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Michiel900GT

New Dutch 900GT rider

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Hi All,

After 10 years of not owning a bike following an accident, I decided to start riding again (actually, after 10 years my wife gave me permission again.....). Since about 2 weeks I'm the proud and happy owner of a Tracer 900 GT in phantom blue. I really love the bike: great looks, lots of features, easy handling and smooth riding but yet powerful and playful when you want it.

At first, I saw an 9 months old Kawasaki Versys 650 Grand Tourer with very low mileage at a local dealer and decided to buy that, thinking a Tracer 900 GT would be a bit over the budget. However, my wife knew that deep down I wanted a Tracer 900. And then she said: "If you're going to ride a bike again, buy your dream bike that you will enjoy for many years, rather than buying a less expensive "okay-ish" bike that you will want to trade in again in a few years". (gotta love the missis.....)

I hope to learn a lot from the forum and in time contribute to it.

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Nice intro and welcome, 

 I also looked at the little veryses, nice styling, nice colours and comfy but, the T9 offer's that and more. More engine,  and for what I want these days makes it the perfect bike. Ticked all my boxes. Not too big, not too small.

Enjoy.

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Welcome to the forum from a like minded motorcyclist. I too had considered the 650 versys when I was changing from my CBF 1000 but didn't want to drop too much power. I am so glad I eventuly went for the Tracer.

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Hello and welcome!  The Tracer is a great choice for a fun, sporty bike on which you can still tour in comfort.  Like you I have a wonderful wife who is accommodating to my addiction.  

Lots of great members here who are always willing to share knowledge.


There is noting like spending a day riding with friends in the grip of a shared obsession.

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