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    Senior Member Drapes's Avatar
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    hey yall its time for me to do this thing



    im looking at a used 2006 (2900miles) for 3600.00 can or a new from the dealership 2010 for 5199.00 minus 800.00 discount..



    pretty much a 1000.00 more for a 4 year newer bike-





    any reason why i should go used? other than the price break?



    p.s. im pretty well sure what i want, just need a second opinion (from a TW200 owner/enthusiast)
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    IMO 3600 is too much for an 06. I'd say that 06 isn't worth more than like 2800 TOPS, even if it's in excellent condition with a clean title and all. If I were in your position, I would wait for a better deal on a used bike. You can probably get a 2010 used with super low miles for 3500. In 2010 Yamaha fixed the cylinder base gasket oil leak issue (very common with the TW). So I'd go for that over an older model. But you can still get a used 2010 or 2011. I'd say it's worth waiting a couple months for if you don't see one right now.



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    thanks kj7687, i cant wait to post adventures in the near future!





    as for the price, i should have mentioned im in canada, so that'll account for a bit of a difference (even though the loonie has been doin alright lately )



    the idea of a brand new bike with warranty and gear discount is almost too much to pass up... especially at 4600- financed



    p.s. the moment i saw the TW200 i knew it was the one for me.. its like someone turned my brain into a motorbike
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    Drapes: Ah yes, Canada. I was gonna say that price seemed a bit over the roof lol. Well 4600 in Canada for a brand new one hell I'd go for that then! Oh and umm, I ASSUME that Yamaha would have fixed the base gasket for TW's exported to ALL countries, and not just on the U.S. bound bikes, lol. Yea man I was the same way. The TW was my first motorcycle after my little Honda Ruckus moped. I grew up with Jeeps. The TW is sort of the Jeep Cherokee of the motorcycle world. That fat tire just begs to be buried in sand and mud There is TONS of valuable information about the TW on this forum; be sure to read up!
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    well im going to take my motorcycle test today- if i pass, thats my signal to get the bike- wish me luck!
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    I bought my 2008 brand new for $3400 out the door. $3600 sounds like too much. Just my opinion. Unless it looks brand new inside and out. Maybe find a shop in the US that has a new one...make a nice road trip and save some money.
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    I suggest making a few more calls. I bought a brand new 2010 TW200 2 months ago for $3253.80 plus tax & license. That came to $4000 exactly out the door. It's identical to the 2011 model. I've seen TWs with under 2000 miles in the $2500 to $3000 range. If I could save a $1000 dollars on a late model with the disc brake that only had 1500 miles on it that would be a good deal. Buying a new bike is always cool if money is available. It's always good to be the first one there!



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    a road trip is out of the question :/ (this is my first vehicle )

    i can easily finance the price, and build my credit score at the same time....



    the only thing is my peers are suggesting a bigger/faster bike- "i wont be comfortable on the road"



    why is it that everyone short of a TW200 owner has crap to say about the bike? Human nature perhaps?



    im 99% sure this is the bike for me, can anyone think of a reason why it isnt?



    im 5'11' tall and 150 pounds soaking wet- i spent two summers beating the hell out of a 1987 CBR125t- crossing rivers, chasing ktm's up hills and racing kids on tty125's (and winning)



    the TW200 feels identical in seat height, has more power than the ole 125, and has a huge cult following (big indication of quality)



    im a laid back guy who wants to get his confidence back on the road (scooter accident in 2004, broken leg ) whilst being able to explore thousands of logging roads in the area



    all feedback is appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drapes View Post
    a road trip is out of the question :/ (this is my first vehicle )

    i can easily finance the price, and build my credit score at the same time....



    the only thing is my peers are suggesting a bigger/faster bike- "i wont be comfortable on the road"



    why is it that everyone short of a TW200 owner has crap to say about the bike? Human nature perhaps?



    im 99% sure this is the bike for me, can anyone think of a reason why it isnt?

    im 5'11' tall and 150 pounds soaking wet- i spent two summers beating the hell out of a 1987 CBR125t- crossing rivers, chasing ktm's up hills and racing kids on tty125's (and winning)



    the TW200 feels identical in seat height, has more power than the ole 125, and has a huge cult following (big indication of quality)



    im a laid back guy who wants to get his confidence back on the road (scooter accident in 2004, broken leg ) whilst being able to explore thousands of logging roads in the area



    all feedback is appreciated


    I feel comfortable on any road. At 300 lbs. and 5'11" I ride the TW all over the Atlanta, GA area. Even on the freeways. I can move along at 65 easily and not worry about traffic. On other roads the bike has enough torque to get moving fast enough at stop lights, that no one has ever honked. And the bike is just odd looking enough that people notice it, instead of ignoring it. I've seldom had people try to pull into my lane. A lot less than when I was riding my big full dress XS850SG.



    I am going to put more lights on it... LED running lights... to make it stand out at night a bit more. But I did the same with the 850.



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    Senior Member Drapes's Avatar
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    thnx srs713.. u have confirmed my suspicion, that people actually have no idea what these bikes can do until they ride one- as with most things in life



    im going down to the dealership in a couple hours- thanks for the input all, watch for pics of new bike!
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