I really want a TW200. I live in an area where I can ride for miles and never hit a main road.What concerns me is my size Im 6ft 2in about 240. Will the tw be enough bike for me. I just want to do some back road riding and commute back and forth to work. 4miles round trip. Thanks
I am 6'-1", 235 lb, and I ride all over the Idaho Mountains on my TW. I have changed the rear sprocket to a 55 tooth to help haul me up the steep stuff. It does slow me down a bit on regular roads but I do them very little.
Happy Trails All
Ron in Boise
I'm a good 5" or so shorter than you, but I wouldn't worry about the weight at all. I used to weigh around 225, could still pull me up to 70 on a flat road with no wind!
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2007 TW200 - O-ring chain, Moose Racing hand guards and tail rack, Tourmaster tailbag, Slipstreamer Spitfire windshield, Walmart seat cushin
My girlfriend and I ride all over the place "off road" on the T-Dub and the bike has never let us down even on the tough stuff.. I am 180lbs and she is 130lbs.
Upgrades: 2.7G. Clarke Tank, Pro Taper SE ATV High, MSR YZ80 Shift Lever, Shinko 244 4.60-18 (Front).
It's funny, I just went through this same deal.
Get one, it will fit fine after a little tweeking like handle bars, seat pad etc.
I am 6'4" and weigh..........about 260ish depending on the amount of donuts I eat.
I just bought one and it fits me fine and has plenty of power......and you will be so proud of it and it will be special.
If I can be of any help concerning size adjustments, questions let me know, I've been adjusting and riding mine in my yard and driveway for about 2 weeks now.
If it had not been for this nice bunch of people on here, I would have been lost.
The older I get, the more I realize it's easier to be kind in most situations.
I'm 6'3" and 240... It's perfect
TW200, Bruin, Sportsman, Ranger, Wrangler
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TWs are mildly tuned so the powerband is surprisingly wide, with a sufficient amount of low speed torque for putting around. Whether or not a TW is sufficient for you depends on how well you know how to ride. If all you know is twist-n-go you'll probably be disappointed. TWs have been ridden to places no other motorcycle has ever been, including the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of the tallest peak in Colorado. TWs are one of the most popular bikes in the world for long trips in under-developed areas, including quite a few that have been around the world, though without a fleet of 4x4 support vehicles, helicopters, airplanes, and camera crews for documentation. 12 horsepower is plenty to ride around the world. The rest is just wheelspin.
To answer your question, anything with a wet weight over 300 pounds, a displacement over 350cc, and/or a seat height over 32 inches is to big.
I'm 5'11" but my legs are long and I found that it was not comfortable shifting while sitting in the low part of the seat, but not comfortable trying to sit further back either since I just wanted to slide forward because of the seat angle, so I flattened the seat out with a Coleman seat pad and a towel underneath that... until I can make it more permanent. I still want to flatten it out a little more though. So the seat is not designed for long legs, but you can make it work.
I'm 6'1".. I have no problem having fun with my bike.. Besides if I need a need for speed I go out and grab a hand full of my trump america..... OMM.