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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

It’s a great engine,that there is no doubt,lots of torque and full of character ....but it really depends what you want out of it as a bike,the gt model is wide and the standard luggage is cheap. It’d be very easy on fuel and cheap to service and they’re quite comfortable. Brakes are good,suspension is ok but could be better. Handle ok all the same
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

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It’s a great engine,that there is no doubt,lots of torque and full of character ....but it really depends what you want out of it as a bike,the gt model is wide and the standard luggage is cheap. It’d be very easy on fuel and cheap to service and they’re quite comfortable. Brakes are good,suspension is ok but could be better. Handle ok all the same
Cheers for that I'm idly looking around at the moment without having any particular bike in mind. The Varadero is starting to feel too big & too heavy for my own badly-damaged & elderly frame The Tracer weighs about 80 kgs less than the Vara & that would be a big incentive. Balls-out performance wouldn't be a requirement but luggage capacity & an upright sitting position would. I believe the suspension is fairly bog-standard but I wouldn't be doing any Ewan & Charlie stuff so it wouldn't be an issue
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

Yeah rode one before I bought my VStrom. Found the suspension very soft and I'm not particularly heavy. Good engine though but it may struggle at high speed motorway type stuff.
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How about tiger 800 fred ? Great bike and not too heavy 👍
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

Recently got a tenere 700 which has the same engine. Fantastic with tons of torque, playful and easy on fuel with about 48mpg.

Have you considered the Tenere in that regard? Upright seating position, capacity for tons of luggage and weighs 200kg wet. Could be an option for you
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

Originally Posted by DavyH
It’s a great engine,that there is no doubt,lots of torque and full of character ....but it really depends what you want out of it as a bike,the gt model is wide and the standard luggage is cheap. It’d be very easy on fuel and cheap to service and they’re quite comfortable. Brakes are good,suspension is ok but could be better. Handle ok all the same
The Tracer was reviewed in RiDE (Feb 18) - Sounds like a hoon of a hoolie bike, 74bhp, 182kg, 55 mpg, 130 mph, but viewed as built to budget. Bodywork plasticky and general finish on the budget side. Couple of adverts for suspension upgrades that won't burst the bank.....I'm sure a chat with your local tuning shop/handling guru would be worthwhile
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

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How about tiger 800 fred ? Great bike and not too heavy 👍
I'll be looking at one of those as well
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

Originally Posted by Trotter Independent Trading
Recently got a tenere 700 which has the same engine. Fantastic with tons of torque, playful and easy on fuel with about 48mpg.

Have you considered the Tenere in that regard? Upright seating position, capacity for tons of luggage and weighs 200kg wet. Could be an option for you
I haven't actually seen one but time is on my side so I'll be looking at every option
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

Originally Posted by NODSTER
The Tracer was reviewed in RiDE (Feb 18) - Sounds like a hoon of a hoolie bike, 74bhp, 182kg, 55 mpg, 130 mph, but viewed as built to budget. Bodywork plasticky and general finish on the budget side. Couple of adverts for suspension upgrades that won't burst the bank.....I'm sure a chat with your local tuning shop/handling guru would be worthwhile
I checked the MCN owners' reviews & the budget finish was mentioned more than once. There were also some comments about 'exciting' handling at high speeds
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

Any opinions on a 2016/2017 Honda NC 750X? Manual transmission model only
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Good engine, decent brakes, handles like shite.
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

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Any opinions on a 2016/2017 Honda NC 750X? Manual transmission model only
I've done a bit of mileage on the 750X manual. Good reliable bike.
Made in Japan. Handling was ok, but the standard Dunlop Trailmax
tyres were very poor on wet roads. Proper road tyres (Metzeler Z8)
made a big improvement. Fuel economy is very good. Engine performance
is 'unexciting'.

I have no experience of the MT-07. Size and riding position
seems similar to NC750X and much the same as the Varadero.
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Re: Yamaha MT07 Tracer

MGT07 engine doesnt have 3 billion horsepower, but for what it is, one of the best engines in years.

they might be boring it out for the new 1200 tenere in 2021, but we'll see.

have a spin on one, you'll like it

prices are nuts used here, go abroad. ive seen used bikes going for nearly same money as they are new.
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Cheers for all of the feedback, lads Did my first bit of window-licking today Not in any hurry, though
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Have a look at the tracer 900, comfortable bike with better build quality than its smaller brother and the engine is a belter. Good deal on the new model here with some useful updates https://megabikes.ie/2019-yamaha-mt-09-tracer
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Good bike, revvy, fun engine and while it'll sit at motorway speed, going any faster and you're caning the thing so depends what you want from it.
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