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    Newbie and questions on tw200 please!!

    So I'm a newbie here and I'm looking to maybe get a TW200. All my friends have a dual sports and I've been mostly ATV kind a guy. Well I'm looking to get into the bike world and get a beginners bike and I was told these ones are the best ones to get. I am a bigger guy and I was told this bike should hold me fine and I love the look of the bigger tires.

    Like I said I've never really drove dirt bikes so I'm kind a new to the whole thing but I really want to get one of these bikes and I've been told that there the best. I just want to get some info of how they drive and perform. And any insight or advice for a begginer guy just starting out would be great. I sat on one today and it felt great and I absolutely loved it but besides this bike I've only really written a 70 Lmao?. Like I said I've only had atvs haha. So yeah. Any help would be great. Thanks
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    Wear safety gear, take a motorcycle safety class to learn safe driving techniques and so you can get a motorcycle endorsement for your licence. One of the benefits of having a dual sport bike is they are street legal. With your endorsement you can ride on back roads to get to dirt areas, etc. They perform like 200CC's plenty of power with the right gearing for offroad but not that good for going over 55 despite what some would say. They will cruise all day at 55 so they are not so good for freeways or busy highways, great for back country roads. These are easy and super fun bikes to ride you'll love one.
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    They're awesome. Great for bigger older guys and young skinny guys. They are fun as hell and that's coming from a big guy who's other bike is a 701. TWs are the shiz...
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    Welcome to the forum. Tw200 is great fun.
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    I will say that they are as close to a road legal 2 wheel ATV as you can get,
    Understand that they are a motorcycle and will behave like one, With a throbbing 12 Horses or so, they will run all day at lower speeds and are great for trails, Fire roads and neighborhood riding,
    They are not a new 250cc two stroke dirt bike, They are NOT going to blast you up a hill or thru a time warp,
    They are however a two wheeled tractor which is a lot of fun and will teach you a thing or two over time
    Be safe and wear proper gear,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thesleepingused View Post
    So I'm a newbie here and I'm looking to maybe get a TW200. All my friends have a dual sports and I've been mostly ATV kind a guy. Well I'm looking to get into the bike world and get a beginners bike and I was told these ones are the best ones to get. I am a bigger guy and I was told this bike should hold me fine and I love the look of the bigger tires.

    Like I said I've never really drove dirt bikes so I'm kind a new to the whole thing but I really want to get one of these bikes and I've been told that there the best. I just want to get some info of how they drive and perform. And any insight or advice for a begginer guy just starting out would be great. I sat on one today and it felt great and I absolutely loved it but besides this bike I've only really written a 70 Lmao?. Like I said I've only had atvs haha. So yeah. Any help would be great. Thanks
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    The transition can and has been successfully done. We're talking ATV to TW not that other kind of transition that's all over TV!

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    If you to transition from ATV to TW, just remember the old high school cheer (providing you went to high school): Take it easy, take it slow, take it easy, take it slow let's GO!
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    Is that cupholder thing home made? Because that is brilliant and I think I might have to make one now myself.
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    welcome to the forum Thesleepingused!......you'll love the bike, but once you're bitten ( and it sounds like you already are) there is no turning back

    Kris, where is Decorah? sorry, had to sneak that one in
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    Decorah, nothing there now but the sign but it's down (or up) the road from Cuprum, Idaho. Basically, this area is the high ground before heading down Kleinshchmidt Grade in Hells Canyon.
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