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Old 12-04-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-04-2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
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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!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:10 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:13 AM   #5
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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.

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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #6
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My 950 V-Star with a Mustang seat.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:08 AM   #7
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2012 Super Tenere. Sat on one at the Motorcycle show and I think with the seat on the highest position it may be a perfect fit.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #8
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At one time I would have said 2005 BMW R1200GS However I now say 2102 HD FLHR aka Road King
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #9
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #10
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For me, the most comfortable bike I never got a chance to ride was a brand new 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado with solo seat. I saw it sitting in a shop in Montreal back in 74. I had just purchased a new 73 BMW R75, the previous year that I loved at the time. But I went in and sat on that Guzzi and everything just fit. The seat fit my butt, and all the controls all seemed to be in just the right place. I was fairly new to riding at the time and my BMW was the biggest and heaviest I had ever ridden at the time. I thought that if I really wanted to do some major touring, I just might spring for the Guzzi. Unfortunately, due to having to pay of university bills, the money for the Guzzi never appeared. Even to this day, when ever I see one, I automatically start drooling.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #11
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'75 GL1000. It was HUGE and I didn't begin to have that kind of money but it sure felt like a perfect fit. They started to sprout plastic not long after that so I sort of lost interest but the old-school naked Wings still catch my eye.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:51 PM   #12
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I currently have a R1200R 2009 and I think BMW have lost the plot with this bike it looks OK Rides very well but has a very average seat for rider and truly awful pillion seat
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #13
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Sat on a Gold Wing and it was fantastic. But as soon as I tipped the bike up off the stand, I knew it felt too heavy for me. YMMV.

BMW K1600GTL had a comfy seat, and felt light enough on a test ride that I believe it would have been a fantastic bike. Just a little outside my price range, though.

HD Electra Glide was very nice.

Victory (I forget which model) was also very nice.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:06 PM   #14
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Great thread idea. How are people not understanding what this is asking?

Maybe 10 more posts til it turns into "post a pic of your bike" thread...
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #15
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For me it was a Yamaha Venture.
It was like a barcalounger. I never got to ride it beyond a putter around the lot.
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