I went for a 150 mile ride today and have to say I thouroly enjoyed the 109. The 109 is a great ride. I found the seat to be comfortable and could have gone extra miles if I would have had time. The foot pegs and bars are in good positions for me, but for longer rides the bars could be a little higher. I found vibration to be minimaul through the pegs and grips. The bike handles great, but you need to be alert to steering changes at higher speeds and in cross winds. Now if Suzuki would produce a tourer off of the 109 they could slip right into the luxo tourer group and give Honda and HD a good run for their money. Of course the bike would need a fairing, touring windshield, driving lights, Touring seat and pillion with hard bags and trunk. Communications devices would also be great. I feel that a 109 configured for touring would be a nice five or six hundred mile a day ride. One that would be dependable, enjoyable and equatible to purchase.