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General => General Bike Related Banter => To Buy or Not To Buy => Topic started by: iamgigglz on February 14, 2014, 09:44:38 am

Title: Pillion Comfort on <1000cc bikes
Post by: iamgigglz on February 14, 2014, 09:44:38 am
Pillion comfort on a 1200 is a no-brainer, but on a sub-litre bike thinks get a little more cramped.

So, 800GS/Tiger/Transalp/Wee Strom/KLR/Tenere/.....690?  :lol8:

Which will leave her stiff & sore and which will have her limber and lithe for the overnight stops?  :deal:
Title: Re: Pillion Comfort on <1000cc bikes
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on March 09, 2014, 08:27:22 am
Pillion comfort on a 1200 is a no-brainer, but on a sub-litre bike thinks get a little more cramped.

So, 800GS/Tiger/Transalp/Wee Strom/KLR/Tenere/.....690?  :lol8:

Which will leave her stiff & sore and which will have her limber and lithe for the overnight stops?  :deal:
Some of those bikes mentioned are not brilliant for pillion comfort (in my experience and opinion), most rear seats can be improved by using a Butt-Saver, or Airhawk, or Seat-Saint, etc

(disclaimer - I sell these).

Just be aware that if a pillion is STANDING offroad, then the 800GS ( in particular) is uncomfortable, given the the under-seat fuel tank is assymetrical, etc., and note refers with pillion standing.
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: Pillion Comfort on <1000cc bikes
Post by: stevo on March 09, 2014, 10:34:01 am
No problem with the Tiger 800 XC,

650 KLR is a no no no no, for rider and pillion.
Title: Re: Pillion Comfort on <1000cc bikes
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 09, 2014, 10:58:50 am
690 enduro does not have pillion pegs...