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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2008 BMW R-Series 2008 BMW R1200 RTP POLICE

2008 BMW R-Series  2008 BMW R1200 RTP POLICE
Price:
$1,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 15h 30m
Seller: eBay

2009 Honda Other 2009 HONDA ST1300 CHP COLOR only 41k miles wow

2009 Honda Other  2009  HONDA ST1300 CHP COLOR only 41k miles wow
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 4h 22m
Seller: eBay

Honda Interceptor 2014 HONDA INTERCEPTOR VFR800F

Honda Interceptor  2014 HONDA INTERCEPTOR VFR800F
Current price:
$2,125.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
9
Ends in:
3d 19h 55m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda Other 2003 HONDA INTERCEPTOR VFR800 VFR800/A w/ Hard Cases

2003 Honda Other  2003 HONDA INTERCEPTOR VFR800 VFR800/A w/ Hard Cases
Price:
$2,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 1h 47m
Seller: eBay

1998 Buell Lightning Fantastic 1998 Buell S1 Lightning - LOW RESERVE - see pictures!!!

1998 Buell Lightning  Fantastic 1998 Buell S1 Lightning - LOW RESERVE - see pictures!!!
Price:
$3,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
1d 6h 33m
Seller: eBay

1997 BMW R-Series Clean! 1997 BMW RT 1100 Motorcycle

1997 BMW R-Series  Clean! 1997 BMW RT 1100   Motorcycle
Current price:
$1,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
1
Ends in:
6d 15h 47m
Seller: eBay

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

Honda ST-1300 ABS  2012 Black ST-1300 ABS!
Price:
$4,977.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 12h 5m
Seller: eBay

2005 Honda ST1300ABS 2005 Honda ST1300ABS

2005 Honda ST1300ABS  2005 Honda ST1300ABS
Price:
$4,799.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 1h 36m
Seller: eBay

1999 Honda Interceptor 1999 Honda VFR 800F1

1999 Honda Interceptor  1999 Honda VFR 800F1
Price:
$5,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 13h 17m
Seller: eBay

2014 Honda Interceptor 2014 Honda VFR800FD Interceptor

2014 Honda Interceptor  2014 Honda VFR800FD Interceptor
Price:
$7,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 3h 15m
Seller: eBay

2005 BMW R-Series 2005 BMW R1200ST

2005 BMW R-Series  2005 BMW R1200ST
Current price:
$4,900.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
1d 0h 22m
Seller: eBay

2004 Honda ST1300A 04 Honda ST1300 ABS ST1300A

2004 Honda ST1300A  04 Honda ST1300  ABS  ST1300A
Price:
$4,350.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 19h 25m
Seller: eBay

2006 Honda ST1300 Honda ST1300 2006

2006 Honda ST1300  Honda ST1300 2006
Price:
$5,950.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 6h 8m
Seller: eBay

2007 Honda ST 1300 A 2007 Honda ST 1300A 14,500 Miles

2007 Honda ST 1300 A  2007 Honda ST 1300A 14,500 Miles
Current price:
$5,600.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
1d 13h 21m
Seller: eBay

1998 Honda Interceptor 1998 Honda VFR800 Interceptor

1998 Honda Interceptor  1998 Honda VFR800 Interceptor
Price:
$3,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
18d 0h 48m
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.