Take a look at the VanVan exhaust pipe – it’s huge – and that’s because it’s a Cat
There’s a lot more going on with the VanVan than “just” the EFI
But previous comments, Grewen’s in particular, highlight the disadvantages of EFI, and that if it isn’t set up correctly right out of the box, you’re in a world of pain trying to fix it. Any engine modification to that bike, electrical (CDI), exhaust system etc, and you’ll need to re-programme the thing using a laptop. Buy into the VanVan, and its best left well alone
The TW on the other hand, is wide open to “tweaking”, that’s why we like it (whether or not we even need to do it is another matter)
Imagine a board where every “My bike won’t start” thread begins with “You need a Laptop with the following software, please post your diagnostic results, so that we can tell you the location of your nearest dealership”
Progress is often a dillusion, the VanVan being a case in point – the VanVan started out as a two stroke 125 with points and a condenser
The TW’s strongest point, is that is hasn’t needed to change in 30 years, and that’s the dichotomy. How long can Yamaha keep that going – emissions over practicality – one defeating the other until the balance changes by legislation
The colour scheme is the last of your worries …..