I didn't ever mount hard luggage to the SV1000n, but I did take it sport touring this summer. I did about 1300 miles over a four day period, including a big first day of over 450 miles. A set of soft-luggage (unfortunately scratched the hell out of the tail of the bike) allowed for gear, but for comfort I went custom corbin, buell pegs, grip puppies and tech-spec tankpads. The bike ran like a dream, was all day comfortable and actually ended up being the "comfortable" bike on the trip! Once we got away from society a bit, I was finally able to open her up a bit and saw an indicated 114 on the speedo before thoughts of cold jail cells and/or bike pieces splayed across the freeway got the better of my senses. I'd still like to go with hard luggage for security and to save the finish on the bike, but I think I'll keep this one for a while longer. More smiles per miles than any other "tourer" I've owned yet!