phats22 Posted March 18 Share Posted March 18 so, i currently commute year round (barring ice) in NYC on my 2019 tracer. when i purchased the bike, i was upgrading from a 2008 sv650 which i loved but felt didn't have enough zoom, brakes were weak, suspension not great (roads here are murder), etc. in looking at the tracer, i anticipated doing some 2 up riding with my better half in addition to commuting but, a few years later and its 99% commute- 25-35min mix of dense urban and highways each way.i love, love, love the engine on my tracer but its a bit tall and a bit heavy in the city. would also love better fuel range/efficiency (get ~145-165mi/tank). i've looked at v stroms, versys, honda 500x (thinking too underpowered), sv650 (again) and everything else under the sun i lane filter but dont split, believe the best defense is a good offense on the highway (ie, be able to accelerate out of trouble), have come to appreciate having a fairing and windshield in the winter vs the naked bike setup. as i've searched, i realize maybe the updated tracer is my best option? lower seat, larger tank, better mileage. weight is not much different but thinking the lower seat height might make that less of a factor anyone urban commuting on the newer model? thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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