Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: On the water in Western Washington
Bikes: More than a few.
Why does this have to be in file format? It's a cool idea but very lofty if the plan is to represent every production touring bike out there, in the world. Go for it but it seems like a quarter of the factory built bikes found in The Loaded Touring Bike Photo Gallery aren't represented. Anyway, why not simply list all of the bikes and the brand links within the first post of this thread? If someone wanted it for offline use they could simple copy & paste, to whatever.
…and for those looking at such a list for possibilities, remember: Just because builder X builds a bike, designating it as a "touring bike", doesn't inherently mean that it's any better for touring than a bike you may already own which isn't called a "touring bike" by the builder. There are so many cross bikes, town bikes, mountain bikes, etc. which would be outstanding, all dependent upon what the rider is looking for.