Originally Posted by russt
Thanks for the comments. My OP may have clouded the questions. Not planning on dirt 2-up, this is for long weekends with my wife and will be my commuter. Perhaps this question is too open ended unless the person has experience with the different bikes in this situation. I appreciate the responses!
I bought a Tiger 800XC for this. Customized the passenger seat for her and added a top-box with backrest.
Does 2-up effortlessly, and at least a hundred pounds lighter than a GS. Also makes a great commuter and adventure bike. I couldn't be more pleased. The triple motor is a work of art. Four thousand miles in four months and it's been flawless.
And no, you don't need a liter bike to do this.