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Old 05-31-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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For something low dollar I've been very impressed with my SV650. I haven't personally set mine up as a sport tourer but it certainly has the comfort and performance to do the job. All it would really need is your preference of aftermarket seat and baggage.
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If I were you, I'd go spend a few days browsing around advrider.com or even twtex.com and see what those guys are running.
There's some good peeps on here that could probably give you some good advice, but this place is mostly dominated by the sport bike crowd.
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It depends on how much touring you want in your sport. Everything from soft adv bikes to nakeds with dedicated sports touring bikes in between could fit the bill. It all depends on what you want and what you can afford.
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It depends on how much touring you want in your sport. Everything from soft adv bikes to nakeds with dedicated sports touring bikes in between could fit the bill. It all depends on what you want and what you can afford.
Sound advice all around. Also will you be riding two up? Something else to take into consideration. I am liking the BMW f800st, but most of the bikes mentioned would be worth considering really depends on what you are looking for.
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There is no ONE best sport tourer. If you know what your needs and preferences are, you can pick one that fits best.

1. Which do you emphasize: sport? Or, tourer?
2. Do you need 2up often?
3. How much gear do you need to carry? This usually depends on how far you travel, and how. Short hops staying at hotels needs less. Long haul camping needs more. Typically, anyway,.
4. Engine size? This is a loaded question. Answer depends on a whole lot of factors.
5. Prefer some luxuries like motorized win screen? Or rather go spartan.
6. Adventure vs. Traditional. This is not about how much dirt road you expect. More the style of riding.
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There is no ONE best sport tourer. If you know what your needs and preferences are, you can pick one that fits best.

1. Which do you emphasize: sport? Or, tourer?
2. Do you need 2up often?
3. How much gear do you need to carry? This usually depends on how far you travel, and how. Short hops staying at hotels needs less. Long haul camping needs more. Typically, anyway,.
4. Engine size? This is a loaded question. Answer depends on a whole lot of factors.
5. Prefer some luxuries like motorized win screen? Or rather go spartan.
6. Adventure vs. Traditional. This is not about how much dirt road you expect. More the style of riding.
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With that in mind I hear a rumor that a 2009 Honda VFR might be up for sale soon. Very well taken care of too...
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Whats the best sport tour motorcycle??
Best for...

SPORT touring
sport TOURING

Longer 3 plus days rides, or shorter?
2 up or only solo?
Newer or older design?
You want hard luggage or soft ok?
Care to do dirt or asphalt only?
Gas mileage an issue for you? Do you want to burn regular/cheaper grades?
Bare bones or all the bells and whistles like adjustable screens and MPG calcualtors?
Chain or shaft?

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Whats the best sport tour motorcycle??
Best for...

SPORT touring
or
sport TOURING

Longer 3 plus days rides, or shorter?
2 up or only solo?
Newer or older design?
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