Yes I am wanting to eat up on road miles. I find the 800GS less than satisfactory for this compared to my 1100GS so I'm hoping to split the difference. And I want to be able to do long stretches off road as well. My 1100GS was great on the tarmac but not so great off road though I took it across the entire state of Idaho on fire roads and jeep trails one Summer.
I tend to cruise on the highway at 75-85. Plus I want to have FUN! Thanks for all the replies so far