I have seen a number of people at various places around the world that are using the ER6f for touring. From what I can see most people have started using the ER6f because it is a reliable bike and for the money is great value, and for the money saved they can be fitted out with Screens, panieers and top box and still walk away with some money in there pockets. The reason I ask is because I am looking at getting 2 of them so the wife and I can tour the east coast of Australia with an average of 300 to 400km's a day. So what do you all think? Please feel free to suggest any other bikes that would be more suitable. Thanks all.