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    Junior Member clifgray's Avatar
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    I am about to purchase my first motorcycle and it is going to be a TW 200 if everything goes according to plan. I am just curious about the 0 to 30mph time for the bike and how fast it can go off a stoplight.



    I would imagine there is already a topic on this but I couldn't find one.
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    I am totally guessing, but I'd imagine 0-30 is in the neighborhood of 3.5-4 seconds if you can get out of first quickly. Sometimes you can take off from 2nd with this bike since 1st is so low, but it'll obviously bog a little. It's no speed demon, but it's nimble enough to handle city traffic just fine.



    I guess, in short, it's quick enough to get out of its own way if you know what you're doing, but not quick enough to get out of others' way if you tried the interstate.

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    In heavy stop and go traffic, I find if I ride it like I am in a drag race I can stay ahead of the cars.
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    First gear is very short if you know what i mean. Didn't take me long to learn how to speed shift

    through the first 3 gears. Once i mastered that it takes off from a light like any other bike.

    Meaning ahead of the traffic.

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    Okay great. assquatch20 thanks for the numbers I was guessing it was in that neighborhood from some photos but was just curious for verification.
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    i lane split to get to the front at stops & try to get out front off the stop a lot. I never have trouble getting ahead, but if someone in a small and/or fast car wanted to beat me like drag race style off the start they probably could, but no one has yet. just my experience so far.
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    You will likely be in third gear by the time you cross most intersection when pulling away from a stoplight.

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    You will likely be in third gear by the time you cross most intersection when pulling away from a stoplight.

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    Around town I rarely use first; I generally start-out in 2nd, especially if I'm riding a TW with stock gearing.



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