Main Motorcycle: 2007 Bonnie
Join Date: Feb 2008
I'd encourage your dad to try your Street Triple: it's light and agile with a comfortable riding position and, although it's quick, will stop on a sixpence so he should not have too many problems adjusting to it. Then he'll have a good benchmark to judge other rides.
I don't think a cruiser, such a the America, would be very comfortable for your dad: it's substantially heavier than a standard Bonnie and I've heard from several older riders that cruisers' riding position with arms stretched out are not kind to their backs.
A Bonnie will have a comfortable riding position and would be considerably lighter than the America, although a T100 or older standard example with a greater peg to saddle distance than the recent mag wheel versions would be better for his knees.
Last edited by jimbon; 08-03-2010 at 10:01 AM.