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Old 03-17-2007, 10:28 AM   #11
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Default Re: Sport Tourer Decisions

A marketting guy could call a Honda Civic a sportscar. That don't make it so.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:28 AM   #12
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Default Re: Sport Tourer Decisions

So, in seagoing terms, it'd be something like this:



VFR = Destroyer

ST1300 = Battleship

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Old 03-17-2007, 10:29 AM   #13
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Not even with a coffee can stuck on the pipe and a big red R painted on it?
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:33 AM   #14
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Well, mebbe with yellow stickers and a wastebasket exhaust.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:42 AM   #15
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So my question about the st1300 I guess should have been rephrased as, "What do you think defines a sport-tourer?"



I'm not really clear on it myself. Where are the lines between sport-tourer and sportbike and sport-tourer and touring bike?
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:08 AM   #16
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I define these categories by where they are on the handling potential vs comfort/practicality continuum. Since weight is so tied up with handling, and also with comfort and features, more weight is going to tend to push a bike more toward the touring end of the scale for me. I do agree that categories like this are pretty unsatisfactory, since I'm sure an st1300 has more handling potential in the hands of many than a Gixxer does in my hands.
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:17 AM   #17
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Default ZX-14: Cruise Missile to California

In roughly 4 weeks I leave Chicago on my ZX-14 to take Route 66 to Santa Monica, the Pacific Coast Highway north to Portland, and then (most likely) the Oregon Trail home.



Perhaps some fellow MOridians or even MO itself would be interested in a story...hmmm? Seeing as how I'm going from being a poor junior enlisted man to a starving student I could use a little love, and it would be great to add published author to my resume.



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Old 03-17-2007, 11:17 AM   #18
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The ZX-14 is a drool machine for me, but don't forget the Concours 14 that's on the way! looks like it'll be a hoot.



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Old 03-17-2007, 11:19 AM   #19
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The new BMW F800ST looks like a possibility for 1-up touring. The price-point is good, so they're plenty of cash to spend on extras/mods.
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Default The Givi bags

I talked to Dan at Twisted Throttle and he said that there are some issues they're working out with the bags' mounting system. Givi is supposedly reworking the fitment for the American model.



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