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A tourer is a motorcycle that is particularly suitable for long journeys . Tourers are usually lavishly disguised to effectively relieve the driver of the airstream. The classic sitting position is only slightly bent forward with the handlebars slightly raised. The knee angle is comfortable, around 80 to 90 degrees. The engine is designed more for pulling power (elasticity) than for maximum performance, so that a smooth, but not necessarily slow driving style is possible. The technology is usually low-maintenance, and cardan drives are often found in this motorcycle category .

Typical motorcycle models for this are:

image Manufacturer model engine Displacement power drive Empty weight Sales start
BMW K 1600 GT 02.jpg BMW K 1600 GT (K48) 6-cylinder in- line engine 1649 cc 118 kW (160 PS) Cardan drive 306 kg 2011
2015 R1200RT left.jpg BMW R 1200 RT (K52) 2-cylinder boxer engine 1170 cc 92 kW (125 PS) Cardan drive 274 kg 2014
Pan-european.jpg Honda ST1300 Pan European 4-cylinder V-engine 1261 cc 93 kW (126 hp) Cardan drive 325 kg 2002
Honda Gold Wing GL1800 - Indonesia International Motor Show 2018 - April 26th 2018.jpg Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (SC79) 6-cylinder boxer engine 1833 cc 93 kW (126 hp) Cardan drive 365 kg 2018
2013 Pacific Blue Triumph Trophy SE.jpg triumph Trophy SE 3-cylinder in-line engine 1215 cc 98 kW (133 hp) Cardan drive 301 kg 2012
Kawasaki Z1300.jpg Kawasaki Kawasaki Z1300 6-cylinder in-line engine 1286 cc 74 kW (101 hp) Cardan drive 294 kg 1979

Other tourers include:

At the end of the 1980s, the sport tourers were created , which are characterized by more powerful engines and chassis as well as a sportier sitting posture. The full fairing is usually designed more according to aerodynamic aspects and therefore not quite as expansive as on classic tourers.