Top 10 Touring Motorcycles for Comfortable Life on the Open Road

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  • Published on Jul 18, 2018
  • 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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Comments • 312

  • Brian Mclaughlin
    Brian Mclaughlin 13 hours ago

    Where’s the BMW R1250RT?

  • john doe
    john doe 16 days ago +1

    I own an Electra Glide Classic. When I'm not going on a trip I take the tour pack off of it. I put a Corbin seat on it and it's very comfortable. I live in Florida and the furthest I have gone is to Texas and back. Never had any issues and my bike is an older year.

  • alwayslearning thefacts

    I went with the...........................................................................................BMW r1200 RT........Its so nimble, and sure footed.

  • Mark Price
    Mark Price 21 day ago

    Having owned HD, and Indian, old KZ1000, I am. Ow back on my 2nd Goldwing. The only thing close if the K1600 BMW for me

    • Mark Price
      Mark Price 21 day ago

      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews thanks I’m old lol.. that doesn’t count the dirt bikes.. maybe 10 from Briggs mini bike to XR650r.. gave up the dirt finally due to old man back issues

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  21 day ago

      That's a nice lineup of bikes you've owned.

  • Travis Negrete
    Travis Negrete Month ago

    Moe-toe goo-chee cause I live in AMERICA

  • RevJRJJr
    RevJRJJr Month ago +1

    I literally got close to 50 mpg on my Road King. I road to Daytona with a guy who had a Goldwing and he was getting about 35 mpg. With my larger tank, I was getting almost 300 miles out of a tank and he was not getting 200 miles.

    • RevJRJJr
      RevJRJJr Month ago

      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews To the best of my knowledge (I’ve spoken with him since then too), there is nothing wrong with his bike. He still gets under 200 miles per tank. I now ride an Ultra Limited with the 114 cu. inch and it gets about 280 miles per tank.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  Month ago

      That is indeed impressive. Do you think your companion's particular Goldwing unit was flawed? Because I did read feedback from many GW riders, who also claim very good MPG ratings, while there are many who have indeed poor results

  • Friedrich Garz
    Friedrich Garz Month ago

    I just can't do Indian! Sorry no offense to anyone out there, it's just a personal thing, HD Road King - nice basic bike, Motor Guzzi - just so nostalgic, Kawasaki Vulcan - so beautiful from any angle and my kind of heavy, Honda CTX - ugly but smooth again not my thing, Yamaha Star Venture - it's nice enough I guess, I just can't like an Indian - their unreliable history has ruined it for me, HD Electra - is a list topper for me if I was into these bikes, BMW K1600 - loved by many many many including me, Honda Goldwing - became an old man bike back in the 70's and has just aged since and still a couch on wheels albeit a comfortable couch.
    Nice list!

  • jim wortham
    jim wortham Month ago +2

    Completely lost interest when you talk about Moto Guzzi compared to the Realtors

  • Catalin Cata
    Catalin Cata Month ago

    How about adding the Triumph Rocket 3

  • Wandering Asia TV
    Wandering Asia TV Month ago

    Nee suc. good video

  • TheBruces56
    TheBruces56 Month ago

    It is pronounced "Moe Toe Goo Z

  • Laxman Aadhi
    Laxman Aadhi 2 months ago

    3:36 "Moto Guzzi" 😬😁🤣

  • PETER T SPOCK
    PETER T SPOCK 2 months ago

    Just bought a Honda GW , love it !

  • Philippines My Paradise
    Philippines My Paradise 2 months ago +1

    Your channel is very interesting and has many great contents!
    Thanks, very much for your valued sharing regards!/Ned

  • seanruss08
    seanruss08 2 months ago +1

    Road Glide Ultra

  • Rocky Bass
    Rocky Bass 2 months ago

    The old, how many commercials can you put up with. 1.

  • jaxxsun
    jaxxsun 2 months ago +1

    I went with an Ultra Limited

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  2 months ago

      Lol, but stay safe!

    • jaxxsun
      jaxxsun 2 months ago +1

      I went from a Goldwing to a MV Agusta to the Ducati. I will stay on the Ultra Limited. Most ask, how do you go from a Wing to a MV. I tell everyone. That I kept dozing off after a long day on the job. So riding a Fast bike keeps me awake😂😂

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  2 months ago +1

      Love your attitude. No one really needs to rush on a tourer! Ride on and take care!

