I have been riding my little dual sport around the State Forest trails. Last weekend I had a good time at Bald Eagle S.F. Anyone else trail riding with a dual sport?
Great way to use the bike!I haul mine by trailer to my cabin and ride state forest roads a few times each summer. As some have already said, the TW200 is not good for highway use, but it's perfect for dirt roads.
I like those granny gears for tight trails. I just bought a DRZ400S and it is not supposed to crawl below 9 mph.Great way to use the bike!
My only complaint about the TW, is the shortness of 1st gear. You barely get the clutch out in first, and it's time to shift to 2nd.
I do like like its top end, despite a lack of power. Even wide open in 5th, it doesn't feel like you're abusing it.
Some great information on dual sport riding.
I've always preferred to ride in the dirt but it's difficult to find local legal places to ride. Most legal places around me are mx tracks. But I have no desire to do the big jumps so I feel like I'm constantly looking behind me so no one lands on me. Riding around those back roads and exploring the state forest roads looks like a lot of fun. Do you have many issues with cars on the back roads?