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Motorcycles 2018 Luxury Touring Motorcycle MSRP Comparison

21:57  10 november  2017
21:57  10 november  2017 Source:   motorcyclistonline.com

2018 Yamaha Star Venture Behind the Design

  2018 Yamaha Star Venture Behind the Design The story behind Yamaha's new transcontinental touring bikeRight now, riders have two basic touring choices: sophisticated-but-soulless luxury machines from metric manufacturers or traditional American V-twins that typically offer more “authenticity” than modern amenities. Yamaha’s Derek Brooks calls this the “full-dress paradox” and says this is the problem Yamaha set out to solve with its new Star Venture. “Why should buyers have to choose between traditional emotional appeal and modern technology and luxury?” Brooks asks.

We compare the manufacturer suggested retail pricing of 19 luxury touring models from BMW, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, and Yamaha. BMW, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, and Yamaha all offer premium, full-dress motorcycles made for comfortable long-distance touring .

Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. 2018 Luxury Touring Motorcycle MSRP Comparison . BMW, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, and Yamaha all offer premium, full-dress motorcycles made for comfortable long-distance touring .

Weighing the bike for the buck of 19 touring titans

BMW, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, and Yamaha all offer premium, full-dress motorcycles made for comfortable long-distance touring. It’s easy to get lost in the multitude of options available from each manufacturer. It’s even tougher to evaluate the cost-per-dollar ratio of each of the specific models and their respective packages.

This Gorgeous Bespoke Motorcycle Will Set You Back Over $50,000

  This Gorgeous Bespoke Motorcycle Will Set You Back Over $50,000 This Australian-French-Japanese hybrid comes trimmed in crocodile.The Paris-based shop, Blitz Motorcycles, modifies older bikes into scrambler and hooligan-style standards. It works most often with BMW twins, but also a range of Japanese bikes, at least one Moto Guzzi, and a Harley Sportster from 1991. The bearded Frenchmen who run the shop designed this particular scrambler around a heavily reworked Kawasaki W650, which the Japanese manufacturer built from the late 90s through 2007. Among other work, the Blitz team lowered the frame, fitted track handlebars and knobby tires, and trimmed the seats, tank strap and grips in genuine crocodile.

2018 Comparison Luxury Motorcycle MSRP Touring 2017-10-30. Touring Motorcycle Comparison : Harley Electra Glide, Honda. Let's be clear from the outset. These three motorcycles are full-dress tourers in cruiser We compare the manufacturer suggested retail pricing of 19 luxury

2018 Comparison Luxury Motorcycle MSRP Touring 2017-10-30. Touring Motorcycle Comparison : Harley Electra Glide, Honda. Let's be clear from the outset. These three motorcycles are full-dress tourers in cruiser We compare the manufacturer suggested retail pricing of 19 luxury

In light of Honda’s new 2018 Gold Wing release, we thought it would be beneficial to take a closer look at the grandest of the grand—the cream of the crop—in all their five-figure glory. For the sake of simplicity, we’ve broken this chart into three separate categories: brand, model, and price.

BrandModelPrice
BMWK1600GT$22,595
BMWK1600B$23,545
BMWK1600GTL$25,595
BMWK1600GTL Exclusive$30,395
Harley-DavidsonElectra Glide Ultra Classic$24,249
Harley-DavidsonRoad Glide Ultra$26,399
Harley-DavidsonUltra Limited Low$26,899
Harley-DavidsonUltra Limited$26,999
Harley-DavidsonCVO Limited$42,949
HondaGold Wing$23,500
HondaGold Wing DCT$24,700
HondaGold Wing Tour$26,700
HondaGold Wing Tour DCT$27,700
HondaGold Wing Tour Airbag DCT$31,500
IndianRoadmaster Classic$26,999
IndianRoadmaster$28,999
IndianRoadmaster Elite$36,999
YamahaStar Venture$24,999
YamahaStar Venture Transcontinental$26,999

While it’s easy enough to compare these models on paper, personal preference will always be more subjective. As Social Media Specialist Brian Hatano stated in his Yamaha Star Venture review, “The flip side to the touring/cruiser paradox has nothing to do with practical amenities, power, or price. It’s more about heritage and emotional attraction to the machine. Whether [a specific model] checks those boxes, of course, depends on the individual.”

We want your opinions. What do you look for first and foremost in a touring motorcycle? Are comfort and storage worth more to you than engine performance and mileage? Do you favor one brand over others? How do you tour?

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