Considering a Sport Touring Bike

Discussion in 'General' started by Razr, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    There was previous mention of the Hayabusa. Local dealer just put a new one on the floor. For once, Suzuki adorned the model with a tasteful color on par with the 1100XX.

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  2. TSWebster

    TSWebster Well-Known Member

    My sport tourer: 20201107_082826.jpg
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  3. gixxerboy55

    gixxerboy55 Well-Known Member

    I had an FZ1 and rode the Yamaha 900, you can't really compare the power of a four cyl. 1K with a 3 cyl. 900. Living out west with open roads and higher elevation, I would prefer the FZ1. The 900 is a great all around bike though.
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  4. roy826ex

    roy826ex Been around here a while

    Oh boy it was my lucky day this morning. I scored a full system Akrapovic exhaust for my Tracer GT. This is the Akrapovic you don’t have to ditch your centerstand to use and supposedly with baffle left in no tune required. This thing retails for $1100 bucks. Should have it on the bike by the weekend.
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  5. Wingnut

    Wingnut Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if my Yamaha FZ8 should be considered a true sport-touring bike but for a 300 mile day bike it holds up fine. Very little under seat storage so you'll definitely need a pair of panniers or a minimum of a decent tank bag. Bike is definitely sporty, great engine, very comfortable seating position but not a couch either. I just put on some new Dunlop GP+'s so hopefully I'll get to take it out for a trackday soon enough.

    I've seen a few around me in Northern AZ for $3-4k.

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  6. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

  7. roy826ex

    roy826ex Been around here a while

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    45 minute job! Nice fit just as good as the stock lead filled system. I’d read all the install horror stories and even watched a few YouTube installs lol they were all laying on their backs or on their knees which adds to any job like this. On a bike lift at waist height it was a piece of cake. Lost a little weight in the swap didn’t weigh officially but it was at least 5 lbs worth.

    Saved around $600 off retail snagging this up quick online. It’s in great shape almost new and came in the original shipping box nicely packed.
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  8. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand

    Yamaha just released the specs of the new 2021 Tracer GT and it is going to be a really trick machine. Semi-active suspension, 6 axis electronics suite, up and down quick shifter. And the new CP3 engine with 889 cc to top it off. It's obviously not as cheap as the base model, but you get a lot of stuff for the extra money. info from Yamaha Canada :
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  9. roy826ex

    roy826ex Been around here a while

    And the ugly stick beat that thing hard from the end of the assembly line all the way into the shipping crate. :eek:

    Totally happy with my 2020 which looks way better.
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  10. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand

    I also think my 2015 is the best looking of the bunch, even if that's not saying much. But the new one sure has all the bells and whistles.
  11. roy826ex

    roy826ex Been around here a while

    True, I’m pretty sure it’ll weigh more than both of ours. That is a big concern when I buy. Sick of big heavy motorcycles.

    Mine has a lot of the bells and whistles just no IMU which why do I need that anyway. The EURO5 emissions is the only reason ccs were bumped up. The side bags on the new one look like an afterthought and the shape is odd. Mine are not big but at least they blend into the bikes lines.

    $1900 price increase on the GT model, no thanks I spent way more than I wanted to on the 2020.
  12. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand

    Yamaha advertises that the 2021 is lighter, the wheels alone are almost a kilogram lighter each.
  13. stk0308

    stk0308 Well-Known Member

    I'm about to roll over 20k miles on my '18 Kawasaki h2 SX SE. Bought new in April '18. It's been a lot of fun. Just did a 1500 mile trip to north GA. Tire consumption , and MPG at higher power settings, have been my only concern(28 mpg in full power mode. Mid to high 30's in medium power, though). Well, the performance award I just got on Blood Mountain, but that was kinda my own fault.

    Sport tourers like this are a dying breed. Everyone is latching onto the "adventure" touring look, and seating position. I don't blame them, it's pretty comfortable...from what I understand.
  14. roy826ex

    roy826ex Been around here a while

    yea and those will last one ride on a MS road at 2mm thick, no thanks!
  15. roy826ex

    roy826ex Been around here a while

    Not everyone I’ve done the ADV bike thing hard fir the past 15 years. Own one now 2021 Tenere 700. I have no desire to get another big pig want a be dirtbike. Give me a sport tourer to travel any day.
  16. Skter505

    Skter505 Well-Known Member

    Just picked up a Multistrada 1260S. Loving it so far. Didn't really want to wait for the V4 or be a beta tester. Plus would rather have the 17" front wheel and that's not looking likely on the V4.

    My first bike like this only have had sportbikes dirt bikes and supermoto's. Its actually fun to ride on the street again. Feels nimble with plenty of power, don't notice the weight at all but I'm not trying to pretend I'll ride it off-road either. Gravel fire roads are the most offroad I'd ever do.
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  17. evakat

    evakat Well-Known Member

    Far from a sport tourer... but I recently picked up a creme puff Kawasaki Voyager XII full dresser.
    So far I love the feel and comfort.
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  18. Wingnut

    Wingnut Well-Known Member

    Bought this 94 Ducati 900ss/cr today. Pretty much bone stock with under 5k miles

    Previous owner was short so he had the seat shaved way down.

    This is a sport tourer right??

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  19. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    I sport-toured on a ‘96 model, ~10yrs. Tracked it for a year, as well. Sold it, after ~22yrs.

    Flipping pic. Argh!
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  20. Rico888

    Rico888 Well-Known Member

    Had a Yellow 97 SS of the most comfortable riding positions on any bike I have ever owned....

    Throw some flat slides on...lighten the flywheel...drop a tooth up front....add a decent shock and spring the front to your needs and go have fun!!

    Once I got mine sorted it was so easy to ride relatively quick considering what it is....

    You can always throw a 944 kit on it to wake it up a bit more....:D

    I believe your CR did not come with fully adjustable forks and if I am not mistaken, the swing arm was steel as opposed the the aluminum on the SP models....

    Have fun....looks like yours is in really good shape...
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