Q&A: What is a good sport touring motorcycle?
Question by Rick N: What is a good sport touring motorcycle?
What is a good sport touring / touring motorcycle the following criteria:
under $ 8,000
has the ‘look’ of a sport bike
I currently ride a sport bike but am looking for something that caters more to touring adventures.
Answer by The Freak Show
With those criteria, you will have to be shopping used. You have also narrowed it down to pretty much one choice for a bike specifically designed as a sport tourer. Since it’s one of the best sport touring motorcycles ever made, that isn’t a bad thing.
The VFR800 Interceptor has been setting the standard for the class since 1998. It’s fairly powerful and handles great. Late models are available with ABS too. I think they look great too with the underseat exhaust and single sided swing arm.
There are several other choices that I would consider, but they are all bigger bikes, like the ‘Busa, ZX14, and even the old CBR1100XX.
I am thinking of dumping my GSX-R1000 for something like that.
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