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Old 12-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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I just recently had my Triumph Daytona totaled sadly. I'm trying to find a bike now thats comfortable for a passenger. I would prefer a sport bike if possible if not then I'm hoping to stay with Triumph but I'm willing to look at anything and everything. Any advice will be great. I'm hoping to teach my girl to ride so something thats great for a starter too.

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Old 12-04-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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and I want a 100 hp street legal dirt bike with motard trim and hard luggage capable of doin' the TAT two up, all for $3500.




Comfie, or Sportbike...one or the other.

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Old 12-04-2014, 08:22 PM   #3
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and I want a 100 hp street legal dirt bike with motard trim and hard luggage capable of doin' the TAT two up, all for $3500.




Comfie, or Sportbike...one or the other.

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Go Sport Tourer.
Exactly^... Sport bike and comfort don't fit in the same statement.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:43 PM   #4
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:53 PM   #5
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The main conflict is find a bike that is good for a starter AND good for two up.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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for a sport bike, id say the zx14 is most comfortable for passenger buuuuut even after some time it's uncomfortable.
But zx14 if u must.
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I think the new cbr650f might be a good fit. Sporty fairings, inline 4 cylinder, ugly but comfortable banana style seat.
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If you want to stick with the triumph. The sprint is your best bet for comfort, but a scrambler or bonny would be a good choice also and still remain somewhat sporty.
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Agreed, sport touring is going to be your best bet for combination of sporty and comfortable. I am finding my Sprint incredibly comfortable and plenty sporty, but I've never had to sit on the back either. I've read the undertail exhaust can get a bit too warm for a passenger.
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Agreed, sport touring is going to be your best bet for combination of sporty and comfortable. I am finding my Sprint incredibly comfortable and plenty sporty, but I've never had to sit on the back either. I've read the undertail exhaust can get a bit too warm for a passenger.
Yup and the 1050 triple makes amazing noises. It is big and heavy though.
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My ex-wife learned to ride on my Honda Interceptor and was comfy for us two up or solo. She is 5'9 though so that made it easier.
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I was looking at replacing the VFR with a Sprint ST, they are about the same weight but the Sprint has more power. I do love the V4 sound though. I don't like that they stopped making the ST, the GT is too toury for me.
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Yup and the 1050 triple makes amazing noises. It is big and heavy though.
Define "big and heavy". I've never owned a true sport bike, but this feels feather-light to me, much lighter than my Bandit 1200 or Buell Cyclone felt, and not even a fair comparison with my mid-80's Ventures that are closer to the 600-700 lbs. range. My scale may be way off when it comes to bike weight, but I'm also sure it's still got a good bit of weight over a super sport, just due to the fact it was designed to be used with hard luggage and a passenger.

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I was looking at replacing the VFR with a Sprint, they are about the same weight but the Sprint has more power. I do love the V4 sound though.
I've always wanted to try out a VFR. The Triumph triple also makes pleasing noises.
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