Riding 2 up
I'm moving up from a Suzuki TU 250 which has served me well as a starter bike. I'm looking at two VERY different bikes, the FZ-09 and the Triumph Bonneville T 100.
I love the look of both bikes, even though they couldn't be more different, the performance of the FZ is really pulling me that way though. However, one of my big reasons (and partly justification to the "Secretary of The Treasury" aka my wife) for making the upgrade is better 2 up riding. The TU will cart us around town but out of town, no way. I'm not looking to do 500 mile 2 up touring, but maybe a 100 mile or so ride on the weekends.
I weigh 215 and the wife is around 130. I've looked all over the internet for comments about my situation and all I can find are comments from people who are much larger than we are.
So, what do others who have ridden the FZ 2 up around town and on what I'll call "medium" distance rides have to say about using the FZ-09 this way? I'm not concerned about how the power train performs, just the suspension. We won't be carving up canyons (like there are any here in SE WI) 2 up. Just tooling around.
PS, I so want this to be a good option for me, but if its not, then I want to make a smart decision too.