10 Sport Touring Motorcycles for Dynamic Long-Distance Riding (Honest Buying Guide)

The definition of sport touring motorcycles seems to be on the nose, these are two wheelers that combine sport bike performance with the long distance capabilities and superior comfort of tourers.

You can expect these competent machines to cover truly long journeys without taking a heavy toll on your body, and at the same time they won’t feel like heavy tanks on the road. In today’s video we will show you some of the newcomers in this class, as well as the best models currently on sale.

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KTM 1290 Super Duke GT: ktm.com/us/sports-tourer/1290-super-duke-gt/

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is one of the most powerful sport tourers, as it brought in motion by a 175 hp 1.3L V-Twin engine. The bike has been thoroughly revised in 2019, getting several new tech features and add performance upgrades.

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS: mvagusta.com/en/model/turismo-veloce/800-lusso-scs

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS is the ultimate sport-touring bike offered by the Italian company MV Augusta. It is powered by 110 hp 800 cc 3-cylinder engine, hitting the top speed of 143 mph, and has a new Smart Clutch System.

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT: yamahamotorsports.com/sport-touring/models/tracer-900-gt

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT replaces Yamaha FJ-09 in the brand’s sport touring lineup and comes with a number of new features, such as updated chassis, new suspension, more aggressive and practical styling, and a TFT instrument panel.

Honda CTX1300: powersports.honda.com/2014/ctx1300.aspx

CTX1300 is a successor to the ST1300 model that is powered by its modified engine. Standard package includes LED front lights, adjustable suspension, ABS, Audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and LCD info screen.

2019 Yamaha Niken: yamahamotorsports.com/sport-touring/models/niken

Yamaha Niken is the first three-wheeled production motorcycle that has been long awaited by the biker market. The model has leaning multi-wheel chassis and advanced control system, and is priced at $15,999.

BMW K1600: bmwmotorcycles.com/en/models/tour/k1600gtl.html

The BMW K 1600 is regarded as one of the best tourers on today’s market, but its agility on the road and powerful engine grant it the title of the ultimate sport-tourer as well.

BMW R 1250 RT: press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0284913EN/the-new-bmw-r-1250-gs-and-the-new-bmw-r-1250-rt

The flat-twin boxer engine has been responsible for the reliable and powerful propulsion on board of the RT for more than 35 years. The 2019 model year of BMW R 1250 RT, though, is highlighted by the arrival of the all-new 1254 cc 4-valve mill.

Yamaha FJR1300A/FJR1300ES: yamahamotorsports.com/sport-touring/models/fjr1300a

FJR1300 is the biggest sport tourer in Yamaha’s line-up. It is offered in 2 modifications, FJR1300A and FJR1300ES, and features a 1298cc liquid-cooled 4-cylinder engine, a 6-speed transmission, and advanced brakes with ABS. In addition, FJR1300ES exclusively features electronically adjustable suspension.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT: globalsuzuki.com/motorcycle/products/v-strom1000a_xt

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT are sport-touring motorcycle models that ride equally well in cross-country conditions and on the road and have a comfy, upright riding position.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX: kawasaki.eu/en/products/Sport_Tourer/2018/Ninja_H2_SX/overview?Uid=08ECXg4ODl4OXglQWV1RXFhRCwpYXVpZC1wKWFxZC1AJDQk

Leave everything you know about sport touring behind, the Supercharged Ninja H2 SX simply smashes any preexisting standards and establishes a whole new class of motorcycles called hypersport-tourers.


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  1. If BMW made the k1600b more compact…. i.e. 2019 goldwing….it would work…..currently it's a big pig, and with a governed top speed of 130….no thanks …guess my favorite is the H2 sporTour

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