The pillion bike?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Echo3Niner, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Echo3Niner

    Echo3Niner Adventurer

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    Actually, I hadn't looked closely at the Stelvio 1200 ABS or the Norge (either of them) until today; interesting bikes. We may have to find a dealer in the area and see what they've got in stock...
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  2. WAP

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    The Multistrada was too tall for me as well, also 5'9 and ~30 inseam. Have you considered the 990 SMT? I sat on one a few weekends ago and it's really nice. My 5'10 gf thought highly of the seat and the legroom. I'm holding out for a test ride before committing to it.
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  3. Echo3Niner

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    Yes, after someone on here mentioned it, I did look at them. They are interesting, and I plan on taking a look at some point.
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  4. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    Passenger?

    Hard to beat this. My wife -- who barely tolerated riding on the back of even 'standard' motorbikes -- simply loves riding on this.

    She controls the choice of music and volume...and she likes the seat comfort a bit better than a Gold Wing...and she definitely digs that Harley low-level vibe at idle. :evil And space isn't much of an issue. Pic here has my removable backrest on and my airhawk. Both awesome addons for 900 mile days.

    You should give it a try. It's no Monster, but it handles much better in the twisties than you might think.

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  5. WAP

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    :rofl
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  6. Echo3Niner

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    I appreciate the thought, but you must've missed the beginning of this thread... No full bagger for me, sorry. :D
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  7. Echo3Niner

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  8. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    Mortons had a nicely setup stelvio on the floor recently. they are great about test rides there.
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  9. Cat0020

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    Too bad HD is recalling over 300,000 bikes, most touring models since 2009.

    HD recalls
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  10. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    Good point Cat. I take it all back. It's a lousy pillion bike. :snore
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  11. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    I don't know if they are "lousy pillion bikes", but the manufactuering process is surely crap when you need to recall over 300,000 of your primary product.
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  12. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    Good point again. But manufacturing is spelled this way, (not manufactuering) and the correct term is "more than" when discussing numbers. "Over" is a spacial term. As in: The mechanic jumped over the pool of oil left by the leaking final drive. The mechanic charged more than $1,000 for the repair.
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  13. Cat0020

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    Sure, when you cannot argue for your point, pick on simething else that distract from the topic.
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  14. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I'm not entirely sure how their sales of over 300,000 touring bikes since 2009 is a bad thing. :scratch Surely a recall of a rear brake switch is less an indication of 'crappiness' than consistent rear drive failures, deforming fuel tanks, and other issues that plague a few euro brands.

    I don't see you posting about that, so I'll assume you're just another HD bashing troll, and continue to dismiss your posts as the verbal diarrhea that they are.
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    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    What you don't see is simply your ignorance; stop assuming, maybe you will less likely to make mistakes.

    Diarrhea though may be unpleasant, but necessary when you have things in your digestive system that don't belong there. If you keep ignoring the diarrhea, you just end up hurting yourself.

    I never claim BMW is any better than HD.
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    I'm not seeing any rules violated here.. so long as we keep it civil... some garage talk will pass too.. and feel free to use PM if it's a personal issue and the Ignore function is good one too.
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  17. Echo3Niner

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    Soooooo.... Wonder if there are any other new for 2012 bikes that will make a good pillion option? (Trying to un-hijack my thread...)
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    You mean like the 2012 made-in-Japan Honda Goldwing? :1drinkI drove a buddies GL1800 this summer. Wow. There's a reason they've sold a ton of 'em. Not the kind of thing you want to take down a gravel road, but if you're sticking to pavement... I know it's not what you're looking for, but for 2 up riding very hard to beat a GL1500 or 1800... except maybe an ST1300 (luv 'em too).
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  19. 0ldhippie

    0ldhippie Been here awhile

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    All this is alittle pointless since ya ain't buying til after the 2012s hit and we really don't have all that info plus you really limit yourself buy ruling out japan & germany. If you are leaning towards the sprint ya really owe yourself a look at the ninja 1000. I don't think Japanese bike/cars have any "soul" either (honda & toyota are the worst) but the ninja 1000 is a great bike imho (even with them funky mufflers). There are exceptions to every generalization. :D
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  20. mike1952

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    Guzzi is Italian????