GSXS-F for touring
I didn't want to make this thread because I've bugged you guys about buying one of these so much already, but I'm at my whits end here looking for the right bike, so hear me out. The good news is I've ridden one around town and it's great, loved it. But that doesn't tell me much about how it's going to feel after 500 miles.
I make my own seats and I'd be putting a big Calsci on it so comfort is a non-issue, the bike is probably the most comfortable bike I've ridden. What I'm concerned about the overall idea of touring on what's basically a liter-bike. I made a list of alternates including a ZX14R, VFR1200, Ninja 1000, Versys 1000, Hayabusa, Bandit 1250, Blackbird, FJ-09 and a few more. Every single one has a deal breaker for me which leaves me with this dilemma of GSXS or nothing basically. I just can't bring myself to put money down on any of my options, several of which I've already had and sold for one reason or another.
So do things like a light flywheel, short gearing, minimal wind protections and relatively small fuel tank matter? I guess I can only answer these questions but if (and this is a big one) if the GSXS is set up well, does is make a good long distance bike?
Many thanks in advance, I very much hope I end up with this bike so I can return the favor with useful touring mods. I'm clearly a over-thinker and poor decision maker, but I'm crazy passionate about my riding so it is what it is.