My dad had one that I would ride on occasion. It was the 1000 cc version. It was alright, but it had this uncanny way of stalling at lower rpm's, and when it did, it was a bitch to keep up. Its a tall bike, and my dad is 5'10'' and had a hard time of keeping it up. He's no wimp either. It was hard for me as well even though I'm 6'2''. In my opinion, its too heavy and too finicky at lower rpm's during clutch engagement. He sold it after awhile and got a Yamaha FJR1300 which he's now had for 5 years.
My advice is to look at other bikes. If you're looking at it for its sport tourer type set up, look at the Honda ST1300 or Yamaha FJR1300, both come
equipped with dual side "bags", and you can put a top rear case on as well. The Honda will be a little more of a tour than the Yamaha, but the
Yamaha will have a slightly more sporty and aggressiveness to it over the Honda. If you have $$$$ to blow, you can look at BMW 1200GT, although, his
biking buddies with BMW's were always riding their Goldwings because their BMW's were in the shop