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    Hi Guys, I am new to the forum and all being well hope to be an active member once things are up and going for me. I am back to biking after being away for about 10 years. I have recently done a bike to biking / enhanced riding course with the fabulous Shires Motorcycle Training in Leicester.

    I am now looking to buy a bike on PCP. I had it mind that the bike for me was going to be the MT09 Tracer. God reviews, nice price etc. I had a test ride though and was a little disappointed. It might be that I am coming back from a while off, but the throttle was jerky which gave me very little confidence. Riding at 30 or 40 just meant that every bump seemed to find you hunting for a steady speed. There was more wind at speed than I had expected too.

    So now, I am kind of at a loss. I am a big chap at 18st and 6ft2, and plan to commute on the bike but enjoy it at weekends to, all being well. I have been thinking about a Honda Crossrunner, as I used to have a VFR. Also a 1200GS but they are a lot more money. Is there any bikes that I should be thinking off that I perhaps haven't thought of?

    Thanks, and sorry for along forest post.

    Bayf


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    Welcome

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    Hello!

    Sounds like you may have (understandably) been tense - possibly tense shoulders / locked arms / death grip on the bars - causing the throttle response. Grip the tank with your knees.

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    Welcome to TRC!

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    Welcome back to biking, and to TRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayf View Post
    Hi Guys, I am new to the forum and all being well hope to be an active member once things are up and going for me. I am back to biking after being away for about 10 years. I have recently done a bike to biking / enhanced riding course with the fabulous Shires Motorcycle Training in Leicester.

    I am now looking to buy a bike on PCP. I had it mind that the bike for me was going to be the MT09 Tracer. God reviews, nice price etc. I had a test ride though and was a little disappointed. It might be that I am coming back from a while off, but the throttle was jerky which gave me very little confidence. Riding at 30 or 40 just meant that every bump seemed to find you hunting for a steady speed. There was more wind at speed than I had expected too.

    So now, I am kind of at a loss. I am a big chap at 18st and 6ft2, and plan to commute on the bike but enjoy it at weekends to, all being well. I have been thinking about a Honda Crossrunner, as I used to have a VFR. Also a 1200GS but they are a lot more money. Is there any bikes that I should be thinking off that I perhaps haven't thought of?

    Thanks, and sorry for along forest post.

    Bayf
    1. Solution: Fazer 1000 Gen2
    2. A big welcome to the forum to you

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    welcome aboard

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    Welcome and good on you for getting some refresher training rather than jumping straight back on. Hope you find the right bike and enjoy it. I have to say the Fazer 1000 is a good shout and worth a look/test.


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    Welcome to the site, I hope you find what you're looking for. Good luck! :-)

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