350 mile day today
Thought this would be useful. Ive had my bike, an F for about 6 months and done about 5000 miles, all pretty short trips to the twisties.
One thing I havent done is a long day, so I had a day off and thought I would just see what its like. I have a GS BMW 1200 that I would use for touring, but sometimes its a bit too big for the extreme roads in the Alps so I thought I would just see if the F could compete. I know that it would be miles better once in the twisties, but I was a bit concerned how it would fare on those long days.
Long story short, it was absolutely fine. The day was a mix of twisty roads with an hour or so of motorways. I have the MRA screen on which gives a little more protection, but only slightly more.
It was 12 degrees and I have heated grips so I had summer gloves on- I was quite impressed with the fairings ability to deflect the cold air from my hands- something I never really imagined.
The seat was fine, and the comfort was miles better than my S1000R. Riding position spot on, Im 5`9 and 170 lbs.
Great MPG, and I was going for it when I could. Softened the suspension all around to make it a little more compliant.
Overall I wouldnt hesitate to take this to the Alps, or for a week away with long day rides- absolutely brilliant!!