I'm sure you'll agree this is proof you can tour on a sports bike. On my Honda CBR600RR I clocked over 3,500 miles in eight days.
Starting in Matlock I visited Monte carlo, Rimini, Valentino Rossi's home town of Travullia and I even managed to visit Marco Simoncelli's grave.
Everything I needed was carried in a single tank bag. Comfort wasn't an issue but a better fuel range would havr been nice.