    • jaxxsun
      jaxxsun 2 months ago +2

      @Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews Coming off a Ducati Multistrada it has been pleasant. The ride has been much smoother. I feel more relaxed. The Ultra does not corner the same. But then, what is the rush. I am still getting used to the turn signal buttons and all of the chrome. I haven't bothered to figure out the radio yet. So I just turn it down. I would throw it in the trash if it was that easy. Who needs a radio when they ride. I am keeping the engine and exhaust stock. If I wanted more speed and noise. I would of kept the Duc

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  2 months ago

      Congrats on the new bike! How are your first impressions?

  • Allison King
    Allison King 2 months ago +1

    I have had 4 Honda's and 6 HD's, My Wideglide was very smooth, my Magna was very fast and comfortable, my favorite is my Electra Glide. Just fits me the best, can and have rode it for days.

  • keith mcintyre
    keith mcintyre 3 months ago +1

    This could have been a great video had it not been for the damned commercials!

  • tacopupps
    tacopupps 3 months ago

    Roadglide??

  • Bruce Solomon
    Bruce Solomon 3 months ago +1

    Moto goot see

  • Expat47
    Expat47 3 months ago

    Get a human reader.

  • Randall Keele
    Randall Keele 3 months ago +1

    Don't like the robo voice.

  • kevscranes
    kevscranes 3 months ago

    Why do people who put up these videos have to insist in using an irritating electronic voice . Makes it so hard to listen to an otherwise interesting clip .

  • Alexander Grimm
    Alexander Grimm 3 months ago

    Dude stop... you know nothing about harleys.... the 27000 Harley electra comes with the Milwaukee eight 114

  • thebeartk
    thebeartk 4 months ago

    Cut the BS and just buy a mini van snowflakes.

  • Arjen Bootsma
    Arjen Bootsma 4 months ago

    A total misconception that one would need an 800-900+ lbs, $20k+ barge for touring. Sport tourers and/or ADV tourers get the job done as well, or better! I've been cross country on a Suzuki V-Strom 650 and on my current Kawasaki Versys 1000. Have done my Iron Butt on my Versys, traveled from Miami, FL (departure Monday 6PM) to Albuquerque, NM (arrival Wednesday 8PM) in 52 hours. And my Versys has the nimble(-ish) handling to have fun on Deal's Gap! Touring the Blue Ridge Parkway, I left my buddies on their big-inch, heavy V-twin bikes far behind.

    • goinghomesomeday1
      goinghomesomeday1 4 months ago +1

      Hello Arjen - I couldn't agree more :-) Back in the 1960's I toured on my old trusty steed, a BSA 2½hp which was great fun, later, I toured on my BSA 6½hp A10.
      Looking at these modern motorcycles!, nah, they have no soul so as to speak.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  4 months ago

      Good day. Consider checking out these videos about sport and adventure tourers:
      ru-clip.com/video/m1QI8P81Zko/video.html
      ru-clip.com/video/VkjSek1vAak/video.html

  • Julio Covington
    Julio Covington 4 months ago +1

    VOICE REALLY MESSED UP THIS CIDEO!!

  • daisy8luke
    daisy8luke 4 months ago +1

    Good grief, people, get a life ! This dude is giving HIS top ten opinion. If your top ten opinion differs, make your own fucking vid and post Ii for fuck's sake !

  • TimbotLab
    TimbotLab 4 months ago

    What Honda was thinking when they replaced ST 1300 with that CTX 1300 bastard?

  • gatecitydj
    gatecitydj 4 months ago

    The Victory Vision is still KING of the comfort bikes.

    • gatecitydj
      gatecitydj 4 months ago +1

      @Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews One additional kudos would need to be given out to the Kawasaki concours, a great all around bike but not really in the Grand Touring class.

    • gatecitydj
      gatecitydj 4 months ago

      @Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews That is a tough tone to answer. I like the Yamaha Venture but it lacks liquid cooling. The BMW is the king of horsepower. Honda's Goldwing is the tech king, but lacks in roominess. HD is pricey, and Indian misses the mark in so many ways. The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager needs a few key improvements over the next year or so like liquid cooling, better engine HP, and a few tech mods to be the next king, or at least MVP in waiting.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  4 months ago

      Hi there. Thanks for your comment. I had to leave out Victory bikes from the video, since I concentrated on the models that are currently in production. What is the second best tourer after Victory in your opinion?

  • Lorraine Tapine
    Lorraine Tapine 4 months ago +2

    you forgot soft tail heritage

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  4 months ago

      Hi, Jade. This bike was in the preliminary list, but I had to drop it since only 10 spots were available. Do you think I should have featured it instead one of the models from the video? Which one?

  • rdp317
    rdp317 4 months ago

    No victory vision?

