Rider's Choice: Motorcycle.com Sport-Touring Ride to Laguna Seca



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Usually when we have a shootout here at Motorcycle.com, the participants are somewhat defined for us. First, we choose a class of motorcycle, and then, we put the latest versions of those bikes in a head-to-head-competition. This time we’re doing something a little different. Each MO editor chose whatever bike they wanted to ride to Monterey, CA, for the U.S. round of World Superbike. The only caveat would be that the bike had to be capable of participating in the annual Pirelli Track Day that takes place the day after the races finish at Laguna Seca. Okay, there was one other rule that I tried to enforce, but the one editor just couldn’t bring himself to choose a bike that had OEM bags available for it.

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27 comments

  1. Where's the H2 SX SE +?

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  2. Most of these are Naked bikes, not Sport Touring bikes…

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  3. Not a test until you have the ninja1000 in it and would have destroyed the competition.

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  4. But these versus the older magnificent Honda VFR with hard bags??

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  5. Lol! You take a bike with one of the most sophisticated & complex electronic packages on a 2-3 day road trip and you don’t read the manual, have the app or know how to adjust the settings? Call yourselves journalists? Poor.

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  6. I'm a bit late but I would like to ask, after a 500 mile trip, which rider could still feel his ass? That's the true test of a sport touring bike! Otherwise it's a supersport bike!

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  7. No super duke gt?

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  8. Give Tuono a tiny bit more fairing, bigger tank and pillion seat , some small narrow side panniers and you have best sport toured ever. And Aprilia will get all customers who are still waiting for new Blackbird or VFR1200 with properly sounding v4…

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  9. 🔥🔥🔥
    🏁🏁🏁you have to look all the way🏎️🏎️🏎️
    1:24 💝💛❤
    👇 👇💝

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  10. I visited the L.A. area last summer from MI. and the folks Pro Italia in Glendale were very cool to allow me to take a MV Turismo for a test ride. I’ve been waiting ever since for someone to give this bike a fair review for what it is. You guys came close and certainly offered a lot of caveats for its inclusion in this test. Please, please, please include it in another test against like bikes for where it’s designed to compete.

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  11. You don't understand what a sports tourer is… or the difference between a sports tourer or touring on a sports/naked bike….

    Can you spell VFR 800 please?

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  12. Sport Touring?????

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  13. The (mainly) lack of proper fairings makes this review somewhat redundant for those of us living in a climate where the weather is somewhat more variable (i.e. piss-poor).

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  14. The Augusta and Ducati are sport-Tourers. The rest are naked bikes with side bags. Calling this a Sport-Touring Ride is BS.

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  15. Too bad that ducati is so expensive for what you get. Ducati makes beautiful bikes

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  16. Y’all have an absolutely wonderful channel overall. But if y’all could please balance your audio so we don’t have to keep drastically changing the volume, (in my case, to not wake up the old lady) I’m sure your viewers would greatly appreciate it.

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  17. Keep all those Italian bikes !

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  18. they never talk about how much oil the ktm drinks.. its been going on for ages.

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  19. why no women on board . Would like to know what woman rider would pick

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  20. Hey whats the front flyscreen on the KTM? Love that look and looking into one for my bike. Thanks

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  21. Where’s the sport touring bikes all look like sport bikes to me !!

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  22. Erm H2 SX?

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  23. …I want to know what hat you're wearing at 5:30. Seriously, it's hard to find a good all day outside sun hat.

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  24. Quick shifters as standard is a huge advancement. It will really make riding in real life so much more enjoyable. I was riding in traffic the other day seriously mulling over a Rekluse clutch. But maybe ill just buy a new bike instead lol.

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  25. No yamaha honda kawasaki or Suzuki huh, totally biased

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  26. This may sound rac!st, but how can a nakedbike, be a Sport-Touring bike? Correct me, if I'm wrong, but what defines a Sport-Touring motorcycle, is it's wheelbase, luggage support for side & top cases, more comfortable seating position then a Sportbike, but still has the full fairings of a Sportbike, and the windshield is at least as high as a Sportbike's. Sport-Touring is my favorite type of motorcycle. The BMW, KTM, and Aprilia, are not what I would be looking for. And I can't be the only one feeling this way. Not only are the single-R, Duke, and Aprilia, out of place. They are waste of time & space, for this comparison.
    If people come to this video, looking for Sport-Turing bikes, to get, then they know the type they want, but not the specific model. The Honda Interceptor & Goldwing, would have been better choices, then the BMW, KTM, and also the Aprilia.
    "there was one other rule that I tried to enforce, but the one editor just couldn’t bring himself to choose a bike that had OEM bags available for it."
    THEN FIRE THAT ASS, OR PICK SOMEONE ELSE.

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  27. Look out, the Sports Touring purists have been loose in comments. The class of the classic "Sports Tourer" has spread from a heavy big beast to sometimes a nimble machine with relaxed seating posture. I've got an S1000R which I agree sits in between the classic Super Sport and SP but I bought it to do fast back roads with luggage and it performed great. Good job MC crew!

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