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And just for the hell of it (for those who haven’t seen my TW200)
As always, right click, “open in new tab” for the bigger pictures …….
The frame is dark blue, and the base paint purple (or grape as Yamaha likes to call it) — and it is indeed in “pristine original condition”. The moment you mess with the SE it loses value, so I’ll be keeping it “as is”, and just stick to the farkles already on it. The bike just looks better the closer you get to it, not a mark on her, and with all decals intact. Chain is standard and looks fairly new as does the rear sprocket — might put an X ring on there fairly soon — but other than that, she’s good to go.
11000 kms on the clock — just under 7000 miles — looks like it’s never been dropped.
I know there’s little difference in performance between the 225 and the 200 — another 2 horses — that’s about it. The standard sprocket set-up is 15 front and 49 rear, which should get you to 70 in more comfort than the 200. Never seen an SE with knobblies, which should tell you something. It’s a road machine with looks to kill — and that’s exactly why I wanted one. If I want to get in the rough, I’ll use the TW200. The best of both worlds.
Figure financially I’m up about 25% on the deal, and as long as the number of these machines keep diminishing, that’s only going to get better.
I’ll post a ride report once the weather cheers up a bit ……….