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    Howie Mandel's evil twin New 2018 Tracer 900 & 900GT Erci's Avatar
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    Re: New 2018 Tracer 900 & 900GT

    Here's a VStrom 1000 overlaid with Tracer. Seriously... they might as well have left passenger pegs off!


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    Re: New 2018 Tracer 900 & 900GT

    A set of ebay adjustable pegs is 30-60$/set, so I wouldn't factor that before buying a new bike. As for similarities in appearance- nowadays ANYTHING from the same class looks very alike. Make an overlay of an audi A6 and bmw 5 series, they'd look even more alike.

    Here I'd buy a tracer GT with ~13000€, that's ~15000USD. Not worth it IMO, if I'm spending 13k€ on a bike, I'd rather add 2-3k more and get a bmw s1000xr
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    Re: New 2018 Tracer 900 & 900GT

    Quote Originally Posted by bigborer View Post
    A set of ebay adjustable pegs is 30-60$/set, so I wouldn't factor that before buying a new bike.
    Not necessarily available for every bike. Not to mention passenger pegs would have to move back and aftermarket ones typically move pegs down.. never seen them push pegs back. And if there was such a thing, it'd create clearance issues for passenger with side cases on the bike.
    Messing with front pegs for more room means lowering them, which equates to reduced cornering clearance.
    I'm sure it's acceptable to some. To me it's not *shrug*

    The overlay was strictly to demonstrate the differences in rider/passenger distances from bike to bike. Did not have to be V-Strom.

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    Re: New 2018 Tracer 900 & 900GT

    Here is a random example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Multi-Ste...0AAOSwCQZZC4EF They're usually 360 degrees adjustable.

    I understand what you're saying but after all there is no perfect bike, you do have to compromise one thing or another, and/or start modding things. I'd rather have to mess with the peg position than to have a worse engine, or to have to spend $$$ in suspension. I'd even replace pegs than have to replace brake lines.

    IF you and/or the passenger are Big Foot AND you must carry half the stuff own in huge side cases AND you use maximum lean angle WHILE carrying all that crap and a passenger, then indeed, in this particular case the peg location is a deal breaker. Otherwise, in 99% of other cases you could find an easy and cheap way to increase the space between the pegs without losing lean angle.
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    Re: New 2018 Tracer 900 & 900GT

    Thanks for the overlay Eric. Good perspective. Obviously the passenger peg location is an issue, but I never ride 2-up, so not an issue for me.
    The goodies on the GT, and the fact that I'd be purchasing my first ever NEW bike, are why I'd choose it over a used rough equivalent. Cruise control, heated grips, adjustable screen, factory side cases...All draw me in. But I guess I'll wait and buy one used, or a leftover at a steep discount hopefully.
    Riding home from work today, my FZ6 was reminding me that there's nothing wrong with her while I was screamin through some back road twisties! A few more good years and many thousands of miles left for sure.




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    Re: New 2018 Tracer 900 & 900GT

    Checked out the Tracer 900 GT in person at my local dealership. Passenger pegs ARE in fact an issue. My size 12 boot heels were hitting them without even being on the balls of my feet. Can't easily remove them (welded on). Problem exists even when they're folded up and not "in use". Not a good situation.

    Looks like its the trusty FZ6 for another year, which isn't a bad thing.
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    Re: New 2018 Tracer 900 & 900GT

    IF and when I sell my 990 supermoto the Tracer would be on my short list for a day/play bike. Cruise control would be a huge factor as most of my local rides are still 250-300 miles and my old wrists are getting tired of no cruise. I'll be keeping my Wing for LD duty, it only has 92,000 miles...just broke in.


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    Re: New 2018 Tracer 900 & 900GT

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohendo View Post
    Checked out the Tracer 900 GT in person at my local dealership. Passenger pegs ARE in fact an issue. My size 12 boot heels were hitting them without even being on the balls of my feet. Can't easily remove them (welded on). Problem exists even when they're folded up and not "in use". Not a good situation.

    Looks like its the trusty FZ6 for another year, which isn't a bad thing.
    Yeah, it's really unfortunate. Such a fun bike otherwise.

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