Sport Tourers; Where Art Thou?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Rider, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    That price seems a little steep. Last year there were still some new VFR800s floating around for about 2K more than that. The market may have changed since I last explored it though.


    Edit: Here's a new leftover. http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2009-Honda-Vfr800-Interceptor-107923772

    But it looks like used ones are holding their value very well. There are some better deals though. http://www.cycletrader.com/New-Or-U...type=Motorcycle|356953&vrsn=results&zip=70001
  2. dentist the

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    Thanks for doing the research. The seller hasn't gotten back to me on whether his bike has ABS, but going through the listings it looks like a low mileage 2006/7 is in the $6500-7500 range. He's had the posting on CL twice over the last month and a half, and already reduced the price by $500 from first to second posting. Maybe I can talk him down under $6000 (especially if the bike doesn't have ABS).

    Thanks again!
  3. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    I had a 2006 VFR and loved it. But once I started putting major mileage on my bike, I stepped up to an FJR. That being said, the VFR is a fantastic bike and there are times when I still wish I had mine.

    I honestly don't remember what I paid for mine, but I don't think you'll regret buying one at $6K. Especially with only 4K miles on it. I'd still look for an ABS model, though. That's just me. YMMV.
  4. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    I have been riding a '08 VFR800 for 15000 miles, i bought it new as leftover from my local dealer 2 years ago, come May. I put the factory cases on it. It has been a huge improvement over my V-Strom 1000. The performance and handling is terrific for my needs, which is typically 3 to 5 day trips with camping off the bike. I tend to stick to the twisty 2-laners. But made one 90 mile stretch of SE Oregen desert in under an hour, so yea, it will haul the mail if you want. I diont know what you might be riding now, but you should try to get a test ride if yoiu can... everybody is different.
  5. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    For the record, I sure don't consider a GS to be a sport tourer either! Great bike, capable of sport touring, but a sport tourer no way.
  6. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    I agree.
  7. Tom-Nor

    Tom-Nor Wannabe Adventurer

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    I owned a Sprint ST955i before i bought a ZX14. The triple engin is awsom so why dont try a ST1050?
    i have been touring europe and riding the alps and wht i did not exepect of the ZX was that it was a more comfy tourer then the ST. The power of the ZX is very smoth and civilized with with normal throtlle use.
    You cold also look at a CBR1100XX witch also gives great comfort for touring.
    Going from RS to VFR you will have the same HP but lose som tourq. But the VFR is a good bike, but il bet youl miss that triple engin, i do somtimes.
  8. dentist the

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    That's what I'm afraid of. The VFR seems to have a way better resale than my RS, so if I really miss the triple I can probably sell the VFR without too much of a loss (maybe a gain) and get into a 1050. Or, try something else.

    Sometimes I think I have bike ADD.
  9. Royal Tiger

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    I've owned two sport touring bikes, at least they were according to their makers; a 2004 Ducati ST3 and my current 2005 BMW R1200ST. I did a comparison thread on here. Both bikes were around 500 pounds wet, which is 200+ pounds lighter then the Honda ST's. I've always thought of sport tourers as more upright sporty bikes with hard luggage. To each their own.

    As far as the "can't define it but know it when you see it", that was a quote from the Supreme Court regarding pornography.
  10. SnappNBrrap

    SnappNBrrap Been here awhile

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    i ride me a mini ST bike (Yami FZ-6 with bags'n'shit) and my old man's got an R1150r and honestly 90% of my rides are over 50 miles at a time. Ive done a few 500+ days and many over 200, and the bike is fully capable. Then i unclip the begs, and slay the twisties. Out distance the cruisers, and dust the sqwids on the "slow, uncomfortable" 600.

    i had a guy on a gixxer 750 trying to get away from me, and when i caught up to him at a gas station, he thought i was his buddy on an R1:lol3 he was kinda upset about it actually. if i wasnt just in jeans i woulda got that knee down and really spooked'em.

    i dont really think that STs are super rare because most of the guys I ride with have them.
    -2 Connie 14s
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    and just as many guys ride those duckfaced BoxMW GS bikes:puke1
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  14. JakeS

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    That is funny hahahaha
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    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Something like this was discussed here before, where the guy had the tube running down inside the pant leg and the tube clipped to the rear peg. This would allow him to just "go" when he needed to emm "go"...


    I usually take the opportunity at gas stops to stretch and walk a moment, take a leak and have a snack and water. I've never felt rushed enough to require the need to have warm body fluids running down my leg. :huh
  17. Mr_Gone

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    Same here. I've never been in that much of a hurry.
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  19. JakeS

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    I feel awkward that I just watched that guy pee.
    I like peeing in the side of highways and back roads you never know what your going to find. One day I found a watch. Then I found a 1962 quarter. And that is enough for me not to want to urinate in my pants.
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