Yesterday, I bought a new 2014 xt250 and rode it home 125 miles from the dealer, time will tell how it compares to the TW. I took out on the interstate for a few miles and got it up to 75 mph but it did not handle that great at that speed, it is good on the 55 mph highways and gravel roads. I don,t know how it will do on the tough trails where the TW has proven itself. The XT gave me 74 mpg on the way home. It is a much better bike than the Honda rebel 250 that I previously had and also has more power than the TW.