I've done 1000 miles in 16 hours, did it hurt? Only in the last hour or so of riding did it begin to wear me down. That said, I've been eyeing up the GLs the past few weeks as a second bike for the missus. Before I jump in that direction though, I'm making the VFR as comfy as I can for her first, and getting her bum used to it .... I'd prefer to buy a newer GL when I have the money rather than an older one now.