Sport Tourers; Where Art Thou?

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

  1. 625SXC

    625SXC Been here awhile

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    I swear I really can't comprehend the confusion in this thread.

    So if I take backroads on a trip while riding my HD Ultra Classic does it then stop being a touring bike and become a sport touring bike?

    With that same logic if a guy on an Sprint ST goes bar hopping with his leather clad buddies from work his sport touring bike then magically transforms into a chopper?

    If my truck breaks down and Im forced to ride my KTM 525MXC to work for a week does it stop being a dirt bike?
  2. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    My attack the next 3½ months in the southern Denmark. Actually made for gravel(21-18) but for now it´s an true sport tourer(17/17).

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  3. Lloyd Christmas

    Lloyd Christmas Adventurer

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    That is AWESOME, LocuL!

    How much fuel does that fairing hold? How does it affect the handling of the bike? KTM Adventures are on my bucket list, well done with yours.
  4. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Safaris at front vvould be 42l and rear are 18l
  5. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  6. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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  7. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  8. Unleaded

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  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  12. 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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  13. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  14. alekkas

    alekkas Long timer

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

    Jim K. Long timer

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  16. 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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  17. 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.
  18. 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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  19. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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

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  20. MikeJansen

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

    Mike