Originally Posted by HickOnACrick
So I am looking for a good sport-tourer.
- cruise at 85 mph with little wind buffeting and vibration
- 35-40 mpg
- hard luggage
- easy to do my own maintenance/farkle
I test rode a used FJR 1300 (about 25K miles) and a new Honda 2010 ST 1300. The ST was by far more comfortable, better throttle response, better wind protection, less vibration at 80-85 mph.
Is this the general consensus on comparing these two bikes? I am really looking for an Sport Tourer with long legs as I will be traveling frequently from TX to TN.
Most of my riding experience is off-road on KTMs, or on-road on a GS, and I would like to spend less than 10K.
I personally belive the FJR is "comfy" enough while offering a more sporting ride. Others might like the more comfy ST. You will have to figure where your wants reside but honestly, I don't think you would go radically wrong with either one as both will match the "wants" you listed. Having rode both, the Honda is the smoother of the two but the rest of those wants are pretty much equal.