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Hey guys, would like to hear from those who ride 2 Up on the 650. Is it a squeeze? I am 5' 10" 100 kg and the Missus is 5' 3" 54kg. I would be looking at doing further RTW work and this aspect of the bike is critical. Opinions please. Cheers.

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I'm 6'2" 300lbs and the little lady is 5'2" 115lbs and it was no problem on my 09 V-650. Here we are on the video below and the bike ran flawless...


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Hey guys, would like to hear from those who ride 2 Up on the 650. Is it a squeeze? I am 5' 10" 100 kg and the Missus is 5' 3" 54kg. I would be looking at doing further RTW work and this aspect of the bike is critical. Opinions please. Cheers.
I'm 5' 9", 175# plus riding gear, while my passenger is 5' 2", about 120# plus gear. We've probably ridden several thousand miles together, including dirt, and that includes riding two-up, up the dirt-side of Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, AZ

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The "road" is a "tad more gnarly" than it appears in the pics.... MOSTLY because I can't STOP in those sections to take pics, and I'm mostly "on the 'pegs " riding it!

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I'm 6'2" 300lbs and the little lady is 5'2" 115lbs and it was no problem on my 09 V-650. Here we are on the video below and the bike ran flawless...

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Cheers mate. I will try a test ride as soon as the current mess with the virus is settled.
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I'm 5' 9", 175# plus riding gear, while my passenger is 5' 2", about 120# plus gear. We've probably ridden several thousand miles together, including dirt, and that includes riding two-up, up the dirt-side of Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, AZ

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The "road" is a "tad more gnarly" than it appears in the pics.... MOSTLY because I can't STOP in those sections to take pics, and I'm mostly "on the 'pegs " riding it!


Yeah mate pretty much the type of places we seek out. I intend to use my next bike extensively in Africa and am being super selective on what I want. Cheers and thanks.

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I'm 5' 9", 175# plus riding gear, while my passenger is 5' 2", about 120# plus gear. We've probably ridden several thousand miles together, including dirt, and that includes riding two-up, up the dirt-side of Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, AZ

The "road" is a "tad more gnarly" than it appears in the pics.... MOSTLY because I can't STOP in those sections to take pics, and I'm mostly "on the 'pegs " riding it!

The FIRST time I "tried" Mt Lemmon was on my KLR (probably in '04 or '05), sometime AFTER the date of closure, w/ another fellow. We were up to a pretty steep section, about 6" of snow HIDING all the SALIENT features of that "trail", and finally I got an attack of 'common sense'.

We turned ourselves around (probably took 10 minutes(!!!)), then got the 'helloutofDodge' and back to civilization, luckily w/out falling!


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I'm 6' 175 lbs and my wife is 5'7" 150 lbs. We ride 2 up all the time including long trips from NY To FL and back. It's tighter than my previous Honda NT 700 but perfectly comfortable for us. Much more girth than we have might be a problem.
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The 650 is a shorter wheel base than a Wee Strom for instance. Or the V 1000. I personally love the compactness. Its great for maneuvering but could be a consideration for 2 up. Ive never done 2 up on my 650 however so I defer to those who have!
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