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Within the last hour I have agreed to buy this mint 2019 Tracer GT. It currently resides in Perth, Western Australia, about 4500 km from me, and about as far as one could travel in a straight line in Oz! This will be my second GT, and it has all that I need for the light touring I want to undertake before I grow too old - comfy seat (a rarity on an MT-09), nice easily hand-adjustable screen, hard panniers, cruise control, etc.

Not too much farkling will be done, and previous experience should help me to make the right decisions there - a small rear carry rack and a small top-box for day-rides, louder more attention-grabbing horn, twin front DRLs, rear flashing/ pulsing brake LEDs a la Skene.

I'm like a 12 yo on Christmas Eve!

More later...,
 

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NOW (Monday April 4th 2022) advertised AS BELOW on the BIKESALES website with many pix, extra inclusions, and asking price slightly lower View attachment 170048
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Here’s a steal! This classic and immaculate Yamaha MT-09 SP with build-date of October 2020 was bought by me in November 2021. It was dealer-serviced on January 10th. 2022 and since then has covered only an additional 333km, thanks to covid restrictions, border closures, and terrible weather events. Current mileage is a mere 1607km.

Why sell? I’m nudging 83, and having some health issues I feel the time has come to hang up my helmet. An expensive loss, but your gain!

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How do you afford to keep doing this? You just sold a bike with almost no miles. In April it was time to hang up your helmet and now in June your like a 12 year old on Christmas eve. The year before you had failing eyesight and vertigo. This is quite an interesting saga. This is like the 4th or 5th time you've done this. In less then 3 months you've sold a bike only to buy the exact same bike. I'm beyond curious now. How do you go from 1 extreme to another. You keep posting so I think it's fair to ask. I'm also wondering that as you've done this multiple times, why not just leave the bike sitting in the back of the garage in the event that you change your mind.
 

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I'm happy for you! I remember your post about hanging up your helmet...things must have changed for you and I hope you enjoy the bike for years to come!

Thank you! Yes indeed - I did hang up my helmet some time ago with firm intentions of never getting another bike, but it gets into one's blood, doesn't it, and I found it hard to let go! The current owner has added quite a number of farkles, not all of which I'd have bothered with, such as blue anodised brake reservoir caps, valve stems, and oil filler cap, but I'll certainly keep them. The more useful ones are: belly pan: Powerzone radiator guard: R&G tail tidy. It seems that I'll have relatively little to add to make it complete for my needs.

Pic below (from Yamaha's press release) shows the bike with panniers fitted but without the aftermarket belly pan, exactly as I have now bought. Happy days!

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How do you afford to keep doing this? You just sold a bike with almost no miles. In April it was time to hang up your helmet and now in June your like a 12 year old on Christmas eve. The year before you had failing eyesight and vertigo. This is quite an interesting saga. This is like the 4th or 5th time you've done this. In less then 3 months you've sold a bike only to buy the exact same bike. I'm beyond curious now. How do you go from 1 extreme to another. You keep posting so I think it's fair to ask. I'm also wondering that as you've done this multiple times, why not just leave the bike sitting in the back of the garage in the event that you change your mind.
Sadly I ask myself many times "how do you afford to keep doing this..." I've gone through many bikes thinking this one will be perfect only to find it doesn't suit my needs and really sucks cause I usually mod them out past getting any value back. I can say that with about 800 miles on the 2022 MT09 it does seem to be the best bike I've ever owned and I feel like it's a keeper.

I've thought there really should be a business of leasing out different styles of motorcycles for 30 days at a time so people can ride them and find out if that style of bike is for them. May be profitable. (My last was an Indian scout bobber. Thought it was nimble enough but I could not get used to the cruiser lifestyle and lean was just horrible and my knees flopping in the wind for long rides sucked)

I can't say I've bought the same bike over and over but it has been close. Even now I wish I kept my old 2012 FZ8. That bike was in superb condition and I only paid $4200. Should have kept it till now. I am just hoping the madness for myself stops now and I will just ride this MT09 till it dies, it is a truly sweet ride.
 

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Mr MTsRUs--------Like Chester I'm also curious but the difference is that I don't really care.
We all do motorcycles for a variety of different reasons and if you just like to buy and sell bikes that's okay.
I just hope you can find what you're looking for at some point.
 

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For me, the 2019/ 2020 MT-09 Tracer (and GT) is a very comfortable bike, with ergos just right - sit-up-and-beg stance with back vertical, hip and knee angles relaxed and spot-on. The less the rider is squirming around trying to hit that sweet spot, the better he can concentrate on the road and would-be suiciders. Furthermore, the 18L fuel tank offers decent range in this wide brown land, where there's not a fuel station on every corner!

But - is there a 'perfect bike'? Image below from <cycle-ergo>.



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I love people who buy, mod, and sell bikes with low kms in pristine condition. They go on my watch list in hopes they might have a bike for sale when I'm interested in buying lol.

If you care to move down to Oz I will put you at the top of my contact list next time!
 
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