2016 Speedmaster For A Passenger?

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  1. Rockaglock

    Rockaglock New Member

    Oct 8, 2019
    There is a 2016 speedmaster available about 2 hours away from me. I love the look of the bike. My question is will it be “enough” for my wife and I at highway speeds? I’m 6’2” 225 lbs, she is 5’5” ~150 lbs. I plan on putting the seat set from an America on it. Also what kind of RPM can I expect at 75 mph?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Peasant First Class

    Jun 24, 2019
    High Peak
    I like the look of the speed master but in all honesty have never seen anyone riding pillion on one...
    Someone on here will know...
  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr

    Mar 30, 2017
    Washington Tyne & Wear
    :) I took a mate to quite a few rallies with my 09 Speedmaster and pulled a trailer at the same time :eek:
    He said it was ok on the back of the bike :)
    But the most we did was probably about 2hrs in one hit so wouldn’t know about some more serious touring :confused:
    I think you should be ok :)
    Can you get a road test :confused:
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  4. triumph900

    triumph900 Member

    Dec 24, 2017
    I’ve got a 16 Speedmaster. It’s great for me, but I wouldn’t recommend it for passengers.
  5. capt

    capt Elite Member

    May 8, 2016
    western Australia
    The Engine torque and horse power won't be an issue. The seat , suspension and foot peg locations might be for some . seat and suspension can be sorted easily enough. As there are plenty of aftermarket options. Pegs can be changed or moved with a bit of thought put in to the how/where !
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  6. RSSmith54

    RSSmith54 New Member

    May 24, 2019
    Horley, Surrey, UK
    I bought my 2016 Speedmaster in May, my wife and I go out together a lot. Our combined weights are about 400 lbs - we're both chunky - and we have no problem with power. For comfort reasons I changed the seat and rear suspension but it was fine before then. Love the bike to bits, highly recommend it.
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  7. CrustyChief

    CrustyChief Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2019
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The stock pillion seat is horrible. There are things you can do to help your passenger, but it wont help for more than a few miles. I added memory foam inbetween the fender and seat. I sandwiched it under the seat. You cant see it. It absorbs some of the vibrations and bumps. I am in the market for a new seat now.

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