Literally answered exactly what I was wondering about haha!
I just picked up a 2006 Yamaha FZ6 for my girlfriend. The 1000 is really comfortable for a second rider, but I was pushing her to ride her own damn bike.
ha ya i know what you mean. i built my husband his first real street bike 5-6 years ago (honda 200cc twinstar i made into a bobber) and got him to get his endorsement then a bit over a year ago i nagged him into getting a bigger bike so we could ride more and he could be more conferrable and he sided on the honda shadow.. partly because tho i ride a kawi im still deep down a honda lover ( you meet the nicest people on a honda). admittedly not the biggest fan of the vlx shadow, reallly really hate where the battery is on the damn thing.. makes it hell to replace and hate the rubber mount bars but what really matters is he likes it so what ever
the biggest thing i found to getting my husband more into biking was to get him on as meany bikes as i could. when he started he really hatted the seat on the bobber so i made him another one and he was a bit happier with it. especially after he sat on and rode my cafe bike with a hard wood seat and almost no suspension on portland roads = powdered spine and hips after a days ride. so he found his bobber much better
then over the years we would go to bike dealers and i would force him to sit on other bikes and see how nice a real seat is lol
then finally we ended up on the shadow (tho the one we both really liked was the phantom we couldnt find one in his price range)
i honestly think a fz6 might not be the greatest starter bike to try to push her into. i always recommend starting someone on the most under powered POS you can find because if you can ride a pile of **** a well working bike is super easy... but not all people agree (how i learned to drive as a kid )
so if you dont want to go the POS rout id still recommend starting her on something smaller, and make her sit on all type of bikes,(sport bike , touring bike, dirt bike, croozer, super moto, so on) so she can try all the different seating positions because well to each there own. some people can never get conferrable in like a jokey (traditional sport bike) position but fell fin on a croozer (laid back passion) i personally like a more up right position or my back and knees start to hurt and i start to ride to fast(run away from the pain)