After trying to find a decent tourer (which I can use for commuting) I've realized the trends here are completly different than elsewhere. I don't know why, but traditionally good companies and touring bikes like Surly, Kona , Co-motion etc are impossible to find .. Especially in Middle-Europe. However know I know which bikes do european tourers use, here real touring bikes like the Surly LHT (rigid frame,bent bar) are not a common thing.... the closest to it is the Ridgeback world series, and Kona Sutra, cyclocross bikes are more available tough.But for touring the trend is "trekking" or cross trekking bicycles, which has a straight bar , completly different frame style,and prices too. Here are some bikes in the upper trekking category which are made for long tours.
CUBE Delhi men metallic red (1100-1200 usd ) I'm a noob in specs, how good are they?
top touring bike of this german manufacturer
CUBE Touring Pro men black grey orange still good, but cheaper
CUBE Travel Pro men metallic blue anthrazit white entry level tourer
Hercules Ebikes und Fahrräder im Detail
I'm just wondering why us style touring bikes are very rare in this region... Still I'm curious what you say about them, would you go on a month long tour with one of these? By the way integrated lamps are good for touring? I can image it can break or go blind .