I do really like the flared drop bars for off road riding, but I always find them awkward for road use. The hood position is just barely there, you have to have you wrists canted in at an awkward angle. The tops weren't much better, narrow and right next to the stem. They work great in the drops though, but it's always a challenge for me to get them set high enough. At 6 foot 3, with long legs, getting the bars even close to saddle height requires the longest most noodle like stem nitto has ever made. Or a new bike, but I'm too poor for that.
They are great bars, but maybe not for a touring bike.