These motorbikes are built for 2 and this is evident with an ‘armchair’, with back and arm rests, fitted for a passenger and other luxuries including a stereo, two heated seats, GPS, ABS airbags and a large luggage capacity. This is the best motorbike for taking a friend on some long distance touring and as this motorbike is designed for 2, the handling and comfort is rated very highly.
BMW R1200 GS
This is an adventure motorbike with an 1170cc engine and has a telelever front suspension to keep the ride smooth for a passenger. The BMW R1200GS promises comfort for both the rider and passenger as it has a high riding position with wide bar for a relaxed stance.
Ural Patrol T
Another way to transport a pillion around is via a sidecar and this is an a affordable sidecar due to it having one-wheel drive configuration. It is a classic design and performance isn’t great but riding this sidecar is a unique experience for both the passenger and the rider.
Allow extra time if travelling this way as it isn’t the quickest mode of transport.
This Suzuki is one of the fastest ‘sport’ motorbikes ever made offering an exhilarating ride for both rider and passenger. This motorbike has low pegs for a sport bike and a huge passenger seat making it comfortable and controllable for the rider.
If you are an inexperienced rider then you will feel comfortable riding the NC700X with a passenger as it is easy to control and manoeuvre. The passenger has a comfortable seat with large grab handles so you don’t have to be distracted or made uncomfortable by the passenger holding on to you.
Suzuki V Strom 650
This motorbike promotes excellent rider control, smooth performance and ABS brakes making riders feel comfortable, confident and relaxed on this sporty looking motorbike while carrying a passenger. There’s plenty of room on the V-Strom 650 for both rider, passenger and any extra luggage you may be taking.
Moto Guzzi Norge
The Guzzi has an air-cooled twin torque engine adding classic character to its design and makes it fun to ride even with a passenger on the back. It is also easy to handle to keep up the pace even with extra weight on board.
Triumph Tiger 800 XC
The tall rider seat combined with a spacious flat pillion seat and big grab handles makes this Triumph a smooth ride with excellent handling and providing a great view of the road ahead from the rider position. This is a great motorbike for touring on all types of terrain.
Harley Davidson Road King
It’s all about style and comfort with the Road King, there’s plenty of room for both you and your pillion as well as any luggage and panniers. Fitted with a large windshield and incredible headlamps giving a strong resemblance to the original King of the Road. The new Road King features Reflex Linked Brakes with ABS, one-touch saddlebags, left-hand cruise control and newly designed handlebars that are taller and closer to the ride.
If you have the right bike, the right legal requirements, follow the right rules, and a passenger with great understanding of what they need to do to help keep you both safe while on the road, then sharing your riding career with passengers can be a very rewarding and experience for all involved.