10 Cheapest Touring Motorcycles to Roam Highways on a Tight Budget

Many people put an equal sign between touring motorcycles and extremely steep prices, since the usual suspects that are ridden by die hard tourers, are usually heavy machines by Harley Davidson, Indian, Honda or BMW.

However, in this video we will try to break this stereotype and prove to you that there are plenty of affordable bikes with prices as low as 5 to 7 grand, that can serve as comfortable tourers on long journeys across thousands of miles.

Some of the previous #AutomotiveTerritory episodes you may enjoy:

Upcoming motorcycle models scheduled to appear in 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onjS7YpaXEk

Radical bike models that are worth your attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECFcsrNCTX8

All of the motorbikes featured in this #ATmotorcycles episode:

Kawasaki Versys-X 300: kawasaki.com/products/2019-Versys-X-300-ABS#specs-scroll

2019 Kawasaki Versys-X combines 300 ergonomics of bigger-sized models with nimble handling and agility of those, meant for city commuting. It has the required hardware for long-distance trips and can cover 300 miles on a tank of fuel. Plus, if you want to outfit it according to touring standards, Kawasaki offers a line of accessories for the bike, including a 17-literl saddlebag set and a large 30-liter top case.

Royal Enfield Himalayan: royalenfield.com/in/en/motorcycles/Himalayan

It is possible that the pricetag on 2019 Royal Enfield Himalayan is so humble, that the machine is often overlooked by the touring fans. However, with its relaxed riding position, comfy seat, and effective windshield, the Himalayan seems like a decent entry level model for those preparing to set off on a long journey.

Kawasaki Vulcan S: kawasaki.com/Products/2019-Vulcan-S-ABS?cm_re=CATEGORYLANDING-_-PRODUCTTHUMBNAIL-_-PRODUCTDETAILS

What makes this Kawasaki cruiser a worthy option for an affordable tourer is of course the ergo-fit sizing system that creates the perfect fit for riders, plus Kawasak has a wide selection of original accessories and full touring package shouldn’t exceed another grand.

Yamaha Bolt: yamahamotorsports.com/sport-heritage/models/bolt

In its original form, the Bolt comes as a bobber, so turning it into a tourer will require some adjustments and accessories shopping, luckily, the entire package could be easily assembled through an online configurator.

Benelli TRK 502: benelli.com.au/model/benelli-trk-502

Priced just around £5000 or $6,100, the TRK 502 tourer is built by one of the oldest Italian motorcycle manufacturers, Benelli, and is sold all-over Europe and Asia. Unfortunately, despite previous rumors, it is still unavailable in the US.

Kawasaki Vulcan 900: kawasaki.com/Products/2019-Vulcan-900-Classic-LT?cm_re=CATEGORYLANDING-_-PRODUCTTHUMBNAIL-_-PRODUCTDETAILS

This middleweight cruiser gives you power and efficiency to take on the roads of all sizes. The fuel-injected 4-stroke 903cc V-twin engine is liquid cooled, delivers confident 58 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm and has great fuel economy.

Kawasaki Versys 650LT: kawasaki.com/Products/2019-Versys-650-LT?cm_re=CATEGORYLANDING-_-PRODUCTTHUMBNAIL-_-PRODUCTDETAILS

2019 Kawasaki Versys 650LT remains a capable machine and one of the leaders in its class. This Versys works well both as a daily commuter and a long-distance tourer, as it comes standard with hand guards and a pair of color-matched waterproof saddlebags.

Indian Scout Sixty: indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/scout-sixty

If you wish to own a motorcycle by the classic American manufacturer, then the Indian Scout Sixty is one of the most affordable entries to the class. Riding on cast aluminum frame, it offers lightweight and balanced handling.

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Touring: suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles/Products/V-Strom%20650/2019/DL650XAA.aspx

Building on the basis of a fan-favorite V-Strom 650, the new Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Touring model adopts the looks of the larger 1000 bike and borrows tubeless-spoke wheels from the XT. It comes with a full set of stock touring accessories and increases the riding comfort by adding an adjustable windshield and handguards.

Yamaha Tenere 700: yamahamotorsports.com/adventure-touring/models/tenere-700

Yamaha introduced the Tenere concept back in 2017 and caused a stir. All components of the novelty were thoroughly tested on the Tenere World Raid prototype, which proved its superiority and endurance in different road conditions.

Harley Davidson Sport Glide: harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/2019/softail/sport-glide.html

To give you a glimpse of what so-called true tourers look like and how high their price is, we would like to throw into this lineup the most affordable model of the bunch. The Sport Glide is a beautiful machine that can devour endless miles of highways and will lean hard through twisting roads.


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