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Old 02-26-2013, 09:46 AM   #31
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Best weather protection, handling, comfort/ergos, mileage and range. That makes the Honda ST1300 the winner in my book.
And that's perfectly understandable. However, the Honda finished last in our Grin Factor category, and that's an important aspect of a bike to many riders. It would be interesting to hear your comments if you had a chance to take a new FJR out for a long ride.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:53 PM   #32
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And that's perfectly understandable. However, the Honda finished last in our Grin Factor category, and that's an important aspect of a bike to many riders. It would be interesting to hear your comments if you had a chance to take a new FJR out for a long ride.
Your priorities change when you get older. Grin factor might make the FJR and C14 better sportbikes, but touring for most means lots of interstate miles and the better weather protection, handling, comfort/ergos, mileage and range, in addition to a smoother motor on the highway than the FJR, make the ST1300 a more touring focused bike and therefore in my opinion a better tourer.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:11 AM   #33
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:35 PM   #34
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Your priorities change when you get older. Grin factor might make the FJR and C14 better sportbikes, but touring for most means lots of interstate miles and the better weather protection, handling, comfort/ergos, mileage and range, in addition to a smoother motor on the highway than the FJR, make the ST1300 a more touring focused bike and therefore in my opinion a better tourer.
Yep, I think we can all agree the ST is the better tourer of this group. Whether it's the best sport-tourer depends on how one intends to use it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #35
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Yep, I think we can all agree the ST is the better tourer of this group. Whether it's the best sport-tourer depends on how one intends to use it.
K-Duke isn't yet what we refer to as an "Old Man on a 'Wing". Yet.

But his day is coming - Oh, yes......

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #36
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While the ST is certainly a nice bike it's kind of dumb to call it a sport tourer. No +700lb bike is.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #37
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K-Duke isn't yet what we refer to as an "Old Man on a 'Wing". Yet.

But his day is coming - Oh, yes......

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Well, thank god that day hasn't yet come! I find acting like a teenager helps keep me young.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:31 PM   #38
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Well, thank god that day hasn't yet come!
Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #39
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The ST1300 had better comfort, weather protection, mileage, range, and to top it off, handling. So what exactly did the FJR1300 do better? go faster in a straight line?
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:21 AM   #40
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For me it would be the FJR. Honda really needs updating and just don't like the looks of the Concours. Pretty good review.
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