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Question: What kind of sport-tourer are you into?
Big, fast and comfy with all the goodies
Light and sporty. Minimal
A non sport-touring bike and a backpack

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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2010, 12:52:13 AM »

I will probably get another FJR someday.
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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2010, 12:57:31 AM »


I will probably get another FJR someday.


I will probably get a FJR someday
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2010, 12:58:23 AM »




I will probably get a FJR someday


We'll wear out our sweet VFRs first.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2010, 02:42:35 AM »

I love my FJR for touring and when I am ready to get rid of the bike I will get another FJR. You guys keep talking about smaller and lighter? If you want smaller and lighter get it. I ride both my wife and I 2-up to Canada each year for a 10-day ride and good luck doing that on something smaller than a FJR/ST/C14.  Headscratch
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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2010, 09:15:30 AM »

I like my ST1300 a lot.    Inlove    It handles the canyons great.  My wife is always up for a ride because it's comfortable.  More ride time = more fun no matter what you ride!  

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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2010, 09:19:24 AM »


Naked touring for me  Bigsmile


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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2010, 10:12:30 AM »


I love my FJR for touring and when I am ready to get rid of the bike I will get another FJR. You guys keep talking about smaller and lighter? If you want smaller and lighter get it. I ride both my wife and I 2-up to Canada each year for a 10-day ride and good luck doing that on something smaller than a FJR/ST/C14.  Headscratch


Over the past 23 years I have done a minimum of two 10-14 day trips a year on a V65 Sabre then a FJ1100 then a 1200 Bandit then a Sprint ST with a couple cruisers, nakeds and repli-racers thrown in for good measure. The cruisers and the repli-racers sucked. The nakeds and others were fine  Shrug
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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2010, 05:35:10 AM »

I'm fortunate to have both. I don't consider the Buell Ulysses big, at least compared to my BMW RT, and I've taken both touring. Kind of depends on where I'm going and what terrain I plan on hitting. I love the RT on the road, especially when I know I'll hit cold weather, it has more protection and I can turn on both the heated seat and heated grips if needed. The Ulysses heated seat only comes on in the summer, and there isn't any way to turn it off. Wink

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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2010, 06:22:49 AM »

For me I do a couple of 1000 plus mile trips a year and I like bikes that can turn into sportier bikes when not in tour mod like the Spint St, VFR, and the XX. If I had money which I don't:( I would have  something like th enew connie and a CBRRR or a on and off road type.
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2010, 08:47:05 PM »

I've only been on one real trip 1000 miles over 4 days on my FZ1; with the Givi side bags it has plenty of storage capacity.  It is a total beast when you open it up.

I love it but it doesn't seem to be a very popular bike; what am I (or it) missing?

The only thing I can complain about is 2-up not so good.
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« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2010, 12:52:35 PM »


Not sure if the FJR fits into either one of those.  Headscratch

IMO its more along the lines of being between your first two choices.  I don't consider it big as in Goldwing big but it's not minimal either.


A Gold Wing is hardly a sport touring bike in any sense of the word.  Your FJR is in the first catagory and for good reason.  Great bike but you have to call a spade a spade.
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« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2010, 01:18:01 PM »

I voted "sporty and minimal", mostly for my V-Strom.  Not sure where my VFR fits into those first two choices, though.  It's kinda big, and kinda fast (comparatively), and I've put a few bells and whistles on it.
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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2010, 01:25:47 PM »

I own two naked bikes to which I affixed (or *am* affixing) GPS, hard saddle bags and gerbing connectors.

Where's that sit in the choices?  Headscratch
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« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2010, 01:49:43 PM »

Big, nekkid and comfy.  Bigok

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« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2010, 02:37:37 PM »


More ride time = more fun no matter what you ride!  


And at the end of the day, isn't that all that should really matter, regardless of the steed?  Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup
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And at the end of the day, isn't that all that should really matter, regardless of the steed?  Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup

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« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2010, 09:18:20 PM »

Sprint St does it for me. Light, quick good torque.  Not so comfy for the wife tho, but she only rides with me 3 times a year and only to the diner with me on sunday mornings
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« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2010, 01:03:40 PM »

Right now, I'm on a 2007 SV1KS w/ Nelson Rigg bags.  So, yeah, sporty and minimal for me..... for now.

I WANT a Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport.... I'm guessing this still qualifies as "sporty and minimal".

Somewhere in the back of my head, a Kawi Versus needs to be gotten as well.

The idea of a big tourer has it's positives, for sure.  It just seems like SO MUCH motorcycle.
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« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2010, 01:11:00 PM »


Right now, I'm on a 2007 SV1KS w/ Nelson Rigg bags.  So, yeah, sporty and minimal for me..... for now.



That's my idea of a sport-tourer  Thumbsup
Now some people here would never consider it a proper sport-tourer seeing as it doesn't have shaft drive, ABS, hard bags, and you lean into the wind like a proper motorcycle. I think some people here are a half a step from just driving a convertible instead of a bike  Razz
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« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2010, 04:47:30 PM »


 You guys keep talking about smaller and lighter? If you want smaller and lighter get it. I ride both my wife and I 2-up to Canada each year for a 10-day ride and good luck doing that on something smaller than a FJR/ST/C14.  Headscratch


I'm with this guy. I loved my FZ1 for day trips, maybe even an overnighter, but it left me wanting on longer trips/vacations.
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