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View Poll Results: Sport Touring - What bike ?
Buell 1125 with some soft bags 2 4.00%
Truimph Sprint St 13 26.00%
Used/Nice Aprilia Futura 1 2.00%
Honda ST 1300 - I would NEVER get one 15 30.00%
Yamaha FJR 1300 14 28.00%
Wait for a proper Sporting twin touring bike 5 10.00%
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post #1 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Sport Touring bikes

While in Daytona I had a chance to demo a Triumph Sprint ST 1050 -

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/2009%20...20ST_9890.aspx

I am really, really impressed with this bike ! It handled well, made great power and loads of torque , has a sound and feel unlike anything else Ive ridden and dollar for dollar, is a great deal for this class of bike at only $ 11,599 or $12,399 for the ABS version . I likey alot !

So my question ( not that this is even remotly in the works nor , will it be for at least another year or so, unless I win the lottery or something like that ) , should one get this bike or wait to see if someone comes out with a proper St bike with a V-Twin ? Id love to get on a Ducati ST4 with a 1098 motor in it ,a Buell ST with the 1125 motor or even a new Aprilia Futura type model .

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The Triumph is very nice. But, I come from "sport touring" from a very different direction by asking several questions.

- How does one define their "sport touring"? A long days riding? A weekend away? A week away? Majority "super-slab"? Lots of twisties? A lot of 2-up riding? Is there any off-road? Is money no object? Do you plan on keeping it a long time? etc.

My first choice of "money no object" ... GSADV.

Best budget ... converted XX to "sport touring".

Not that I have any bias? Nothing on your poll list stirs me in anyway.

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Get the Buell!!!

Ulysses, that is....

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Dunno...I kinda have a soft spot for the FJR, might go take one for a test ride, only thing that scares me is if I like it I'll probably buy it.




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Get the Buell!!!

Ulysses, that is....

Yeah, I thought about that, but, I want a bit more element protection -

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What about the Norge?

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What about the Norge?

Its in the running, but ,@ 11.5 , the Sprint is closer to reality -

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. VFR you know you want one

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Hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahah ---- breath ---- hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha hahah !!!!!!

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What about the Norge?
my current crush

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Scale is off, but a good reference pic....

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That is a classy ride, The 98-01 version is the best though.

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I didn't see a DN-01 in the poll.

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Good one -

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Not on the list but a concours 1400

Ive ridden them, just dont like them - Too heavy and just big feeling - If I were gonna go Kawasaki, Id for sure just get a ZX14 and throw some soft luggage on it -

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I didn't see a DN-01 in the poll.
Your right , you dont ---

Although, it would be in the same ballpark as far as price goes -

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I second that

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Triumph Sprint ST. Sexy.

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GSF 1250 - inexpensive/ reliable/ Customize away. . .

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GSF 1250 - inexpensive/ reliable/ Customize away. . .
Thought about that also - As much as I love Suzukis , Im more of a twin guy - and now thinking more of a triple . But, alas, Ive got loads of time and no money ,so,the world is wide open !

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GSF 1250 - inexpensive/ reliable/ Customize away. . .
+1 Follow the ST pro Ken's Bandit!

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