The most comfortable bike you never rode?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by trrt, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. trrt

    trrt Been here awhile

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    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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  2. Unleaded

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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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  3. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    BMW K100RS and K1100RS.

    Had a K1100RS. Sold it to buy a C-14 Concours- BIG MISTAKE.

    Traded it in for a '92 K100RS. Like putting on a pair of comfortable slippers. I have very long arms- fits me so well. :D
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  4. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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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!
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  5. Jackazz

    Jackazz Been here awhile

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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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  6. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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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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  7. Worroll

    Worroll Been here awhile

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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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  8. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    The G-Wing. Especially with a cup holder.
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  9. scrannel

    scrannel Scrannel

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    Ducati 750GT. Bought new when I was a kid in 1974. Still have it.
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  10. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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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) :ricky
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  11. DRconvertible

    DRconvertible Lurking in SoCal

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    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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  12. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Probably would be the k1600gtl, test drove one and really enjoyed the ergos on it.
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  13. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    Hate to admit it...NC700X.
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  14. Unleaded

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    Now that's a motorcycle trip! And long enough that if you say it's comfortable, it's comfortable.:lol3

    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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  15. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Electra Glide Ultra Limited but I'm biased, thirty years ago I would have said it was 1976 CB750. I'm thinking twenty years from now it will be somwthing ligher and smaller.
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  16. sloryder

    sloryder Been here awhile

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    My 950 V-Star with a Mustang seat.
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  17. Joe

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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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  18. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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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...:lol3
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  19. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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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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  20. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    This one....sat on one at the bike show and my ass was in love. Monster of a bike but damn did it feel comfy!1
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