  • Wayne Kimpel
    Wayne Kimpel 4 months ago +4

    I. Think the Indian looks the best

  • Ronald Ames
    Ronald Ames 4 months ago

    I don't understand how the HD Road King made the list but not the Road Glide or Street Glide? Also, Indian beats all HD comparables in comfort (Roadmaster > Ultra; Cheiftain > Street Glide), especially if you are over 5'10" tall.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  4 months ago

      Hi, Ronald. I wanted to add versatility to the video and feature the more affordable Road King. Out of the premium HDs the Electra Glide became my choice due to its history, but indeed many viewers have pointed out that the Road Glide should have been the choice.

  • Brian Wiseman
    Brian Wiseman 4 months ago

    It's funny how they always put a Harley in the top 10 of a category. Lol. Harley doesn't make a bike that is top ten of anything. So sick of this Harley hype. They can't sell a bike outside the USA. Doesn't that say something? There are literally hundreds of video 6 or 10 bike shootouts on here and the Harley gets "style points" as others get points that matter. Junk. Just absolute junk. So sick of this Harley crap included. No Harley is a tip 10 anything. Lol

  • JETHO321
    JETHO321 5 months ago

    Dresser bikes: only ridden by hillbillies, old men and blacks.

  • duane howard
    duane howard 5 months ago

    You left out the 114 m8's and the cvo's

    • duane howard
      duane howard 4 months ago

      @Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews The 2019 Road King Special has top-of-the-line power with a blacked-out custom look ... Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine on a 2019 Road King Special motorcycle ...

    • duane howard
      duane howard 4 months ago

      @Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews $27,089.00
      Now powered up with the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, you’ll leave them in your dust. ... The most displacement in standard H-D® Touring models. ... You can build a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle unlike any other on the road.

    • duane howard
      duane howard 4 months ago

      @Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews114 IS STANDARD ON THE SPECIALS

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  5 months ago

      Let's be honest, those are rarely bought by the riders. I preferred featuring more "affordable" models from Harley

    • duane howard
      duane howard 5 months ago

      So a top of the line Honda , bmw or Indian you show, but not the top of the line Harley’s . Okay. You don’t even show the specials .

  • willy mueller
    willy mueller 5 months ago

    What language do you speak ? I dont understand a word !

  • Sarah Dykun
    Sarah Dykun 5 months ago +1

    I love the road king Harley-Davidson

  • Fred Dobbs
    Fred Dobbs 5 months ago

    great topic. Wanted to watch. But I can't stand listening to talking bots.
    Hint: If you go to the trouble to research and make interesting video, narrate the f***ing thing. Bye

    • TheBluetoo99
      TheBluetoo99 2 months ago

      @Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews If fairness, he thought he was being intolerant to a bot.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  5 months ago

      Good day, Fred. I narrate the videos on my own. No bots involved. I'm sorry, you cannot be tolerant towards a person with a foreign accent.

  • The Dude
    The Dude 5 months ago

    the GREAT thing about the K Vulcan is you can get smaller cc for alot less and still the same quality and comfort. heck they have a 900cc V-Twin 600lbs fuel injected that will take you all over America. then a 1200 and 1500 and I think Jay Leno has a 2000cc Vulcan.

    • Randall Keele
      Randall Keele 3 months ago

      who buy a touring bike with a smaller engine? LOL

  • chuene kgomo
    chuene kgomo 5 months ago +1

    Let's be honest. Honda makes amazing bikes. Reliable, comfortable as ever, great specs. But damn, those things are ugly as hell.

  • Walter King
    Walter King 6 months ago

    Not sure where you get the Voyager being reluctant in the curves. My 16 has excellent steering response

  • Thomas Hofstetter
    Thomas Hofstetter 6 months ago

    I have researched all of these and feel that the goldwing is on top because of comfort . But I am 58

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  6 months ago

      Hi, Thomas. I cannot be confident what you meant by stating your age,but if you have concerns about the stability of a motorcycle and complications of heavy pushing, how about considering a three wheeler? Here is a video review of those ru-clip.com/video/LC74h5CTQS0/video.html

  • Bob P. Dziadaszek
    Bob P. Dziadaszek 6 months ago

    Moto Cycle

  • Steve Abbott
    Steve Abbott 6 months ago +1

    Goldwing ... All Day, Every Day! I have a 2014 with 5,000 miles. Can't ride anymore due to back issues, but the bike feels like you are on a very large 600cc Sport Bike. Get it up past 5mph and it dances! Love it! Don't forget to put the kickstand down! I did once in the garage and lifting back up is zero fun! Great bike. Shaft Drive with all the goodies. I'll bet the new auto transmission is out of sight awesome!!!

