TW200 vs XT225 vs DR200

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ADVcat, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. ADVcat

    ADVcat Adventurer

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    Actually I just created the "1" finger brake lever for Yamaha, (I'm still waiting for the patend release ) 10 mins after the 2 finger was created. I fell a second time and broke the lever . (Now give me a little credit on this. I was riding in the snow when this all happend) Hopefully I wont have too many more oops see doos.

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  2. BeccaA

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    They aren't very distant memories either! I've replaced both levers, but my boyfriend gets to share part of the glory, as it was him (and his bike) toppling over on me that caused a very rapid series of events ultimately ending in the brake lever's demise. This was about 100 feet down my first ever dirt trail, and effectively ended my riding for the day! :lol3 (I was not laughing at the time.)

    Broken levers aside, it sounds like you're having as much fun as I am. Enjoy!! :clap
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  3. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Wife loves her DR200, she's short also.. 5"4 I think, and we had to soften th suspension up so she could touch comfortably.. I was thinking the TW200 might be lower, but after sitting on them at Atlanta motorcycle show, she coudln't tell any difference, and she sat on the XT225 right next to it, and liked the XT225 feel better.. But around same as DR200.. 225 little bigger motor, so might be worth it? but we have the DR200 already, and is solid dual sport bike in my opinion.

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  4. Keithert

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    Trying to make this decision too. I will read the thread. Replying so it shows up in my Tapatalk participated list.
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  5. frog13

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    Decision on an XT,TW or what?. Talk to us.
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  6. Keithert

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    Looking for a 200-250 class dual sport for under $2000. Considering TW200 and XT225 mostly but not counting anything out. Even (cautiously) considering new Chinese bikes. I've ridden the TW and XT as a motorcycle safety instructor but never had one offroad or at high speed. I like how the TW handles on pavement. In the classes they were good bikes to do the figure 8 on. Slightly leaning toward the XT225 because of the sixth gear and slightly larger engine.

    I'll use it offroad on power line trails with adjacent wooded sections. This is to complement my Honda 4x4 ATV and have another offroad capable machine so my wife can join my son and I.

    I'd also like to be able to commute with it. My commute is 30 miles and can either be mostly expressway or all surface streets. I know this type of bike will do better on the surface streets.
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  7. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Your last sentence....your referring to the xt225 right.TW does well on the back-roads....55 mph--60 mph no problems!.
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  8. Keithert

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    I meant any of them would be ok for non expressway rides. I bought a2005 xt225 this week.
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  9. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Have ridden both. TW's a cool bike. Climbs like a billy goat but the fat front tire tends to wash on the dirt/gravel roads. No 'bite'.

    XT225 is a solid choice.:deal

    Welcome to 2007.:D
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  10. sigpe57

    sigpe57 Been here awhile

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    TW200 fat tire vs. XT225 skinny tire. What's the different application for the different tire width?
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