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Re: Versys 1000 MK2 2018 Vs Tracer 900 2018
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2018, 06:53:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by nocny [+]
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BTW is versys more comfortable for a rider than tracer?

The Versys is a bigger bike so more room for more seat space. It also has a bigger payload of around 50Kg no doubt frame and suspension are sized/set out differently. The Versys is more sit up whereas there is more of a tip forward crouch on the 900GT.

A lot will depend on individual size but I found it much more comfortable and my pillion appreciates the much better seat, wide spaced hand holds and top box back rest.

As for performance would think the 900GT is the slightly sharper and more nimble over a short range. Would think it would become more tiresome longer term.

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Re: Versys 1000 MK2 2018 Vs Tracer 900 2018
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2018, 10:56:45 PM »
I was considering Yamaha 900GT before buying new Versys 2019. One test ride and it was off my short list. Extremely uncomfortable seating (aka sport bike feeling) and this was not what I was looking for... It did, however, felt very nimble and "lighter"... Too small for me...

My good friend purchased one late this year and he is super happy with it. But he is a "sport bike" person. He likes to zig zag between cars on his way to/from work...  :biker1:

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Re: Versys 1000 MK2 2018 Vs Tracer 900 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2019, 01:01:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by dizzy [+]

As for performance would think the 900GT is the slightly sharper and more nimble over a short range. Would think it would become more tiresome longer term.

I'm always wondering if 450-500 km a day is a short range or a long one :)

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Re: Versys 1000 MK2 2018 Vs Tracer 900 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2019, 03:30:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by nocny [+]
I'm always wondering if 450-500 km a day is a short range or a long one :)
It depends...  :756:

Here in Canada its a short range. We do minimum 500-600 km per day when going for full day ride. On a long distance trip (2,000 km + in 3 days), I can cover up to 900 km a day. I do multiple stops for resting. Try NOT to ride for more than 1 hr straight.

Still, such rides require comfortable seating position. Upright seating = relaxed shoulders. No bent knees (like 900GT). Comfortable seat for ass-comfort...  :38:

In my biased opinion, if you are 6 foot or taller, 900GT is too short for you, period. Yamaha bikes are for shorter people, except super Tenere. I was debating between super 10 and Versys 1000 as my next bike. Versys won by TKO..   :188:

Special cheers to TYKE for posting his experience - New Versys was ordered after your reply with 2 bikes comparison...  :031:

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Re: Versys 1000 MK2 2018 Vs Tracer 900 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2019, 10:56:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by nocny [+]
I'm always wondering if 450-500 km a day is a short range or a long one :)

Starbucks run short. Sunday morning blast.

250 mile 400 km days are quite normal here for a run into country.  Usual average is 40mph xcountry avoiding M(free)ways.

The distances in America/Canada are that much greater. Looking at going to Europe this summer and don't plan on doing much more than 200 miles per day if you want to do see anything.


 



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