Most of my bikes have been 650's, and I've toured on 'em all...
...and the 650F on the bottom will do 117 indicated with some throttle left (or so I've been told...)
Some can flame away, but I love the look of the GSX650F with touring gear on it. Dead sexy!
I looked everywhere within 400 miles of me for a new one when I was buying in 2010. There were no '09 models imported and I didn't like the 2010 colors. I love that black/grey/red '08. Very nice bike bro. (not that I don't love my black FZ6R...)