Originally Posted by Cakeeater
Hard to beat this. My wife -- who barely tolerated riding on the back of even 'standard' motorbikes -- simply loves riding on this.
She controls the choice of music and volume...and she likes the seat comfort a bit better than a Gold Wing...and she definitely digs that Harley low-level vibe at idle.
And space isn't much of an issue. Pic here has my removable backrest on and my airhawk. Both awesome addons for 900 mile days.
You should give it a try. It's no Monster, but it handles much better in the twisties than you might think.
Too bad HD is recalling over 300,000 bikes, most touring models since 2009.