Rembrant, the 900 is an awesome bike. I searched high and low for the 900/1000 until finding the 1000 hours away from me, it was worth the drive. I'd still like to pickup the 9 to go with it. It's got more of an aggressive look. The thing that strikes me with this bike is the low gearing. Awesome launches on this thing. Blackies are a given. And yes two up on it is really comfortable. Plenty of power and perfect gearing for any situation. As a cruiser it plain kicks ass. I gotta tell ya when I look at it I still chuckle to myself for finding one in cherry condition and low miles. I wish you all the luck in finding one, you won't be sorry.