Cruiser or Sport Tourer?

by Vinnie

Hi everyone!

I have recently sold my beloved Kawasaki GPX 250 and am now currently between bikes. I am getting "itchy feet" and really need to get out on the road again, the only thing is I don't know if I want a cruiser or a sports tourer. My husband wants us to go touring (we live in Australia and can pretty well ride all year) but I want a bike that I will be comfortable on. I have a few back problems but had no problem with the GPX, but I am eying off the Suzuki GSX650f or the Yamaha XVS650, they are both lovely bikes but really need some other opinions to help make up my mind. I know riding them both will help sway me one way or the other, but I'd like to hear from other peoples point of views.

Thanks all ;)

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Jul 06, 2011
Love My V Star
by: Robin C

I have a 2000 Yamaha V Star 650 Classic, and wouldn't trade it for the world. Love the way the bike fits me, and can ride all day without discomfort. We took a few long trips last year, and one so far this year, and I have never been sore or achy at the end of a long day. I personally prefer the look of a cruiser, and I have customized her to be the perfect bike for me. It's important if you are planning to tour that you find the bike that fits your body best, and that you will be most comfortable on. I am 5'2" and weigh about 100lbs. One other thing to consider, most cruisers will also require a lot of extra chrome care to keep them looking their best :) For me, the long, low lines of the 650 Classic, and the nice weight distribution, allow me to ride in style comfortably and still handle her confidently. Good luck with whichever you choose, and enjoy it :)

Jul 06, 2011
Sport Tourer
by: Anonymous

Sport tourer, just my vote.

Jul 05, 2011
by: Sandra

Guess that's why they make so many different styles!

Jul 04, 2011
Decisions On a Bike
by: Anonymous

I also vote for the sport tourer. More riding options with this bike.

Good luck,


Jul 04, 2011
by: Tara

Hiya Mate, I'm in Melbourne, and I've been looking around for one or the other as well. I've actually been drawn to the BMW F650 range, or slightly bigger 850. I love my cruiser, but I don't believe in a minute that she would be comfortable riding across the Nullarbor. Also, the sports tourers are a bit easier to flick around in peak hour compared to the Victory Motorcycle I had my heart set on. Cost wise, they're better, and performance and handling, they're -sadly- better.

Good luck!

Jul 04, 2011
Up to you . . . .
by: Wanda

I vote for the sport tourer.

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