I got an 04 1150r for local 2up riding and it fills the bill perfectly. I have an RT, but unless we're going over 100 miles, we take the r. Easy to handle in town 2 up, cool in the hot weather, and plenty of power. They seem to be undervalued too. I got a hell of a deal on mine last fall. I test rode a 1200, and they are much more sophisticated but would've cost me about 4 times as much. JIm .