A list of the Top 5 Sport Tourers as ranked by RIDE motorcycle magazine readers.
1. BMW K1200S
Also known as the Hayabusa beater, the BMW K1200S is a fine handling, comfortable and sensitive motorcycle from the Bavarian automaker. There is some genetic sophistication that’s inherent in the “S” which can’t be found in other bikes.
2. Suzuki Hayabusa
3. Honda Blackbird
Honda launched the Blackbird in 1996 and claimed it as a dynamic riding machine that would soon become known as “The World’s Greatest Super Sport”. The CBR1100XX Blackbird was going to redefine performance in the big sport bike category. Since then, the Blackbird has become a legend.
4. Honda VFR800 Interceptor
The VFR puts the sport into touring with a blend of sophistication, comfort, performance and pure practicality. Review after review has praised the Honda VFR800 Interceptor as the best all-round performer on the road. Some believe that by adding the VTEC engine, for the 2002 models and up, Honda has tempered with an already perfect combination. Find out for yourself which model suits you best.
5. Aprilia Futura
Equipped with the RSV Mille engine, modified for improved flexibility and practicality, the Futura has plenty of charm and character, staying true to its Italian roots. You either love it or hate it, depending on your size and experience. With its prehaps unmatched micro-computer, the Futura gives you all-around protection on the road at high speeds, with a riding position worthy of a GT.