I have wanted to get a sport touring bike for a while but have never been able to get in the saddle to actually try a lot of them so I'm looking for my fellow riders suggestions. The only bike I've owned was a CBR600F4 which was a great bike but after about an hour my wrists would starting getting sore so I never did any long rides. I've always wanted to travel across Canada but the CBR just wouldn't do it for me.
I've always liked the Ducati ST4 but I know there are the Honda VFR800, BMW 1200, and a few others. My preference would be to have hard luggage options for the bike.
Looking for recommendations, the good, the bad, and hopefully not the ugly.