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Old 04-07-2013, 08:55 AM   #946
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My favorite sport tourer, hard to believe it's 9yrs old.



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Old 04-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #947
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Spot-on. The bikes listed above were the bleeding edge RSV4, Panigale & S1000R analogues of the early 1970's. They were the fastest of the fast. The technology leaders. BMW worked sport touring out with the R90S. A Superbike race winner on more than one continent that came with hard bags & a nod to comfort.
Similarly the VFRs were directly race derived, and the Futura and ST4 used contemporary Superbike engines.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:50 AM   #948
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I always liked that bike. Buddy of mine had a 76 superglide with a Vetter fairing & HD police bags & he used to tour all over the place (hwy & back roads)
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:30 PM   #949
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RR, you know you'll regret selling that bike!

Having fun on the KS?
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The KS is unbelievable! I find myself volunteering to run any errands for my wife just so I can jump on the bike. Still getting used to the power...kind of scary when compared to my older bikes. I'm still trying to convince the wife to let me keep the CB, but I'm running out of room!
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:43 PM   #950
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My favorite sport tourer, hard to believe it's 9yrs old.



Still beautiful after all these years.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #951
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A bike doesn't have to be cutting edge in performance to be a sport tourer.
Bah.
If it doesn't make at least 150 bhp, it's not even worth throwing a leg over.
































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Old 04-07-2013, 03:59 PM   #952
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Bah.
If it doesn't make at least 150 bhp, it's not even worth throwing a leg over.
































Howdy, amigo!
Hey Dan! By the way I put the '06 FJR I used to have on the dyno when I was in the motorcycle biz. Mine made 127 hp at the rear wheel stock.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:35 PM   #953
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My favorite sport tourer, hard to believe it's 9yrs old.
My 1100 RSL was probably the best, most confidence inspiring bike I've ever owned. Great, smooth powerband. Handled very well for a large bike. Light years above my Concours, and maybe even my Monster. Knee replacement issues are the only reason it's gone. Can't handle the position, even with lowering blocks....
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #954
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Hey Dan! By the way I put the '06 FJR I used to have on the dyno when I was in the motorcycle biz. Mine made 127 hp at the rear wheel stock.
Errrrrr .... uhhhhhhh ... I mean, as my wife tells me, Gregg ... it's all about what's at the crank.


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Old 04-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #955
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My previous Sport Touring bike....
Still the garage next to my K1300S. My wife said when I bought the K that I had to get rid of a bike; I guess this one is gonna go on Craigslist.
What a great bike! That'd be a really tough one. Even our local HD shop has a 750/4 in their vintage bike display ...
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #956
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Or it's just motorcycle riding, distilled down to its basics. Something I enjoy very much nowadays, having owned and tracked several examples of cutting edge performance. I don't really care what any of the advertisers do or say in an attempt to sell stuff. A bike doesn't have to be cutting edge in performance to be a sport tourer.
Pretty much where I'm at. Yes, my Sporty's old tech. It's an old bike, without a lot of the issues of an old bike. I have redone suspension . Going on to the brakes next. Motor's already a stage one build. That's plenty for canyon riding. I 'm dig gin' the simplicity. No farklemania. I own no Aerostitch gear. Have a paper map in the tank bag pocket. Enjoy the ride.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:59 PM   #957
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thats what i call sport touring. or SPORT touring.



me on my Buell M2 and a friend on his 848. we fabricated some pannier mounts for his Ducati 848 and we were off for 5 days in the austrian, italien and swiss alps.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:42 PM   #958
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thats what i call sport touring. or SPORT touring.



me on my Buell M2 and a friend on his 848. we fabricated some pannier mounts for his Ducati 848 and we were off for 5 days in the austrian, italien and swiss alps.
It seems you two should swap outfits...
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:35 AM   #959
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thats what i call sport touring. or SPORT touring.

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Old 04-08-2013, 04:24 AM   #960
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It seems you two should swap outfits...
yeah we talked about it! but he bought some leather paint and changed the color of his leathers. looks better now. i can´t use a yellow leather suit, it wouldn´t work with my red duc 916.
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