I have test ride the JH600 today and it handles well except it is not as powerful as the F650GS. But with a 20L tank and a 3-4L/100km fuel consumption, it should work well touring China. The subframe seems to be strong enough to add a pannier case frame with full 40kgs load. Factory engineers told me that it is built to mil spec and has been well tested by PLA. I will look further into this. Anyway, I shall be riding to Mianyang tomorrow and stay at Xing Ya Hotel. My ETA is about 6pm. I am looking forward to meet up with you for a chat. 60 riders from all over China will be with me so you will also get to meet them too. Have a good trip.