Funny Is A Sports Tourer Two Bikes in One?

City Bob

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Hi all,

My new video went live today! Using new software (Powerdirector, which was a learning curve). Still got some way to go, but feeling happy with how a non riding video came out. Looking forward to having the service as well as oil leak fixed on Thursday.

Bob and I talk through the Sports side and Touring side of a Sports Touring, and if indeed one bike can do both


 
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R-Rated

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That is one sweet bike!

I think the sport touring bikes are much better for those of us that can't afford a private jet and still need to carry stuff on the way home from a ride.

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Nice use of music for setting the moods. Did your AD make the picks?
 
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City Bob

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That is one sweet bike!

I think the sport touring bikes are much better for those of us that can't afford a private jet and still need to carry stuff on the way home from a ride.

:cool:

Nice use of music for setting the moods. Did your AD make the picks?
Thanks! Yeah agreed, and I always over pack! It's the first time I've used music that I liked!

Glad you enjoyed it! First video produced using PowerDirector

What's AD?
 
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R-Rated

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Thanks! Yeah agreed, and I always over pack! It's the first time I've used music that I liked!

Glad you enjoyed it! First video produced using PowerDirector

What's AD?
I recently went to PowerDirector 18 for the desktop. So far, I like it but there is a lot to learn!
 
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City Bob

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I recently went to PowerDirector 18 for the desktop. So far, I like it but there is a lot to learn!
Yes agreed a lot to learn! My laptop struggles a little with it too. I really need a better laptop but you know what it's like, there's always something you feel you need!
 
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HRMV

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Will check out vid later as interested in your thoughts. I think they are a 2in 1 bike in terms of you can go for a blast and tour with luggage quite easily. I don't think they are really commuter friendly as generally a bit wider in the hips so maybe not so filtering friendly.

Saying that I commuted and toured on a pure sports bike for 3 years in all weather so great believer in you can ultimately use any bike for anything.
 
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Moto Mengy

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I must admit, one of the reasons I love my 2018 Goldwing is it's dual nature. In Tour mode it's a great casual touring bike, but in Sport mode it transforms itself into quite the twisty carver which is great fun. Though the Wing isn't a true sport tourer it sits right on the cusp of being one.
 
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I love the idea of sport touring. In an ideal world I would live around great roads and have all the time in the world to ride. As it is, a lot of my time is spent commuting, albeit a beautiful commute, and weekend riding. My machine fits my riding and works well for both. Good job on the video.
 

City Bob

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I love the idea of sport touring. In an ideal world I would live around great roads and have all the time in the world to ride. As it is, a lot of my time is spent commuting, albeit a beautiful commute, and weekend riding. My machine fits my riding and works well for both. Good job on the video.
Thanks!

The sprint isn't too bad with commuting. It's not as bad filtering as you might think, and I work in central London (at least I did before I officially became a home worker like most other people)

It's not too bad on fuel. Like with everything and as I said in vid, compromise is the key to have one bike that does it all. It's alright to commute on, but not the best. It's alright to tour on, but not the best. It's alright to use as a sports performance bike, but not the best. If you're willing to have one bike be a jack of all trades master of none, it's amazing. And to be fair, it manages to do all 3 at a rather impressive level
 
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The riding shots in the video made me nauseous, I had to look away. Another 30 seconds of that and I may throw up.
 

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