I have a ST1300 in the garage that I've put 138,xxx miles on. I got my NC two years and 26,xxx miles ago. The last two Iron Butt rides I did, a Saddle Sore 1000 and a Bun Burner 1500 I did on the NC700X. The first year I owned the 700 I took it on tour for 16 days, 8 of which on one trip of about 3500 miles. The riding position is very comfy for me.... I have stock ergos but did install a larger windshield and hand guards to get better wind protection. My riding is nothing compared to OCR on this forum. He's seemingly always out cross country on his 700 and Strat Tuner just did a coast to coast to coast putt on his 700.