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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2011 Honda ST1300 2011Honda ST1300 Motorcycle Sport Touring Bike Four Stroke 5 Speed bidadoo

2011 Honda ST1300  2011Honda ST1300 Motorcycle Sport Touring Bike Four Stroke 5 Speed bidadoo
Current price:
$2,025.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
22
Ends in:
2d 5h 42m
Seller: eBay

2008 Honda SPORT TOURING 2008 HONDA ST1300 ONLY 25K MILES FLAWLESS BIKE!!

2008 Honda SPORT TOURING  2008 HONDA ST1300 ONLY 25K MILES FLAWLESS BIKE!!
Price:
$5,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 4h 7m
Seller: eBay

2009 BMW R-Series Motorcycle 2009 BMW RT 1200 Police Kit RT1200 RT1200P NO RESERVE

2009 BMW R-Series  Motorcycle 2009 BMW RT 1200 Police Kit RT1200 RT1200P NO RESERVE
Current price:
$925.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
46
Ends in:
5d 5h 12m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda ST1300ABS 2003 Honda ST1300 ABS

2003 Honda ST1300ABS  2003 Honda ST1300 ABS
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 3h 19m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda ST 1300 HONDA ST 1300 Turing

2003 Honda ST 1300  HONDA ST 1300 Turing
Price:
$3,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 20h 11m
Seller: eBay

2007 Honda ST 1300 T1300

2007 Honda ST 1300  T1300
Price:
$6,300.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
28d 1h 2m
Seller: eBay

2011 BMW R-Series 2011 BMW RT 1200 Low Miles Excellent Condition

2011 BMW R-Series  2011 BMW RT 1200 Low Miles Excellent Condition
Price:
$9,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 17h 7m
Seller: eBay

2005 Honda ST1300 2005 Honda ST1300 Used

2005 Honda ST1300  2005 Honda ST1300 Used
Price:
$5,248.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 19h 5m
Seller: eBay

2012 BMW RT 2012 BMW R1200 RT

2012 BMW RT  2012 BMW R1200 RT
Price:
$9,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 22h 14m
Seller: eBay

2008 BMW F800ST 2008 BMW F800ST Excellent Condition

2008 BMW F800ST  2008 BMW F800ST Excellent Condition
Price:
$7,250.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 22h 54m
Seller: eBay

2005 BMW R 1200 ST 2005 BMW R 1200 ST Used

2005 BMW R 1200 ST 2005 BMW R 1200 ST Used
Price:
$4,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
28d 21h 30m
Seller: eBay

2006 ST1300 -- 2006 Honda® ST1300

2006 ST1300 -- 2006 Honda® ST1300
Price:
$4,195.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
24d 7h 19m
Seller: eBay

2012 F-800ST -- 2012 BMW F-800ST Fayetteville Flip My Cycle

2012 F-800ST -- 2012 BMW F-800ST  Fayetteville Flip My Cycle
Price:
$5,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
21d 18h 18m
Seller: eBay

Honda ST1100 - low mileage Honda ST1100 - low mileage

Honda ST1100 - low mileage Honda ST1100 - low mileage
Price:
$2,843.67
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
12d 16h 38m
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:
22d 5h 45m
Seller: eBay

2008 BMW F800ST 2008 low miles 2008 BMW F800ST Stock:P11849B

2008 BMW F800ST 2008 low miles 2008 BMW F800ST Stock:P11849B
Price:
$4,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 10h 13m
Seller: eBay

2007 BMW F 800 ST 2007 BMW F 800 ST Used

2007 BMW F 800 ST 2007 BMW F 800 ST Used
Price:
$3,600.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
13d 9h 14m
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.