S.E or Adventure?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by effensteve, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

    Feb 10, 2010
    The far east (of Oregon)
    So here's the deal, I'm seriously considering getting a new to me 990 adventure, My wife likes the to go with me sometimes and I really enjoy her being along. So the adventure seems very cabable and really pretty easy to ride. We've test ridden a couple from the local shop. My question is, what are your opinions about a pillion on an SE. Could I get a seat built for those two up occasions and make it comfortable for her and me at the same time. The SE aught to be a blast, but not if she isn't happy. Seat height is not a concern. My DRZ is a 38" and its just fine.

    Any thoughts, opinions.

  2. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

    Apr 12, 2007
    Wanaka, New Zealand, ....What Trip!!!
    We have an SE so you will get a biased answer here. :D

    So far with 25000 km on our RTW on the SE it is great (total 56000 km so far), we have a Renazco seat which I have chopped to suit my height, we had the rear section modded so Ellen does not slide forward and it works a treat.

    The SE is some 24 kg lighter that the Adventure which appeals to me.

    Big tank if you want long distance, small screen with no buffeting ... perfecto :clap, I also prefer the look of the SE being an overgrown trailbike.

    Our seat, lower for me, bucket for Ellen

  3. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

    Oct 18, 2007
    Chandler, Arizona
    We have both and have tried rides on both. The Adventure is the preferred 2-up bike. My wife won't ride on the back of the SE for more than a few miles. We did ~300 miles one day on the SE. That was about 200 miles too far for either of us. We have done 600 mile days on the Adventure. The rider/passenger peg relationship on the Adventure makes it a lot easier for us both to stand in the rough stuff or just to stretch our legs, too.