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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2019, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of buying one. I have a Kawasaki KLR 650 now. Would like to now what people think of riding a Vanvan 200 on highway to off road trail.
Would it go 100 Kms an hr on highway and how do they handle off road. Old logging roads.
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Hi Gary, don't think about it just get it if you can !!!!!
Amazing fun !!! I have had 200 version for 2yrs and it keeps on getting better. It can hold a steady 70mph and no more unless the wind is kind. I get around 110 mile from a full tank. You will not regret buying one I assure that.
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First off Gary, I think a person's weight may be the 2nd biggest factor when it comes to highway performance. If you don't weigh much you may be able to hold 70 miles an hour, not comfortably, but it might do it.
I have had mine up to 70, but that was on a slight decline and it was pretty much all it had. It will hold around 55 to 60 on a mild to moderate incline, as long as the wind is not working against you, but it will be screaming. That being said, I am in the ballpark of 255 lbs. If someone was around 180 or less, I do think it would be able to cruise around at least 60 to 65 mph semi comfortably.
The bike seems to do pretty well on oil roads and old mining roads. It can also handle basic ATV trails pretty good, but I would recommend more aggressive tires like the Yamaha TW200 has if you're going to try to take it on anything more than that. It's also not horrible in the snow offroad, but I would not recommend taking it on hard packed snow on the street.

Hope this helped at least a little.

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