Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Model: none at present
To me, the most important thing about a touring bike is comfort. If it isn't comfortable, you will not enjoy riding long distances on it. Next most important thing is reliability, and simplicity wins hands down here. I don't really care how many gadgets you load it down with, as long as the bike will run without them when they break down. But keep the engine simple and based on proven technology. It's a touring bike, not a roadracer, and doesn't need the latest racing technology to get the job done.
"New vehicles move the body. Old vehicles move the soul. Vintage forever"
"Obsolete does not mean it is not any good, it just means it is not made anymore"
"The simpler the better"
Save the environment. STOP the developers.
PGR member since 2007