Touring motorcycle

A touring motorcycle is a motorcycle that is particularly suitable for driving long motorcycle trips. Tourer are generously dressed usually in order to effectively relieve the driver from the wind. The classic seating position is only slightly bent forward with a slightly elevated handlebars. The knee angle is convenient, about 80 to 90 degrees. The engine is designed more for torque (elasticity) than at peak performance, so a quiet, but that does not necessarily slow, driving is possible. The technique is usually low maintenance, can be found in this category of motorcycle shaft drive often before.

Typical motorcycle models are:

  • BMW R 1200 RT, BMW K 1600 GT
  • Buell Ulysses XB12XT
  • Ducati Multistrada
  • Harley -Davidson Electra Glide
  • Honda NT 650V Deauville, Honda PC 800 Pacific Coast, Honda Pan-European, Honda Gold Wing, Honda CX 500
  • Moto Guzzi California
  • MZ Skorpion Traveller,
  • Suzuki GSX / GS series (without R! )
  • Yamaha TDM, Yamaha XJ

In the late 1980s the sports tourer, which are characterized by powerful engines and landing gear, and a sportier seating position emerged. The full fairing is designed generally more aerodynamic, points and therefore not quite as expansive as in classic tourers. Typical Sports Tourer are:

  • BMW K 1300 GT
  • Ducati ST3
  • Honda CB 1300 (SA) Honda VFR
  • Kawasaki ZZR 1400 Kawasaki 1400GTR, Kawasaki ZRX 1100/1200
  • Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 Suzuki Bandit 1200S
  • MZ 1000 ST
  • Triumph Sprint ST / Sprint RS
  • Yamaha FJR 1300 / A / AS, Yamaha FJ 1100/1200