Originally Posted by Bails
I don't mean to be insulting but a Backrest on an Adventure Bike ? Do you have any idea how dangerous this set up is ? Broken backs a very big possibility in an accident !
I'm not insulted. You make a good point. My wife occasionally likes to take a ride with me and she does not feel comfortable on the back of the bike without some type of support behind her back. I only mount this when she is on the bike and needless to say I am a much more conservative rider with her back there and I never go off road when the two of us are on the bike.
I do think that you might be overstating your case a little since many of the larger touring bikes have built in back rests.