    It is so light it's almost like riding a bicycle. Almost.
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    It's so small, I imagine I look like I have wheels mounted to my butt.
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    They act like a magnet at gas stations............... So many people are drawn to it.....OMM.
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    Hard to start when cold. Maybe I just don't know its idiosyncrasies.lol Never use a big word when a more diminutive one will suffice. And I don't think it's light.
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    It may just be my bike, as I have none other to compare to, but, although I've got it running good and can fairly pull the front end in 2nd, I find there is a strong "come on" off idle. Almost switch like, Go or No.

    And secondly, something I experienced yesterday in a freshly harvested bean field. The front tire wanted to skate all over, getting deflected by the stubble. My 21", 30+ year old knobbies never ever noticed that they were there.

    I realize I am still running the death Wing, and both tires may be older and dry, but as the rows gently turned, I had to, rather quickly, decrease speed and pay attention.
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    It's light for a motorcycle.

    I've never had one this light. It doesn't even really FEEL like any other motorcycle I've been on.

    And, yup...when the temperature gets below 60, it really doesn't want to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple View Post
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    1: The throttle cannot possibly be operated to its full extent in just one twist of the wrist, unless you are an Orangutan.
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    I must be an Orangutan.....
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