  • Ray Charles
    Ray Charles 6 months ago

    Other than the pizza diner hopper bike (MotoGuzzi), I think the couch on wheels is my second choice.
    Ideally, I'd like to have the BMW bike. Anyway, my current Suzuki will be my second bike.

  • Piyush Wanere
    Piyush Wanere 6 months ago

    royal enfiel

  • Warren Johnson
    Warren Johnson 6 months ago +1

    What's with the narration? It sounds like a guy trying to sound like a robo voice, for whatever reason. Unwatchable.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  6 months ago

      I'm not denying your point of view, you have your right for it. But what about thousands of people, who have watched it and hundreds of people, who liked it. Would this happen if it was "unwatchable"?

  • Harry capper
    Harry capper 6 months ago

    I'll never part with me Triumph Trophy 1200, she is perfection.

  • Gabby Hayes
    Gabby Hayes 6 months ago

    Not marketed as a touring bike? The Indian Chieftain is most certainly a touring bike and that is the target market for it. WTF?

  • Michele iad
    Michele iad 7 months ago

    I pronounce Moto Guzzi like Moto Goos-ee

  • Akash Hazarika
    Akash Hazarika 7 months ago +2

    Japs seems to have captured the americam market

  • Steven Rhodes
    Steven Rhodes 7 months ago +3

    I've owned and rode a 1993 GL1500 Goldwing and a 2009 Ultra Classic Harley. They were great bikes in their own rights. I'm on a 2013 BMW R1200 RT these days and it is by far the best long distance tourer I've ever owned. Seat and seating position is good for me, but the biggest thing I LOVE about this bike is the aerodynamics. Between the Goldwing, the Ultra Classic, and the other touring and sport touring bikes I've owned, I've never had one that protected me better from wind noise and buffeting than my 2013 R1200 RT. BMW definitely did their homework on this one.

    • Steven Rhodes
      Steven Rhodes 4 months ago

      @Russel Ledbetter - I've always been impressed with the six cylinder BMW's although I've never ridden one. I looked at them when I picked up my R1200 RT but would probably never go for one at this point in time. I traded that Harley Ultra Classic in for the R1200 RT mainly because I wanted to get on something lighter. The Ultra was a great bike but it was a BIG bike. The 1600 BMW is too.

    • Russel Ledbetter
      Russel Ledbetter 4 months ago

      Love my GTL!!! It's a hooligan touring bike. Awesome engine. I shift from 1st to 3rd to 6th and leave it in 6th from 30 to 130. Nothing but smiles.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  6 months ago

      Glad that you liked the lineup. thanks for your personal insight and sharing the story. I wish you many more trips like this one. Ride on!

    • Steven Rhodes
      Steven Rhodes 7 months ago +2

      @Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews - I appreciate your response but it wasn't my intent to imply you messed anything up. There were a number of bikes on your list that I wouldn't hesitate to hop on for a long ride. There were several that I probably wouldn't have considered personally but that doesn't mean they wouldn't be very solid long distance rides. It really is personal preference. I just took the opportunity to brag a little about my 2013 R1200 RT as it really is a great touring / sport touring bike and as I said, does a better job of protecting me from the elements than any bike I have owned to date, including that Goldwing and Ultra Classic. A good friend of mine and I checked off a bucket list item in June of 2017 with a round trip ride to Alaska from the Texas Gulf Coast near Galveston. He was on a 2017 BMW R1200 RT. Both bikes performed outstandingly for the ~11,450 mile round trip. We couldn't have been happier with them.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  7 months ago

      Thanks for your reply, Steven. Hope I didn't mess up the rating altogether.

  • N'th DEGREE AERIAL PERSPECTIVES

    Excellent video!

  • Nsureu hamp
    Nsureu hamp 7 months ago

    Can Am Spyder.

  • nick21sammy
    nick21sammy 7 months ago

    touring with these bikes is just boring. you may as well use a car...

  • Marcus Russell
    Marcus Russell 7 months ago

    Yamaha FJR?, who picked these POS

  • Sankar Narayanan
    Sankar Narayanan 7 months ago

    Awesome collection

  • מיכאל גלעד
    מיכאל גלעד 7 months ago +4

    How about adding the Yamaha FJR 1300?

  • G
    G 7 months ago +1

    Goldwing = King Tourer hands down.
    K1600 = King Sport Tourer hands down.

    • Chin Hon Vui
      Chin Hon Vui 4 months ago +1

      GOLDWING anytime, even though I had carburetor problems all the time with my 1100 in the early 80s.

