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Yeppers, the 2018 is my favorite for sure.
And the one I'd get if I didn't want to customize/modify/farkle it!

It's really funny you say that. I almost bought a clean 1996 I found on Craig's List but then saw the 2018 over at Bert's Mega Mall. I had to have it!
 
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Agreed. I appreciate all of the TWs, but the 2018 looks so damn good I couldn't resist.

... though I will say the Japanese domestic market ones are super cool. There are a few in that list that I think I like even more... and I've never even heard about the TW225!
 

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There is another color for 2009. Mine is mostly white with blue and black graphics and a black seat. My exhaust guards have been painted however so it's not an accurate representation.


EDIT: Found a good stock image on Total Motorcycle.
 

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Can you be 100% sure your front fender was not swapped? Nice touch on the exhaust guards but otherwise the bikes look the same from here.

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Can you be 100% sure your front fender was not swapped? Nice touch on the exhaust guards but otherwise the bikes look the same from here.

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Mine was, the stock photo is correct. Thanks for the reminder, I forgot about that.

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Not sure what's going on with the 2009 photo but it is not red, definitely BLUE. Bt I find some with black fenders and some with white fenders. Maybe some came out of factory with white fenders? OP list is wrong either way.

Also I think maybe the 2011 and 2010 are not exactly the same.

I have a 2011 and the red is like a candy red with a black star pattern in it that shimmers in the sun.
Not sure but I think 2010 is just a flat red color, at least that's what it looks like in the stock pics (attached).
 

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This has been a common theme throughout the TW's rein of terror. Plastics, tanks, seats, fenders, wheels and side covers can be mixed and matched over all 32 years. Some year models had 2 color schemes while others only one. I do agree that whenever a model year picture is posted it should be as close to accurate as we can get. I don't doubt that it is highly possible Yamaha might have done some "Switcharoo" in a few model years with fender colors and even black Vs silver wheels but I don't think any of us can be 100% certain of such shenanigans.

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Wait a second..

Looks like the 2009 and 2012-13 are the same except the 2009 has a black fender, 12-13 has white fender. Could that be? Why would they do that?

Maybe some people listing their 2012 or 13 as a 2009 because they don't notice the difference in fender color? I dunno. It's strange. :confused:


Maybe it has something to do with the disasters in Japan in 2011?

Maybe they went back to old new stock part from 2009 to then create the 2012-13 because some factory was destroyed in Japan after the Earthquake, Tsunami, Floods, and Nuclear disasters as Fukushima?

I seem to recall something about motorcycle factories getting destroyed but can't remember if it affected Yamaha or what the outcome was. :confused:
 

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Wait a second..

Looks like the 2009 and 2012-13 are the same except the 2009 has a black fender, 12-13 has white fender. Could that be? Why would they do that?

Maybe some people listing their 2012 or 13 as a 2009 because they don't notice the difference in fender color? I dunno. It's strange. :confused:


Maybe it has something to do with the disasters in Japan in 2011?

Maybe they went back to old new stock part from 2009 to then create the 2012-13 because some factory was destroyed in Japan after the Earthquake, Tsunami, Floods, and Nuclear disasters as Fukushima?

I seem to recall something about motorcycle factories getting destroyed but can't remember if it affected Yamaha or what the outcome was. :confused:
After 33 years of production of the same basic model there are just so many combinations of the white colors they can do. Mostly just in the graphics but they also do frame and engine color swaps and then mix and match fenders and even go back and forth between black and silver wheels. It is becoming increasingly harder to ID a year model simply by colors since almost all the parts are interchangeable throughout the full 33 years. Natural disasters could play some part and also over runs in parts left over from previous model years could cause some differences. I collect and restore vintage Altec Lansing audio speakers and often find the same model of a particular speaker cabinet does not contain the same guts and components as previous years.

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If you look at the 2009 TW posted on page one, the tank graphics are grey – while the 12/13 graphics are blue

No idea what happened to “your” bike, could be a lot of things, but all this thread aims to do is designate year and colour according to Yamaha ….. ;)
 

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I agree 100% on that, but maybe with an anniversary edition or some major to the bike. Like a 300 ;)
 

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More “flying bananas” !

