Best Sporttourer Update - Page 5 - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
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%
Voters: 202. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #41 of 70 (permalink) Old 05-01-2003, 05:45 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 702
I suppose it's better that way, I'm getting married in 6 weeks anyway LOL Maybe next year I'll get an R1 or a 954...Maybe even a sweet Duc.

Oh well
minfinger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-20-2003, 10:05 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,249
I'd have to vote for the Triumph Sprint St! Lots of fun, good grin factor, and great gas mileage.
Inky is offline  
post #43 of 70 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 08:40 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1
the best sport tourer

I think you can guess by name what I think the best sport tourer is/was. But if you can't, its the fj1200. Ive ridden the fjr1300, but it just didnt feel the same.
fj1200freak is offline  
 
post #44 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 01:35 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3
Cool Sport Touring

I just did 2400 miles in 3 and 1/2 days on my YZF 750R with not too much displeasure. (from Vero Beach to Tennessee and back) Tennessee to Vero was done in one sitting, stopping only for gas and food...Whew!) The only things I have changed comfort wise are the hadlebars (TBR riser bars 1 and 1/2 inch rise) Liquid bar snake in the bars, gel grips and a corbin seat (the stock seat is really just as good. I wouldn't buy another.) I took along my Tourmaster sport bags, Tail bag, and tank bag. The VFR 800 or a BMW R1100S will be my next bike this coming year though.
Lowside is offline  
post #45 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 08:46 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 56
Wink What's a Concourse

Quote:
Originally posted by SpeedCubed
I've got a '90 FJ1200 that I consider one of the all time great ST bikes. It's getting a bit long in the tooth for me (I'm wanting something a little lighter with fuel-injection) so next year I'm hoping to get a sleeper ST bike: The Sprint RS. It's got the same sub-frame as the touted ST, but I'm a fan of half-faired bikes. I like to see the motor; what can I say?

It would be nice if someone could "SPELL"! That's a ZG1000 Concours, it's a very sweet Sport Tourer that loves to gobble up miles in comfort for one or two "normal size" people! Mines got 108,000 miles and never had bike that loves to be out on the road like our Connie!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg overlook1lg.jpg (176.2 KB, 106 views)
motorcyclerider is offline  
post #46 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 08:55 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 56
Unhappy Sorry Speed Cube!!

Speed Cube, sorry that wasn't the post I wanted to respond to, fumbled fingered board newbie here! The older FJ11/12's are a favorite of mine!
motorcyclerider is offline  
post #47 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 11:28 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 74
I think my 954 makes a great sport tourer.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg resize wizard-1.jpg (50.3 KB, 94 views)
never2old is offline  
post #48 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 02:54 AM
Registered User
 
fuster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
Posts: 1,490
Quote:
Originally posted by never2old
I think my 954 makes a great sport tourer.
Maybe, if by "sport touring", you mean riding it to McDonald's!

Fuster

"...If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters the same....you'll be a Man, my Son!"

- Rudyard Kipling
fuster is offline  
post #49 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 05:08 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally posted by never2old
I think my 954 makes a great sport tourer.
I WISH I could ride a race replica, I love the sport bikes but with being 48 and having, Reiter's Syndrome, (Chronic Arthritis), the pure sport bikes are just 50 mile tortoure racks for me!

I've been able to do some decent longer riding with my old ZG1000 and it still has a little of the "ZX-10 Ninja" left in it with the tach goes over the 6000 rpm range The wife is wanting her first sport bike, she's wayyyyyy short so we starting her on a older/used 250 Ninja. I've been looking and trying out different 600cc sport bikes but I think I may just "mod" the ZG1000, shorter shield, take off all hardbags and hardware, put on Corbra F1's and make it as much to the "sport" side as I can. I really envy you guys that can ride a CBR-RR long distance!
motorcyclerider is offline  
post #50 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 10:56 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally posted by fuster
Maybe, if by "sport touring", you mean riding it to McDonald's!

Do you see a McDonalds's in that Picture? I'm 62 and my 02 954 has 54,467 miles on it, including several 600 mile+ days. How many miles have you put on your bike in the last 20 months sonny?
never2old is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome