Toured europe on an early unfaired 1200 (in 97!), so if you're looking at the 1250 I have no idea, but the old oil cooled one... We did lots of sustained high speeds which wasn't what I normally used the bike for. I think my neck grew by about 2 inches in a week. The tank range was pretty poor compared to the other bikes I was riding with. Wheelied too easily for the wife's liking and the centre stand touched down very easily. The stock rear shock is way to soft for the torque it produces which makes it buck and wallow driving out of corners 2-up. But it was pretty OK, and a lot of fun. A faired one would make more sense for sure.