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Old 02-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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litre capacity bikes with usable passenger seats

Looking at a new streetbike, and I'd like to get something that is actually possible to ride 2 up on. Seems most modern litres have a maxi-pad for the back seat. Any suggestions?
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Look at the sport touring bikes like the FJ1300 or Concours, or even a Bandit 1250
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Busa's are great for passengers.
they can sit upright AND there's a great grab rail behind them, where it should be. helps to keep them from sliding into you and smashing your nuts against the tank
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Busa's are great for passengers.
they can sit upright AND there's a great grab rail behind them, where it should be. helps to keep them from sliding into you and smashing your nuts against the tank

I have been told in no uncertain terms that my skin is too light of a color to ride a busa, and the purchase of one will result in a swift kick in the nuts.


Hence the reason I'm looking at litres.
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my gf liked riding on my 636 more so than my r1... so might want to look into getting a 600?
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I have been told in no uncertain terms that my skin is too light of a color to ride a busa, and the purchase of one will result in a swift kick in the nuts.


Hence the reason I'm looking at litres.

If RacerX can pull it off, I think you're safe.
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What are your plans? Short rides around town and moderate backroads, she'll be fine on the sportbike pee pad.. but any substantial riding and it will wear thin... pun intended.. All the new litre bikes will be very similar to what you have now so far as seating.
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well, if your not "G" enough to do the busa, theres always the B-king...its purty
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well, if your not "G" enough to do the busa, theres always the B-king...its purty fuggin ugly though

I agree.
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lol. all the liter bikes have TINY back seats. Your racist comment about the busa was funny though - they have great back seats.
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my gf liked riding on my 636 more so than my r1... so might want to look into getting a 600?
I'm 230 lbs myself. Add another 120 for a female on the back, and you have to wring the neck of a little 600 to have any fun.

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What are your plans? Short rides around town and moderate backroads, she'll be fine on the sportbike pee pad.. but any substantial riding and it will wear thin... pun intended.. All the new litre bikes will be very similar to what you have now so far as seating.
Looking to be comfortable for 1-2 hours at a time for things like a trip to Galveston or college station.

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well, if your not "G" enough to do the busa, theres always the B-king...its purty
B king, as well as not being a litre bike, is ugly as sin. Ugly. as. sin.
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wait a tic... when did you get a lady friend?
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wait a tic... when did you get a lady friend?




Maybe I'm just hoping that by the time I stack the funds for another bike, a woman will be in the picture.
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B king, as well as not being a litre bike, is ugly as sin. Ugly. as. sin.

not a liter bike?


ok fine...sorry, a liter and a third, bike!



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I rode on the back of a gsxr 1k a few times....not fun but I didn't feel like I was gonna fall off. How big is this chick?
Not really worried about falling off so much as her being so saddle-sore by the time we get back to the house that I don't get to have my fun time with her no-no parts.


if you catch my drift.
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Not really worried about falling off so much as her being so saddle-sore by the time we get back to the house that I don't get to have my fun time with her no-no parts.


if you catch my drift.
if she really wants to ride on back she won't complain bout the ride now how matter how much it sucks. so get what you want to ride.
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how about a fz1?
i prefured the first gen over the second. Had both.
lots of easy mods that can be done. plenty fast enough and comfy for both.
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how about a fz1?
i prefured the first gen over the second. Had both.
lots of easy mods that can be done. plenty fast enough and comfy for both.
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Something like that might be an option, however, if I go naked....I'll probably go back to what I know: aprilia.
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I have been told in no uncertain terms that my skin is too light of a color to ride a busa, and the purchase of one will result in a swift kick in the nuts.


Hence the reason I'm looking at litres.
rode them 8+ years, nobody (but harley riders) fk'd with me
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