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2014 BMW K1600GTL

In Germany, Touring by AugustLeave a Comment

I have to admit I have never been a BMW guy [Editor’s Note: one of August’s few flaws] and I only really have had short amounts of time on an S1000RR and a R1150GS, both of which I thought were good bikes and I have always been intrigued by the boxer engine that BMW used on so many models. Additionally …

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2004 BMW R1100S

In Germany, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Thanks to the S1000RR, the idea of BMW making a true sportbike is no longer a laughing matter. Back in 1999, however, BMW took the most powerful boxer engine it had at the time and made their most aggressive looking bike so far, the BMW R1100S. Despite the looks, this is more of a sport-tourer than an outright sports bike. …

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2016 Honda Crosstourer

In Japan, Touring by AugustLeave a Comment

Here’s the first of hopefully many postings from a new contributor – August W! August has sold lots of interesting motorcycles that have been featured on Bike-urious, such as this Suzuki SW-1, Honda Spada, Yamaha SRV250, or Yamaha SDR200:

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2018 Kawasaki H2 SX SE

In Japan, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Kawasaki shocked the motorcycling world when it unveiled supercharging to the modern age with the 2015 H2. The first models were desigend to go as fast as possible, but three years later Team Green introduced the SX, a sport-touring variant with relaxed ergonomics and touring features such as cruise control, heated grips, and saddlebags. It made for the perfect way …

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#186 of 200 – 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Spirit of America

In Japan, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This KZ1000 was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. In 1978, Kawasaki was the only Japanese manufacturer with a facility in the US. Kawi’s president (Dave Mehney) and Marketing Vice President (Dick Terrell) decided to highlight that with an “All-American Ride-away” – a program where Kawi customized 200 of their KZ1000s with an American paint …

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1955 Vincent Black Knight

In England, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Designer Phil Vincent called this “a two-wheeled Bentley“, but when Shane A submitted this to me just now he said that “it’s kinda like if Darth Vader had a head-on with a 50’s motorcycle.” That’s an amusing summation of the Vincent Black Knight, which was built to be the ultimate sports tourer – a Black Rapide with ample bodywork to …

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1990 Suzuki VX800

In Japan, Standard, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Suzuki VX800 is an interesting cult bike that was discontinued in the US after 3 years after disappointing sales, though the European market saw production run from 1990-1997. A classic looking naked bike, it had comfortable steering geometry and a torquey engine that helped make this bike a fantastic all-arounder, despite its 500+ pound curb weight.

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1995 Suzuki RF900R

In Japan, Less than 5k, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

With an engine derived from the GSX-R1100, the Suzuki RF900R was designed as a entry-level bike in the sport-touring market, undercutting the competition by about $1,500. Despite the pricing, you still got a solid sport-tourer with odd styling that Suzuki claimed was “inspired a stingray.” Sales weren’t great.

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1996 Honda Pacific Coast

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The Honda Pacific Coast was considered a radical bike when it debuted, designed specifically for the US market (and named after the PCH). With its integrated trunk, unique bodywork, and automotive-like instrumentation, the Pacific Coast was marketed towards white-collar professionals as an easy daily rider. These really were some of the easiest motorcycles in the world to own and maintain, …