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The TW200 is versatile. It is reliable, fuel efficient, capable, and the other day when a guy offered me a barrel of monkeys in trade for mine I said "no thanks, I've got all the fun I need right here!"



Still, as with any Jack-of-All-Trades, the T-dub faces more specialized competitors in certain areas that excel where the TW merely succeeds.



Personally, I find myself having a little more fun on road than off, so I think a Ducati Monster 796 would be my 2nd string for those days when I say forget fuel economy, speed limits, gravel, and the inherent risks of splitting lanes and cutting in line at stoplights.



Who has a 2nd bike that they love to ride, and why?



Also, who else has dreams of 2 more wheels in the stable, and just what would you like to see slung between them?



I'm just curious to see what other bikes my fellow T-Dub enthusiasts are interested in!
 

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I have a 01 sv650 naked model i bought new. Its a hoot to ride! I just put a 1/1/8 atv high fat bar on it so it feels like riding a big dirt bike. Everytime i think about getting something different i change my mind after riding a different. The sv is very good bang for the buck. You cand pick them up pretty cheap to. I really like the versys and vstrom also. It all depends on what a feller wants.
 

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I sold my second bike after I got a TW, I didn't ride it any more.
 

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I'm hardly trying to be in the in crowd but when I want to get on the road and stay with traffic, I ride my Kawasaki Vulcan 500. Its light, cheap to buy and operate, will outrun a Sportster I'm told, and fits my needs.


Alas they were discontinued last year, but are still relatively plentiful on the used market because like the TW the same bike (nearly anyway) was produced for about 20 years. Tom
 

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Current second bike is a 2003 Suzuki VS1400, it's a nice compliment to the TW, cruise effortlessly on the highways, not the fastest (especially after owning 2 V-Maxs) or best handling but actually surprised me and for my height I must say the most comfortable bike I ever owned out of 22.



A lot of people don't like the look, but I do, I hate the big, wide, bulky look everyone seems to go for now in a cruiser... it's a little leaner and meaner and from what I've gathered shouldn't need a lot... no valve adjustment, shaft drive, etc. Often see them for sale with a LOT of miles on them... seen some @ 100,000.



I do like to change though, but when I got my first TW I said to myself that I may have other bikes but expect I'll always also have a TW as long as I ride.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/wideeyevideo/6906087268/



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http://youtu.be/QTgnLErL7yw



Eventually will get a vid up of my 2012 TW.



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My current second bike is a Honda Shadow 600, its was my first bike so I love it even though I dislike it.



If I could afford it at the moment, my second would be a Triumph Street Triple, or some other naked.
 

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I have a DR200 dual sport and a Ninja 500 street bike right now. Pretty awesome bikes but I still have dreams of about two HUNDRED more wheels "in the garage" lol. My third bike will undoubtedly be another dual sport. After that, probably DRZ400SM or some other SM. And then I want a damn BMW S1000RR with a pipe and power commander. Then after all that I'll buy myself a CR500, and then the cycle will pretty much continue in about this manner until I have a hundred motorcycles (all this is of course based on how much money I'm able to earn over the next few decades ;D)!





Point37: That's a really sharp looking SM!
 

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Oh yes and I also REALLY like that Honda NC700X as a COMMUTER. I'd be split between that and the Suzuki V-strom 650 for number one high-miles commuter motorcycle. Right now I commute primarily on my Ninja 500.
 

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Sign me up for one of these...



Too bad I can't afford one














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I just saw one of these today...



 

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As confessed elsewhere on this forum, I've had an unhealthy fetish for Moto Guzzi. Now that desire has been sated with the acquisition of a 2001 California EV.







She's a lot different than anything I've ridden. Removing the re-entry shield and Barcalounger pilot back rest seemed to make her hundreds of pounds lighter and less intimidating to ride.







The cavernous side cases are staying on. I like the utility.



Now, Guzzi Envy is abated with floor boards, wire wheels, two-tone paint, lots of chrome, tubeless radial tires, Russell Day-Long custom seat, dry clutch, fuel injected side-winder big V-twin and shaft drive. I need to take a long ride.



See you on the road.
 

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Ayeee... Mad Mac I think Moto Guzzi is my favorite MC maker, I'd just be afraid of parts/service issues where I live... or I'd probably have one. Real works of art.



I guess I should add I love the Triumph Scrambler too, just not sure my legs are long enough and (although the TW gets excused from this) I avoid chain drive nowadays.



Also had a naked SV650 and I liked the bike a lot except that it was so uncomfortable for me. Surprisingly fast bike for a 650.
 

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As confessed elsewhere on this forum, I've had an unhealthy fetish for Moto Guzzi. Now that desire has been sated with the acquisition of a 2001 California EV.







She's a lot different than anything I've ridden. Removing the re-entry shield and Barcalounger pilot back rest seemed to make her hundreds of pounds lighter and less intimidating to ride.







The cavernous side cases are staying on. I like the utility.



Now, Guzzi Envy is abated with Floor Boards, Wire Wheels, Two-tone Paint, Lots of Chrome, Tubeless Tires, Russell Day-Long Custom Seat, Dry Clutch, Side-winder Big V-Twin and Shaft Drive. I need to take a long ride.



See you on the road.




I had a Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans back in the day, currently ride a 2000 CB750 Nighthawk. rw
 

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Great bikes everybody! There is a seat for every ass!



These are mine. Love each of them for what they are!:



GL1800





FZ1





CB350

 

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I've had a bunch. Like a previous poster noted, I admire the SV650 naked a great deal. Good price, good commuter and you can tour on it. I put miles on a 2002 first gen and a 2008 fuel injected. I think the optimum number of bikes is in the range of 3 to 5, but more study is needed. The four rather modest bikes I have at the moment are very deliberate choices, great fun, but still seem to be short one or two. It seems multiple bike disorder can only be managed, but never completely cured.
 
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