I've not had a pillion on mine, but I'd wager that it's a poor bike for the purpose you describe.
Buy a Sprint ST or a Moto Guzzi or a BMW. I would not ride my Norton or my old Bonni that far. I would ride my Guzzi's or my BMW and have no issues. If you are into IRON BUTT marathons solo, ride what you want. In October 2006 did a 1500 mile weekend on the 750 Commando and loved every minute of it (solo). The Norton is a solo use only vehicle. Jackhammer ride beside, I loved every minute of the weekend putt. :-D (Best Western is my camp site .45 Colt at my side). My wife of 30 years will only ride if the Guzzi's or the BMW are involved (long weekend putts). But she will do a 150 miler on the Old Brit Iron . She first rode with me in 1972 on the yellow Norton that I still own. What a GAL. By the way she rides a BMW R90 S :-D .On 2007-01-03 11:32, Fast_Fashion wrote:
two up... yikes.
I've done 450 miles in one day on my thrux no problem, but that was with only me on the bike.
Honestly it's not the best bike for touring. The triumph sprint st would be my pick if you want a sport tourer.