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  • Offline LAV1000

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    Gone but not forgotten
    on: Feb 28, 2020, 01.30 pm
    Feb 28, 2020, 01.30 pm
    My DCT has now gone, replaced with a Yamaha 900 GT.
    The weight finally killed it for me but I will remember it for having one of the best engine and gearbox combinations.
    The Yamaha is very much like a modern day KTM 990 SMT, a favorite of mine.
    Losing 150lbs feels like I am riding a bicycle.     

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    Re: Gone but not forgotten
    Reply #1 on: Mar 19, 2020, 09.54 am
    Mar 19, 2020, 09.54 am
    Tracer is very awkward bike. I'd never replace brilliant Crosstourer with this. If somebody want to replace CT with a lighter bike - than Africa Twin is a perfect replacement.

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    Re: Gone but not forgotten
    Reply #2 on: Mar 19, 2020, 06.50 pm
    Mar 19, 2020, 06.50 pm
    The decider for me, as I said, was the weight.
    I did try the Africa Twin but 21" front wheel, the boring engine, not a patch on the V4, and the price made it a non starter.