It's funny that your wife feels that way. The 75 is the ONLY bike my
(motorcycle averse) wife has ever agreed to ride with me. I had a sweet
corbin with a little backrest that gave her the secure feeling she needs.
Needless to say, she's absolutely terrified of being perched on the precipice
of a back seat on the R-Sport. Hell, I'M
terrified half the time I'm riding it!
But for me that's part of the fun
I've been toying with the idea of picking up a used F800GS to try and drag
the wifey back into the saddle.
And no worries about the sad memories, it helps me remember to ride