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A Beginner’s Guide to Sport Touring Motorcycles

sport touring motorcycle offers the best of both worlds. Get the performance of a sports bike and the rider comfort of a touring motorcycle. As journalist Peter Egan said, it’s a “café racer that doesn’t hurt your wrists and a touring bike that doesn’t feel like a tank.”

Think this motorcycle might be a good match for your lifestyle? Keep reading to learn more, then visit BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville to explore sport touring motorcycles for sale. Our dealership is located in Orange Park, Florida, and we also serve those in Jacksonville and St. Augustine.

A Sport Touring Motorcycle Compared to a Sports Bike

The Similarities

A sport touring motorcycle offers similar performance potential to a sports bike. Enjoy a powerful engine, high speed potential, and everything you need for a heart-pounding ride. While you likely won’t be hitting the racetrack with a sport touring motorcycle, you will still be able to chase adrenaline rushes.

The aesthetic of a sport touring motorcycle is also similar. A sleek design leads to better aerodynamics as well as a stunning style.

The Differences

In contrast to a standard sport bike, a sport touring motorcycle will usually:

  • Come with better wind protection thanks to the bigger fairings and adjustable windscreen.
  • Offer more storage space with side and/or rear storage systems.
  • Come with a larger fuel tank for better range.
  • Require a more upright riding position.

A Sport Touring Motorcycle Compared to a Touring Motorcycle

The Similarities

A sport touring motorcycle offers similar long-distance riding perks to a touring motorcycle. Comfortable seating helps prevent soreness and fatigue. A luggage system makes it easy to bring along supplies for road trips. A passenger seat allows you to bring a buddy along for the adventure.

The Differences

In contrast to a standard touring motorcycle, a sport touring motorcycle will usually:

  • Be built with more ride height ground clearance, which leads to better cornering.
  • Have a lower storage capacity.
  • Weigh less.
  • Have a less relaxed riding position.
  • Offer less room for a passenger.
  • Come with higher performance potential.
  • Offer better agility.

The Ideal Sport Touring Motorcycle Owner

Sport touring motorcycles are great for those who equally care about performance and rider comfort. These models are great for road trip enthusiasts who plan on hitting the road for hours, but also want to enjoy a thrilling ride that makes the adventure even more memorable.

Want more information? Want to shop for sport touring motorcycles for sale? Whatever you need, the experts at BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville are here to help. Contact us or visit our dealership in Orange Park, Florida. We also proudly serve those in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida.

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