OK... Let the Fight Begin! Which is the Best Touring Motorcycle?

Now, asking which is the Best Touring Motorcycle is about as sure a way to start a noisy 'debate' as you can think of, ain't it?

I mean... it's pretty much the Ford/Chevy feud that's been goin' on for a hundred years... only this one on two wheels! :-) ...

Whew! A fella that asks what's the best motorcycle oughta duck!



... and then go get his head examined. :-)

So... Take your best shot! Pick it! Which do you say is the Best Touring Motorcycle? Just play nice! No knives, guns, or knuckles... we're all friends here! :-)

I figure most folks are gonna either say... some variety of a Harley Davidson... or Honda Gold Wing... Then there's gonna be a goodly number that'll swear BMW is God's gift to Motorcycle Touring.

... and I won't throw rocks at any of those machines... I'd be happy to be splittin' the wind on any of 'em... as long as I was bending the twisties on Freedom Road!

But, Me?... For a 'Best Motorcycle', I'm partial to a more traditional cruiser motorcycle... without any fairings or windshields... Hell, I even prefer pegs to foot boards.

My preference for a Naked Cruiser seems to bother a good friend of mine too... Every time we stop at a cafe' and I'm brushin' busted bug leftovers off my jacket... all I can hear is him grousin'; "If you'd get a windshield, you wouldn't have to do that!"

... "Why? It only seems to bother you!" says I with a grin...

So... Whad-a-ya-think?

Which do you think is the Best Touring Motorcycle?

I know, that there's a whole lot of Motorcycle Touring riders that can only think of touring on a Harley or a BMW...

But there's got to be some others too...

How about sharing your ideas, opinions, and experience?

Let's see your bikes! ... and the best pictures aren't of your Touring Motorcycle...

... sitting on it's stand in the garage!... it'll be a picture of your favorite Motorcycle... out Cruising on Freedom Road!

... ahem!... we're waiting!

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