Previously with the 2013 Suzuki SFV650 it didn’t really work very well for two-up riding. I upgraded to the 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 this summer and my wife still did not think it would work out, but after one short test ride she went out and bought her own helmet and jacket to go on more rides comfortably.
There are plenty of nice back roads in MA to experience, but one of the best routes is riding around the Wachusett Reservoir on Routes 140, 110, 62, and 70. All are fun, curvy roads with good pavement and good scenery such as the dam and the Old Stone Church.
Another good ride was out to Purgatory Chasm in Sutton. There are many small back roads to choose from coming or going.
We will be heading to Maine next, but not sure we will be able to take the bike…