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post #1 of 13 Old 08-02-2019, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Has anybody done much riding with a passenger on the 390 Duke?
I wondered how it copes two up, handling, performance etc
My wife wants to get on the back of the bike but the last time we rode two up was on a Kawasaki Z1000
We both weigh about the same, 140kg
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140 together?! I wouldn't do it. In fact, part of the reason I got the pillion seat cover was to help resist the temptation.

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My missus says she’s 130kg not 140

That will make all the difference
Might give it a try
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My missus says she’s 130kg not 140

That will make all the difference
Might give it a try
Kilos? or pounds?

please keep us posted on how you make out...
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Hello,

In my case, 70 + 50 [kg] it's perfectly OK.

Of course, agility comes a bit down compared with riding alone case, but completely manageable.

Performance is also affected, but nothing that might compromise.

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Why want performance riding 2up? I suppose it slows the bike down a bit if you're in a race, but it's still plenty fast enough for riding on the road and zipping past the occasional brain dead car driver.
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Kilos? or pounds?



please keep us posted on how you make out...


Now there is an image I never wanted in my mind.
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My missus says she’s 130kg not 140

That will make all the difference
Might give it a try

Bleedin ****.....my missus is 49kg and is on a health kick to loose "a bit of weight" ....lol ...


She goes on the back of the 390, no problem....
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Sorry l got this completely wrong, she will kill me!
I set the scales wrong and was reading lbs as kg

Let’s try that again
I weigh about 65kg and my missus weighs 61kg !!

Someone in a post above suggested l’d got it wrong, but that’s definitely correct now...61kg and 65kg
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Bleedin ****.....my missus is 49kg and is on a health kick to loose "a bit of weight" ....lol ...


She goes on the back of the 390, no problem....
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She would have been ok at my back also.! Kiding!


I 've done a lot of 2 passenger riding with stock seats. My wife complains less than me, seems that the pilion is more comfortable than my seat, perhaps because driver's seat is not straight.

I believe also bike is more stable at high speeds but a lot less agile.

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