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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Honda Interceptor 2014 Honda Interceptor VFR800F Used

Honda Interceptor  2014 Honda Interceptor VFR800F Used
Current price:
$3,350.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
7
Ends in:
1d 16h 35m
Seller: eBay

1991 Honda st1100 1991 Honda ST1100 one owner

1991 Honda st1100  1991 Honda ST1100 one owner
Price:
$2,890.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 14h 5m
Seller: eBay

2005 Honda ST-1300 2005 Honda ST-1300

2005 Honda ST-1300  2005 Honda ST-1300
Price:
$5,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 12h 20m
Seller: eBay

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

Honda ST-1300 ABS  2012 Black ST-1300 ABS!
Price:
$7,977.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
12d 20h 5m
Seller: eBay

1994 Honda PC800 PACIFIC COAST

1994 Honda PC800  PACIFIC COAST
Price:
$4,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
8d 9h 2m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda ST1300 HONDA ST1300

2003 Honda ST1300  HONDA ST1300
Price:
$5,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
8d 9h 19m
Seller: eBay

1993 Honda Other Honda ST 1100

1993 Honda Other  Honda ST 1100
Current price:
$0.99
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 21h 8m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda ST1300 Honda ST1300 Good Condition FWY bike. MAKE ME AN OFFER

2003 Honda ST1300  Honda ST1300 Good Condition FWY bike. MAKE ME AN OFFER
Current price:
$999.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 22h 31m
Seller: eBay

2008 Triumph Sprint 2008 Triumph Sprint ST 1050 ABS

2008 Triumph Sprint  2008 Triumph Sprint ST 1050 ABS
Price:
$2,400.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 3h 27m
Seller: eBay

2005 Triumph Sprint 2005 TRIUMPH SPRINT ST 1050 XLINT CONDITION RUNS GREAT SUPER CLEAN SWEET BIKE

2005 Triumph Sprint  2005 TRIUMPH SPRINT ST 1050 XLINT CONDITION RUNS GREAT SUPER CLEAN SWEET BIKE
Current price:
$1,525.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
11
Ends in:
0d 22h 31m
Seller: eBay

Honda: Interceptor 2000 Honda VFR 800

Honda: Interceptor 2000 Honda VFR 800
Price:
$3,975.83
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
10d 15h 22m
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:
28d 21h 15m
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.