The new era of sports tourers?

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The new era of sports tourers?

Postby duke63 » 12 Oct 2021, 20:21

Interesting that these seem to be making a comeback.
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Re: The new era of sports tourers?

Postby duke63 » 12 Oct 2021, 20:21

Honda Nt1100 - based on the Africa Twin.

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Re: The new era of sports tourers?

Postby duke63 » 12 Oct 2021, 20:25

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello.

This i like a lot. First Guzzi water cooled v twin with DOHC

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Re: The new era of sports tourers?

Postby Kwacky » 12 Oct 2021, 21:26

I lead ..... ;)


I think it makes sense. Loads of people have done the adventure bike thing but probably realised they're not using them in the way they've been designed. The most I did with my ATAS was some gravel roads and local farm tracks. The only reason I sold it was because of my shoulder. But I openly admit I was never going to go fully off road with it.

Adventure bikes aren't the easiest to ride. The Honda was very tall, heavy and had a 21 inch front wheel. Now I'm happy to ride anything. I had some great days on the Honda. But I can see how some riders would struggle using a big adventure bike all the time

There's a lot of bikes out there so there's plenty of choice. There's so many models now there's blurring of lines. Quite a few blur the lines between adventure and sports tourer.
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Re: The new era of sports tourers?

Postby Stonesie » 12 Oct 2021, 22:01

I don't know what my 900XR is, other than a fun middle weight.

BMW have it and it's 1000cc hooligan brother in the Adventure section, with the 17" front wheel and Road 5 tyres a gravel track is about it's limit.
I'm going for a more comfy sports tourer, I find it quite flickable and it claims a 200 mile tank range, I believe that.

Funnily enough 2 of my friends who currently own Adventure bikes are both looking very closely at the new Suzuki GSX-S1000GT.
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