Sports Touring Bikes

Whilst they may not have the razor-sharp handling of the very best sports machines, sports tourers are not always as compromised as their name might suggest, in fact in many cases the average rider would be hard-pressed to use their performance to the full even on the confines of a closed racing circuit. Advancements in motorcycle technology have not only offered increased performance, but also improvements in overall ‘rideability’, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the sports touring bike market. Now you can have 99% of the thrills on a bike which is often much easier to live with if you like to rack up the miles, and definitely more comfortable if you regularly carry a pillion passenger!

 

Sports Tourers For Sale

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1999 Honda Interceptor 1999 Honda VFR 800 FI Interceptor

1999 Honda Interceptor  1999 Honda VFR 800 FI Interceptor
Price:
$1,575.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
9
Ends in:
1d 12h 23m
Seller: eBay

2011 Honda Other 2011 HONDA ST1300 CHP COLOR LOADED

2011 Honda Other  2011 HONDA ST1300 CHP COLOR LOADED
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 8h 42m
Seller: eBay

2011 BMW R-Series 2011 BMW R1200 RT Motorcycle.

2011 BMW R-Series  2011 BMW R1200 RT Motorcycle.
Current price:
$510.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
26
Ends in:
6d 7h 2m
Seller: eBay

Honda Interceptor 2014 Honda Interceptor VFR800F Used

Honda Interceptor  2014 Honda Interceptor VFR800F Used
Current price:
$5,101.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
18
Ends in:
0d 8h 44m
Seller: eBay

Honda ST-1300 ABS 2012 Black ST-1300 ABS!

Honda ST-1300 ABS  2012 Black ST-1300 ABS!
Price:
$4,777.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
14d 3h 19m
Seller: eBay

2000 Honda Interceptor 2000 honda vfr800Fi

2000 Honda Interceptor  2000 honda vfr800Fi
Price:
$1,525.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
8
Ends in:
2d 18h 44m
Seller: eBay

1998 Honda Interceptor 1998 Honda VFR800 Interceptor

1998 Honda Interceptor  1998 Honda VFR800 Interceptor
Current price:
$1,975.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
29
Ends in:
0d 15h 10m
Seller: eBay

2006 Honda ST1300 Honda ST1300 2006

2006 Honda ST1300  Honda ST1300 2006
Price:
$6,150.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 13h 8m
Seller: eBay

2009 BMW R-Series 2009 BMW R1200 RTP POLICE IN GREAT RUNNING CONDITION

2009 BMW R-Series  2009 BMW R1200 RTP POLICE IN GREAT  RUNNING CONDITION
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 19h 27m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda St1300 2003 honda st1300

2003 Honda St1300  2003 honda st1300
Price:
$2,800.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 21h 11m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda Interceptor 2003 Honda VFR 800 INTERCEPTOR ABS

2003 Honda Interceptor  2003 Honda VFR 800 INTERCEPTOR ABS
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 8h 30m
Seller: eBay

2008 BMW F-Series BMW f800st BMW Custom motorscycles Streetfighter Naked bike

2008 BMW F-Series  BMW f800st BMW Custom motorscycles Streetfighter Naked bike
Current price:
$6,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 13h 48m
Seller: eBay

Honda VFR800 INTERCEPTOR 800 2000 Honda VFR800 INTERCEPTOR 800 Used

Honda VFR800 INTERCEPTOR 800  2000 Honda VFR800 INTERCEPTOR 800 Used
Price:
$2,150.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
23d 7h 31m
Seller: eBay

Honda: Interceptor 2000 Honda VFR 800

Honda: Interceptor 2000 Honda VFR 800
Price:
$3,410.77
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
12d 14h 18m
Seller: eBay

F-Series -- Dream Machines Indian 2007 BMW F 800 ST 33102 Miles Blue

F-Series -- Dream Machines Indian 2007 BMW F 800 ST  33102 Miles Blue
Price:
$3,992.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 20h 10m
Seller: eBay
 
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As if to underline that fact, the majority of manufacturers now include at least one sports touring bike in their range, and in many cases they have proved to best sellers. Honda’s VFR range spans back decades, but is still a firm favourite. Early VFR750’s are still popular, but the more recent VFR800 (and it’s technically advanced brother-the VFR800 VTEC) are proof (if it was needed!) that sports tourers can handle like a sports bike if you want them to. BMW offer a range of sports touring bikes including the boxer-engined R1200ST and R1100RS, the K1200R with an in-line 4-cylinder motor and even parallel twin powered machines such as the F800ST. Kawasaki’s ZZR range is a perennial favourite, with 600cc and 1200cc versions offering great all round performance combined with acceptable levels of rider comfort. From the UK, Triumph’s Sprint ST is a very capable machine which has a loyal following and an enviable reputation for great handling and practicality.

If you are looking to buy a used sports touring motorcycle, it’s well worth taking the time to ride a few before you make your mind up, particularly if you have been used to sports bikes previously. Designed to eat up the miles with ease, many sports tourers will have covered more miles than the equivalently aged sports bike, so a careful mechanical inspection will pay dividends. Though their generally lower powered motors will be less stressed than that in a sports bike, it’s well worth seeking out a bike with a carefully documented service history.

In keeping with their touring ability, many machines will be equipped with accessories such as panniers and top boxes, in some cases aftermarket items, though often factory fitted. Other popular accessories intended to improve rider comfort include heated grips, adjustable windscreens and even motorcycle sat nav systems. Many modern sports tourers are also fitted with ABS brakes, which whilst being generally very reliable, can be more expensive to repair than conventional systems and should be carefully checked.