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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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F4 and a pillion ?

The F4, Is it comfortable for a pillion rider ? It doesn't look to me as it would be...but I don't know so I am looking for the experience of others and advice.

Is it comfortable for the rider with a pillion on board ?

I find the bike..ever so slightly tall and I don't want to end up putting my knee, elbow and chin down on the driveway..

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Hi Joe,
My F4 750 is a 1+1, I have both ridden it with a pillion and been pillion on the back myself. It is very much a pillion for emergency use really, its neither comfortable or confidence inspiring for rider or pillion.

If my pillion was a size 8 it may be different, but neither Jen or fit in that category.

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Hi Joe,
My F4 750 is a 1+1, I have both ridden it with a pillion and been pillion on the back myself. It is very much a pillion for emergency use really, its neither comfortable or confidence inspiring for rider or pillion.

If my pillion was a size 8 it may be different, but neither Jen or fit in that category.

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I take my girlfriend riding often and she finds it comfortable more so than an R1 anyways.
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Possible but far from ideal. Ok to pillion but probably no more than an hour or two and at an appropriate pace. :-)


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Joe,my wife hopped on the back once on a 2 hour ride and she said never again will I get on that bike.I also doubled a fellow MV rider for 30kms after his hub collapsed,the rear shock was bottoming out and he said "boy they are not nice on the back".So I agree emergency only.


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I think the best way to look at a pillion seat on any superbike is the same way you look at a space saver spare wheel for a car, it'll get you home in an emergency, nothing more. To be honest I'm surprised they even bother putting one on there.

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My kids both recon the F4 is more comfy on the back than the Brutale was. Did 800km in one day with the kids swapping over half way down the road.
Definatly not for a older person.
The rider was a lot less comfy with a pillion.
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oooh so that's what that bit is for, I thought it was to stop my backpack from scratching the paintwork?
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