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View Poll Results: WHICH IS THE BEST SPORTTOURER
APRILLA FALCO 6 2.97%
BMW K1200 9 4.46%
BMW R1100RT 4 1.98%
HONDA VFR750/800 44 21.78%
HONDA BLACKBIRD 22 10.89%
HONDA ST1100 4 1.98%
KAWASAKI ZX1100 6 2.97%
KAWASAKI ZZR1200 17 8.42%
KAWASAKI CONCORSE 10 4.95%
SUZUKI HIYABUSA 21 10.40%
TRIUMPH SPRINT ST 17 8.42%
TRIUMPH TROPHY 900/1200 2 0.99%
YAMAHA FJR1300 40 19.80%
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post #31 of 70 (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 12:54 AM
 
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Re: Sport tourer

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Ya all are way off it's the Suzuki Bandit 1200s, no doubts,ha,ha,ha
why laugh? If I hadn't fallen into a steal on my xx, my budget would have indicated me buying a Bandit 1200. They're one of the best bargins out there. ( just not as sporty, fast, good looking, or well made as an XX )
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post #32 of 70 (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 09:00 PM
 
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With all due respect, the poll list is missing a 'contenda':



I sure like it...
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post #33 of 70 (permalink) Old 01-24-2003, 05:19 PM
 
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No Ducati ST2, ST4 or ST4s? Wait a minute! Something is wrong here.
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post #34 of 70 (permalink) Old 02-01-2003, 08:59 PM
 
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What about ZR-7S????
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post #35 of 70 (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 07:48 PM
 
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Hi, everone, new poster here...

Bummer, two sport-touring polls, and I have to abstain from both of 'em . Guess I'll just go for a ride; hot/cold/wet/dry/twistie/straight/fast/slow, doesn't matter...

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post #36 of 70 (permalink) Old 04-15-2003, 05:41 PM
 
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Thumbs up Best sport tourer.

I have a 1991 Yamaha FJ1200abs which I ride for six months a year in Ireland. This is a fab ride. Very few faults that I can think of. I ride with my Brother and friends and they have ducatis, ZX12Rs, Busas etc and have little trouble keeping up. Only limitation is the undercarraige which drags a little on the fastest bends. Totally comfortable riding position, very good fairing, rubber mounted engine cranking out 107 rere wheel horse and 80 lbs of torque from down low. Very low centre of gravity and great brakes, especially with braided lines I have also fitted a Scottoiler which is maintenance free and extends chain life by threehundred percent and a nice set of Givi panniers and a top box completes the package. Extremely comfortable for pillion with the low footpegs. This bike has never been surpassed as an all rounder. In the states where I spend the other six months working I ride a 2001 ZRX 1200 eddie rep which is also a fab ride. Similar motor to the FJ with somewhat less comfort. More wind blast but very comfy for 100 mile rides at up to 80 mph. Tons of street cred and handles fantastic. Ride safe everybody. Daithi.
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post #37 of 70 (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 09:43 AM
 
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JETBOY,

What's your gas mileage on those long trips on the FJR?

I ran from Charlotte, NC to Summerville, SC (Just outside of Charleston, SC) on 1 tank of gas on my FZ1. Granted I was laying down the whole time, it was night time, and I never got below 80 MPH. I made 44.4 MPG It was more like a Sport-Flying bike than touring....

What's your MPG?
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post #38 of 70 (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 04:36 PM
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If I keep it at 85 or under it gets around 45. Road with some cruisers in the mountains last Sunday and got 48 mpg on one tank keeping it around 75. Steady runs at 95 to low triples can drop it to 38 mpg. One up or two up, bags or no bags doesn't seem to make much difference.
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post #39 of 70 (permalink) Old 05-01-2003, 09:10 AM
 
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Sweet! Did you see the new mods on the '04s?! Hmm.. My FZ is paided off I think I'll be going by the Yamaha Dealer and checking it out
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Wednesday was the last day to put down a deposit on an '04. Butm, I suspect a lot of dealers were smart enough to order a few for floor inventory this time around. Expect to pay full price for those. All the improvemetns for '04 are worthwhile. I would have gotten ABS if available since I use the 954 for serious twisties. The storage compartment would come in handly as well.
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