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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 #51 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 03:40 PM
 
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Thumbs up I grovel at your feet, Master

Never2old, Ok I'm impressed or maybe depressed that I "can't" ride a Race Replica for a :SPORT-tourer, you da MAN!

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post #52 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-23-2003, 09:05 PM
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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?
Come on up here to Seattle, sonny, and we'll see how many miles you get on your bike before you break out the Celbrex (and a squeegee).

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fuster,

You didn't answer my question
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You didn't answer my question
Yes, I did. Read it again. Haven't you been to Seattle?

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post #55 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-23-2003, 10:13 PM
 
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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!
Reiter's Syndrome, sorry to hear that. At least it hasn't kept you from riding. I see you're in CO, I went through CO in 02 & 01. I really like the Durango area. The road to Silverton and Ouray is awesome. Hopefully I'll get back to CO in 04, to many places to go to many places to see.

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Thumbs up Durango Area

Ya the SouthWestern parts of Colorado are the "best" imho and I'm a native and have rode just about every paved road in Colorado via motorcycle after 28 years! Yes, it's "hell" to be uncomfortable even on a "GoldWing" but I've been riding since 1976 and refuse to give it up! Still I'm always looking for that "sport bike" I can live with, for now the old ZG1000 does a good job of, some level of comfort and yet still has the heart of a ZX-10 Ninja, just detuned a bit!

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Well, now there's a suggested bike that makes more sense than a CBR 954 (which might be fun to ride but it does not fit any criteria for a sport tourer). The Goldwing (new version). Rode one, and it handles like a sportbike but it will take you almost anywhere (not offroad) in comfort and protect you from the elements. Plenty of power. Plus great two up riding. I have to say I am a convert for that bike. We have a fella in our sportbike club who rides one of them with the sportbikers regularly. And you can program the LCD to greet you by name when you put the key in the ignition.

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post #58 of 70 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 06:47 AM
 
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Had a VFR 750 - sold to get the Mille

Still Have a Ducati ST , which is a great touring bike. And yes I have done a few 700+mile days (but never again).

Just Got an Aprilia - 350 Miles & counting on the odometer, and it just seems warm enough to get out today.

I'll see just how far I can take the Mille this yr (sport-tour). Hopefully from PA to the Honda Hoot in TN and the long way through the hills & twisties.



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post #59 of 70 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 01:22 PM
 
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I wounder how big a bike need to be to tour on without harming the bike. My
ninja 250 haddle it pretty good but it not what the bike was made for. the 15 tooth
change make touring a lot better. i love touring on my bike great mpg and low
cost 2800.00 out the door for a touring
bike does 65 all day. cool
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I wounder how big a bike need to be to tour on without harming the bike. My
ninja 250 haddle it pretty good but it not what the bike was made for. the 15 tooth
change make touring a lot better. i love touring on my bike great mpg and low
cost 2800.00 out the door for a touring
bike does 65 all day. cool
I don't know if I would want to tour on a 250, let alone own a 250, unless it was a trail bike.

Most hiqhways are 70 mph and you need to have the extra uumpf to get out of the way for the idiot drivers.

to each his own!

BTW 3-5yr old 600 = triple the power & more comfort and same price.

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