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26 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:12 pm

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Actually, I have to say I was also underwhelmed by the gearchange. Not a patch on any of my current bikes, Honda included. To be fair though, it can take a few thousand miles to free up a gearbox.
And another thing-got a great view of my elbows in the mirrors. Sat on a Versys the other day and I have to say it struck me as superior in all regards. I think I will take one out, it strikes me as the front runner for what I need. Smile

27 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:36 pm

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nice one Alan - 650 or 1000?

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28 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:57 am

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1000 mate. Only worry is the seat height. Certainly wouldn't want to be any higher. Far more powerful than any of the others and looks comfy too. All about the money though!

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29 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:15 am

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by the sounds of things, they really screwed up the tracer! None of the issues are on the SR thumbs

30 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:35 pm

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now I like that Alan looks much better than the previous incarnation thumbs Very Happy

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31 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:34 am

Tony nitrous

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I like the new upright / nakeds.
Some really are fun.

Problem I have is I love the grunt of a big bore bike
and still like the screaming top end.

Much of the new stuff is better handling, nimble, sporty and fun,
but jumping off a B-King or naked Busa it lacks that "punch".

Can't see me going back to a little bike again.
I switch between being a lazy rider and a speed freak, and not found anything better than what I have.

If they put the Kings engine in a GSX1000S with a 22 ltr tank I'd be there ready to sign the paperwork though.

32 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:58 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I like the new upright / nakeds.
Some really are fun.

Much of the new stuff is better handling, nimble, sporty and fun,
but jumping off a B-King or naked Busa it lacks that "punch".

Can't see me going back to a little bike again.
I switch between being a lazy rider and a speed freak, and not found anything better than what I have.

I'd still keep my MT-09 over a busa or b-king any day. ( personal preference ovc! ) 0-60mph there is 0.1 of a second in it both in standard trim, the weight difference is night and day, and the top speed is still pretty darn healthy for a sub 1000cc, naked bike ( and restricted in top for that matter ). You know there is a turbo kit out in aus for the MT-09 that puts it at just shy of 200bhp at the rear? Wink

33 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:24 pm

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im kind of mixed there matt, the bigger bike sometimes i like as your planted, where as i noticed the ktm compared to the aprilia feels skittish where it is light and nutty, why i want to track this one after a couple years and get a 1290 when they get cheaper.

34 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:54 pm

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Tracer would be great around the local mountains.
In fact so would a new GSX1000.

Yeah, on paper they have good 0 to 60's etc, but having ridden several late model nakeds they don't
have the grunt out of corners or the punch when
overtaking, or the long legs top end.

Doesn't make one better than the other.
Different styles, different bikes.

I know a few new and happy MT owners, but they
do different rides and distances to me.

Horses for courses.

35 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:58 pm

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The turbo mentioned might be the one my mate built ?

Ben at Extreme Creations in Sydney ?

Made over 200 at one point.

First one was done as a "drift bike" for a customer.


(He still rides a naked Hayabusa as his own bike thumbs)

36 Re: Test rode a Tracer on Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:28 am

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Does sound familiar!

Someone did a drag race of a MT-09 compared to a busa but no times were posted. Shame really lol.

I know what you mean about some bikes lacking the poke when you need them, thats one thing i like with the MT-09 ( unless your in 6th, still need to find someone local to remove the restriction from the ECU )

There are other bikes i would have tomorrow, but sadly my neck doesn't agree with heavier bikes Sad ( hence why I've gone through so many in such a short time )

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