2023 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ Review – First Ride

Astute readers are probably wondering why Motorcycle.com is publishing a First Ride of a bike that’s not coming to the States this model year. Our reasoning is that, thanks to the sleuthing of Dennis Chung, we suspect the Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ will be coming to the U.S. in 2024. (Read about it here.) So, we thought our fellow MOrons might be as interested as we are in how well the new technology incorporated into the GT+ performs. We hope you enjoy this taste of what it has to offer. –EB

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2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 S Review – First Ride

Ducati introduced the Multistrada 950 back in 2017 as a stepping stone into the Multistrada world. For 2022, Ducati wanted to make that move even easier, with a more accessible Multi V2, thanks to new and rider-friendly ergonomics, a thinner and lower seat, and a significant weight saving of 11 pounds. They also supply it in a 35kW (47 hp) format for A2 license holders in Europe.

Ducati haven’t tried to rewrite a proven recipe, but simply improved the existing model with small but significant changes like a lighter clutch, a roomier riding position (there is 0.4 inches more between pegs and seat), and a large saving on unsprung weight, thanks to 3.7 pounds-lighter wheels from the premium Multistrada V4.

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