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Old 10-29-2007, 01:34 PM   #21
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My "old" Bandit with a tank bag works pretty good too plus it's air cooled screw and locknut valves and carbs. If you're a total cheapskate like me I'd rather have simple-that-I-can-fix than the latest wizz bang electronica. I gave up deluding myself that I could fix anything on my Exploder except air and oil filters and plugs. Of course being a Ford it's reliable as a brick and doesn't require any repairs.....
Yer startin to sound like one of them brand specific Bozos I heard tell about.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:38 PM   #22
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I am partial to the ol' 74 in. Suzuki-Davidson Bandit-Glide myself...
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:14 PM   #23
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Harley 45" with a slight rake an' a set of drag bars - that was the last engine they made that really had any character.........
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:09 PM   #24
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The reason I mentioned the interceptor is because he's still a fairly new rider, the bike is medium-sized, and comes with pretty much the whole ball of wax without having to third-party shop his way to what he wants. It was more about where he was coming from than what I would consider an "ideal" candidate under all circumstances. Hell, I do my sport touring on a naked with a bikini fairing and a tail bag
The interceptor shows up under Sport and not under Sport/Touring on the Honda website. Does it have a more upright sitting position compared to the Ninja 500? Is the Interceptor still comfortable for longer trips (i.e. day trips)?

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Old 10-29-2007, 07:38 PM   #25
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Try it out! It's not like it's hard to find one.

Keep in mind that ANY bike is likely to need changes to fit you well. An Interceptor can be modified with bar backs, for example, to give you a bit more upright position.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:22 PM   #26
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Cool What about Ducati?!

Try a look at the Ducati. IMHO, the Ducati GT1000 with bags (albeit somewhat small) would make a great sport tourer. Heck! All you need is clean underwear and clean socks, right? In all honesty, consider Ducati. Nothing is a sexy as a fine looking Italian babe. If you can't be one, ride one!
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:32 PM   #27
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The ONLY choice for sport touring:

Triumph SprintST.
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:06 PM   #28
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The ONLY choice for sport touring:

Triumph SprintST.


Once again Dr. Seruzawa picks the fly sh*t out of the pepper and cuts to the chase.....

A Sprint ST or even a low mile Trophy is the best you can get. Fast, reliable, comfy and cheap you can't beat either one. Unless of course you're a total cheapskate and not easily embarrassed, then a Concours will do.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:16 AM   #29
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Once again Dr. Seruzawa picks the fly sh*t out of the pepper and cuts to the chase.....

A Sprint ST or even a low mile Trophy is the best you can get. Fast, reliable, comfy and cheap you can't beat either one. Unless of course you're a total cheapskate and not easily embarrassed, then a Concours will do.
In my experience I could bag up a Busa, and it will sport-tour on it as well as any other bike. It is easily as comfy for me as a VFR, and the 50 extra horsepower doesn't hurt either!
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:45 AM   #30
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In my experience I could bag up a Busa, and it will sport-tour on it as well as any other bike. It is easily as comfy for me as a VFR, and the 50 extra horsepower doesn't hurt either!
... doesn't cut it. A sport tourer to be a REAL sport tourer has to be factory made and marketed as a sport tourer. Otherwise you won't be allowed to join the community of REAL sport tourers and get a sticker from some self-appointed sport tourer sanctioning body to prove that you are a REAL sport tourer guy. Don't you feel ashamed?

Maybe next you'll HAVE to get a special sticker from some self-appointed website to prove you are a REAL sport tourer. Just like they have now for "adventure tourers". Can you believe it? LOL!
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