Being a Pillion

  • lean with the bike, do not stay upright in corners - you will upset the balance of the bike and make it harder for the rider
  • do not wriggle around, especially not at low speed and do not make sudden movements
  • do not lean on the rider
  • do not grip them too tightly, especially around the legs
  • hold around waist or hold onto sissy bar if available
  • hold rider around waist while under acceleration
  • brace against tank while braking
  • develop own communication methods e.g. tap pillion's leg twice when going to accelerate twice etc
  • can have intercom communication
  • when changing gears, your helmets may clash - anticipate gear changes
  • can get pillion grips that connect to the fuel tank inlet
  • wear protective gear - in the unfortunate event you have a crash, you are just as likely to be injured as the rider