Best Sport-Touring Motorcycles To Purchase in 2023

BMW R 1250 RS

Sport-touring RS twin-cylinder BMWs have been around for decades. Its purpose is to provide the best ergonomics, aerodynamics, gear-hauling, and long-distance travel.

BMW R 1250 RT

"Touring" describes the BMW R 1250 RT. BMW used a 1,254cc liquid-cooled boxer engine, a six-speed transmission, and shaft drive to build the $19,995 2024 R 1250 RT.

BMW S 1000 XR

BMW's sport-tourer S 1000 XR won over a dozen World Superbike races. Under the rakish exterior, a 999cc DOHC inline-four makes 165 horsepower at 11,000 rpm.

Ducati SuperSport 950

Ducati's first V-twin model, the 750 GT, was a torquey roadster designed for quick, long-distance travel. This approach is appealing in the 2023 SuperSport 950.

Energica Experia

We'll test Energica's electric car "to the ends of our now-known world." The $23,750 Experia's electric powertrain can accelerate the 573-pound vehicle to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and 112 mph.

Honda NC750X DCT

Honda's clever and practical NC750X DCT. The DCT-integrated 745cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine is innovative. The DCT seamlessly shifts without a clutch lever.

Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

Sport-touring nirvana is achieved with the Ninja 1000SX's upright ergonomics, two-up seating with passenger grips, and four-way-adjustable windscreen. The ZX-10R costs $17,399 and the 1,043cc four-cylinder superbike $13,199.

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

KTM's mid-1990s single-cylinder Duke sparked a high-performance naked-bik trend that's only gotten better. In 2023, the 1290 Super Duke GT combines tremendous performance with "grand touring" components. 

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

Moto Guzzi creates a spirited sport-tourer because the Italian Alps are close to its hometown. The V100 Mandello ($15,490), Aviazione Navale ($16,990), and S ($17,490) are three sport-tourers.

Suzuki GSX-S1000GT

The GSX-S1000GT and GT+ soften Suzuki's racing lineage and offer touring. The 2023 GSX-S1000GT's liquid-cooled 999cc DOHC inline-four, six-speed gearbox, and aluminum twin-spar chassis cost $13,349.