Hello collective netrider wisdom. I am about to go off LAMS and have narrowed the search down to a sports tourer type bike. I had until recently intended to go down a 600 or 1000 path however having green Ps the +1 really enjoys riding and wants to come along. I frequently do 6 plus hour days sometimes up to 12 hours on the bike so I need something to take a pillion in comfort. I am however open to other suggestions however these are the fundamentals. 1. pillion comfort 2. bent over clip ons type position 3. provision for luggage (preferably hard panniers but anything is fine really) 4. <$10k preferably <$8k At the moment I am looking at the VFR 800 and 1200 CBR1100xx (getting a little old though) Hayabusa, Zx14. Power isn't a big consideration I've been on LAMS so anything will be great. As long as it's got acceptable grunt for two up. Any tips, comments or suggestions? Any bike that I am missing?