japanese bikes are more popular here in singapore due to its cost, after sales service and support. if cost is not an issue to you, 1200 gs or adventure, ducati, triumph etc are readily available. services are good too. dont worry about parts and service, many workshops here are competing to give their best to the growing biking community. 1200cc is not that big in singapore. we have stx, fjr, harley, ducati on the road everyday. though in city traffic, you may find yourself easy on smaller cc. but who cares. big bike rules and draws greater attention from other traffic users. mid-size bikes like 600cc-650cc-750cc are common with singaporeans due to economical and safety reason. i am currently riding a weestrom. as for bike touring, biking trips, log on to www.singaporebikes.com and join us for touring to malaysia and thailand. some even go to cambodia and laos. many other bike clubs and websites on bikes and bikings too. they are many riders who organise such trips for free, just for the love of biking. i love malaysia and thailand. come. you will fall in love with singapore, malaysia and thailand too.