2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

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ballisticexchris

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Since my Anthony tune, I've no issue riding at a walking pace in 1st gear with the clutch fully released in either S or T mode. Poor throttle response of the factory supplied tuning made this impossible and required use of the clutch for precise control.
The Super Tenere is rolling between 7- 8mph with clutch fully released at idle speed. Too fast when picking your way through rock steps and switchbacks. The factory tuning is not detrimental to throttle response when clutch is out and rolling. My bike is butter smooth from idle to redline.

The main issue I have with the Super Tenere is climbing up onto it with my arthritic knees sometimes. The loss of cartilage in my knees has also resulted in a 30" in seam where I used to be 32". I love it once aboard though.
I hear you there. I'm in the same boat as you with the knees. I have been riding off road on 38" seat high dirt bikes for so long I am used to shifting over and holding up bikes with one leg.
 
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ballisticexchris

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“Only” a 100lb. That’s over 7st.

Oh dear.
In the world of 500lb+ bikes that is not a big difference when you are rolling. If you're picking it up off the ground, going off road, or racing on the track then yes. Otherwise it's not anything to be concerned with. Side by side on the highway touring no one is going to tell a weight difference from a Tracer vs a Super Tenere,

Same holds true for dirt bikes. There are guys who whine and complain that the Honda 450L comes in at 300lbs when they can get a KTM that's "only 250lbs". I can tell you that's nothing at all in the way of handling and performance. Now drop the CC's to a 125 2T and 215lbs then that is a feather in not only weight but crank mass and can be felt on the trail.
 

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The Super Tenere is rolling between 7- 8mph with clutch fully released at idle speed. Too fast when picking your way through rock steps and switchbacks. The factory tuning is not detrimental to throttle response when clutch is out and rolling. My bike is butter smooth from idle to redline.



I hear you there. I'm in the same boat as you with the knees. I have been riding off road on 38" seat high dirt bikes for so long I am used to shifting over and holding up bikes with one leg.
I shift off of even low bikes now on pure muscle memory. Funny how that works.


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Chris, Side by side on the highway, of course no one would notice the difference in weight, but you will notice it,

Everytime you lift it off the side stand, put in on and push it off the main stand, drag it around a garage/driveway, back it out of an awkward parking spot, at the fuel pump (that lesser weight improves fuel economy), powering out of a corner without having to drag that extra 7st, roll on the power at cruising speeds, when on the brakes, especially emergency braking.
 
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Anyone else take note of the exhaust? More specifically the muffler.
I lot of manufacturers are building the cat into the muffler. My Ninja was like that. Cool thing is it's mounted down low which puts big weight down low.
 

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I lot of manufacturers are building the cat into the muffler. My Ninja was like that. Cool thing is it's mounted down low which puts big weight down low.
Agree....although if used offroad it will make deep water crossing interesting and will be prone to damage.
 

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It's all fun-n-games. . . . until you stall out in the middle of a deep stream/river.
 

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I'm telling you, the Tracer 9 GT is going to be joined by the Tracer 10 GT. A few tweaks, and you have adventure bikes. Those will be Yamaha's answers to everybody's bitchin' & moanin' about too much weight. . . . not enough power. . . . needs a new dash. . . . needs better ABS. . . . etc, etc, etc.
 

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Commenting, isn’t Bitchin & moanin.

Anything newer, improved, arguably better, liked by others........all rubbish, that’s bitchin & moanin.
 

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I saw the mention of a quick shifter on the GT.
A friend bought the 2020 Tracer. He loves it and it kinda has a quick shifter. It only does it on the up shift. It also didn't work very well.

Last report I had was from the first few hundred miles. He wasn't sure if he'd give it time to break in, or if he was going to get the dealer to address it.
 

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A friend bought the 2020 Tracer. He loves it and it kinda has a quick shifter. It only does it on the up shift. It also didn't work very well.

Last report I had was from the first few hundred miles. He wasn't sure if he'd give it time to break in, or if he was going to get the dealer to address it.
Never heard of a quick shifter needing a break in.

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. . . . It only does it on the up shift. It also didn't work very well. . . .
Well, in that case. . . . I have a quick shifter too. I rarely use the clutch on the way up. And, when I'm not using the engine braking, I'll occasionally down shift without the clutch; smooth as silk. If it wasn't, I wouldn't do it.
 
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