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Old 07-14-2004, 06:33 AM   #51
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Default Re: Best Sport-Tourer around

Good choice. I'd take my 9R with a set of soft bags against a VFR any day. The 9R was a very underrated bike for both performance and comfort.
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:39 AM   #52
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I think the BMW R1150 RT would be a good choice. First, it fits the category description and is shaft-driven. And it's really an entirely different bike from the K-ship. I also think you should toss in the Concours. Of course it'll finish dead least. But it'll put the new machines into context and be a lot of fun anyway. You should add both bikes to the comparo.
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:53 AM   #53
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Go to England, buy a Trophy and test it here.
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:58 AM   #54
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I just did 3100 miles on my Hayabusa... Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Toronto, Canada. Best ride ever.
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:30 AM   #55
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One can only hope...
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:27 AM   #56
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Shame. If kawi had marketed that bike like honda marketed the VFR, we'd still have it today.



Anyone know where I can get a gold and black 2002?
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Old 07-14-2004, 11:29 AM   #57
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Did you get your chrome studed gloes yet?
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Old 07-14-2004, 12:00 PM   #58
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Looks like the same old problem of defining a sport-tourer. Depends on which side of the equation your preferences lie. Honda UK lists the Blackbird, VTR1000 and VFR800 as sport-tourers. Hey, how about testing the Deauville 650?

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Old 07-14-2004, 01:21 PM   #59
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Add in the Duc's and Futura. This is a "Sport Tourer" shootout..
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Old 07-14-2004, 05:00 PM   #60
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How about the new BMW K1200S, a definite winner!?
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