With all the women riding their own motorcycles these days, passengering has taken a backseat in popularity. For some women, though, the backseat is the best seat on the road.
At Women Riders Now, we encourage every person whos interested in motorcycle riding to give the drivers seat a try. After all, for every fearless rider who took naturally to the handlebars, you’ll find a formerly timid rider amazed to find herself comfortable at the controls. But whether it’s personal preference, physical limitations, or another circumstance, it’s perfectly natural for some people to feel more comfortable in the passenger seat—and we applaud you if thats your decision.
I’ve always enjoyed taking passengers and sharing my passion for riding motorcycles. But when my young daughter, Kaia, started asking me to take her for rides, I would immediately dismiss the idea. It’s one thing to accept the risk of injuring my own body, but to put my own daughter at risk was unimaginable.
Motorcycle riders have handlebars to hold on to when they ride, but what about the passenger on the back of the motorcycle thats not equipped with armrests? A sissy bar helps, but its still a struggle to get comfortable for the long haul. Now an Albuquerque company has come up with a solution. Love Handles Motorcycle Armrests are uniquely designed to help make motorcycle passengers feel more relaxed
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.
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.
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.