Newbie - Jim from Cornwall

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Newbie - Jim from Cornwall

Postby kernowjim » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:43 pm

Hi all

Just bought a new Tracer 900 in Tech Black from Damerell's in Cornwall. Previously came from a Triumph Tiger Explorer, which compared to the Tracer, was slow and heavy!

All the best
Jim

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Re: Newbie - Jim from Cornwall

Postby DTNZ64 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:45 am

Welcome aboard Jim. The Tracer sure is light & flickable - enjoy!

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Re: Newbie - Jim from Cornwall

Postby SkyRider » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:14 pm

Hi Jim welcome

I was tempted to test ride the new tiger explorer but the weight on paper puts me off. Is it really as 'bad' as it sounds?

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Re: Newbie - Jim from Cornwall

Postby kernowjim » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:13 pm

@SkyRider It is a heavy bike, no doubt about it. I'm 6'4" and 18 stone and with the weight of a full tank of petrol it made me nervous pushing it off of the stand to get going. I have a slight incline on my driveway to get into the garage and I couldn't wheel the Triumph in there, had to start the engine and ride it in - the Tracer is like pushing a bicycle in comparison. I will say this though, once on the move the weight disappears and the engine is buttery smooth - much smoother than the Tracer but it's a bit bland in comparison to the Yamaha. It doesn't handle as well as the Tracer either. If you want a dedicated upright touring only bike then the Triumph beats the Yamaha in most respects. However, if you want a light, sporty bike that's at least £4000 cheaper - then the Yamaha is the one.


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