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  1. My thanks to all the members who provided their thoughtful replies to my questions. This has been tremendously helpful in sorting out my next steps. I may lose the "hot deal" on the 2019 but there are still other 19s around so the chance to get a lower cost 19 is good. There are a bunch of 20s too, if i go that route. The riding season is still +/-3mos away so no urgency (only lock-down induced fever, which sort of feels the same). I envy those of you who ride 4 seasons. I listed the Honda NC 750 for sale. (i love buying bikes- hate selling them) thought it best to get this going. With the first rider reviews on the 21 only weeks(?) away, I'm going to cool off and wait to see them. It wont be same as riding a 21 of course. On other hand, I may wake up tomorrow and buy the 19! Thanks again...I'll keep you posted. Steve
  2. Thanks for this, it's super helpful! It's the "I'd do the same thing again" stuff I'm looking for. You and I are close in size I'm 5'8" @155lbs and a 30" inseam. I could afford a 21, but who doesn't love a deal? Steve
  3. Hello to all, I'm Steve, a new member. My current ride is a NC750X which I plan to replace. My search has narrowed to a 900 GT. I haven't ridden one (impossible in Canada this time of year). i have watch a gazillion YouTube videos though lol. I feel like the 900 is going to give me what I've been missing...an exciting ride! Sort of a combination of my previous VFR800 and my FJR 1300 (my two favorite bikes). Let me cut to the chase... Seems that 900 owners don't like 3 things about their bikes(could be more, but i see these as the big ones) 1. front suspension, 2. windscreen, 3 seat. Sort of bummed by the idea I have to spend $1,000 or more to make the bike livable. The new one has made "improvements" in all these areas (if you believe the press). Here's the math. I can get a new 19 for $12,200 (one left at this price) a new 20 for (guessing) $14,200 (at least 8 around at this price) or order a 21 for $17,400 with delivery in April? Three questions: 1. From what I've read,19 and 20 versions are identical, other than colour. Anybody disagree? 2. Are any of you happy with the 900, the way it came from the factory? 3. As owners, you have the experience I lack. Knowing what you know, would you go 19, 20 or 21? I know the decision is up to me, but we've all been where I am now. My thanks for any thoughts, Steve
  4. Hello to all, 

    I'm Steve, a new member.  My current ride is a NC750X which I plan to replace.  My search has narrowed to a 900 GT.  I haven't ridden one (impossible in Canada this time of year).  i have watch a gazillion YouTube videos though lol. I feel like the 900 is going to give me what I've been missing...an exciting ride!  Sort of a combination of my previous VFR800 and my FJR 1300 (my two favorite bikes).  Let me cut to the chase...

    Seems that 900 owners don't like 3 things  about their bikes(could be more, but i see these as the big ones) 1. front suspension,  2. windscreen,  3 seat.   Sort of bummed by the idea I have to spend $1,000 or more to make the bike livable.  The new one has made "improvements" in all these areas (if you believe the press).

    Here's the math.  I can get a new 19 for $12,200 (one left at this price) a new 20 for (guessing) $14,200 (at least 8 around at this price) or order a 21 for $17,400 with delivery in April?

    Three questions:

    1. From what I've read,19 and 20 versions are identical, other than colour.  Anybody disagree?

    2. Are any of you happy with the 900, the way it came from the factory?

    3. As owners, you have the  experience I lack. Knowing what you know, would you go 19, 20 or 21?

    I know the decision is up to me,  but we've all been where I am now.

    My thanks for any thoughts,

    Steve

     

    1. texscottyd

      texscottyd

      Hi @SilverSteve - Welcome to the forum!   Lots of good information here, and no shortage of (semi-educated) opinions to offer. 

      The 2021 model Tracer 9 is the great unknown here.   While we're all paying attention to the updates and changes of the new model, nobody has actually ridden it yet.   Based on the significant improvements that the Tracer GT brought forward from the original FJ-09, I anticipate the new model will be much better still.   Aesthetics are highly subjective, but I'm not 100% sold on the new styling theme... maybe it will grow on me over time.    For the price savings of a 'new non-current' 2019 model, you have lots of room to potentially update to your personal taste and preference... 

      If I may suggest, post this into one of the primary discussion boards, instead of in a status update.   These tend to get overlooked easily on the forum for some reason, and you're likely to get much more feedback from a topic in one of the main forums.

      Regards,
      -Scott

    2. SilverSteve

      SilverSteve

      Thanks for the feedback Scott.  trust a newbie to post in the place.  Will repost in the primary.

      Steve

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