The twinkling stars and the moon above, or the dwindling campfire light are your only source of light. You can see right till the horizon in every direction and be mesmerised by the sand getting carried in the wind only to settle somewhere else, constantly changing the landscape.
All said and done, people who want to buy a Bullet will buy a Bullet. It's not a practical decision, it's love, and it's beyond logic. But for those of you who are looking for the best bike for touring, there are more practical and easier-to-live-with alternatives to help you achieve your goals.