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Old 04-11-2016, 07:35 PM   #1
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Thoughts on TW200???

The Yamaha TW200 has been one of my favorite bikes and recently I've come across a 2004 for sale. Best looking and best price (most are ridiculously high) of any other one I've seen. They are asking $2300. They're price is $700 more than what KBB says, not sure if they'll negotiate but I would like to take a shot at it. I'd love to hear what you guys think. This would be my first bike and I plan to drive back roads, no major highways. I do want to modify it as well so I'm open for suggestions to make it better for the road.
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Sometimes KBB SUCKS... snag it if it's a 8/10.... there a BLAST..
my be a dumb question but what do you mean by 8/10?
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and what would be a better deal?
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I got one brand new for my first bike, excellent to learn on, will go through anything (TW=Trail Whale) and they are pretty bullet proof. They havent changed anything other than colors in about 20 years. I'd love to have another one. Not exceptional at any one thing, but they do everything ok. The big tires are the selling point. If they would do it for 2K I would do it, they dont come up for sale very often.
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I would go look at it and then hit them with $400 less than KBB value. They will most likely already know the KBB and NADA value. If they are motivated sellers, they will come back at $100 over KBB/NADA... then you tell them you need a minute to discuss the amount with a family member (pretend to be on the phone with someone), then come at them with the KBB/NADA value. It'll be yours before you know it. Trust me, most people will end up letting a vehicle/toy go for WAY less than they intended to sell it for. It is seldom a seller/buyer gets what they want on a deal, you just have to have a cutoff and stick to it!
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The Yamaha TW200 has been one of my favorite bikes and recently I've come across a 2004 for sale. Best looking and best price (most are ridiculously high) of any other one I've seen. They are asking $2300. They're price is $700 more than what KBB says, not sure if they'll negotiate but I would like to take a shot at it. I'd love to hear what you guys think. This would be my first bike and I plan to drive back roads, no major highways. I do want to modify it as well so I'm open for suggestions to make it better for the road.
Thanks!!
Absolutely a blast to ride. It cruises comfortably at 40, with a top speed of 62-65ish and it gets about 50mpg. We call ours the Honey Badger, because "it doesn't care" what terrain its on, it just keeps going. Out of all the bikes I have owned, this one is the most fun to ride.

Mods: tail bag for storage and rock it..........................oh and I added about 50 extra hp to mine with MotoGP rider signatures on the headlight bezal

These are very popular in their little click and hold their value well, but I'd at least talk them down to $2000, if it is as good as the picture shows.
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i rode one a long time ago, for my brc and had way too much fun. the guys at awesomecycles were telling me to slow down, so some of the new riders wouldnt try slinging gravel. it's like riding half of a 4 wheeler. there's usually like 3 on cl. eventually one of those will be mine. i took my brc like 8 years ago, or something like that, and it still puts a smile on my face. get the tw, you wont be disappointed.
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Honda grom is a good idea too.
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The bike is great for puttin around on some trails or in the neighborhood. Anything over about 40-45mph and it just doesn't have the grunt to satisfy my needs. The fat knobby tires make it unstoppable under said speeds. On easy trails and around a camp ground they are in the zone. The suspension really holds back the potential of these bikes for anything serious off road.
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