Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
who said this bike won't tour?
Like you I used my R12R for touring and always found it totally adequate. Of course a GS is more suitable at the extremities but that is not to say the R12R and now the R9T won't do the job. I believe in the past people toured on bikes even before the GS was made.
There's something very satisfying about working out what suits the individual rather than just filling a couple of panniers and taking off on an adventure (many of which end up in a motel or hotel judging by experience and observing driveways.
What I like about your setup and mine (when I 'build' it) is that it will be another way to define the bike and the rider. Isn't that part of the customisation process?
2007 F800ST, 2007 R1200R, 2009 R1200GS, 2009 R1200R, 2008 HP2 Megamoto, 2011 R1200GS, 2013 R1200GS LC, 2014 R nineT, 2015 R1200RS, 2016 R nineT