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21 Mugello Italy 2012 MotoGP
2 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2012 MotoGP
3 Losail Circuit Qatar 2012 MotoGP
23 Phillip Island Australia 2011 MotoGP
12 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2010 MotoGP
9 Catalunya 2010 MotoGP
15 Mugello Italy 2010 MotoGP
32 Jerez Spain 2010 MotoGP
3 Le Mans France 2009 MotoGP
25 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2008 MotoGP
20 Misano Circuit San Marino 2007 MotoGP
16 Brno Czech Republic 2007 MotoGP
34 Jerez Spain 2007 MotoGP
14 Jerez Spain 2007 MotoGP
20 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2006 MotoGP
19 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2006 MotoGP
19 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2006 MotoGP
13 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2006 MotoGP
26 Laguna Seca United States 2006 MotoGP
38 Donington Park Great Britain 2006 MotoGP
19 Donington Park Great Britain 2006 MotoGP
7 Valencia 2005 MotoGP
6 Phillip Island Australia 2005 MotoGP
8 Losail Circuit Qatar 2005 MotoGP
 

2013 Sport-Touring Shootout 1

2013 Sport-Touring Shootout 1

It was a gross underestimation of time and distance on my behalf that got us into Death Valley so late, but riding through a moonlit desert in frigid temperatures at triple-digit speeds is an appropriate mission for a sport-touring bike. This environment also lends to emphasize the advantages...

Published on January 24 2013, 09:24
Source: www.motorcycle.com
 

Depending on how sporty you like your touring bike, or how touring-oriented you like your sportbike, there is something for every taste these days. Which is the best? To answer that, we first spent some time hashing out here at MO what a "Sport-tourer" is. Does it mean factory hard bags?... 

MSRP $14,016 $13,295 $13,999 Horsepower 78.4 @ 8300 rpm 96.6 @ 9500 rpm 105.3 @ 9300 rpm Torque 54.4 ft-lb. @ 6100 rpm 58.7 ft-lb. @ 7700 rpm 66.1 ft-lb. @ 7300 rpm Engine Capacity 798 cc 821 cc 999 cc Engine Type DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel Twin, dry sump Testastretta, liquid-cooled, 11°... 

Adventure-touring bikes can also make great sport-tourers, and none more so than Ducati's 2013 Multistrada S Touring model. With amenities such as traction control, ABS, lockable/removable hard luggage, heated grips and an adjustable windscreen, Ducati's Multi differs from its sport-touring... 

For riders who love sport-touring, this has gotta be the golden age. A decade and a half ago, motorcycles that could unravel a zigzag backroad nearly as well as a sportbike yet make open-road travel almost as enjoyable as a full-blown touring rig were few and far between. But today, about a... 

Not surprisingly, the beginner bike landscape looks a bit different, too. The Ninja 300 is more your traditional newbie bike, if there exists such a thing. While no longer the 250cc displacement it has long been (and the Honda continues to be), the winner of our 2013 Beginner Bike shootout is... 

On this we can agree, BMW's R1200RT is the best sport-touring motorcycle available today. The newly designed Beemer won our 2014 Sport-Touring Final SmackDown + Video, and was chosen by both MO editors and MO readers as the class winner, making it a unanimous decision. As one of the lighter... 

According to my weather app, it was officially 100 degrees at 10pm the night we rode in to Borrego Springs, CA, during our Middleweight Sport-Touring Shootout. I'm sitting poolside sipping a tasty, cold beverage while bossmen, Kevin Duke and Sean Alexander, discuss the finer points of gun...