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How can I be a good motorcycle passenger?

Riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun on its own, but it can become even more entertaining if there are two involved. It is not uncommon to see people enjoying the warm California sun on a motorcycle with a passenger in tow.

However, it is important to ensure that the passenger understands how to be a good motorcycle rider. Being a passenger on a motorcycle requires more work than being a passenger in a car. According to Bike Bandit, it is important to not influence the driver’s ability to control the motorcycle.

What can I do to help the driver maintain control?

Riding a motorcycle depends a lot on maintaining balance. This means that, as a passenger, you want to be as stable of a presence on the bike as possible. This means that if you lean too little or too much into a turn, it can unbalance the bike and potentially cause a fall.

Another thing is to ensure that you keep your feet on the foot pegs. This will help you evenly distribute your weight across the back of the bike and make it easier for the driver to manage.

Should I hold onto the driver?

While it may seem romantic to wrap your arms around the driver, this is not a good idea. If the bike comes to a stop and you are only holding on to the driver, your weight may shift forward and cause the driver to move forward as well.

Instead, make sure that your brace your hands against the gas tank in front of the driver and use your hands to ensure that you do not push too much into the driver when the bike comes to a stop.

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