Yes, I can feel the difference when I use Sport Mode...but the manual simply says "sport mode allows for more spirited driving" without actually identifying any specifics. For most people, this small list of disadvantages doesn’t compare to the gain. Is it just fuel mix? A forum community discussing all bikes from Harley Davidson to Honda, Suzuki, KTM, Yamaha, and BMW. That gets old. Also the part of the suspension that stiffens is the sway bars. 2016 M6 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Traded - 2015 A8 RT+ Sublime Green for my new love the 6.4L, 392 Hemi! You can get most of the touring amenities on a sport touring bike; side box, trunk, windshield, maybe cruise and heated grips and seat. If I were rich I would have a GL1800 parked next to my Ultra. I believe they are filled with that electromagnetic fluid and stiffen when the sport mode is activated. I know exactly what you mean Blaine. I use tour mode most of the time due to road conditions around town. Yes they are heavier, yes it takes a tad longer to get to 100 mph, No you can't carve the mountain passes like a sport bike. If you do any 2 up riding, your partner will much prefer the pillion seat on a touring bike as opposed to the back seat on a sport touring or cruiser. Sport mode 99% of the time... with exhaust set for track mode. I havent touched it since. Yeah buddy, I have a friend who has a GL 1800 and when we ride together he wants to switch. drove with sport mode the other day and it is a nice change when you need peppy driving. Here's where more high-end cars include more features to enhance the Sport mode experience. Since buying the car I mainly leave it in sport but over the last day I've put it in drive and have gone from 16 mpg to 27 (highway and some city). is there a drawback to using sport mode all the time, outside of spending more in gas money. Go from hands-free shifting to performance style manual shifting at the push of a button. Exhaust mode is set for track mode regardless if I am in Sport or Tour mode. While Sport Mode can actually lessen fuel consumption, it is mostly a balancing act. I figured out what I want and enjoyed every minute of being a part of my Ultra. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Our guide picks 5 of the best sports touring motorcycles, each one offering a different engine layout, different capacity and a different approach to clocking up big miles in comfort. But if you want performance. I have it on most of the time before it got tuned with all the exhaust mods. The display in the DIC that shows Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport and Track will default to Tour if the car was using Track prior to shutdown. However, I do have the exhaust set for track 100% of the time, love the great sound. The struts aren't actively adjustable. To answer the question of "why not use the Sport button all the time" is the fact that we do have city driving that really limits the fun of driving. However, a full out touring bike the BMW K1200, Goldwing, HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic (my bike), voyager, and others with full fairing, lowers, all the amenities will be much more comfortable for the long haul. Now Polyphony has released more details of what will make up GT Sport’s main online mode. 2012 650-xDrive Convertible. Am i right ?. However, if your looking for performance sport-touring has a big advantage over the bigger heavier touring bikes. My apologies if this has been thrashed about previously....newbie here. I tried sport mode on my auto RT for the first time today because I noticed that it no longer kicks down the gears like it used to in auto mode then when it was new. Once we crack the ECM, I'm hoping HPTuners and Trifecta can have the sport mode be the ARM state for the tune, so I don't have to turn cruise on and off. Heck, the new 2018 Ford Expedition that I’ve been driving this week even has one. I don't mind a little vibration from the handlebars, it's not excessive. Tour vs. Wouldn't that be something. From what I've read - there are stepper motors on the anti roll (sway) bars. Sport Mode? If the car happens to stay in sport mode (some people do this), the trans will always revert back to D after re-start. I drive in Individual mode most of the time (sport steering, normal throttle response, normal transmission). If you leave it in Sport then it will stay in Sport after shutdown. Really wanting to do the Ipod intergration if i can find one. A maximum torque of up to 75 Nm strenghtens the motor and the rider's personal contribution between 120% and 300%. Press the button and … If you can do without the fast charging, mix audio, phone call sharing and automatic pairing, get the Interphone Sport and save about $50.00 per intercom and maybe buy a couple of rechargeable power banks or install an on-board USB charger port on your motorcycle (review). Engaging sport mode basically encourages the car's powertrain to favor acceleration and power over fuel economy and smoothness. Dont get me wrong, the 3.6L is great, i love it. i thought it firmed up the anti-roll bars? Everytime I use mine on the parkways, the car feels like a whole new ride. otherwise i've been leaving it off for normal commuting. Select a different vehicle to begin a new search. I've learned to save