We work with many dealerships who stock all kinds of Tourer Motorbikes, this type of bike is said to be one of the most comfortable rides you can get!
What are Touring Motorbikes, How are they Different from Cruisers?
For those who are not initiated into the world of motorbikes, these titles might be a bit confusing. After all, one can tour on a cruiser, so what makes a tourer, well, a tourer? A tourer is a special category that is a bit of cross between a sports motorbike and a long distance cruiser. While sports bikes are terribly fast and agile, they can be quite uncomfortable. Cruisers are supremely comfortable, but are quite sluggish around corners and while capable engines run them, they really do lack the pick up and go that make sports bikes so exciting.
Touring motorbikes- which one to pick?
The main purpose of a touring motorcycle is long distance, cross country riding. You should be able to, for example, take your tourer across Europe and not break your back doing it. Reliability is another factor to consider. Most tourers are made to withstand the abuse of extended rides, are stable with a low centre of mass, and typically have large engines that are tuned for comfortable cruising. There are a long list of bike makers who make tourers. Before making your decision, you need to know that there is a sub class of tourer called the sports tourer, they are a bit sportier and fun to ride than true blue tourers, but just as comfortable.
A lot of these attributes will overlap and while more expensive bikes might seem like the right way to go, there are inexpensive counterparts to each of them.
The motorcycle licensing practices in the UK are based on age. Till you are 21, you can only ride bikes that are within a maximum of 500cc. Most tourers are made with large engines, some of them exceed 1000cc, the BMW K 1600, has a six cylinder in-line engine! So you are better off waiting till you are 21 and get a category A, unrestricted motorcycle licence before you start touring.
Before picking a tourer
If you are seriously looking at a cruiser, you might want to note that you need a few features that you might not be particularly concerned with otherwise. The first is availability of spares. If your motorbike is not popular and you have little to no dealers along the route you have chosen, you need to be able to make small repairs. Brake and clutch cables, tire pressure/ puncture kits, and other parts are not often compatible across brands, so make sure you learn how to do minor repairs by yourself and keep a few of them handy. Another thing to look for is luggage carrying space. Tourers are known for their vast luggage carrying capacity. You need to be able to carry clothes, spares, and other things for not only yourself, but also your passenger.
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