Technically, any road legal motorcycle could be taken on the open highway to cross continents and live on the road. However, it goes without saying that touring bikes are the most perfectly equipped machines for such tasks. Besides being merciful to your body while riding long distances, a touring bike is capable of carrying quite a lot of stuff, no surprise why the alternative names of these motorcycles are baggers.
In this episode we will be showing the best full dresser models on today’s market and ranking them according to performance parameters, price, reliability and of course our personal unjustified tastes. If you agree with our selected models, then this video will serve as a great buying guide for those who are shopping for a tourer in 2018 or planning to buy one next year.
Motorcycles featured in this episodes and time codes:
00:38 #10 Indian Chieftain: indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/chieftain
Indian Chieftain is a mix of a classic long-distance tourer and a cruiser marketed as a bagger bike. It is sold in 5 models with a price ranging from $21,499 for the entry level model to $31,499 for the limited Elite trim.
1:32 #9 Harley Davidson Road King: harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/2018/touring/road-king-special.html
The Road King is the most basic touring model in the lineup offered by Harley Davidson. Just like larger and more expensive full dress sibling it is brought to life by a great mill 1746 cc Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin.
2:34 #8 Motoguzzi MGX-21: motoguzzi.com/en_EN/motorbikes/cruiser/MGX-21/MGX-21
What do you think about the new Motto Guzzi? Please let us know in comments and feel free to correct our pronunciation of this iconic company’s name.
3:46 #7 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager: kawasaki.com/Products/2018-Vulcan-1700-Voyager-ABS?cm_re=MOTORCYCLELANDING-_-PRODUCTTHUMBNAIL-_-PRODUCTDETAILS
Though the Vulcan family dates back to 1984, 1700 Voyager is among its younger models. Released in 2009 it was thoroughly updated in 2015. The king of Kawasaki cruisers is powered by a liquid cooled 4 stroke 52-degree 1,700cc V-twin.
4:53 #6 Honda CTX1300: powersports.honda.com/2014/ctx1300.aspx
This touring bike is a relative newcomer to the market, since the very first model was introduced in 2014 as a successor of the ST 1300 Pan European. Its name conceals the abbreviation Comfort, Technology, eXperience.
6:14 #5 Yamaha Star Venture: yamahamotorsports.com/transcontinental-touring/models/2018/star-venture
Yamaha Star Venture is the company’s all-new top of the line “transcontinental” tourer featuring a big 1.85-liter air-cooled V-twin with 126 lb-ft of torque. The bike is priced at $25,000 with an optional transcontinental package available for additional 2 grands.
7:17 #4 Indian Roadmaster: indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/roadmaster-classic
Indian Roadmaster is one of the classiest looking touring motorcycles on the market. It is available in 3 variations, Classic, Roadmaster, and Elite, starting from $27k.
8:15 #3 Harley Davidson Electra Glide: harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/2018/touring/ultra-limited.html
Electra Glide is an iconic motorcycle that existed for more than half a century and it owes its name to the fact that it was the first ever Harley Davidson to receive an electric starter.
9:22 #2 BMW K1600 GTL: bmwmotorcycles.com/en/models/tour/k1600gtl.html
BMW K1600 GTL is the ultimate BMW touring bike by many accounts. In addition to superior handling, 125 mph top speed, and 160 horses of power, it offers the highest level of comfort and luxury imaginable.
10:24 #1 Honda Goldwing Tour: powersports.honda.com/2018/gold-wing.aspx
The history of Honda Goldwing started back in 1975 as a quite shy naked style 1000 4 cyl, however over the years this bike grew in size and became a legend of touring motorcycles with more than 600,000 models sold all over the world.
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