Pillion Dilemma....(aka Excuse To Get Another Bike)

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  1. andyb57

    andyb57 Senior Member

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    After several months of messing about we finally bought the kit for Mrs A to ride pillion. Although it's been years since she last rode it was a great success and will be heading out again very soon.
    My plans to make some longer trips on the Tona have sadly been mothballed as we are about to move house, and much as I love the bike I know it's way over the top for 2 up pootling and solo Sunday rides on B roads in Devon!
    I guess I could keep it if I went for something like an older Bonnie, but ideally would like something with a bigger midrange and not so heavy. If the Tona went I could probably get one of the new T100s, although I hear they're a bit underpowered - test ride to be booked.
    So million dollar question for you lot - what would you go for? Heresy I know but could even be persuaded to look beyond Triumph......:eek:
     
  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    The biggest single thing I miss about no longer having a Triumph is the camaraderie and the admiring glances of other bikers and members of the public.

    However all that disappears when I'm riding my new non-Triumph machine.

    I've found that pillion comfort comes from either dedicated tourers or GS-type adventure bikes.
     
  3. stollydriver

    stollydriver Elite Member

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    I'm a sucker for gsx1400 - pillion comfort is superb and lively engine. Even swmbo is happy.
     
  4. chuk

    chuk Senior Member
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    WP_20170706_16_14_57_Pro.jpg WP_20170706_16_14_45_Pro.jpg if you don't mind older bikes the zrx1100/1200 has good comfort (non standard seat) plenty of go,only downside imho is trying to get one for decent price as they are fetching strong money,buy right and only going up in value had mine for 4 yrs.
     
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  5. chuk

    chuk Senior Member
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    must admit the bandit bang for buck is probs unbeatable not much more than a grand if you look long enuff.
     
  6. andyb57

    andyb57 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions, obviously will let you know if/when any decision is taken :)
     
  7. andyb57

    andyb57 Senior Member

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    Just had a thought - maybe swap Tona for an RS 955i........ Anybody have ownership experience with the RS??
     
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