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The Vulcan 750 is a great bike for a solo rider. It has a few problems unique to it, but so do most other bikes. It is very reliable, and the basic accessories such as saddlebags and windshields are available for it.
What the Vulcan 750 is not, is a good 2 up bike. I've been riding one since '93, and took my 2 daughters for rides as soon as they were old enough to reach the pegs. I'm 6' 200. They are both grown now, and simply do not fit on the bike as passengers, and no, they are not overweight.
IMO, no bike is ideal for carrying a passenger, motorcycles work much better as one person vehicles. If you are looking for a bike that is capable of carrying a passenger without their being absolutely miserable, look at a Goldwing or Voyager. They are specifically designed to carry passenger, and are the best bikes available for doing so, but even they are far from ideal as far as carrying passengers go.
From what I know, the 1500/6 Goldwing is probably the best bike available for passengers, its bigger and roomier than the earlier 1200/4, and the 1800/6 is aimed more toward sport riding, and is not as comfortable all the way around as the 1500/6. I have owned an '84 1100/4 Goldwing, and have ridden the other 2, but never owned one.
The Vulcan 750 is definitely not a comfortable passenger carrying bike, unless your passenger is a child, and they just seem to be tougher than most adults. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike