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2012 Yamaha TW200: Voted: Uncool

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:19 pm

2012 Yamaha TW200

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2012 Yamaha TW200

Versatility and comfort for a smooth ride, wherever you go.

Time to dual!

Long lasting, reliable engine, incredible traction, electric power start and full street equipment let you switch comfortably from on to off-road and back again.

A low seat, great handling, extra wide tires and most importantly, a burly 4-stroke engine, have cemented the 2012 Yamaha TW200's reputation as a fantastic dual purpose ride. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran; a camper or city dweller, this bike guarantees good times.

Break your next trail with the TW200, a unique machine that appeals to beginner and veteran riders alike.

The gritty 4-stroke engine delivers smooth, reliable torque with the push of the electric starter button. Running around town or heading to your favorite campsite or fishing spot the TW200 is always as ready to go anywhere as you are. With a low seat height, superior handling, and unique wide tires, you can get there with confidence and have big-time fun along the way.


Those big fat tires deliver great traction and rider comfort over a wide range of terrain, and they make the TW200 the most distinctive-looking dual purpose machine around. A low seat and compact chassis help inspire confidence in anybody who rides the TW200, making it one of the most user-friendly on/off-road bikes on the market. Electric start and full street equipment mean it is super convenient to ride the TW200 just about wherever you need to go. The strong-pulling 196cc air-cooled, four-stroke single delivers torquey low and mid range power perfectly suited to off road exploring while the maintenance free CDI ensures precise, reliable spark for peak engine performance at all rpm. Standard instrumentation includes a speedometer with odometer and resettable trip meter as well as indicator lights for neutral, high beam and turn signals.

The TW200 achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 78 mpg* with a fuel tank that hold 1.8 gallons.
The 2012 TW200 comes in White/Blue with an MSRP of $4,490 US and will be available in dealerships nationwide beginning in July.



2012 Yamaha TW200 Features and Benefits

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Fuel Consumption * 33kpl/94mpg(Imp)

196cc, 4-stroke single

Dual purpose adventure



2012 Yamaha TW200 - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4,490 (White/Blue)
Canada MSRP Price: $5,199 CDN



Engine
Engine 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, single
Displacement 196cc
Bore and Stroke 67 x 55.7mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Torque 1.4kg-m (10.1ft-lb)@ 7,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery Teikei MV28
Estimated Fuel Consumption* 33kpl / 94mpg (Imp.)
Ignition / Starting CDI / Electric Start
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain



Chassis
Suspension (Front) 33mm fork / 160mm (6.3") travel
Suspension (Rear) Monocross / 150mm (5.9") travel
Brakes (Front) 220mm disc
Brakes (Rear) Drum
Tires (Front) 130/80-18
Tires (Rear) 180/80-14



Dimensions / Technical Details
Length 2,090mm (82.3")
Width 820mm (32.3")
Height 1,120mm (44.1")
Wheelbase 1,325mm (52.2")
Seat Height 790mm (31.1")
Fuel Capacity 7 litres (1.5 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 126kg (278 lb)
Colour(s) Purplish White
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:47 pm

Meh.....not my type of bike, so can't fairly cast a vote this time.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by Wrider » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:16 am

Awesome. This is the bike I rode in my MSF course. At 280 lbs it still moved me around with gusto, and I was able to drag pegs on it (got told to slow down a couple of times for that, no idea why?!?!)
They also had Rebel 250s and another kind of bike there (been a while, don't remember), but all of the instructors were saying they loved the TW because it's so much fun to play around on.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:19 am

I'm not into that style of bike, but I just think those tires look nasty...
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by Johnj » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:50 am

If I lived out in the country I would have one of these. Awesome!
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by IntoTheWind » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:58 am

To small - don't fit - and the seat (lack of) kills it, for me.

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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by Wrider » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:16 pm

How tall are you that you don't fit on the TW???
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by IntoTheWind » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:00 pm

Wrider wrote:How tall are you that you don't fit on the TW???
It's more of a trying to sit on it. "O Ring" to foot peg distance. Then there is the - how far I have to bend over to ride it. To much weight on the hands.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:41 pm

Wrider wrote:How tall are you that you don't fit on the TW???
The TW is a pretty small bike. The seat height is extremely low. I would think even to a person of average height, it would feel very low to the ground.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:57 pm

HYPERR wrote:
Wrider wrote:How tall are you that you don't fit on the TW???
The TW is a pretty small bike. The seat height is extremely low. I would think even to a person of average height, it would feel very low to the ground.
HYPERR, the seat height isn't all that low. At 31", it's got my Royalstar Venture beat by 1.5", my seat height is only 29.5"...
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:12 pm

dr_bar wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
Wrider wrote:How tall are you that you don't fit on the TW???
The TW is a pretty small bike. The seat height is extremely low. I would think even to a person of average height, it would feel very low to the ground.
HYPERR, the seat height isn't all that low. At 31", it's got my Royalstar Venture beat by 1.5", my seat height is only 29.5"...
31" is extremely low for a dirtbike. Also since the suspension compresses quite a bit and the seat so narrow on dirtbikes, 31" on this bike is actually significantly lower than your Venture's 29.5". In another words, if you sat on the TW200, you knees will be more bent on it than on the Venture while flat footing either one.

Trust me on this, I have ridden the TW200 and it is a tiny bike and the actual resulting seat height is very very low.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by Wrider » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:41 am

HYPERR wrote:
dr_bar wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
Wrider wrote:How tall are you that you don't fit on the TW???
The TW is a pretty small bike. The seat height is extremely low. I would think even to a person of average height, it would feel very low to the ground.
HYPERR, the seat height isn't all that low. At 31", it's got my Royalstar Venture beat by 1.5", my seat height is only 29.5"...
31" is extremely low for a dirtbike. Also since the suspension compresses quite a bit and the seat so narrow on dirtbikes, 31" on this bike is actually significantly lower than your Venture's 29.5". In another words, if you sat on the TW200, you knees will be more bent on it than on the Venture while flat footing either one.

Trust me on this, I have ridden the TW200 and it is a tiny bike and the actual resulting seat height is very very low.
It's definitely a low bike once you sit on it. I rode the crap out of this bike at the MSF. I was able to ride it comfortably though, after getting used to my Volusia, and I'm 6'2".
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Unread post by EatenbyAsphalt » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:35 pm

I don't know. I feel like there should be another option. THe bike looks like fun but I couldn't ride around Dallas. I'd get run over by the traffic. Now, off-road, I could dig on this bike.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed May 02, 2012 9:32 pm

I was at a Yamaha dealership today and they had a TW200 on the floor that I sat on to try for size and guess what? At 6'4" tall, 32" inseam, I fit it and could comfortably ride it. So it's a size versitle bike for sure.

Big tires, but the big tires also help make it look like a bigger bike too.

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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha TW200: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu May 03, 2012 1:26 pm

I voted: Awesome

But I think it's cool in some ways and awesome in others. There are very few under 200cc streetbikes out there anymore and I'm happy Yamaha keeps offering up, year after year, the TW200. It's rugged looking, looks like it could climb a mountain and still offer a nice "buick like" comfy ride to work/school/gym. Cheap and cheerful is what the Brittish would call in, in fact, they call it a "Van Van 125" and it's mega popular over in the UK (thanks to the under 33hp learners step). Also popular is the Rebel 125 and CB125R as well.

That said, the TW200 would be happy going for many, many, many years and would never be a boring bike as it can do-it-all if you are not in a rush on the road, dirt or sand.

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Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri May 04, 2012 7:55 am

I wanted to pass on voting this week because it's not a bike I feel I can fairly criticise but in the end I decided to go ahead and vote and went with Uncool.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 04, 2012 8:57 am

Argh! A 3 way-tie?

Your Coolness Factor of the 2012 Yamaha TW200 is...

Awesome 31%
Cool 31%
Uncool 31%
Fail 8%

We can't have it end like this, we need 1 more vote!! (other than Fail vote please...haha)

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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri May 04, 2012 10:02 am

When I decided to cast my Uncool vote, I didn't realize I'd be breaking the tie. I'm not sure if my insight is worthy of such pomp, but here's my two cents...

Enduro bikes offer just enough of a comprimise between street and off-road to make them fairly useless for either. Mirrors and turn signal stalks are early casualties when you get serious about off-road, while the dual purpose tires and compromised (compromising?) suspension make them uncomfortable on the street for anything but the shortest jaunt around town.

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 04, 2012 1:22 pm

Great job! The tie has been broken and the TW200 will be going down on the Cool Wall as:

Your Coolness Factor of the 2012 Yamaha TW200 is...

Awesome 27%
Cool 27%
Uncool 40%
Fail 7%

As normal, the vote will stay open so allow anyone to vote and see how this model evolves as time marches on.

Thanks for voting and see you on the current Cool Wall bike now up!

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Re: 2012 Yamaha TW200: Voted: Uncool

Unread post by ZRex » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:40 pm

The TW200 is another one of those bikes I like, and I am glad they build, but I don't really want one. A few years ago my neice wanted one, so I thought I would get her one when she got older, unfortunately now that she is old enough I am broke.

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