Interested in whipping down the streets only to take a last-minute detour down a beaten path—oh, and do it on the cheap? Then Yamaha’s TW200 dual sport motorcycle is a machine that should be on your radar with its $4,599 price, counterbalanced air-cooled four-stroke engine, and thick rubber. Bounding from pothole to washout, the TW200’s compact chassis and long-travel suspension make it fit for either terrain.
The TW200 has long been a budget-friendly model and in the past we claimed that “If hitting the trails around your campsite on the weekends and short city hops during the week sound to you like an ideal combination, the TW could be just what you need.”
Team Blue sees some competition from the other Japanese manufacturers’ dual sport offerings. Honda with its 2020 CRF250L/Rally, Kawasaki with its KLX230, and Suzuki with its DR200S.
Yamaha did not announce any major changes to its 199cc dual-sport model. You will find that it still comes in Sandy Beige for the low price of $4,599.