sport mode for.my own time. The difference between touring and sport touring............about 30mph! There's a reason that sports cars are used in some races. I can feel the 103 cubic inch v twin running under me, I can hear the transmission and feel the gears as I shift. This mode will set suspension for maximum performance handling and is intended for spirited driving. How much faster is a 2017 3.6L V6 Camaro between TOUR and SPORT mode from 0-60 MPH? 2005 645, White, Chateau Red, Black Top. Sorry to revive the thread, but is there a difference in sound on a BMW 320d GT Sport ? • If AutoStick is engaged while in “Sport” mode, the transmission will remain in the selected gear even when maximum engine speed is reached. If I felt like cruising the strip I would have that Triumph rocket III with that massive 2,300 cc engine next to the wing. I thought long and hard before I bought my Ultra. Sport? For me I just love the Road King, however I wouldn’t chose it for a touring bike but certainly would for a one or two day outing. Bringing the BMW community together. +1 Can I get a amen and a couple alleluia's!! I am referring to the system that has differing suspension modes changeable by a dash button. Come join the discussion about Bimmerfest events, production numbers, programming, performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! 20 inch Saf Forged wheels- white chrome custome painted. You can tour on any machine, some folks even tour on small scooters! Touring vs. Sport touring bikes are overgrown sport bikes with bags. I don't notice any throttle progression difference in mine (2014 3.6 RWD premium) between tour and sport but there is an obvious difference between weather and the other modes with throttle progression. Depending on which BMW model you drive, the sport mode can be activated by a touch of the "Sport… The eMTB mode replaces the former sport mode with the Performance Line CX and varies between 'Tour' mode and 'Turbo'. Sport mode vs drive vs manual mode (08 r32 dsg) What's the difference between these three? We bitch a lot and don't praise some of the nice adds. Love the responses :thumbup:. Used sport mode once, after i realized how useless it is. However you are correct that isn't what they are built for. My advice is find a bike you fit comfortably on, then get the proper accessories to turn it into a touring bike. What does SM actually change? ! Daily around town driving is almost always in Sport mode. A lot depends on the make and model of the car. Thats the right way to put it. I have a 2015 with DSG. Select a different vehicle to begin a new search. JavaScript is disabled. I admit that the Goldwing is better than the Harley in almost every category except looks. Keep on having fun fellas! Do you want to (get it), to drag a knee, or do runs at high rates of fuel consumption. Idea being you can ride a sport bike that you can also tour on. As we have defined above, no they are separate, but not mutually exclusive. C7 Corvette Exhaust Tour vs Track Mode Exhaust Revs Started up the C7 corvette to let you hear the exhaust changes between Tour and Track Mode. Save up for one of the V8's. Moreover, using Sport Mode on the short-term level doesn’t create any issues you need to be concerned with. It will cost a lot less than finding out you made a mistake and want to trade for the other. It's insane how low the revs stay in drive. When it's said and done, all that really matters is that your 6 returns the favor for each time you turn it on. All other features I leave "Linked to drive mode" I had heard while at RF that "Track mode" while street driving can lead to some issues if you hit potholes as suspension is super stiff and can damage rims etc. They are lighter, faster, handle quicker than a full out touring bike. Tour if noise or ride is a passenger issue. Drive vs. sport mode. For me, a Sports Tourer should be 70% sport and 30% touring. Love that this is an option though and it's probably underappreciated and underutilized for the truck community. Go from hands-free shifting to performance style manual shifting at the push of a button. In fact, if you looked up smooth in the dictionary you would see a picture of a Goldwing. But, when on the back roads it is definitely in sport mode. I think everyone already covered what it does. Maybe if I was still a young pup I would care more for the power and handling; but my wild hairs fell out years ago. Your Steering Feels Tighter. In the latest information blowout for Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony Digital has released a full rundown on the game’s centerpiece, Sport Mode. Depending on the vehicle and how it’s engineered, that’s both a good and a bad thing. I switched on and off and noticed RPM increase with Sport on. All you need to do is take a good look at the bikes and you will see the difference. Then if I felt like getting it (whatever it is) I would ride the Wing. Hey Rev, talk about mountain roads, the 1800 will flat get down, it could give a sports bike a run for it's money. I asked the tech at my dealership what the difference is between the sports mode button in the center console and selecting the sports mode by pulling the gearshift to the left, he told me that just pulling the gear shift over only changes the the way the car holds the gears a few seconds longer and makes the throttle a little more responsive, if you hit the sports mode button it then goes into FULL sports mode changing fuel delivery, suspension dynamics, traction control, the works. The sport mode will put the trans in S. The trans S will not put the car in sport mode. it's also part of the active roll stabilization that is always active. