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Hey guys, I'm considering buying a new Street 750. I saw it yesterday and the wife and I really liked it. We ride together a lot and I want to make sure its got enough power to get up and go. We sometimes do longer trips on the bike, at highway speeds. Im currently riding a Suzuki DR650, that I bored to a 790cc. Its a single cylinder dual-sport that I've converted to a super-moto. It has enough power for the two of us. What do you guys think?
 

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I have never driven long distances on the 750 two up, but around town there is no problem. I did notice the stopping distance was lengthened with 2 people, but the 2016 streets have pretty good braking. 2015 just average. How far do you guys travel?
 

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I have never driven long distances on the 750 two up, but around town there is no problem. I did notice the stopping distance was lengthened with 2 people, but the 2016 streets have pretty good braking. 2015 just average. How far do you guys travel?
A normal day of riding for us is 100-200 miles around Long Island, NY. It's a combo of some highway riding, some stop and go, and some back roads. When we ride for vacation it's usually to upstate,ny. Those trips are around 350-500 miles in a day, then daily riding 50-200 depending were we are exploring. My DR650 has terrible brakes too, so before I replaced everything with better parts I learned to ride using more rear brake and engine braking.
 

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Enough power for the Street 750 is not nearly as much an issue as enough room. The Street 750 is a tight bike. It's one of the reasons I love it, as I am a small rider. I cannot ride a passenger two-up, but have been on the back of my own Street when the boyfriend and I have two-upped on my bike to grab his bike at his warehouse. Around town it is comfortable two-up, but I cannot say for any real distance. I get tired myself on the bike at around 350 miles into the day, so I cannot imagine what that day would be like two-up, Perhaps with an upgraded seat this would not be an issue.
 

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Upgrade the seat, as part of the purchase deal!
 
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Ya I wouldn't recommend Street for long rides with passenger. The power won't be an issue as much as the seating.

Im over 6 ft and feel somewhat squished when riding with a passenger. I love it riding on my own because its so nimble and light.
 

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Mustang makes a Nice 2 rider seat. A Vintage Touring Seat. Havent seen it in person, But it looks nice in the online pics. I changed mine to the Fast Back seat. And as my luck runs, Raining since last week. And up until Mon or Tuesday next week. Its looking like a week and half rain here in NJ.


You could try to have them install the Luggage Rack and Sissy Bar.
 

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I should be getting a tall seat in next week, Ill let you know how much of the difference it makes. I am 5'11" and I do feel a little squashed with a second rider, but if you are coming from a dirt bike, this will feel like a huge upgrade!
 

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Mustang makes a Nice 2 rider seat. A Vintage Touring Seat. Havent seen it in person, But it looks nice in the online pics. I changed mine to the Fast Back seat. And as my luck runs, Raining since last week. And up until Mon or Tuesday next week. Its looking like a week and half rain here in NJ.


You could try to have them install the Luggage Rack and Sissy Bar.
Just checked out he seats on mustangs website...very nice! I like that vintage seat a lot. Might end up getting it.

I ended up putting a deposit down on a 2015 with 6300 miles... Just waiting for the paperwork to go thru and I'll have my first Harley!
 

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The tallboy seat is great for solo rides, moves you up and back away from the tank. ( I am 6'-0" tall 220lbs, wife is 5'-7" 115lbs ) Two-up felt pretty cramped for me and the wife with the tallboy. I had the HD sissy bar installed so her seating position was as far back as she could go, and was pushing my seating position forward away from the butt scoop on the seat. basically putting me back into the same position as with the stock seat, maybe up a little but not back at all. Even caused me to miss a gear or two while shifting. The stock seat was OK two-up, the tallboy will make you both a little cramped. As for the extra padding on the tallboy, was barley noticed, as it's really not much more than an inch more padding. And add the cramped seating, the extra padding don't make much of a difference. This is all my opinion, maybe different for you. But thought I would share......what I did after finding the seating position was cramped with the Tallboy, was kept the stock seat for when riding two-up, changed the feel slightly for me, but made us both more comfortable. Good luck, enjoy the bike.
 

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Mustang makes a Nice 2 rider seat. A Vintage Touring Seat. Havent seen it in person, But it looks nice in the online pics. I changed mine to the Fast Back seat. And as my luck runs, Raining since last week. And up until Mon or Tuesday next week. Its looking like a week and half rain here in NJ.


You could try to have them install the Luggage Rack and Sissy Bar.
I should have noted I do have the luggage rack, back rest and sissy bar, and the bf and I are on the smaller side.
 

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This thread has inspired me to order the Mustang Touring Seat offered. It should be here by tomorrow and with any luck on my bike before the weekend. I'll see if I can get a two-up picture and do a two-up ride to report back.
 
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