Originally Posted by digdesign
If you plan to ride only asphalt and around town consider getting a 1200GS. You'll be much more comfortable on such a long haul. I don't know how you can even consider the 796 for touring.
I bought mine the beginning of April, put 3000 miles on it the first week i had it, and another thousand since then, could not be happier!!!
Is it the best bike ever for touring... No
Is it better than the 1200 for touring... No
But it is alot cheaper than the 1200, and funner IMHO