I agree, and look at all touring bikes closely and you will see the pillion perch is slightly, too much higher than the pilot's seat. This is for exactly what Fife said; this gives the pillion the ability to see down the road and not look at the back of the pilots head.On 2006-11-03 04:41, FifeTiger wrote:
But is that just because you're on slightly knobbly tyres with pliant suspension and your mates are on rock hard settings, sports rubber and hate the sound of stone chippings pinging off their shiny plastic ??
Stick Tourances on the new Tiger and I bet it will horse down gravel tracks just the thing.
As for the rear seat, my hairdresser (she's blonde, what more can I say) and hubby have a Tiger, she hates not being able to see forwards, a slightly higher rear perch will suit her down to the ground.
And nobody's mentioned how much sag there is when you actually put a second body on the seat yet ? Convention suggests that in male/female combinations the female is about a good 4 inches shorter than the male, is the seat reall this steeply angled to get the pillion higher than the rider ?
the pic on the triumph site here
makes it look like the pillion's comfortably looking over the riders shoulder. Isn't that just about perfect ?
[ This message was edited by: OKCTriple on 2006-11-04 10:03 ]