haha i hear ya.Yeah this definitely will be a better choice from outright touring and comfort point of view vs. the single R. I absolutely don't mind the 'slight' downgrade in outright performance as i don't think i can ever utilize all of what these S1000 I-4 engines have to offer anyway.
I actually got myself in a funny catch 22 situation after getting the S1000R... I really wanted to get the S1K and the only way to get wife quickly on board with the idea was me telling her that the pillion seat is comfortable enough (big mistake)...first couple of rides and damn I got busted! She's fallen in love with going for rides on the bike now, but just hates the seat. So i gotto start looking for a more comfortable touring bike as my next purchase. Not really a bad problem to have i say.
Hope to see your bike in person soon. Cheers!
i'm always around!