Thread: Suzuki VanVan 200cc fat tire fun

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    Default Suzuki VanVan 200cc fat tire fun ....aspx#Overview

    For 2017, Suzuki announced the company will import a bike in the 200cc fat tire class called the VanVan. MSRP is $4599.

    The VanVan is larger, more powerful and has more advanced features than the 125cc fat tire runabouts Honda Grom and Kawasaki Z125. it should, since it's $2000 more expensive. It's also heavier than the Grom, 280 lb vs 230 lb.

    I can see the VanVan as a dinghy hanging on the back of a large camper.

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    So you are saying the Yamaha TW200 finally has a competitor. Sure, it has EFI, but does it have a reliable track record that dates to the 1980's? I still might look at it though, that EFI is tempting for altitude changes alone......

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    Elgin, IL (Chicago burb)
    The VanVan has been around since 2003 as a 125cc, got bumped up to 200cc in 2016. 2017 is just the first year they are sold in the US. On the various sites, I have seen it talked about favorably.

    2005 Astro (Gandalf) - AWD, 4.3L, 3.42, 140k+ miles
    1997 Astro (Grumpy - $250 Rally Van) - AWD, 4.3L, 3.42, LSD, 2" lift, 31" tires, 335k+ orig engine, $30 eBay fuel pump
    2016 Patriot (MaK - Her Jeep) Painfully stock
    1980 KE100 (Bessie) - 100cc of fury

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    I recently bought a tw200.. I wish it had EFI... But hard to argue with its tested reliability and vast aftermarket accessories and upgrade parts that are readily available in the USA
    Last edited by Davidl13; 09-18-2016 at 03:13 PM.

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    Nov 2016
    Nevada, USA

    Default VanVan has a small fuel tank.

    The specs have the VanVan with a smaller tank (2 something gallons) than the DR200S (3.6 gallons).

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    Oct 2012
    Raeford, North Carolina
    This thing looks awesome. I have a 89' t-dub that I "bought for my wife" and I love that thing. The fact that it has efi and is lighter sounds pretty awesome. If it doesn't get over 80mpg then someone failed. Thanks for posting this. I never knew about this bike until today, granted I only go to the KTM and Yamaha dealers.

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