2019 Yamaha TW200 from Canada


Ideal for trails. Fun for backroads. Fine for the city. Too slow for the freeway


Nothing. Rode it about 6450 KM in about 22 months.

Oil and filters, valve adjust once, chain adjust.

No issues of any kind.

General Comments:

I rode this bike for just shy of two years; mostly just local country roads on the weekend. I think if you stay off the freeway/interstates, it is OK up to about 55 mph.

At that point it runs out of steam. People will mess with the gearing, etc. and try to make the TW more than it is; but at heart it's just a fun light bike for roaming around on trails and quiet country roads. I think it also makes a decent commuter bike for the city as long as there are no highways involved.

After two years I felt like I needed something just a little more powerful, heavier, and more capable of highway travel.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2022

2009 Yamaha TW200 from United States of America


Fun, nimble and capable bike


The factory seat is a little uncomfortable for my "seat", so I purchase a Stearns seat cover for ATVs, and that solved that issue.

On the street, the stock gearing (14 front, 50 rear) was a little slow, especially in first gear. It's not a big deal for most, since off road, that's what you want, but I swapped out the 50 tooth for a 47 tooth sprocket, and that helped a lot.

Also, the stock chain is a basic chain, and most owners say it stretches a lot and is basically garbage, so I upgraded it to an O-ring chain.

General Comments:

Overall, this is a great motorcycle. I originally rode one in a MSF course, and it left a lasting impression on me. I purchased it since my 500cc cruiser was giving me so many issues, and I have since gotten rid of the cruiser, and made this my only motorcycle.

It is a very fun and nimble bike. I get compliments on it all the time. It has a very fat rear tire, and that's what gets people's attention.

Nice thing about this bike is that it is easily customizable. I have added a TW200 specific windshield, luggage rack, larger foot pegs, saddle bags, top box, etc. and the bike is so much more what I want. I am using it for camping, and it can easily handle all my gear with ease.

Going through gravel, dirt, etc. is also no problem for this bike. I have heard that the larger tires makes it harder to ride in the sand, but I have yet to do so. Seems to handle all other off-road conditions just fine.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2011

3rd Sep 2012, 19:30

I also rode this Yahama TW200 in a MSF Course, and found it very easy and fun to ride. I would consider purchasing one to use on the local roads, and off road for exploring or camping.

1st Jul 2014, 00:06

How many mph did you gain by putting the 47 tooth sprocket on?