Sport Tourers; Where Art Thou?

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

  1. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  2. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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  3. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    How do you like the st1300 ? How does it compare to your 1150 on the road ?
    BTW- we met at Ironhorse lodge in Tn. a couple years ago when you were enroute down south.I had the big Hilleberg tent and 1200 gsa and camped next to you and your hammock.
  4. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    hey hey :wave nice to hear from you

    I got the ST1300 so I can tour around New England with my Girl, she was not happy on the back of my GS (well she was ok on it in Peru lol) so after testing few bikes this is the one she picked so technically the bike is hers :lol3 , anyway.

    So far I only road it for about an hour and the longer test ride will happen this Saturday, but I do like it.
    Its smooth as hell and has plenty of power so thats no prob. I love the electric shield, you can minimize the buffer on the fly. It feels very stable and center weight is done right so should be ok. I will put more here after the longer ride.

    The GS is here to stay as well :D

    How are you bud?
  5. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Got the Pilot Roads 3's put on... just scrubbing them in :lol3


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  6. alekkas

    alekkas Long timer

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    #1 son in college, #2 and #3 are real close. Best entry price into sport touring. Plenty of faults, but more strengths in this bike. Loving it.

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  7. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Blue's the fastest color. :freaky
  8. alekkas

    alekkas Long timer

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    I know. Shoulda got red cause every time I look down, I'm going too fast...
  9. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    I had a red one & I should have been checking the mirrors instead of looking ahead, because the CT. state trooper who was right behind me was able to remind me just what speed I was going. He even made a note of it on the little award he gave me.
  10. tmills

    tmills Been here awhile

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    [​IMG] just bought a 2000 st1100. It replaced a Vulcan 1500 which replaced a KLR 650. Its good for all day touring, fun in the twisties and you can rack the miles. I think its an underappreciated class of motorcycle, either way it works for me :sly:

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  11. pit0rz

    pit0rz Off on a bimble...

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    I consider all of my bikes "Sport Tourers" :D

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    Maybe it just boils down to how you like to ride, not what you are riding.
  12. TarmacSurfer

    TarmacSurfer Adventurer

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    This is my sport touring thumper 249cc of pure fun :D
    I know it's not like your typical BMW, etc, but it gets the job done. The longest I have ridden it in one day is around 500 miles.

    With the revs low at a constant 55mph I can average 80+ mpg :clap


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  13. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    This is what it's all about.......

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  14. MikeJansen

    MikeJansen Lost

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    I picked up my Futura 3 weeks ago in Scotland.

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    620 miles in 16 hours including heading to Oban, the Trossachs and the Yorkshire Dales.

    Mike
  15. Rider

    Rider In Your Heart, You Know I'm Right

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    Nice! Enjoy it, Mike ... it's always been one of my favorite sport tourers. :thumb
  16. Twinz

    Twinz Been here awhile

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    Congrats on your new bike! Be sure to join the AF1 Racing aprilia forum: http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/forum.php

    Here's mine!
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  17. Yostwerks

    Yostwerks Been here awhile

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    The Futura is a great bike .... Love the Rotax V-Twin !

    Here's another great sport tourer ... Love that 1050 triple :clap

    "Sprinting" around the neighborhood today.
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    Can't say enough good about the new PR3's and the Sprint in the twisties :D
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  18. Rider

    Rider In Your Heart, You Know I'm Right

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    I love it too. Met a guy this weekend on one and complimented him on his good taste in motorcycles.
  19. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Nice bike.

    Nice neighbourhood.

    Nice tires.

    Nice twisties.

    Here I am, in The Big Smoke, sounding envious... :stoned

    Gotta get my ass to Colorado one of these days!!!! :norton
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  20. MikeJansen

    MikeJansen Lost

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    I am on the Aprilia forum where I go by BadMiker.
    Really useful source of info there.

    Loving the big twin, my mount for the last 9 years has been a DL650 and could not go back to a 4 after that. Had a series of Bandits, a ZR550, and a V-Rod previously. Will be keeping the Futura for several years then we'll see. . .