  • Ron Key
    Ron Key 8 months ago +2

    Vespa?????

  • Nouman hassan
    Nouman hassan 8 months ago

    Great video thanks

  • Ned Fuller
    Ned Fuller 8 months ago +1

    In Italian, the double z is pronounced like an English "tz." Thus, the zz in Guzzi is pronounced exactly like the zz in pizza.

  • Warren Johnson
    Warren Johnson 8 months ago

    The voiceover guy has a weird delivery and even stranger enunciation. It got me wondering if the narrator was an actual person or a robo-voice. I'm still not sure.

  • Old Fart
    Old Fart 8 months ago +1

    Soulless cookie cutters except for maybe the Moto guzzi

  • John Spears
    John Spears 8 months ago

    It’s pronounced “ MO DOW GU ZEE “

  • Eng_Bimmer
    Eng_Bimmer 8 months ago

    BMW k1600b ?????????

  • Batal Jamal
    Batal Jamal 8 months ago

    What about the victory motorcycles

  • MarktheHunter
    MarktheHunter 8 months ago +1

    All other models are 2018 and beemer is the only one 2016, why? Something to worry about,he he and by the way Grand America is awesome,both for me and my wife,super comfy and fast( it's gonna be way faster as soon as I get that computer from Germany),lol. I never thought that I'll fel in love with motorcycle,but I did.

  • Zoltán Ormos
    Zoltán Ormos 8 months ago +1

    From all these bikes the BMW has the best touring capabilities. The road king and the ctx are some touring bike jokes. They could be used for commuting but definitely not for riding 8-10 hours/ day, maybe in rain.

    • Darron Fenton
      Darron Fenton 7 months ago

      I have owned and ridden a few bikes in my time. I purchased a 2018 Road King and its simply the best bike I have ever owned or ridden. Have a ride on one they are comfortable and a joy to ride on a long distance ride.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  8 months ago

      Hi, Zoltan! Thanks for your reply! I have had multiple viewers suggesting RK and CTX as great tourers when you are a solo rider and have decent "bagger" equipment. Would you still disregard them for long range touring ?

  • seeratlas d' Tyria
    seeratlas d' Tyria 8 months ago +3

    i am curious as to your definitions. How could u exclude the Triumph T-bird LT in a 'touring' comparo? At several MC events I've had many curious Indian/Harley/Goldwing/ etc riders ask if they could "trade" for a few miles of the tour. NOT A SINGLE ONE has pushed to return the bike early!!! Power/torque/radial tires/handling, and especial "THE SADDLE"- which is univerally concluded as perhaps the finest touring saddle EVER put on a mc. When they ask how much it cost me, well the downturned grimaces are almost comical. (, btw, I have ridden each of the bikes in your article except it was an earlier but similar Guzzi)
    Going across one particularly bad stretch of highway in South Dakota on an LT, I passed about ten harley riders lying on their backs in the grass off the side of the road. When I stopped to ask them if they needed help, they explained the frost heaves in the road seemed like they were 'tearing their insides loose' and they were stopped to 'recover' for a bit.....I am sorry, but I almost laughed out loud and had to force myself NOT to grin too broadly as I happily motored away.... Oh, one last thing, ultimate "touring" bike test: LAY EACH OF THEM ON ITS SIDE IN A PARKING LOT AND HAVE THE RIDER PICK EM UP W/0 ASSISTANCE, THEN INSPECT THE DAMAGE. HINT-I've been riding mc's for 60 years now, been a few places, seen a few things- enough to know that if you can't pick it up, u can't use it for 'TOURING'.
    OK, Last hint: make sure you have some anti-hernia braces for the "900" pound plus riders, you don't believe me? Try it on an Indian Roadmaster.

    • Tibor Toczauer
      Tibor Toczauer 8 months ago

      Perhaps you can compare your TBird to Harleys, but I preferred my Rocket 3 Touring; so much more grunt. However, neither can touch a BMW GTL. Power, comfort, brakes, storage and HANDLING!

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  8 months ago

      Good day. I truly appreciate your comment and feel sorry to have missed this Triumph. All I can do now is upvote your comment, so that other viewers would learn about your experience and add the T-bird to the consideration list for a touring bike. Do you have any other models in mind that I could feature in the future? Thanks again and ride on!

  • bryce moon
    bryce moon 8 months ago

    You don't even test them you can't tell us if you never rode all of them. You have to take in suspension, shocks, seat

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  8 months ago

      Good day. I am not telling you and not claiming to be the last resort expert for motorcycling advice. Just sharing my findings of the great bikes. You can consider this video as an informational commercial. You watch the lineup on my channel first to look for a more detailed review from reputable sources afterwards. I believe my format has also the rights to exist, don't you agree?