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Not sure about US but in the UK i think the sports suspension will only change if the car has the "dynamic drive" pack fitted as an optional extra. My advice would be to leave the car as it is, do an exhaust, upgrade the suspension a bit, make it yours. And if I was really rich I would have a ST1300 next to the VFR and the Concours next to that, and maybe a Hayabusa trike just cause I have never seen one. Press and hold the sport button for 7 seconds to totally disable traction control be very careful though, to turn it back on just hit the button. But then again, when they all stop because their butts are burning I can wave as I keep on going. [SIGPIC]http://i45.tinypic.com/mcw7td.jpg[/SIGPIC]​. this is my I need to make it through this light technique or okay this idiot wont let me over so let me show you how I can get over. Sometimes I just like to feel it and i've got accustomed to hitting sportmode downshifting two and taking off. A forum community dedicated to BMW owners and enthusiasts. The old tortoise and the hare story........... yeah, the tortoise and the hare lol. It is soooo smooth and it insulates you from everything. Decide on what you want in a bike. Sport • This mode is driver selectable by the SPORT mode switch on the switch bank. With that said, driving in this condition long-term wears down the engine quicker and runs through fuel faster. Come join the discussion about performance modifications, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Suspension settings? Must be something about a Harley. However, I had to decide what I wanted in a motorcycle and I realized that I did not want to be separated or insulated from my motorcycle, I wanted to be a part of my machine. JavaScript is disabled. Spectators want Sport mode. Drive vs. sport mode. Now, I only need to turn it on when I want to go ape ****e. I was away for abit, so I didn't get to check all of the responses--thanks all for the input. I also agree that you should rent a sport tourer, big tourer and see the difference for your self. Sport-touring will have an up right riding position like a touring bike but not as comfortable for the long haul. You know what Rev, I certainly can’t argue with your opinion and feelings about your bike. Players who were involved in the closed beta for the game were given a taste of how Sport Mode will work in the full release. If I was living where I have long runs from point A to point B, (Highway 17) I would use the Sport all the time. The FUN button it sure is. These vehicles are often tuned to be as quick as possible but also offer superior handling to other vehicle types. Titanium Silver Metallic - M Package - Driver assist package- Cold weather package - luxury seating package - Bang & Oulfsen system. Still thinking of Lowering with springs. One thing I do like about my old Goldwing it is more like the old standard bikes, you experience the environment, and it handles like them. If it doesn't come with factory-fit hard luggage then it's, at best, just a soft sportsbike. The "Sport" mode on different makes and models (that have a "Sport" mode) are going to vary slightly. Throttle sensitivity and it keeps the RPM higher in gears. :onthego: Upon taking delivery last year, I set my steering to always be in sport mode. This is a mix of surface streets, expressways and Interstates. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Sport touring is a compromise or combination between a sport bike (crotch rocket) and touring bike. I do not know of anyway to start the car automatically in Track mode. agreed. I want to feel the road not be separated from it. If I'm going to be getting onto a highway or driving around the countryside I'll put it in sport mode to have more fun. Throttle sensitivity and shift points(RPM) for auto and shift speed on SMG. Sport mode. Lately, it seems that every new vehicle on the market now has a "Sport Mode." Drive Mode Selector Drivers can switch between Sport, Track, Tour and Ice/Snow drive modes to instantly tailor the look, sound and feel of the 2018 Camaro SS to experience four radically unique driving experiences: SNOW/ICE Snow/lce Normal N/A Stealth Tour TOUR SPORT TRACK ICE, SS ANO ZLI) Track Track Track Track Electronic Throttle Progression 4 Pro: Tighter Steering. MY2007 650 conv | Stratus Gray | Black Pearl | HUD | Night Vision | Sat | Logic 7 | RT Traffic | Cold Weather | 6-speed. Tune up: when sport mode is activated, engine output and driving dynamics take on sportier qualities, letting you enjoy your BMW's dynamic character at its peak. I might have a tendency of teasing some of you Harley riders but that is just because I can’t afford the one I would buy, after I bought the 1800 that I can’t afford. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Then I turn it off and manually dropped down to fourth gear. 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