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Yamaha 900 Tracer GT
« on: 15 December, 2017, 08:05:34 PM »
Whilst I was waiting for my car to have its tyres changed, I purchased my first motorcycle magazine in ages to while away the time.

I came across an article about the Tracer 900 (new version out in Jan 18) and the Tracer 900 GT (due in the UK in June 2018).

I think Yamaha will sell bucket loads of the GTís if they get their pricing right.........I think I may be tempted away from Mr Honda, IF the price is right. :028:

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Re: Yamaha 900 Tracer GT
« Reply #1 on: 16 December, 2017, 05:01:53 PM »
i agree,looks good but only if they do a matching top box as well,why change from honda!!.....oh yes they have lost the plot and don't make anything suitable for people who want a decent ,fairly simple circa 1000 cc bike capable of comfort and luggage carrying capacity with a sensible price tag :430:

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Re: Yamaha 900 Tracer GT
« Reply #2 on: 16 December, 2017, 06:05:30 PM »
Couldnít have put it better myself. :028:

Iíll wait and see the full list of accessories before I start making serious enquiries.  :001:
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Re: Yamaha 900 Tracer GT
« Reply #3 on: 20 December, 2017, 10:31:57 AM »
Nice looking bike, but I read blurb on this bike somewhere. I recall reading that there was no provision for a top box, or a top box was not recommended. May have been in that free bike paper 'Motor Cycle Monthly' around September time. (I know I wouldn't have bought it......)
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Re: Yamaha 900 Tracer GT
« Reply #4 on: 20 December, 2017, 12:53:58 PM »
I seem to recall that when Kawasaki released the SX1000 (with the panniers fitted), they said panniers OR a top box.

Iíve seen them out and about with panniers and top box.

I think more information needs to be released, however, Iíve only seen pictures with panniers. Therefore it doesnít qualify as a full Tourer (only my opinion of course) and wonít have enough luggage capacity for me.  :028:

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Re: Yamaha 900 Tracer GT
« Reply #5 on: 20 December, 2017, 02:01:11 PM »
Mate of mine has a 900 tracer from about two years ago, he seems pleased with it. The Yam panniers are a semi-hard (fnarr) material.
On another note I read somewhere that the best luggage to have is a small lockable top-box and the rest in strap-on (fnarr again) soft luggage.
Sorry I seem to stuck in double-entendre alley today  :034:
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Re: Yamaha 900 Tracer GT
« Reply #6 on: 20 December, 2017, 03:17:53 PM »
I think the panniers on the new bike are hard cases (not like Skinheads or alike  :001:).

The bike description looks promising and hopefully it will be able to carry a full set of luggage.

Itís due in the UK around June 2018.  :028:

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Re: Yamaha 900 Tracer GT
« Reply #7 on: 10 June, 2018, 09:13:41 PM »
I had a test ride this weekend on the tracer 900 GT.

I decided that I would be giving up too many good features of the CBF if I were to change. The CBF is smoother, has more low down torque and better weather protection.

The tracer is really aimed at aging sports bike riders that need something more upright. The CBF is still one of the best allrounders and I'll be keeping mine for a while longer.
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Re: Yamaha 900 Tracer GT
« Reply #8 on: 10 June, 2018, 09:46:15 PM »
After another 2300 miles around Spain Iím keeping my MK2, but if me and my wife (who rides a CBF600SA, so weíve both got the same problem) wish to continue with our tours, eventually Iíll need a new bike........which Honda arenít offering.

My favourite bike was my previous bike, a Fazer1000, so I thought a return to Yamaha might be on the cards.......60 next year so Iím looking at treating myself.  :001: