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About a year or so ago, I sold my '16 FJR1300A to go smaller. Bought a '21 Z900RS and outfitted it to become my UJM/ST. Love the bike, the prettiest I've owned in 45 years of riding. Meets all of my performance and riding needs except one- it's no good for 2 up riding, as I sadly discovered.

I had purchased my FJR so my high school age daughter could ride w/me. When she went off to college last year I decided the FJR was too much for most of my needs, sold it and bought the Z. Then she comes home for spring break and asks to go for a ride. We gear up and go and w/in 10m she's squirming. By the end of the hour, we're home again- she hates it.

To my chagrin, I'm likely now going to sell or trade the Z and go back to an ST. Initially, I didn't want to buy another FJR and set my sights on a '15-18 Versys 1000. We'd test ridden those before and she liked them. At 100+ lbs lighter than the FJR, I figured this would be an ok compromise. I've shopped, found a couple that suit my needs and almost pulled the trigger but...

I'm a long time Kawi guy but I'm having trouble falling for the V1K tho as it lacks many of the amenities offered by the FJR. And yday, my brother bought a new-to-him '16 FJR and I got the twang again for one.

So now I'm torn between 'settling' for the V1K or just getting another FJR. I know- first world problem. In a perfect world, I'd keep the Z, buy another FJR or V1K but no can do. And no, not interested in a '19+ V1K either.

Thoughts?
Lee
Curious why you don’t like the newer V1000? Lots of great features and comfortable riding position. The suspension is awesome and great lighting. Plenty big enough for 2-up.

If you get a chance to test ride one, you might enjoy
 
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