  • 690 ADV
    690 ADV 8 months ago +1

    super cool video, great editing and shooting!

  • lastreak
    lastreak 9 months ago +1

    Try the Harley Davidson Tri Glide Ultra for Touring

  • Enzo Anania
    Enzo Anania 9 months ago

    You guys have no fuckin clue of what your talking about..

  • Enzo Anania
    Enzo Anania 9 months ago

    You guys

  • Steve Todisco
    Steve Todisco 9 months ago

    Mine is a 2016 purchased in July 2017. Since then two round trips from Florida to Michigan and year round riding here on the First Coast. I currently have almost 20 K on her.

  • Steve Todisco
    Steve Todisco 9 months ago +5

    You seriously missed the best touring bike HD builds. The Road Glide Ultra. Much better road bike than the ElectraGlide.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  9 months ago +1

      Truly appreciate your feedback. Will keep it in mind when creating new videos. How many miles have you already covered on the Road Glide Ultra? Would you put it at #1 spot on the list?

    • Steve Todisco
      Steve Todisco 9 months ago +2

      Frame mounted fairing of the RG provides a much more comfortable ride, reducing highway wind buffeting and the associated fatigue. I can ride 600 miles a day and look forward to getting back to it the next day. Couldn’t do that on my ElectraGlide. I’d feel an all day ride in my arms and shoulders with the fork mounted design.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  9 months ago +1

      Thanks for your reply. It was either Road Glide or Electra. I went with a more iconic model. What makes Road Glide a better bike?

  • Dave Brewer
    Dave Brewer 9 months ago

    Nice Bikes all . But till they can figure out a way to prevent today's insane drivers from running into your ass at 60mph while sitting at a Red Light ? I'll pass .

    • Tibor Toczauer
      Tibor Toczauer 8 months ago +1

      The answer is "lane-splitting". And that is why it is allowed in California. Insurance industry and California Highway Patrol sponsored a study which proved that it is MORE dangerous for motorcyclists to sit in traffic (as sitting ducks), than to split lanes carefully and have other vehicles protecting their backs.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  9 months ago

      Do you have any suggestions on why this happens and how it can be stopped?

  • Michael Henry
    Michael Henry 9 months ago +2

    why no yamaha fjr?

  • tony butt
    tony butt 9 months ago +3

    You missed the CVO road glide

  • Graeme SYDNEY
    Graeme SYDNEY 9 months ago

    I doubt if anyone associated with this vid can even ride a bike - it is just regurgitated bullshit from start to finish.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  9 months ago

      Ok, "an very very experience motorcyclist and tourer", if you do not want to support your previous comment with any reasoning, you are free to do so. However, in that case it remains worthless. 250 ph? I don't think so, not on RU-clip, this platform is for voluntary expression of ideas, if you want to get paid for unsupported jabber, seek another place.

    • Graeme SYDNEY
      Graeme SYDNEY 9 months ago

      "then I can assume that you pride yourself at being an expert rider and an expert in the field." a bit of aggressive/defensive there. And a red herring. Notwithstanding I would most certainly stack up as an very experience motorcyclist and tourer.
      If you want a more complete critique you will need to pay me my normal $250ph for my services.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  9 months ago

      I can clearly see that you are unhappy but still you haven't provided the reason why. If you don't believe that I don't ride a bike, then I can assume that you pride yourself at being an expert rider and an expert in the field. If this is true, then don't hesitate to share your knowledge, for the benefit of the community. Unless you are just trying to sound like an expert.

  • R WARRIOR
    R WARRIOR 9 months ago

    Fuck Harley Davidson!!

  • Shady Abbas
    Shady Abbas 9 months ago +2

    I think you forgot about yamaha fjr 1400...
    yes it's sport touring, idont know if we have to consider it in this list but it's really a masterpiece.

    • Rob Jones
      Rob Jones 3 months ago

      FJR1300?

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  9 months ago

      Appreciate the suggestion. It would have been an odd ball in the lineup, but when I release the video about sport touring bikes this Yamaha has great chances of being featured.do you ride one yourself?

  • Super Fast
    Super Fast 10 months ago +2

    Moto Guzzi Mo tow Gu zzzzzze

  • Matthew M
    Matthew M 10 months ago

    The new Goldwing sucks. There is no storage on it, wind protection is gone and the front suspension design is a joke. Just call it the new Honda Gold Winglette.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  8 months ago

      Sad, but true. Thanks for your participation in that conversation!

