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trrt 12-04-2012 05:43 AM

The most comfortable bike you never rode?
 
You know, that bike you sat on at the bike show or at the dealer, the one that felt like it was just the perfect fit for your body shape and put you in the most natural riding position, but you never got to ride one to see if it really was that good......... which bike was that?

For me, the Yamaha TDM900. Never sat on a bike that felt more comfortable in terms of the riding position, but never got to ride one to know for sure.


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Unleaded 12-04-2012 06:02 AM

For me it was the Victory Kingpin. I've never owned a cruiser of any make, and Victorys in general just look cartoonish to me. But in the showroom, that bike really made me want to take it for a spin. Just felt right for relaxed touring.

DC2wheels 12-04-2012 06:02 AM

BMW K100RS and K1100RS.

Had a K1100RS. Sold it to buy a C-14 Concours- BIG MISTAKE.

Traded it in for a '92 K100RS. Like putting on a pair of comfortable slippers. I have very long arms- fits me so well. :D

Rollin' 12-04-2012 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unleaded (Post 20174590)
For me it was the Victory Kingpin. I've never owned a cruiser of any make, and Victorys in general just look cartoonish to me. But in the showroom, that bike really made me want to take it for a spin. Just felt right for relaxed touring.

The Kingpin is comfortable. My longest ride on a Victory was on a Kingpin and that was 16 day, 12,000 mile trip!

Jackazz 12-04-2012 07:07 AM

For me it was a guzzi Norge and Stelvio last winter, Comfy, upright and they felt a lot thinner than I thought they would.
I'd still like to test ride both.

JA

Mobiker 12-04-2012 07:10 AM

Ducati Multistrada 620. Felt perfect in the showroom. I've sat on 2 Versys's (Versi ?). A first gen and a second gen. Both felt really good sitting in the showroom.

Worroll 12-04-2012 07:12 AM

Haven't sat on all that many bikes, but the most comfortable- 86 Yamaha venture. Riding on the highway was a comfortable as driving my old Town Car.

gore-tx 12-04-2012 07:19 AM

The G-Wing. Especially with a cup holder.

scrannel 12-04-2012 07:23 AM

Ducati 750GT. Bought new when I was a kid in 1974. Still have it.

DAKEZ 12-04-2012 07:29 AM

"NEVER" rode
 
I found that the Kawasaki Voyager 1700 had one of the most comfortable saddles ever put on a motorcycle. (IMO)

Not that I would want to own a mega cruiser like that but I wouldn't mind taking one for a long ride around the Northwest. (once) :ricky

DRconvertible 12-04-2012 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAKEZ (Post 20175047)
I found that the Kawasaki Voyager 1700 had one of the most comfortable saddles ever put on a motorcycle. (IMO)

Not that I would want to own a mega cruiser like that but I wouldn't mind taking one for a long ride around the Northwest. (once)

The stock seat was good for about 90 minutes for me. I put on a Russell and am not looking back.

lmyamen 12-04-2012 07:44 AM

Probably would be the k1600gtl, test drove one and really enjoyed the ergos on it.

DiabloADV 12-04-2012 07:51 AM

Hate to admit it...NC700X.

Unleaded 12-04-2012 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rollin' (Post 20174799)
The Kingpin is comfortable. My longest ride on a Victory was on a Kingpin and that was 16 day, 12,000 mile trip!

Now that's a motorcycle trip! And long enough that if you say it's comfortable, it's comfortable.:lol3

Another bike I sat on and loved - but never rode - was the Aprilia Futura. Ergos were very similar to the K12S/K13S I've had in the past...but the OEM seat seemed ridiculously comfortable. But then, many of them do, during the 30-second showroom test, I guess.

EricD10563 12-04-2012 09:05 AM

Electra Glide Ultra Limited but I'm biased, thirty years ago I would have said it was 1976 CB750. I'm thinking twenty years from now it will be somwthing ligher and smaller.


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