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Could not find a reasonably prices TW200

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Oops, posted this in the Classified section by mistake so here it is again.

Well I tried to find a reasonably priced TW 200 in the area (eastern Wisconsin) but had no luck ($2900 for a 2009 with 1650 miles, $3300 for a 2010 with 250 mi used for motorcycle training class, etc) so I started looking at other dual sport bikes and bought a 2008 Yamaha WR250R (fuel injected, liquid cooled, very good suspension etc) in very good condition (a few scratches on the plastic) with 547 miles ridden by an old man like me (paid $3600 so not too much more than the TWs for sale here currently). In 2008 a new WR sold for $2100 more than the TW so with the low miles I think I did OK. I was looking forward to the wide tires on the TW but all I read about the WR says it is a very good bike also. I look forward to spending time on it. Anyone have experience on a WR?
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I have a 30" inseam and the WR does not seem too tall. My feet aren't flat on the ground but I'm not on my "tippy toes" either like I was on the KTM 450 MXC I use to have. A slight lean puts 1 foot flat on the ground. Probably size 14 feet help some. I like the fuel injection on the WR and for the price I paid/low mileage/condition I am happy with it. Now I just need to get out and ride it.

I will look up the WR forum, thanks. I could have been happy with either the TW or WR as I will not be riding real technical terrain, most of the miles will be at our farm in central Illinois so a lot of field borders,some roads, some woods.


I had the real thing race bike (KTM 450 MXC) and it was more than I needed so I started looking at the TW and WR. Having ridden the KTM I don't look at the WR as a pretend race bike, but as a dual sport with some upgraded features (suspension, fuel injection etc). If the price had been a lot more than the TWs I would not have purchased it.

Thanks for the feedback guys.
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