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Offline Nick7797

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New Member - Broadstairs, Kent
« on: August 31, 2020, 12:23:53 PM »
Hi, I have joined this sight to trawl for information regarding my interest in this bike.
I currently own a VFR  800fi, which is 1998, 22yrs old.
I have been looking at an MT09 tracer GT, but then I saw the BMW and was impressed, there certainly is a price difference but is it a case of getting what you pay for.
Any help in decision would be great, either new or used

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Re: New Member - Broadstairs, Kent
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 04:13:08 PM »
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You decision really depends upon how much money you want to spend. All bikes are good but the more you spend the better the bike. Low mileage less than 5k is best.
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Re: New Member - Broadstairs, Kent
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 07:29:16 AM »
Hello.
Gen 2 S1000xr and that’s it.

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Re: New Member - Broadstairs, Kent
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 10:47:03 AM »
Welcome.

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Re: New Member - Broadstairs, Kent
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 11:45:10 AM »
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The Tracer is a different bike, and to me - more suited to one-up touring, than the XR.   More nimble, lighter - but still with a lot of poke (unless absolutely - laden)

Also - it is perhaps more ‘budget’ and would benefit from some decent suspension.  I’m not sure how close that would bring the Tracer to the cost of the XR, but might be a consideration?

Try both and go from there.



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Re: New Member - Broadstairs, Kent
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 12:07:06 PM »
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I have a couple of friends with the Tracer and another with the GT, they all seem to like them. The friend with the GT changes bikes often so even though he likes it now he may well change his mind sometime soon. All three tour but solo. I always thought the Tracer to be good value but a bit low rent. The XR is in a different league in my opinion and has loads more power, better suspension and handling and a better rider experience.

 



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