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So far I can find posts about how the CTX1300 has the power and suspension to handle two up riding, but so far I've seen nothing about passenger comfort. The rear seat looks pretty thin. How about it? How comfortable is it for mom?
 

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My wife is very comfortable on mine. And let's say she's not .... slender. She would (and will) be more comfortable with a backrest when she can sit back and relax a bit; but even without, she does just fine.

The passenger seat on the CTX1300 is wider than any of the other criusers I've had. Her favorite bike of mine by far was the ST1100, and she says this one is pretty close.
 

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The gating item for me buying this bike (the bike of my dreams), was if my wife would be comfortable on it - because most of my riding is done with her along. We sat on the bike for about 25 minutes in the showroom just to see if any sign of fatigue would start (to be honest, I really expected her to say "no way" very shortly because I too did not like the look of the seat), but from start to finish she only had praise for the comfort of the passenger seat. I pushed several times, "you're not just saying that because you know I want this thing are you", "you're not lying to me are you"... And with a lot more time in the saddle, she has not changed her tune (we just did a 500 mile road trip). We are looking forward to the back rest. That will give her a bit more support, and it will let me be a bit more aggressive without the fear of her slipping off.
 

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My wife remembered the rides on the ST1300 and expected the worst when first riding with me with the original "windshield". She was pleasently surprised, that she had no issues with buffeting (other than me, when she was behind me :rolleyes:). After the installation of the high windshield she is feeling high frequent buffeting on the head (now I am free of buffeting :tongue:). I hope that this will be gone once the "proper" windshield will be delivered from Honda. She is also very happy with the size of the seat and the position of her legs, which are supported (?) by the panniers, so she (personally) doesn't need and want a back rest.
 
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Interesting, Mike -- my wife says she doesn't get any buffeting at all. And she also likes to use the bags to help stabilize herself -- but she does want the backrest anyway as soon as I can get one. :)
 

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We have to consider how tall we are, don't we? Me: 5,9 feet Wife: 5,46 feet (hopefully this is the correct conversion :tongue:).
 

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Im 6' and my wife is 5'2". She is about 100lbs.
She says the seat is fine and has no issue with wind, likely cause I block it.
She does want the seat backrest though, as soon as it's available.

in the meantime, I installed the rear carrier, since it will be required anyway and she likes that to hang on and some sense of something behind her too.
 

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Im 6' and my wife is 5'2". She is about 100lbs.
She says the seat is fine and has no issue with wind, likely cause I block it.
She does want the seat backrest though, as soon as it's available.

in the meantime, I installed the rear carrier, since it will be required anyway and she likes that to hang on and some sense of something behind her too.
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