I have mixed feeling about it because it's no longer "original". Now I'm not one of those "purists" where everything has to be factory spec. After all, besides being sexy and racer motorcycles, Nortons for the general public out of the dealer sucked, that's why they went out of business and Honda got to establish their giant footprint (turn-the-key-and-go). Virtually anyone that dabbles in and maintains a British car or motorcycle from the olden days...I'm always in awe and have the deepest respect for. I had 4 MG's myself so yeah, an automotive form of S&M. But this bike is now better than when manufactured and I mean engineering-wise, not just bolted on pretty stuff. Other than the engine cases, that motor is nothing like what came out of England. He wants to ride this bike, not show it or work on it so if he's happy, I am for him.
Here of course the 2019 TW:
Check out the new-style dash:
I don't know why everyone compares the VanVan to the TW. Yamaha is clearly tugging at the intro to Dual Sport crowd. The DR200 & DR400 are the DS's to compare to I'd think.
Suzuki in my opinion has put out a nice looking street bike in the VanVan. Whoever buys this bike I assure you will never have to change this huge factory (and not bad looking) seat.
Grey tank, blue fenders, brown seat. What a completely odd color combination on this particular bike. And for some reason... it works!