Quote Originally Posted by gunnert View Post
A lot are recommending a GS, but you aren't telling me what your passenger thought of that experience, e.g. 5-6 hours a day on the back for 7-8 days, etc....

Of course I want to ride a bike I'm comfortable with. I'm pretty experienced with big bikes (I've have put over 120K on my '99 Road King). I'll be ok on whatever I rent, but, as someone has mentioned here, "if Mama ain't happy, NO ONE is happy."
Passenger accommodation's on a GS are not Plush, but very comfortable by all accounts. Good leg room, decent padding, a small back rest is available, you may have to request it from the rental agency. Good places to hang on.

The other thing to remember is that the passenger is not passive on roads like that, they should be leaning, looking through the corner over your inside shoulder and participating in the riding experience.