I was reading an article written by Ben Cope, on VisorDown, describing an ultra light packing list for motorcycle touring. The author's 7 day/3200km sport touring ride to Morocco was his example, but the items list was short and concise. Anyone planning a ride from accommodation to accommodation, and not camping, could run as light a load, regardless of the choice bike or road surface. Just swap a spare set of goggles, instead of visor, plus some dirt gloves and you'd be set! Ben carries his kit in a backpack, we'd put it in a Rogue Dry Bag and strap it to the tail rack.