Since buying my '06 I went on a 400mi. 1-day ride and said "That's the most I ever want to ride this in one day". Then 2 years ago I rode it down to Arkansas doing a 550mi. day coming home. Now this past weekend we went to Arkansas again riding 2,000mi. in 4 days with 2 - mi. days. I have to say as much as I like riding this bike, sure hurts to do these long days. Now distance isn't a big deal for me since I rode my ST1300 6,200mi. in 2 weeks back in June. I have done an 1,100mi. day on my '99 Buell, with all kinds of 'almost' 1,000mi. days on the ST. But this VFR just makes me hurt. I have heli-bar risers, lowered pegs, a Corbin seat. I did ride a guy's BMW K1200S and as much as I liked that bike, there is no way my knees would have liked that bike.