    • A Babbit
      A Babbit 8 months ago +1

      My GL1500 has more storage than my GL1800. Now the new Goldwing has even less storage space. Pretty soon, the Goldwing will have no luggage space and only allow you to carry your wallet! I like my 2000 GL1500SE with progressive front and rear suspension upgrades. It handles just as well as my 2002 Goldwing 1800. I will not buy the new Goldwing, Honda missed the point on the new one. It is now getting close to being a Sport tourer that is heavy.

    • Matthew M
      Matthew M 10 months ago

      Honda in many respects failed here. Why is it that even the filler cap door doesn’t open properly and riders need to look on line to troubleshoot the issue, even the placement of the filler cap door is awkwardly placed, the damn door should flip upwards for easier access for fueling and should have been lowered so it wasn’t between the bars. The front suspension is not an issue if they would have designed it so it didn’t rely on the bump stop all the time. For as long as this bike has been in design stages and the amount of people who had their hands in this project, this turned out to be one huge joke. How about this idea. Let say I worked at Google and wanted to work in their IT sector, I would need to know how to use a computer very well and be able to work on them to get and keep my job..... which can be said about any job in the world, right ?
      So why the hell does Honda have a motorcycle design and fulfillment division where you never have had to ridden a motorcycle ever in your life. This motorcycle wasn’t designed for motorcycle riders, it was designed by Honda’s desk jockeys to fulfill Honda’s need for capital by giving riders 10% less while charging more. This isn’t a tour bike anymore, it’s an overnighter. The New Honda Winglette. Sad.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago

      Hi there. It was brought to my attention by another viewer as well, that the bike really lacked the storage space for his needs. I understand your concerns, but Honda couldn't build this bike for everyone. I believe their plan was to capture multiple generations of riders and they had to make sacrifices here and there. The suspension still does the job, Honda seem to find it normal that you will have to replace some parts after riding for long time, and they preferred using that double-wishbone design rather than increasing the price of the costly bike.

  • Tom Everett
    Tom Everett 10 months ago +8

    My personal preference is the Honda ST1300 for 800+ mile days and reasonable handeling on tight mountain roads. Also, it's paid for.

  • Robert Polkamp
    Robert Polkamp 10 months ago +1

    Highly doubtful any of these examples make trip a from Florida to Alaska and back, in particular the air cooled models. Long distance touring (10k+trips) inevitably encounter less than perfect roads that require much lighter motorcycles than the Goldwing and interstate riding is dirty, dangerous, and boring.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago

      Thanks for your help! Really appreciate it. Cheers!

    • Robert Polkamp
      Robert Polkamp 10 months ago +1

      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews Top pick would likely have to be the new Yamaha MT10 tour or Kawasaki H2 SX tourer even though they both have limited fuel. No list is complete without the Yamaha FJR, BMW r1200rs, and the very affordable and reliable Yamaha FJ-09 (Tracer) who really does all of it effortless. My 2cent.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago +1

      Thanks for your response. I guess an episode about sport touring class has just been added to my release schedule. Do you have any top picks for the list?

    • Robert Polkamp
      Robert Polkamp 10 months ago

      Personally rode 12000 miles on the Yamaha FJ-09 (Tracer) from Florida to Alaska to Florida on secondary roads in six weeks and performed flawless. Factory panniers and heated grips, large dry bag and other assorted goodies. All on a 10k bike.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago

      Thanks for your comment. I would really appreciate if you listed some of your personal favorites that will be able to complete such a trip.

  • Steve Lawrie
    Steve Lawrie 10 months ago +1

    A good roundup of touring motorcycles. Of course people vary on what they want in a motorcycle. My favorite would be the Road King by Harley Davidson. My reason is because I like retro and I would use helmet mounted communication and entertainment before mounting it on the bike.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  8 months ago

      I'm pretty sure it is about styling and "hardcore" riders who wouldn't ride anything but a loud air-cooled V-twin. Once the market is ready, American manufacturers will make an update, it is inevitable. I'm noticing that many new models are already making a switch.

    • Boba Defett
      Boba Defett 9 months ago

      @Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews if American companies would start producing better motors that would great. It's 2018 no reason to still be using v twin air cooled pushrod old ass technology. What I wouldn't give to have an American touring bike with modern technology.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  9 months ago

      That Dark Horse is stunning indeed. I'm happy that there is such a variety of bikes to choose from, hope this competitive environment only produces more bad ass models. Have your seen Harley's lineup for the years to come after 2019?

