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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

Would you rather go with a 600cc or 1000cc bike for 2up riding? Specify your brand preference. Also this bike is something you would use only.
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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

Vtwin 1000cc...

When going from the 929 to the RC, two up was mucho better. The smoothness pull of the engine made the ride less jerky. More linear if that makes sense.

Warning though, any real sportbike will just about suck for two up riding...
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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

For 2-up riding, and any street riding generally, I would stick with a bigger motor just so I could have gobs of HP at low RPM and not have to downshift twice just to pass a car. For the track I don't care so much (a 600 is fine).
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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

Gotta go with the 1000cc, for the reasons mentioned above. And if you're planning on doing a lot of 2 up riding, you probably need to look at a sport tourer rather than all-out sport bike.
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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

I prefer not to take passengers at all, but if I had to choose, then I'd have to go for the bigger one
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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

Definitely the 1000cc, but if you're going to do a lot of 2-up, do yourself and your passenger a favor and get something more sport-tour oriented such as a CBRXX, VFR, ST1300, etc.
Sportbikes are not at all comfortable for 2-up.
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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

Also to add. The 2up riding I plan on doing would be at most 45 minute sprints to the beach or so and so. Nothing for hours.
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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

My CBR F4 would handle about 220 pounds combined weight comfortably on the highway. Since most guys weigh about 170, I'd suggest you either get a 50 pound GF or buy a litre bike.

Mind you... litre class sport bikes are brutally uncomfortable for passengers.

Buy a VFR.

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nomad : My CBR F4 would handle about 220 pounds combined weight comfortably on the highway. *Since most guys weigh about 170, I'd suggest you either get a 50 pound GF or buy a litre bike.

Mind you... *litre class sport bikes are brutally uncomfortable for passengers.

Buy a VFR.
'most guys' I know are well above 170 lbs. A 170 pound guys is just a large girl. A 'real man' weighs in at over 200 lbs. Get something to eat you skinny wimps and hit the gym!
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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

need more horses for more weight, normally more cubes means more horses, go with the cubes

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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

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Re: 600cc or 1000cc for 2up riding

Took the little woman out on her SV 650s one day, then we got on the 9. No comparison, take the 9 anyday.
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smkeatr : 'most guys' I know are well above 170 lbs. *A 170 pound guys is just a large girl. *A 'real man' weighs in at over 200 lbs. *Get something to eat you skinny wimps and hit the gym!
hahahha bite me.

My best mod on the 929 is my 115lb body. I tell ya, that 128.4hp goes so much further when you are skinny.

As for the gym... at one point my personal trainer told me to stop working out 'cause I had dropped my body fat percentage to under 6%. *shrug* Now I'm just a lazy fat/skinny ass and lift beers for my weight training.

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smkeatr : 'most guys' I know are well above 170 lbs. *A 170 pound guys is just a large girl. *A 'real man' weighs in at over 200 lbs. *Get something to eat you skinny wimps and hit the gym!
Damn RIGHT!

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