400km per day is the average. Some days we do 600+km's, some days we do >300km's, depending on what parks we're in at the time, as we're also going through Monument Valley and other destinations.
The route is actually not planned. Each rider is left to their own devices to pair off, make their own smaller groups or whatever they like. The only organization is the prepaid hotel waiting for you at the end of the day. If you want to bugger off and ride your own ride, you're welcome to it. So no one's holding your hand.
And if I'm a RUB for deciding on riding a BMW after owning 25 motorcycles over a riding career of 18 years, then so be it. I've owned Jap, Brit, Italian and several BMW's and I love the bike I have, with no need to justify it to anyone.
I paid only $3K more than my last Yamaha (R1). So it's not like I got to be Donald Trump to walk in the front door of the dealership.
Sure there's guys who've had BMW's with probs, just like there's guys with Kawasakis or Ducatis or Hondas with probs. One lemon bike doesn't damn a whole brand.
Hey, if I'm a RUB now, then great. I'll wear a RUB t-shirt if you like. Alls I know is that I'm going to be riding around the Grand Canyon next week, on the saddle of my motorbike. If I'm a wimp because I'm only clocking 400km a day, stopping and enjoying the local scenery and taking my time enjoying each day, than ya'll are more man than me. Taking 2 weeks to go to Arizona and back on a bike sounds like heaven.