    • Boba Defett
      Boba Defett 9 months ago +1

      Road king was my favorite bike, then indian released the Springfield dark horse.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago

      Btw, did I miss any of the better models?

  • Google User
    Google User 10 months ago +4

    $19k Harley and it hasn't even got ABS!! Mental. Not even Led lights. Trash company. Indian all the way

  • MarktheHunter
    MarktheHunter 10 months ago

    Gold wing #1? He he,very funny

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago +1

      Indeed. Thanks for your time! Ride on!

    • MarktheHunter
      MarktheHunter 10 months ago +1

      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews yes,will do. So far me and my wife loves it,this bike is packed with technology, comfort and also looks great on the road. Thanks for cultural conversation,hard to find nowadays.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago

      It is the king of touring bikes in the eyes of many riders, so no surprise there! Ride safe and enjoy the BMW, until (if ever ) Honda releases a better model to win you back. Take care!

    • MarktheHunter
      MarktheHunter 10 months ago +1

      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews, unfortunately wasn't a goldwing. BMW K1600B Grand America and I must say that I felt in love with it.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago

      So what was the bike that you eventually bought instead of the Goldwing?

  • jalopy rips
    jalopy rips 10 months ago +1

    Triumph thunder bird 1700

  • kenneth61
    kenneth61 10 months ago +1

    Just saying..
    ru-clip.com/video/kszQqYY_6a0/video.html

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago

      Appreciate your response. There is probably no undisputed leader in the segment of touring bikes, I had Goldwing and BMW at the very top, both are amazing bikes, but at least on this list I gave the first spot to Goldwing. I guess I won't even be able to back my choice with solid arguments why it's better than the BMW, just my personal preference

    • kenneth61
      kenneth61 10 months ago +1

      Thats just an argument for everyone to judge. In my opinion thats the best yes, or R1200RT who many magazines has as no:1

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  10 months ago

      Welcome to my channel! Are you hinting that BMW should be a number one bike on the list?

  • Tomas Perez-Acle
    Tomas Perez-Acle 11 months ago

    Great video! From my point of view, after tried the BMW K6, the Roadmaster and the Goldwing, I still prefer the HD Ultra Limited. Despite both the K6 and the Goldwing are faster and far more technological than the Ultra, they lack of the personality and the personalization capabilities of the Ultra. If you see a K6 or a Goldwing down the road, you have seen them all. Regarding the Indian, at least for me (I'm 6,4") the Roadmaster it is to small, it lacks the engine rumble that is so nice in the HD and, despite been great bikes, they just look like a "wanna be HD".

    • Tibor Toczauer
      Tibor Toczauer 8 months ago

      Interesting. One thing that I always observed on Harleys is that they feel too small. Used to have a Triumph Rocket 3 Touring, and I've ridden several Chieftains and Tourmaster around the country and much prefer them to the cramped Harley quarters. I assume you customized at least the tiny handlebars on your Harley.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  11 months ago +1

      Glad to receive such positive feedback from an experienced rider! Totally agree with your opinion, every biker should decide for himself or herself what it is they are looking for in a motorcycle. Looks/power/tech etc etc. As much as we wish, there isnt an ideal two wheeler that has it all. I have a couple more motorcycles videos, check them out in the playlist. Just don't watch Beginner Bikes, I partially messed that one up. Cheers

  • Scummy Bagger
    Scummy Bagger 11 months ago +1

    FYI: Back around 1900 for about 4 years both Harley and Indian made a bicycle. They had the attitude that the man of the house would ride the motorcycle while the lady of the house would ride the bicycle, they had wooden wheels. It didn't go over. So they were only made for about 4 years...

  • Mr. Motard
    Mr. Motard 11 months ago +2

    Chieftain is to low on the list better than a road king

  • Gene Clarke
    Gene Clarke 11 months ago +7

    Nod to the BMW since it can easily perform touring duty and, drop the bags, and its a nimble daily commuter. The Honda CTX 1300 is a fine daily commuter and when pushed can perform light touring duties. Glad to see Honda redesigned the Gold Wing with a wealth of improvements. Gold Wing is in a class all its own and thank you Mr. Honda.

    • Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
      Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews  11 months ago

      Glad you liked the lineup. To tell you the truth, it is a rare occasion when viewers agree with all the entries and especially the rating. Would you reorganise the bikes on the list? Btw, check out some other motorcycle episodes on my channel.

  • Gilad Gur
    Gilad Gur 11 months ago +2

    I find myself agree on all 10 models for this list. Well done and thanks