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1 Owner – 1997 Suzuki RF900R

In Japan, Touring by Abhi1 Comment

With an engine derived from the GSXR 1100, 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 some of the weirdest fairing designs I’ve ever seen. I’m not alone in that regard – many people didn’t like the looks that …

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1983 Suzuki GS1150ES

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The Suzuki GS1150ES was one of the last big standards, a line that started with the Honda CB750. This bike was rare even when new, so I’m glad to share a pretty solid example of what is now a 32 year old motorcycle.

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9,740 Miles – 1982 Honda CBX

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The Honda CBX only lasted five years, but it led to a new wave of sports-oriented motorcycles, and eventually to the Honda ST series. A 6.1 gallon tank was necessary as the 6 individual carbs and monster power led to just low 20’s miles per gallon. Want to learn more? Check out Motorcycle Classic’s writeup of this legendary bike here. …

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1984 BMW R100CS Last Edition

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Yesterday’s Last Edition got a tremendous amount of attention, so I figured I’d share another one with you (this one’s cheaper but has a lot more miles), courtesy of reader Jim R. This unit has 74,805 miles on the odometer, but has several upgrades like new crash bars, a Brown side stand, 450W charging system, Hella driving lights, panniers, San …

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2002 Ducati ST4S

In Italy, Touring by Abhi4 Comments

There’s plenty of good reasons to feature a Ducati ST4S – but the reason I’m featuring this specific one (VIN: ZDM1TB5T12B006170) is because the listing makes me laugh. Check out the mannequin!

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Silver Wing – 1982 Honda GL500 Interstate

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Post Sale Update: After 29 bids on eBay, this Honda sold for $2,550. When it was first released, the Honda GL500 basically sat in a class by itself – a full dress, middleweight tourer. Hell, I can’t think of something similar that’s available now – can you? I suspect bikes like the BMW F800ST or the Honda VFR800 come closest, …

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1994 Yamaha GTS1000

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Post-Listing Update: This Yamaha GTS1000 did not meet reserve at $5,700. For only one year in the US, Yamaha sold a sport-touring bike that was far ahead of its time – the GTS1000. Full of technology that would not make its way to most bikes for years to come, the GTS featured fuel injection, ABS brakes, and most importantly, the …

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Budget Tourer – 2002 Kawasaki Concours

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The Kawasaki Concours isn’t the most exciting bike out there, however if you’ve been looking for an excuse to get into sport-touring, this might just be a perfect way to get started. This Connie has aux driving lights and an aftermarket windshield in addition to the factory luggage. It has all service records for the last 30,000 miles (odo is …

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The Dude Abides – 1983 BMW R100RS

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Post Listing Update: This RS was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Here’s a nice example of the BMW R100RS that’s recently done 1,000 miles in 24 hours. It has the rare solo seat and a dual seat, the System (normal size) and rare City (slim) luggage, Cathy’s bag liners, BMW OEM tank bag, and more. It has …

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1960 BSA Thunderbolt

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The BSA Thunderbolt, despite the aggressive, sporty name, was designed to be a touring bike from the Birmingham Small Arms company. Powered by the traditional 650cc air cooled twin with a single Amal carb, the Thunderbolt had evolved to minimize vibrations found from previous BSA Twins. This allowed for sustained 70 mph travel in comfort for the first time. In …

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865 Miles – 1981 Honda CBX Supersport

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The Honda CBX only lasted five years, but it led to a new wave of sports-oriented motorcycles, and eventually to the Honda ST series. A 6.1 gallon tank was necessary as the 6 individual carbs and monster power led to just low 20’s miles per gallon. Want to learn more? Check out Motorcycle Classic’s writeup of this legendary bike here. …