To anyone who thinks you cant tour on a monster i just did 4653 kms in 9 days accross Thailand on a mixture of high grade tarmac ,concrete roads and some sandy rutted dirt tracks and a lot of in between roads , most of the time with 95 octane fuel but some 91 as well, nothing broke or fell off , it now needs a good clean and oil and filter change , chain was lubed with Wurth dry lube whiah is excellent .the mountains were spectacular altghough speeds had to be carefully judged on the u bends and switch backs full of gravel sand and diesel spills , rear brake pads need replacing as on the mountains it gets used heavily and also on the dirt roads ,the pirrelli diablos 3s too it all in their stride . the pilot is sore my legs hurt and my bum is sore , the seat is crap even with gel pad fitted it needs more padding at the front ,the engine slider bars are excellent feet forward pegs like a Harley when you want to rest the legs and bum a bit on easy roads. max speed was about 130mph most cruising on major highways was at 80mph with 160 miles between fillups but on one occassion i eked 190 miles from the tank in Petchabun when no fillup points in NamNao National park jungle run came up I was worried !!!!!! Day-1 pattaya -Hat lek-pattaya...border closed= no visa Day 2 Pattaya-Nakon Sawan Day 3 Nakon Sawan-Mae Sot-Mae sariang. both borders closed = no visa Day 4 Mae sariang- CMX Day 5 CMX-Mae Sai- tachilek...border open = Visa OK hooray !!!!! Day 6 Mae sai- Phu Che Fa -Nan Day 7 Nan - Pitsanalok-Khon Kaen Day 8 Khon Kaen - khorat Day 9 Khorat- pattaya Monster are excellent touring bikes ,I have a tank bag and alpinstars throw over panniers .