Do you lean with the motorcycle as a passenger?
Sit Close to the Driver
During a turn, for example, a passenger on a motorcycle should lean with them, so being close will help you both move in sync. If you aren’t riding a motorcycle that has passenger handlebars for you to hold onto, you’ll also want to wrap your arms around the driver or grab onto their belt loops.
What is a passenger on a bike called?
A pillion is a secondary pad, cushion, or seat behind the main seat or saddle on a horse, motorcycle, bicycle or moped. A passenger in this seat is said to “ride pillion”.
Is it hard to ride with a passenger on a motorcycle?
Common sense applies here – carrying a heavy passenger on a small motorcycle can be hard work. Likewise, bigger and more powerful motorcycles generally handle passengers with relative ease. Apart from the issue of size and power, your motorcycle will need a pillion seat and rear footrests.
Does a passenger on a motorcycle burn calories?
Over time, you’ll build muscle while eliminating any pains. Have you ever thought you’re getting your daily exercise just from your motorcycle seat? Riding takes effort, especially compared to driving in a car. Just being a passenger on a motorcycle you can burn 50 calories, but as a passenger in a car?
How should a pillion passenger get on a motorcycle?
What do I hold?
- Grab rail. Hands behind the back with firm grip on grab rail.
- Hold on to Rider. Put your hands around the waist of the driver. Try to adopt a relaxed but firm grip and move with the bike naturally. Some pillions use a combination of methods with one hand on the grab rail and one around the drivers waist.
How do you mount a motorcycle as a pillion?
Getting on a motorbike as a pillion
Then it’s over to you. Access from the left hand side and place your left foot on the foot peg. Swing your right leg up and over the bike and rest it on the foot peg. Get yourself settled and comfortable, grabbing the rail or the rider, before telling the rider you’re good to go.
Where should a pillion hold?
A pillion should always be looking forwards and where the bike is going. The passenger should try and position their head a little laterally, allowing them to see part of the road ahead and the landscape.