I have an 05 burg 650. It would be a fine long distance tourer and it can be ridden hard in the corners like a sportbike. Heck, you can even take it off road! It'll do pretty much anything you ask of it.
The manual thumb shift is a gimmicky feature that you'll probably try once and never use it again. It's silly if you ask me. Same with the power button. The power button is ok if you want to get the jump on a car or harley next to you at the stoplight but the added engine braking when you slow is really annoying.
I've installed an alarm, am/fm radio w/ipod input and 2 speakers, radar detector, stebel air horn, rear box, LEDs in the mirrors connected to the turn signals and more.
You can pick up a low mileage 2005 and newer for less than $4000 if you're vigilant.