Yamaha’s 2012 Yamaha TW is a perfect entry-level bike for anyone who wants to get the feel of riding before moving up to a more powerful machine. This bike invites you take to the road or dirt as you’re laying your foundation in the world of dirt bikes. Full street equipment, a reliable engine, and incredible traction assure that any rider can switch to off-road riding and back again with ease.
The TW sits low with wide tires, creating easy handling and maneuvering. These traits, combined with a compact chassis give the motorcycle one of the more distinct looks, whether you’re on the trail or just running errands around town. And, as it is geared toward those who are just beginning to ride, the low chassis will inspire confidence in those who might be a little wary getting on the bike for the first time.
At a relatively light 279 pounds, the Yamaha TW is quick and easily mobile, especially for not having much by way of power. It might not be a bike that will compete with some of the top-end models, but if there you’re looking to get into the hobby of dirt biking or street riding, this bike is a great jumping-off point.