View Full Version : Cruiser? Sport Touring? Touring?

04-12-2010, 04:52 PM
What would you guys classify an '82 GS850?

No bags on it at the moment (though I do have some). Has a small windshield. Sissy bar.

04-12-2010, 05:23 PM
Maybe Sport Touring? Seems like in '82 we had dirt bikes and road bikes. We really never even categorized touring bikes, they were just bigger (1200's), with saddlebags and a trunk, etc. About the only real separation of road bikes I can recall at the time were the Cafe Racers.

Maybe I was just disconnected!

Gas Man
04-12-2010, 05:27 PM

04-12-2010, 05:39 PM
JSM. Japanese Standard Motorcycle.

04-12-2010, 07:12 PM
JSM. Japanese Standard Motorcycle.

That sounds about right I guess.

04-13-2010, 12:26 AM
As a standard you can also count the Triumps and BSA's, very similar to what we call "naked" bikes today. No windshields or saddlebags, fairings or trunks. Transportation was the bottom line.