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Motorcycle Design Magazine

Motorcycle types: Touring (aka tour, trans touring, tourer)

Motorcycle types: Touring


  • usually large motorcycles and large engines
  • excellent riding comfort for both rider and passenger
  • full air protection with large and often adjustable windscreen
  • great luggage carrying capacity, equipped with large side and rear cases
  • full on-board equipment, almost like a car
  • 16, 17 or 18 inch front wheels, alloy rims and touring tires
  • ideal for long-distance travel, mainly on motorway routes


  • heavy
  • bulky

Example of Touring motorcycles:

Motorcycle types: Touring

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