Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Hoopeston,IL/Quartzsite, AZ
TW vs vanvan
Comment on tw200 verses vanvan
I watch an irrigation system for a farmer. I have to tide out to the center of a farm field, and back to an oil road. I took the vanvan yesterday. I climb out of the field at a slight angle up a grade to the road. I have done this for years on 2 different tw’s. I have never had any problems, plenty of torque.
So yesterday I took the vanvan. It died and I tipped over. The low gear is to high compared to the TW, and it has no lugging power. I thought this would be a problem with OHV riding on it. I can tell by the engine sound. I supposed I could have slipped the clutch. The TW will chug right out in that situation. I’m not going to change the sprockets or such. I’ll just take the TW in these situations. That is why I have the different bikes.
I love riding this on the roads, but I’m going to limit the OHV type riding to the TW. It definitely is better on the roads that the TW.
Also I think the tires on the TW are better for OHV riding, and the vanvan are better for the street.
Just a personal comment opinionated from my view point.
Last edited by rmartin; 08-07-2019 at 08:14 AM.
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