When will I know I am ready to carry a pillion passenger?

Knowing when you are ready to take a pillion passenger and another person’s life in your own hands – literally – is a difficult decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Having an extra rider on your motorbike makes a huge difference. You’ll need to adjust for the extra weight when braking, taking sharp turns and moving around corners. Any additional weight that you’re not ready for or have adjusted to will send your motorcycle or moped off balance.

It’s advisable to take a short course on carrying a pillion passenger, or carefully selecting your first pillion passenger to become comfortable with the changes it will make to the way you ride your motorbike or moped.