Hi,i thought i'd post this here(might as well get laughed at here as well as SVRider:smilewinkgrin
I'm going to buy a bike in England for the first time since 1979,but we have had a bike in the US for 15yrs. (yeah i'm old).
Now to the point,i want a V-TWIN the lighter the better,that can carry 2 people.
I thought the DL650 looked about the only choice,but i've never had a tall bike(i'm only 5'10"with short legs(29"inseam)passengers 5'2"same inseam)so I was worried about the height,so we went to the local dealer & i'm very on my tip toes which isn't confidence inspiring with a passenger(when stopped).
The sales guy suggested sitting on a Gladius,which fits me like a glove,but passenger ergos are very different than we're used to,narrower seat & very knees bent leg position,which is great for young people,but maybe not so great for Pensioners
Can't decide between getting the Strom & set about lowering,at least 2" in total(seat,suspension)i'm not really into lowering bikes as a practice,with our last 3 US bikes i've raised the suspension a bit(but they where low cruisers).
Or get the Gladius & hope for the best with sorting out the pillion comfort(no ready made solution)so custom seat & get inventive with the pass peg position.
The other big advantage of the Gladius(for me)is the 17" front wheel I didn't like the feel of a 19" front wheel on the cruiser.Can you fit a 17" Gladius wheel on a Strom?
Any comments welcome:mrgreen: