I once had a friend who believed that the back seat of your motorcycle should be small and uncomfortable enough to discourage your wife from riding along. That way you can ride the way you like without worrying about it. My wife doesn’t ride, so I have no problem there, but I’ve come to appreciate his point. I love spending time with my wife, and if she rode, I’d probably want her to be comfortable on the back, but the idea is that sometimes a ride alone is good for what ails me. Obviously a ride with someone on the back tends to be a pretty different type anyways, at least in my experience.