First 2-up ride
I have about 1700 lifetime miles, all but my MSF course being on my 2008 V. I finally broke down today and got my girlfriend a helmet and we tooled around the neighborhood. I didn' tweak the rear suspension (thoughts on that welcome).
I can't say it seems like it would be comfortable for a ride of any length. I certainly felt the weight transfer of my rider through my arms/grips. Thankfully the bike has the torque to handle the extra load at low speeds. The most precarious maneuver was the stop sign, steep uphill, facing a right turn. I needed the right foot up to manage the brake against rolling back, but really felt like i needed that foot down to help initiate a bit of lean with the extra weight of the rider. I ended up just burning a bit more clutch than normal, revving a bit higher until we were firmly held against the steep slope, then getting the foot down to initiate the low speed, off camber turn.
I believe there will be a HD touring bike in the portfolio before too long. But at least the cherry is popped.