If you are a fan of the two wheeled mode of transport and like to go over some rough terrain as well as the highway, two new models may be of some interest to you, as Yamaha announce the 2012 XT250 and TW200 for the US market.
The new dual motorcycles from Yamaha are expected to arrive in dealers showrooms next month, according to an article on Motor Ride.net. Both new models are great for fuel economy with the XT achieving 73 mpg, and the TW200 reaching 78 mpg.
The Japanese manufacturer has said the XT250 has long travel suspension with over 11.2-inches of ground clearance. The seat height of the bike is only 31.9-inches above the ground, and the double cradle steel frame provides a lighter feel. The reduced weight of the lower end of the frame gives more stable handling.
The new XT also has an LCD instrument panel that has green back lighting to provide better visibility whatever the light conditions. Meanwhile the 2012 TW200 has fatter tires which allow for better traction and comfort over a range of terrains.
It has a low seat and compact profile making it extremely easy to ride. The engine provides power which is suited to off road riding, and the maintenance free CDI offers a reliable performance.
If you are interested in either models the XT250 will cost $5,090 when it hits showrooms, while the TW200 will be around $4,490.