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Old 08-23-2005, 12:15 PM   #31
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Default The VFR

The VFR HAD great passanger accomidation, until my GF got a VStrom 650 and we take that 2-up instead...



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Old 08-23-2005, 02:27 PM   #32
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Default Re: Sporty bike with comfortable pillion?

Try the Kawasaki ZRX1200R!!! My modified ZRX1200R will stay with a R-1 in a straight line and pass it 2-UP on curvy roads, gets 50 mpg when ridden sanely...all with old tech carbs. My total outlay was under (new) $9000 including a set of OHLINS, slip on STAINTUNE, Jet Kit, Sargent seat, braided lines, K&N and fork upgrade.



Most importantly, my wife loves the comfotable seat and really likes the handles! She actually enjoys the ride! Old school rules!
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Old 08-23-2005, 03:36 PM   #33
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Default Re: Sporty bike with comfortable pillion?

I owned an '02. They are fantastic bikes.

But you have to admit, you are a better rider than the guy on the R1.
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:30 PM   #34
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I'll correct your correction. The 04+ 919s have rebound and compression/rebound adjustability up front and preload adjustability in the rear.



I'm a proud owner of an 02, and even without adjustability it's a top notch bike. And it's a Honda. Can't compare it to an FZ though, I've never ridden one.
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:33 PM   #35
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Default Re: Sporty bike with comfortable pillion?

You lost me after you listed BMWs, Ducs and Triumphs as the only true ST options in the BMWs class... looks like we know which brands your dealer stocks.
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Old 08-24-2005, 04:51 AM   #36
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Default Re: Sporty bike with comfortable pillion?

I 2nd the ZRX vote - with the enormous amount of torque available at low RPMs (78ft lbs on mine at 2800 rpm - stock), and with a Corbin or Sargent seat the comfort is unsurpassed.
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Old 08-24-2005, 06:49 AM   #37
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Default Re: Sporty bike with comfortable pillion?

I KNEW this would be a lister!



"but not on the stock seat. My wife hates the stock seat."



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Old 09-16-2005, 05:56 PM   #38
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Default Re: Sporty bike with comfortable pillion?

I know this may sound crazy but my buddy has a yamaha R6 and his girlfriend rides on the pilion pretty often. The other day I was sitting in his driveway on my Duc 748 and she jumped on the back of my bike and immediately said "woah this is a lot more comfortable than the R6."
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:23 AM   #39
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ZRX? Good pillion? You into Midgets? Wife hates the ZRX 'cause of the footpeg location. She will go all day on the 650 V-Strom, though. We're kinda older. 10K miles on both bikes so far.
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