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Hello everyone. Never owned a Tw 200 but have ben eyeing them up for a while.

I have had bikes in the past such as Suzuki rv90, which was great for what it was used for.

I am wanting another bike mostly for trail riding, and maybe insured once in a while.

How is the Tw for just trail riding. I like the Honda Fat cat as well. I am by no means a

bike fanatic, and do not have much to personaly go on to compare with. HAs anyone ever ridden both?
 

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Well first off, welcome to the best forum on the net! Second, you just have to get a TW, as i feel its the best dual-sport for trail riding out there. I have had Honda XL 125 and XL500 and for a few years rode a YZ125. But for a road legal trail machine the TW tops all i have ever tried. They are very stable and enough torque to climb long as you have grip. I have always found the higher cc machines to spin out and break loose at the worst times. I have had my 09 for just over a year and 1100kms, and so far no spills. The wife now doubles with me most rides and that little bike has taken us over some serious trails. There was a few mods done, like oring chain and a slight gear change, but mostly stock and all seems well. The fact they have made few changes since it came on the market in 1987 says alot for its durability, not many other models have had the run of the TWs.



Best of luck with your choice of bike and hope to see a pic of you and your new bike posted on here soon.
 
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Hello everyone. Never owned a Tw 200 but have ben eyeing them up for a while.

I have had bikes in the past such as Suzuki rv90, which was great for what it was used for.

I am wanting another bike mostly for trail riding, and maybe insured once in a while.

How is the Tw for just trail riding. I like the Honda Fat cat as well. I am by no means a

bike fanatic, and do not have much to personaly go on to compare with. HAs anyone ever ridden both?
It’s not the fastest, it doesn’t have the most suspension travel, or fuel capacity & the first thing you’ll want to do, if you get one for off-road seat time, is replace the OE front tire.

That said, there are many here who would tell you that if your aim is to actually see stuff on your way through the wilderness, instead of hanging onto an MX machine like a bull on which you’re trying to outlast an 8-second timer, without getting tossed, we’ll then, you could scarcely pick a better steed.

Welcome to the forum!
 

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The TW is great for nice little back road drives and amazing when you finally get to the trails. I rarely ride mine over 55MPH. I can relate to your riding experiences, I’ve had quite a few CT90s over the years and loved them for putting around on. The TW was quite an upgrade over my CT90s, and much more stable and reliable. Just have to get one and see for yourself!!


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Can't beat a Dub! Just Don't race....
Went on a ride with a close friends son - Son's only 5 years younger than me - In NorCal, I was on Dub, he was on a KTM 350. We did steep trail climbs and several deep muddy puddles, no way around trail puddles. He could'nt believe how well the TW did in the tricky, muddy stuff and sandy climbs. He did a lot of sliding and had to put feet down in the muddy puddles to keep from taking a dunk. He's going to be a convert.
Love my Dub, esp here in AZ, There are few hills on all the roads I ride to get to hilly dirt trails. The TW is perfect for road cruising in my area of AZ.
My area of NorCal is a different story - many hills, some real steep to get to several great trails. Sometimes 45 is best I can do on the road (W/O screaming her) - hearing the KTM behind ready to zoom by lol.
So AZ is a 10 for the Dub, NorCal a 7 because lack of speedy road hill climbing. But a 10+ when you get to trails.
 
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