A much-misunderstood dual sport motorcycle, the 2017 Yamaha TW200 is the ultimate go-anywhere bike. With its fat ATV-like tires, the TW200 gets as much suspension from the high-profile rubber as it does from its old-school non-adjustable, shortish travel suspension.The secret to the TW200 is to not be in a hurry. If you’re patient, it will take you almost anywhere you care to go in the dirt. The engine has torque, the gearing is enabling, the Bridgestone Trail Wing tires get more traction than you can imagine (that’s a 180mm rear), and the seat height makes the TW200 it possible to ride the toughest trails.
The Yamaha TW200 also works as a fun street bike, though speed and handling are limited by the dirt-focused design.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2017 Yamaha TW200 Specs:
Engine: SOHC 2-valve 4-stroke single
Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 55.7mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel delivery: Mikuni 28mm carb
Transmission: Constant-mesh 5-speed
Clutch: Multiplate wet
Final drive: Chain
Front suspension: Telescopic forks; 6.3 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Single shock; 5.9 inches of travel
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.