Old 11-14-15, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Pemetic2006 View Post
I'm looking to possibly get a Japanese touring bike. Not to tour but because I think they're just that damn cool. Would the suggestion be to pass, since I don't intend to tour with it, but to just ride it?
I do not understand the people who unload fine, fine-ass touring bikes because they "don't tour."

No, a touring bike isn't going to ride or corner or respond like an ultralight race bike- it's not supposed to.

I liken the ride of my tourers to the ride of a 1972 Cadillac Eldorado.
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I might have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for these blasted kids and their dog.

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