I replied get her a grizzly because it is 'his' grizzly that 'she' rode which started this thread. He said she loved it, so why not get her a nice ride?
Zrt 1200 will make sure she tests all available models, and time will tell if he lets her decide which is best.
Hell....the worst that can happen is he spends quality time outdoors with her and if she picks the wrong bike, she can trade it in for an upgrade.
10 years ago I went through a similar trip with my grizz, with a girl friend on a trip out to Moab. We rode a couple days two-up and she loved the experience and the new places the grizz let us explore together, then on the 3 day of a 4 day trip we moved camp away from the 'big' canyon country to a place behind the La Salle mountains on the Utah/Colorado line.
For two days she never said a word about driving or asked a question on how to operate the grizz, but when I unloaded the grizz at the new camp she asked if I thought she would be able to drive it. As in, if she got one was she strong enough to ride with me? (she also used 'The Look', and as I didn't give a shit about the bike and was not about to get trapped in a choice between which I liked most, her 'or' the grizz, I told her to find out for herself after I gave her a little ground school on what she needed to know.)
I the grizz was down a couple gallons when she took off from camp, oh...and before she took off I told her it would be a good idea for er to let me know if she found a new trail, and was ground to explore it, for her to come back and let me know in which direction to hunt for her if she was not back on a determined time. She looked at me funny so I said, in case the she crashed it and was stuck under it. I let her know she could have a lot of fun, but just in case....
Anyway, she hit the key and 'eased' out of camp onto the dirt country road and in 30 seconds was out of ear shout. Oh, there was a hunting season going on and about the time she left camp the first time another rig pulled in near-by with a couple. I went to get another beer and a chair to sit and wait, and the new lady to camp said she was impressed a woman could ride an A.T.V....so I told her what was going on.
I was down a 1/2 of that beer when off in the distance the purr of a 660 was getting loader, until there was the streak of a 'Fast Green' 660 going by the camp entrance then sound faded away.
I got another beer from the cooler and that new lady asked again, 'That is the first time she rode the grizz? and I said yep :)
It was another beer later the grizz came panting back to camp with it's ears laid back and a blonde in the saddle to let me know she had found a new trail she wanted to bug-out and in which direction to look if she did not come back in a while. I asked her if she had enough gas to make it out and back, and that put a different light on the subject, so I got up to give some more ground school on the fuel system and showed her how to top off the tank.
I was a few hours later when the grizz came back covered in mud and sand, with a smiling blonde in the saddle saying if she knew how to get the lights on she could have stayed out a little longer because she still had some gas in the tank.
The short of this great day in my memory is that 5'2" blonde was just fine with a big bike and a big engine, and I got to drink beer and listen to the sunset.
The next week the blonde found a stock 660 just like mine, and when we went riding she was so very proud she had the same bike as I. For a couple years after when we would unload at a trail head with others, many others, especially women would ask if she could handle the bigger bike? I could then say 'don't get in her way'.
Sorry if this sounded too romantic. If you ever get to sit in a quiet desert drinking beer and the only sound is of a Grizzly passing by until the sound fades away, with a happy 'Lady' working the loud lever, you too will have a great day. Oh, there is no way I can tell you how happy that little lady was.......
Fast Green Convertible "06" 660 on 26" BH OG's with Stock Wheels.
COOP45 Primary, 1.5 mm shim, -1.5 mm belt, Purple Secondary Spring,
21 gram weights, weight covers reduced to 29 mm diameter and a 2 mm Cut Cam Plate.
2 heat range hotter plug, Warn Winch, Passenger Foot Rests, Rock Deflectors, Heated Grips and Hand Mitts,
Grab Strap, Cooling System Up-Grade and multiple position mirrors.
8040 miles, 812 hours on 1-1-15