Sport Tourers; Where Art Thou?

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

  1. fallingoff

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    this much better

    but I need pics
  2. bdonley

    bdonley Been here awhile

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    Is it sport touring?
    Free your mind
    And your bike will follow
    (Sorry, P-Funk!)
  3. sweetwater

    sweetwater Been here awhile

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    Blue sky above now
    Motorbike leans into curve
    Sport touring is wow!
  4. sweetwater

    sweetwater Been here awhile

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    Remember lads, all haiku must reference nature in some way :1drink
  5. DOGSROOT

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    I smell a trap.

    I did look at the wiki entry.

    Way too fucking controversial for this thread, that's for sure.:wink:
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  6. fallingoff

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    nice

    keep em coming

    lets enjoy the ride

    the st thru the country
  7. DOGSROOT

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    a trip down under

    beautiful experience

    a joy to behold
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  8. Croak

    Croak Been here awhile

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    That sounds more like cunninglingus than sport touring. :)
  9. DOGSROOT

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    :rofl
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  10. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    FXRT Sport Glide!

    Look at all that ground clearance!

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  11. Bueller

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    Impossible. If it says Harley-Davidson it can't possibly be used for sport touring.
  12. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    Sport touring was fun

    But now it has jumped the shark

    A fashion statement

    :deal
  13. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    Sport tourers have become a new life style vehicle for riders who don't want to be outlaws or rangers or racers. :1drink

    Maybe we could call them cannon ballers
  14. sweetwater

    sweetwater Been here awhile

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    WaveyD, how about: Corellian Test Pilot.

    I like that almost as much as Cannon Ballers.

    DogsRoot, nice haiku...missus Sweetwater was :rofl
  15. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Sadly, I think you're right.

    Sport-Touring started out like this:

    [​IMG]

    Now, look what it's become...

    :bluduh
  16. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    The guzzi in that photo is not unlike a standard Harley 883 Sportster, which according to some folks here can't possibly be a sport tourer. In fact, the Sportster has more power.
  17. DOGSROOT

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    Another lovely Sport Tourer of days gone by...

    Note the luggage rack.

    [​IMG]

    Not really much of one by modern standards.

    Would nonetheless love to have one in my garage...or living room.:norton
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  18. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    All polished up and in the living room for sure.
  19. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Point was, "sport touring" has it's roots in bikes like V7 Sport, 850 LeMans, R90S, 850 Commando, whose riders added some simple luggage and went touring on thier sporty bikes.



    p.s. I've ridden both, and I'd take the V7 Sport on a curvy road every time.
  20. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    I got it. I too would take the guzzi for the sheer character factor, but my '06 883R was a close second. I've made the decision to buy a new V7 and a new 883 Iron a hundred times, but I have too many other things I want to do financially right now. Either one would get some suspension mods and soft luggage, and I'd have no problem going anywhere on either one.