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    Quote Originally Posted by bogan View Post
    Better than all the IL4 beigery anyway. Tourer should be something you enjoy riding for hours on end, not something designed to get you from A to B the most efficiently or economically. And no, the 1200 is irredeemably heavy.

    What he said.


    You said unlimited budget - why settled for cotton when you can wear silk? Why bland, when you can have exciting.

    The VFR800, fitted with a set of rowdy pipes is a beaut. Then you visit Europe for sport touring on unlimited budgets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    ST and Concurs are more straight tourers? Not much sporty about them?

    BMW call the S1000xr a Adventure Tourer?
    See it depends on your point of view. ST and Concours are capable of plenty of speed, plus the fairings actually help insulate you from the real speed. Its only if you put it beside a GSXR or ZX10 that of course it might seem slow.

    I wouldn't call the S1000XR an Adventure Tourer. It runs street size tyres, only cast rims and a lot of horsepower. The Multistrada is the Italians idea of a tourer (bearing in mind the Diavel is their idea of a cruiser)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    ST and Concurs are more straight tourers? Not much sporty about them?

    BMW call the S1000xr a Adventure Tourer?
    Not much sporty about the Connie? Don't be fooled, they are quick and corner surprisingly well.

    But I'd go for a ZX14R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moise View Post
    Not much sporty about the Connie? Don't be fooled, they are quick and corner surprisingly well.

    But I'd go for a ZX14R.

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    At over 300kg I dont see much sporty about it.
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    but once again you proved me wrong.
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    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    An somewhat interesting review of the Tracer. Looks like a great bike.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aC90iTiTFY
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    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    See it depends on your point of view.
    Cycleworld review of the KTM SD GT "KTM’s 2017 Super Duke GT makes you rethink what a sportbike is. It’s fast and easy to ride, but has hard bags, a comfortable passenger seat, and suspension that keeps a passenger in mind. It truly puts the sport in sport-touring."

    http://www.cycleworld.com/2016/03/08...orcycle-review
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    At over 300kg I dont see much sporty about it.
    True if you measure sportiness by weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    An somewhat interesting review of the Tracer. Looks like a great bike.
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    I really enjoy Moto journal.

    Both the Tracers have me very intrigued. They just seem to offer a lot of versatility and fun, for not a lot of money.

    Top of my list so far for replacing the venerable TDM on Monday with my lotto winnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Its only if you put it beside a GSXR or ZX10 that of course it might seem slow.
    And even then, only if you put them on a track (somewhat stretching the definition of touring).

    Roadbikes reached maturity about 25 years ago, fuck all has come along since that isn't purely subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    At over 300kg I dont see much sporty about it.
    You gotta be careful how you judge.

    A Rocket III stomps all over sportsbikes for 0-100kph from memory.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moise View Post
    True if you measure sportiness by weight.

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    Depends if you like fat chicks.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    I really enjoy Moto journal.

    Both the Tracers have me very intrigued. They just seem to offer a lot of versatility and fun, for not a lot of money.

    Top of my list so far for replacing the venerable TDM on Monday with my lotto winnings.
    Yeah looks like a legit bike. You can make a Tracer MT-10 by the looks with the luggage options.
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogan View Post
    Roadbikes reached maturity about 25 years ago, fuck all has come along since that isn't purely subjective.
    I agree.

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