Originally Posted by Black Hills
If I was doing a coast to coast ride or a iron butt ride of any type and staying on good roads I would choose and FJR. very comfortable, great wind protection, good range and tons of power. for everything else my 1190 Adventure will work just fine.
Doesn't have to be coast to coast or iron butt. I have yet to do either but mostly just weekend trips. The FJR doesn't know where its going or for how long. The comfort, wind protection, range and power is great, whether the ride is 2 hours, 2 days, or two months.
I had a strom then a CBF1000 which I sold last summer. I debated the last six months on which bike to replace it with, a tenere or FJR. I factored that only a very small portion of my riding will be off pavement, and that would be just campgrounds. I chose an FJR.