What we need is Yamaha to be a bit more imaginative with their colour schemes, and a new thread entitled “Help, my bike is the wrong colour”

When the 2019 colour scheme came out, I thought it was a bit “boring”, but having seen one “in the flesh” at Moab recently, it actually looks quite smart. But the fact is that we can customise these bikes to hell and back, and a “paint job” is fairly cheap to achieve

Meanwhile, there’s always a chance that a 2009 came with a paint scheme from 2013, as “worm hole events” are well documented in Nuclear accidents in Japan (the country that gave us “Godzilla”)

As for “anniversary” colours, (or other variations) – the 2007 (225) special editions marked the 30th – we’ll be waiting a long time for the next one

Onwards and upwards ……
 

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Meanwhile — the Japanese domestic market has its own history - (thanks to TWrider for the original post)

It’s quite hard to pin down the exact year to a colour, for instance, my ’98 is shown as a ’96, so I’m just going to lump them in together. You can reference the original post - https://tw200forum.com/forum/general-discussion/10362-tdubs-year-photo-collection-2.html - if you want to look them up, but the exact years are subject to confirmation

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I wish we could've gotten some of these variations in the states. I'm really into these and jealous of the Japanese market. Then again, Yamaha is a Japanese company, so it definitely makes sense that they'd have unique offerings there.
 

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Sometimes you just have to settle for what you've got .....


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(Hey, if you've got it, flaunt it - but it does go to show just what's out there)

Right click - "open link in new tab" for the bigger picture .....
 

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If you look at the 2009 TW posted on page one, the tank graphics are grey – while the 12/13 graphics are blue

No idea what happened to “your” bike, could be a lot of things, but all this thread aims to do is designate year and colour according to Yamaha ….. ;)
About the 2009 on page one:

On page 1 the 2008 is gray GFX/ white paint- and correct.

Page one 2009 is listed as red/ white like 2010 - 2011 which I believe is a mistake and not correct.
Again, I could be wrong!

I think the 2009 TW in USA is white paint with blue and black stripe, black front fender.
I definitely do not think 2009 is red/ white like 2010 and 2011 though.
Maybe someone has one with a 2009 VIN that is red/white but it is actually a 2010 model year (see below).

Check out page one again and see what you think.

The 2012 and 2013 are blue/ black stripe on white paint with WHITE front fender which is correct.


The 2009 I think in reality is exactly like the 2012 and 2013 but with black fender, but it seems like maybe Yamaha
put out some with a white fender though which adds to the confusion.

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On a different but related topic- Going by pics on google, people list their bikes wrong all the time.
Sometimes they are way off (several years, even decades), but sometimes they might be looking at the date
on VIN plate and that might mislead them.

For instance my 2017 XSR900 is a 2017 model year and blue.. but the VIN says 2016, because it was
made at the end of 2016 in Japan, but it is definitely a model year 2017.
Maybe that happens with TW200's too?

That wouldn't explain the black front fenders on some 2012 - 2013 TWs though,
or the white front fenders on some 2009 TWs.
 

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I agree 100% on that, but maybe with an anniversary edition or some major to the bike. Like a 300 ;)
Hellz Yeah!

A 300 6-speed with just a little more compression & cam.
Fuel injection.
Aluminum swing arm & rear wheel.
Rear disc.

Paint it any damn color you want..I'm in!

But yellow & black would be cool...
 

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Hellz Yeah!

A 300 6-speed with just a little more compression & cam.
Fuel injection.
Aluminum swing arm & rear wheel.
Rear disc.

Paint it any damn color you want..I'm in!

But yellow & black would be cool...


Hell yes! Glory dayz! You youngsters need to Google this period of Yamaha history and sorry you missed it ...

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Hannah

My old stomping grounds Mojave Desert Lancaster/Palmdale/Antelope-Valley, 30 plus years riding the Mojave area on 1977 Yamaha YZ-125, 1984 Honda XL-250R, 1984 Yamaha IT-490 (best bike ever after 2 beers to steady the nerves), 1998 Honda XR600R (+$2000 Desert Race Mods B-to-V bike), 1999 DRZ-400S (first year), 2005 Kawasaki KDX-200 (last 2-stroke), 2006 TW-200 (still own after moving to Idaho).
 

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i find it strange that yamaha hasn't listened to anybody, after all those years, and still puts the same front tire on. i didn't know that the same front was installed way back in the beginning
 
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