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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2007 BMW R-Series 2007 BMW R1200 RTP POLICE

2007 BMW R-Series  2007 BMW R1200 RTP POLICE
Price:
$4,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 23h 22m
Seller: eBay

2009 Honda Other 2009 HONDA ST1300 CHP COLOR LOADED

2009 Honda Other  2009 HONDA ST1300 CHP COLOR LOADED
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 21h 32m
Seller: eBay

Honda ST1300 2005 Honda ST1300 - 42,060 Miles - Candy Dark Red Pain - 1261cc V-4 Engine

Honda ST1300  2005 Honda ST1300 - 42,060 Miles - Candy Dark Red Pain - 1261cc V-4 Engine
Current price:
$3,670.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 18h 15m
Seller: eBay

Honda Interceptor 2014 Honda Interceptor VFR800F Used

Honda Interceptor  2014 Honda Interceptor VFR800F Used
Current price:
$1,125.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
24
Ends in:
3d 12h 48m
Seller: eBay

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

Honda ST-1300 ABS  2012 Black ST-1300 ABS!
Price:
$5,977.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
11d 5h 56m
Seller: eBay

2004 Honda Interceptor 2004 Honda Interceptor VFR 800

2004 Honda Interceptor  2004 Honda Interceptor VFR 800
Price:
$2,427.62
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
7
Ends in:
2d 16h 49m
Seller: eBay

2014 Honda Interceptor 2014 Honda VFR800FD Interceptor

2014 Honda Interceptor  2014 Honda VFR800FD Interceptor
Current price:
$4,300.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
7
Ends in:
1d 20h 3m
Seller: eBay

2005 Honda Interceptor Honda vfr 800, 2005, 12,000 miles

2005 Honda Interceptor  Honda vfr 800, 2005, 12,000 miles
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 14h 2m
Seller: eBay

1997 Kawasaki Concours Kawasaki Concours ZG1000

1997 Kawasaki Concours  Kawasaki Concours ZG1000
Current price:
$1,050.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
10
Ends in:
1d 11h 56m
Seller: eBay

1998 Honda Pan European 1998 1100 Honda Pan European

1998 Honda Pan European  1998 1100 Honda Pan European
Price:
$2,600.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 19h 25m
Seller: eBay

2005 Honda Interceptor 2005 VFR800 VTEC

2005 Honda Interceptor  2005 VFR800 VTEC
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 8h 47m
Seller: eBay

2010 Honda NT700v Honda NT700v Road Bike Very Nice Corbin heated seat new tires

2010 Honda NT700v  Honda NT700v Road Bike Very Nice Corbin heated seat new tires
Price:
$4,800.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 22h 36m
Seller: eBay

2010 Ducati MULTISTRADA 1200ST 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200ST

2010 Ducati MULTISTRADA 1200ST  2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200ST
Price:
$9,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 10h 24m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda ST1300 Honda ST1300 2003 ~ Non-Operation since 2015, Excellent Condition

2003 Honda ST1300  Honda ST1300 2003 ~ Non-Operation since 2015, Excellent Condition
Price:
$3,400.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 17h 49m
Seller: eBay

Honda ST1300 2009 Honda ST1300 ABS

Honda ST1300  2009 Honda ST1300 ABS
Price:
$5,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 16h 42m
Seller: eBay

VFR800A3 INTERCEPTOR -- *Free Shipping. 3 Day Money Back Guarantee. 90 Day Warr

VFR800A3 INTERCEPTOR -- *Free Shipping. 3 Day Money Back Guarantee. 90 Day Warr
Price:
$4,088.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
21d 10h 40m
Seller: eBay

Honda: Interceptor 2000 Honda VFR 800

Honda: Interceptor 2000 Honda VFR 800
Price:
$3,965.74
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
11d 15h 14m
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:
29d 21h 6m
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.