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    I have been toying with the idea of selling the TW200 and buying a Supermoto.

    TW200 Pros, light, maneuverable, off road capabilities. Cons, POWER!!

    Supermoto PROS, powerrrr. Cons, 35" seat height



    I do 90% on road riding... someone talk me into or out of this one?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova_gts View Post
    I have been toying with the idea of selling the TW200 and buying a Supermoto.

    TW200 Pros, light, maneuverable, off road capabilities. Cons, POWER!!

    Supermoto PROS, powerrrr. Cons, 35" seat height



    I do 90% on road riding... someone talk me into or out of this one?!?!


    If you're all about going fast and riding wheelies, get the supermoto. Personally, I would keep the trusty t-dub.

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    That's a tough question.



    DRZ400sm is bad ass...





    Or KTM 660





    Or TM530





    Or Canondale S440...





    Can you keep the TW and buy a SM?
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    Damn you sore thumb, stop temptingggg!



    Is there anything with the seat height around 33", thats the biggest factor, I can only touch on one side.



    I cant keep 3 bikes... its just too many
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    I have a 31" inseam and can fit normal on any bike with a 34" seat height (suspension usually crushes down a few inches when i get on the bike). You wont be happy at all off-road if the bike doesnt fit you, street riding you can get away with it though. I vote keep the TW, do you really want to take one of those pretty supermoto's off road anyways... they all wear slicks

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    I just got a DRZ400S. Putting the TW back to stock and will be listing it for sale soon (don't want to though). If the roads/speeds I drive were under 55mph, I'd keep the fun little TW. But I'm constantly going over 70mph and the TW struggles. I drive a lot more on the road than off, but I want the ability to go offroad for weekend trips. The part of Minnesota that I want to explore is 230+ miles from my front door.



    It's all a compromise. Most of my riding is on the road, I'm wanting road manners and dealing with the lack of offroad manners.



    The DRZ is tall, but the supermoto is 1.5 inches shorter than the S model. There are lower seats (1" drop) available, there are lowering links available for the rear, and you can drop the forks in the triple trees (more so when you add handlebar risers). Guys with 27" inseams have been able to lower the DRZ enough to make it work. There are knobby/enduro tire options for the 17" wheels, so you're not stuck with slicks. Kenda K270's have been marked as a good compromise, and will be the option I will take at some point.



    If only the TW came with a 350 or 400cc...
    Sold bike.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pgilles View Post
    If only the TW came with a 350 or 400cc...


    That's the missing ingredient on the TW. Or stated another way, what's missing on all those other Sumo's is a 180 rear tire.



    This guy dropped a 400cc Honda motor in his 200cc Lifan: ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20HoU8OK_Y0
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    DRZ400sm is bad ass...keep the TW and buy DRZ. You can find them for around $3000-4000 tricked out on craigslist. As soon as I bought my TW, I started seeing DRZs all over. Have both...then you will be the envy of all of us.
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    I had a DRZ400S and it was pretty tall.

    I LOVE my TW but miss the power.

    This would be a nice setup:

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    That rugged DRZ is nice.



    Maybe I'll post up my TW and see if I get any offers. If not, I just keep it
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