The most comfortable bike you never rode?

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

  1. beemerphile

    beemerphile Long timer

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    Why? It is a great bike.
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  2. Eric Plante

    Eric Plante Adventurer

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    I am a pround 2011 Norge owner. It is in deed a very comfy ride!
    It handles very well ( way better than my former bike- BMW K1200 RS) in the twisties and multi days 10 hours+ rides are easy!

    The engine is so alive and has its own personality and what a sound!
    You have to try it!
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  3. Clint Taurus

    Clint Taurus Been here awhile

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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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  4. lucas123

    lucas123 Been here awhile

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    Triumph Tiger Explorer. Feels custom-made for me.
    Everything is perfectly placed in stock form.
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  5. ninepeaks9

    ninepeaks9 Been here awhile

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    As long as we're talking comfort, nothing beats Burgman 650. :1drink
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  6. pauljr

    pauljr Adventurer

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    90 Kawasaki Concours 1000, but our Honda St1100 was a close second.
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  7. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    I know...I say that tongue-in-cheek. The bike gets little respect among the adventurer crowd.

    Once my CBR250R has outstayed its welcome, I'm gonna take a hard look at the NC700X -- and the new 500X.
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  8. DaveBall

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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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  9. rider33

    rider33 Long timer

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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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  10. neilc

    neilc Been here awhile

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    BMW K1200RS R1100RS R1100GS F800R and R1150R Rockster
    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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  11. Cos

    Cos Re-Greekified

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    Just felt right all over the place.

    If i actually rode it...:dunno
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  12. PeterW

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    Ashamed to say Yamaha TX 750.

    Why anyone would put an all day comfortable seat on a bike that was prone to hand-grenading well before your butt went numb, god know, but that's life I guess.

    Pete
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  13. shil

    shil deus ex machina

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    Exactly this. Something about that bike really appeals to me.
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  14. zooomgovroom

    zooomgovroom hooligan-esque

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    a KZ1000 Police bike with a small little backrest...it was cushy for sure...
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  15. cls

    cls Long timer

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    Hmm, no Aprilia Futura? I always heard they were so comfy, especially the seat. It felt really good in the showroom for those 2-3 minutes...
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  16. RblueR

    RblueR Intrepid Brother Bob

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    1995 K75RT very comfortable & very boring.:rofl
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  17. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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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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  18. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Long timer

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    The best seat I've ever sat on has been the stocker on my Aprilia Futura. I rode it back from NYC to Memphis in two days and my butt felt like it had just been massaged by virgins rubbing it with rose petals.
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  19. cug

    cug --

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    So, what's the percentage of people who actually read the thread title and are responding correctly?

    Just a little hint: "ever" does not equal "never" ...
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  20. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Long timer

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    but ever is included in never :)
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