For those of us on a constrained budget the sports tourer never went away selling my Sprint was the wrong thing to do, but needs must when the devil drives. Guzzi looks ok, piddly looking panniers mind.
Yes, agreed on the panniers (unless their looks are deceptive), my '08 SprintST also had too small panniers. My recently bought B#W S1000XR only just passes the “will it take a full face helmet” test in both sides (plus 2 in the top box - just).
Nice to see the Guzzi has a sensible seat height, and looks comfy too. Plus shaft drive.
Come on Triumph, show us what you can do, not everyone wants an “Adventure” bike.
It shouldn’t, but dealer accessibility (& bike reliability) is a significant factor in my choice of motorcycle. I had a Multistrada and the too frequent 3hr round trip from deepest Cornwall to my nearest dealer in Plymouth was a nightmare.
BMW having opened a dealer a few years ago in Falmouth just 20 mins away has much to do with my recent purchase.