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    MT07 Tracer test ride

    Had a go on one of these today...





    Awesome bit of kit for £6.5K on the road, the logic to my test ride was thinking about getting rid of my Ducati 899 next year and buying a sports tourer (RT1200/K1600), but could buy this with the cost to change and keep the 899.

    Engine is a peach, great low down torque, and the ONLY criticisms I can direct at it are a) wind management, the small screen worked better on the low setting for me, but still not perfect. This may be the nature of the bike. b) suspension a little coarse, but still hustled well.

    Really really loved everything else, the seating position, the power, the ability to go as fast as I wanted.

    Thoroughly recommended, and once I have recovered from the valve clearance service on my 899 I may well add one to the garage. I think this would be the perfect bike with the semi-rigid luggage for a weekend away in Scotland (nc500 kinda route).

    Oh, I also liked the fact that it was simple, no TC, no electronics or modes other than ABS. I can confirm the ABS works .

    Brilliant bike. Wonder how the nuts and bolts will stand up to a winter (seen a few pics of MT07's bolts looking very furry after a while).

    RBW.

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    Great looking / sounding machine! Would like to have a play on one myself.
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    Yes, it had a nice note with the stock exhaust as well, assume it would sound lovely with an aftermarket.

    R.

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    Had an MT 07 for the day when my MT 10 had it's first service and I was surprised how nippy the bike was.

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    Looking forward to the adventure version

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    Yes, the tenere should be a peach with this engine in

    RBW.

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    I liked the MT07 I was given for a few days when my Super Tenere was having a service (they did start my bike until late so ran out of time to complete the service and said keep the MT07 over the weekend).

    That led to me getting the MT09 Tracer as a "one bike for everything". I'm commuting more on the bike now and the MT09 is a bit overkill for the 10 miles each way so I have thought about getting an MT07 Tracer next year to have a nice shiny new bike and getting something less sensible for trips to places where one is merely taxed if caught speeding rather than sent to jail. No idea what that 2nd bike is likely to be, mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wessie View Post
    I liked the MT07 I was given for a few days when my Super Tenere was having a service (they did start my bike until late so ran out of time to complete the service and said keep the MT07 over the weekend).

    That led to me getting the MT09 Tracer as a "one bike for everything". I'm commuting more on the bike now and the MT09 is a bit overkill for the 10 miles each way so I have thought about getting an MT07 Tracer next year to have a nice shiny new bike and getting something less sensible for trips to places where one is merely taxed if caught speeding rather than sent to jail. No idea what that 2nd bike is likely to be, mind.
    Keep the 9 . It does it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetjock View Post
    Keep the 9 . It does it all
    Or get the 10 and put a smile on your face


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    I've got the RR for that . I know we rave about our own bikes but to me the 9 is light fast and an all year round bike . You can tour on it too . It makes me grin every time and I'm 50/50 which bike i take on opening the garage door

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Or get the 10 and put a smile on your face


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    Tried it. Didn't like it. Far too many cylinders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetjock View Post
    I've got the RR for that . I know we rave about our own bikes but to me the 9 is light fast and an all year round bike . You can tour on it too . It makes me grin every time and I'm 50/50 which bike i take on opening the garage door

    Have you bothered to spend any dosh on the suspension on the 9 or did you find it ok? CMC Motorcycles were doing a fab deal on the 9 Tracer with taller screen, engine guards, lights and full Givi metal luggage (might have had heated grips too and possibly a bash plate ) all for £9999 with zero % finance . Fantastic deal.

    The OP might want to consider that and still keep the 899
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    MT07 Tracer test ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Have you bothered to spend any dosh on the suspension on the 9 or did you find it ok? CMC Motorcycles were doing a fab deal on the 9 Tracer with taller screen, engine guards, lights and full Givi metal luggage (might have had heated grips too and possibly a bash plate ) all for £9999 with zero % finance . Fantastic deal.

    The OP might want to consider that and still keep the 899
    No , the suspension has been fine for me , I'm up to 7000 miles now and feels ok still .

    I've done a few mods though . PC V with the akrapovic seems to have made a difference as did the brembo pads which makes it stop so much better .

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    The Tracer 07 is £6.5, so my thinking is that this would make a great stable mate to the 899, dont see the need to look at the Tracer 09, as love the 07 engine. Cash buyer, although would take 0% if it was available, but wouldnt go for the 09 just because it has 0% (interest rates are derisory at the moment once you have exhausted the interest paying cheque accounts from Lloyds, TSB, Nationwide and Santander.)

    Mentally I've decided that my financial limit in bikes is what a new RT top spec would cost (£16k ish without discount for top spec), so the 899 is worth around £9k, which leaves about £7k in the pot if I keep the 899. This is entirely arbitrary, but feel I should set some kind of limit on bike funds.

    The Tracer was just such a fun bike, I can imagine hustling that on long journeys without the knee and neck pain I get on the 899 after about 4-500miles. Just need to think about the wind management as I suspect the touring screen wont make it any better (the standard screen on high settings is worse than on the low settings).

    Got a 24 hour test ride of the Multistrada Enduro later this week, so may decide that that could be the one bike that does all, will have to see, as wouldnt want two Ducati's in the garage (having just paid for a valve clearance service for the 899 this week).

    RBW.







    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Have you bothered to spend any dosh on the suspension on the 9 or did you find it ok? CMC Motorcycles were doing a fab deal on the 9 Tracer with taller screen, engine guards, lights and full Givi metal luggage (might have had heated grips too and possibly a bash plate ) all for £9999 with zero % finance . Fantastic deal.

    The OP might want to consider that and still keep the 899

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