2016 Speedmaster For A Passenger?

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  1. Rockaglock

    Rockaglock New Member

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    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!

    -Rock
     
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  2. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee First Class Member

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    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
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    :) 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

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

    capt Noble Member

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    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
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    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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