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    The latest "TW" article

    If it’s not broken, don’t change it — Yamaha carries on the TW200 for 31 years


    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2018-yamaha-tw200/amp/?ref=yfp




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    Beautiful color scheme. Why Yamaha stuck with the same boring variations of white for so long, I'll never know. Never was crazy about white, but ya don't get much choice with the TW.

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    After 30 years of us whining about a 6th gear, another 50cc's and various other little things, I think we can give up hope now.
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    Yah even if Yamaha ever decides to build a TW-MAX version they would be smart to keep the old standard as well and I bet they will sell both equally well I just don't want the TW-MAX at $12k MSRP (ok maybe $8k ???) to keep the TW fans out of the market in the $4k range
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    I cringe every time I see that MSRP...Gone are the days when a kid could work a summer job and plunk down $1200 for an xt200 or XL just in time for school.

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    Article says in 2001 they added electric start lol, wrong.............
    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    If it’s not broken, don’t change it — Yamaha carries on the TW200 for 31 years


    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2018-yamaha-tw200/amp/?ref=yfp




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    Nice to see they added the electric start in 2001. All you guys with pre 2001 TWs have a ghost red button that works off some mysterious other power source but those with 2001 and newer can't kick it.

    I can appreciate that some people can write good articles about various motorcycles but in all honesty they don't know squat about this one like we do here. I would be impressed if Yamaha would just make the kick start an optional accessory at right around $200 and dealer installed.

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    He had it backwards -- they didn't add the electric start they got rid of the kick start.

    I don't darn about all the other changes one way or the other but dropping the kick start was a mistake.
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    so true on the kick start if they are staying with mid eighties design they really did need the kick starter I know of no other bike that has such a weak and wimpy battery system than the TW
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    Quote Originally Posted by elime View Post
    He had it backwards -- they didn't add the electric start they got rid of the kick start.

    I don't darn about all the other changes one way or the other but dropping the kick start was a mistake.
    LOL! Look at the 1987 side panel cover here and it says it all!!!! https://tw200forum.com/forum/general-...ollection.html

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