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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, 06:02 AM   #3
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Traded it in for a '92 K100RS. Like putting on a pair of comfortable slippers. I have very long arms- fits me so well.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:48 AM   #4
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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, 07:07 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:10 AM   #6
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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, 07:12 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:19 AM   #8
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:23 AM   #9
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:29 AM   #10
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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)
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:44 AM   #12
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Probably would be the k1600gtl, test drove one and really enjoyed the ergos on it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:51 AM   #13
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:13 AM   #14
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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, 09:05 AM   #15
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