Best Touring Motorcycle
A Road Bike where you SHOULD see it!
Not sure there's a best touring motorcycle out there. I ride an 02 road star, will send pic later when it's modifications are done for this yr.
Have added a batwing fairing for some music and to keep my hands dry (and I like the look) there are a lot of good bikes out there, each has their good and bad, also with the road star the leather bags are a bit small. I saw a 1998 springer and thought the bags were pretty cool did some research on them and found a small company in MA that makes them..are on there way as I write this.
The perfect touring bike is what ever you like and want it to be. I am new to this touring, rode bikes most of my life but only the last few yrs got into touring ( 16,000 km) last summer (approx 10,000 miles) and the best way to learn is to go out and do it and talk to people what works and what is just a waste of money.
Ideas and things learned and collected over time seem to work out best and keep an open mind to new and old ideas. I am the kind of person if I want some thing and it's not available I will figure out a way to make it.
As for camping I do camp..finding the right gear was a bit of a challenge but the outdoor stores work well, you will find you get what you pay for though. I don't like being like the Beverly Hillbillies going down the hwy with things sticking out all over the place, and this is where it just takes time to find out what works for you. Got stuck in a real down pour early this fall as I'm sitting in my tent, was warm and dry, but couldn't help but think "I have a perfectly good rv in my drive way". but wouldn't trade it for the world.