Reader Story: An Experienced Rider Takes to the Back Seat

While I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, no one in my family rode motorcycles or had any desire to know about them. My father was interested in aircraft, so he got his pilot’s license. My family was fortunate enough to be whisked away many weekends to travel somewhere in our plane: Canada for Canadian bacon, Block Island (off the coast of Rhode Island), Amish country in Pennsylvania, and many other fantastic places.

Reader Story: Mentoring through Mishaps

My riding experience started by sitting on the back of my husbands new 1989 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic. While enjoying sitting on the back during 1989, I knew instantly this was not the place for me. My husband would take me to the local mall to practice. He would ride the bike there and I would follow in his truck. At first he would sit behind me on the bike and I would ride around the parking lot.

New Slimmer Backrest for Riders

If youre a rider who likes a backrest, take note: Harley-Davidson is releasing a new slimmer backrest for riders who have touring models. The slimmer seat increases room for the passenger, while not skimping on comfort. The Comfort Stitch Style Rider Backrest Kit fits 1988 or later Touring models equipped with a one-piece slotted seat.

Making a Road King Passenger-Friendly

The Harley-Davidson Road King is one of the most popular motorcycles for riding two-up. However, the stock bike is not set up for passenger comfort and security. We show you what you need to make your Road King passenger-friendly.

2006 Gold Wing Passenger Seat Test Ride

The Gold Wing has often been called the Cadillac of motorcycles. Riding on the back seat recently I could see why. The Gold Wing is the smoothest motorcycle Ive ever had the pleasure of riding. Having spent 4,000 miles in the front seat of a Gold Wing piloting it on a two-week trip two years ago, I was anxious to see what it would feel like perched on the back seat for this test ride.

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