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That was great info, since I am in the process of buying one. Thanks.
 

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Hey, we made the papers!

To read the comments on TW200forum.com, a website of hard-core TW devotees


Sounds like they pretty much "get it" when it comes to the mighty TW.



Thanks for posting, I hadn't seen this review before.
 

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I like the end where they list maintenance labor costs -- OMG! $240??? This is a DIY maintenance bike if ever there was one and what kind of people do they think buy TW's?
 

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My only criticism of the entire article




"The TW200鈥檚 seat is long, narrow and well padded. It offers

a high degree of comfort for lengthy expeditions,..........."



These guys are used to testing full-on dirtbikes, so I suppose the torture device installed on Tw's probably does feel couch-like to them. lol.
 

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Thanks for posting this. Very cool to find a review on our little bikes. Even cooler for those of us that have the z's (2010).
 

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Thanks for posting this. Very cool to find a review on our little bikes. Even cooler for those of us that have the z's (2010).
I think we all are the same when it comes to our unique little bikes. WE ALL LOVE TO READ ABOUT THEM! I think they never really got the recognition that they deserve in the motorcycle world. Of course to anyone who owns one, they quickly become a favorite in the stable. Funny thing is..all it takes is one ride and you somehow know everything feels right on this bike. almost.



For most riders, the only change would be higher bars or risers, some decent pegs, and a slight carburator adjustment and you got a great bike.



Here is another article from CycleWorld that TW-Brian found.



http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/6694-cycle-world-september-1987-tw200-article/page__p__64987__hl__+cycle++world__fromsearch__1#entry64987



If anyone else have found any articles about TW's, please post them.
 

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Some nice PUB in the article as well. Way to go guys!!!!!!







To read the comments on TW200forum.com, a website of hard-core TW devotees,

Yamaha needn鈥檛 have bothered, as there was nothing

wrong with the front drum in the first place. True to the original

TW, the rear brake is still a 110mm drum.
 

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I had to chuckle at the comment on the clutch action, which of course is one of the first questions every new TW owner asks, me included.

One feature of the TW, and the main reason I have one, wasn't really mentioned that much if at all. And that is it's stability or rootedness. Regular dirt bikes are designed to be able to react quickly at speed, and the result is something like a flighty half broken horse. Fine if that's what you're gonna do, but if you just want to go relax and take a dang ride without giving the bike ALL of your attention, the TW is where it's at. I don't know what the feature should be called, maybe "Relaxed handling?"
 

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Odd fuel economy. I've got as high as 96.6 mpg on the weekends. Never lower than 70 mpg during the week. It would require some heavy braking and WOT to get it down to 60 mpg.
 

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It was through seeing an article about the TW200 in Grey Bike magazine that I first got to know about TW's
There was a pic of the tester pulling a wheelie on it :cool:
We worked out, judging by the size of the wheels, that I should be able to reach the floor ok, as they didn't say the seat height
I bought my TW brand new from a Company that imported them to the UK, never having seen one in the flesh, as there were no 2nd hand ones around to try at the time
It was love at first sight :rolleyes: & as soon as I took it for a test run, felt right at home on it
 

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So you got a 200 and not one of the 125s?
Yes, I don't think the 125 had come out in '97 when I got mine ?
The 200 was only available as a grey import then anyway for me in the UK so I went to a specialist importer
Some years later just the 125 was available in the UK from normal Yamaha dealers
 
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