Understood. I always follow docs orders. I'm no longer the tough young guy I used to be. ;-)
Physically, I probably would be been more comfortable on the INT model vice the GT. More upright position. Kinda like my old Mille' GT was years ago. But I am down to just taking hour long joy rides anymore. leaning into the wind at speed leaves me well balanced on the bike. Like body surfing the wind. No pressure on my wrists! I'm sure I could ride it pretty comfortably across the state for a rally and camping, I would just to stretch here and there. Red lights are good for that. Would have to stop every couple hours for gas regardless, so the bike has breaks built into it that way. I used to tour my V11S years ago by taking back roads everywhere I went. Any interstate I took was just a short hop to get to the next back road. In that case, red lights and gas stops gave me the breaks my body needed. I'd go all day tank to tank like that and cover 500 miles.
I will be putting thicker softer grips on it soon for comfort. The stock grips are thin firm rubber with a fine diamond pattern for good grip. A classic sport bike grip, but my weak arthritic hands prefer a thicker gel grip like Pro makes. Those have been my favorite grips for 20 years now.
The stock seat was pretty good comfort wise. The aftermarket wider seat I have on it now is very good. Especially for the $120 I paid for it shipped from India. Other than that, it suits me really well. Like a smaller lighter version of my old Mille' GT I had in the 90's. A great sporty standard bike.