Is it good to do 500-700 kms a day with pillon as planning a 5000kms trip with pillon and want to add panniers and top box for pillon back support.I did 38 500 km on my Scrambler FT since last may. This is my only bike so far, and I did long trips - over 700 km per day (excluding highways - I try to avoid them, because they're boring). I got 30L and 20L Kriega bags, which for me is enough to pack a lot of things for a long trip. I also travelled with a tent mounted on top of the bags - no problem at all. I can't compare riding to other bikes, because it is my first motorcycle ever. Technically - no problems at all. I do maintanance service regularly. The only thing is, it started to consume oil after 30k km, and it is the second Scrambler I know that has such an issue.
I'm 173 cm height and I got used to the seat. I do stop every 150-170 km for refuelling, so It's hard to say if you can ride on it all day long I also stop a lot for taking photos. I got the bars lowered, and now for me the comfortable speed concerning windblast is below 150 kmph. The wind was the issue when I got standard FT handlebars, which were a bit too high for me. But I'm completely in love with the bike and even comparing to Triumph Thruxton I tested, I was glad I chose Scrambler.
The best mods:
- exhaust (I got IXIL RC2 - sound and power)
- rear sprocket from Panigale (longer gears for touring)
- lower Rizoma handlebars
- suspension change to Andreani front and Ohlins rear
- Brembo brake pump
But I did almost 20K km without those mods, and it was still a nice ride.