Sport Tourers; Where Art Thou?

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

  1. 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.
  2. dentist the

    dentist the Adventurer

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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.
  3. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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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.
  4. 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
    -K1200RS
    -FJ13
    -Bandito 1250
    -2 ST1100s
    and just as many guys ride those duckfaced BoxMW GS bikes:puke1
  5. motocopter

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  6. YJake

    YJake Wrenchin'

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  7. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    X2 ^^^^
  8. JakeS

    JakeS Yup

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    That is funny hahahaha
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  10. Maggot12

    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
  11. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Mad Bad Viking Berserker

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    Same here. I've never been in that much of a hurry.
  12. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Helps avoid rusting up your Iron Butt, I guess... :kat
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  13. JakeS

    JakeS Yup

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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.
  14. motocopter

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  15. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    How'd the connie handle on those turns? What shoes you got on it?
  16. motocopter

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    RoadSmart II's were working good today. They are near the end of their life though.

    I used caution on that road, as there is debris here and there from crumbling rock and recent rains washing it over the road surface.

    It is a fun road, but I'd never push it. There were about eight of those hairpin turns clumped together. Those turns are tight! :eek1
  17. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    Yep, from a few years ago...

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  18. motocopter

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    HA!

    Look at that. I'm sure you had a hoot with the lighter bike.
  19. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Thanks for that! :clap
  20. Traveller13

    Traveller13 n00b

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    I havent seen my bike mentioned here and can only guess that it isn't available in the States, I have an 08 Honda CBF1000 ABS. Have knocked over the odd 600k day in good comfort, smoooooth engine and plenty of midrange grunt, even handles well in the twisties. Will be doing a 2 week Euro tour through Tuscany, Sardinia and Corsica in October on an R1200RT so it will be interesting to feel the difference on a larger ST bike. Have done plenty of 2up on the Honda and will have the bride on the back through Europe too.