The #1 Tip for Motorcycling with a Pillion Passenger

Publisert 19. juli. 2020
Two-up riding can be an extremely enjoyable experience or a terrible one. Here's how you can ensure the first option.

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  • Muy bueno...saludos From Buenos aires

  • moptociclisimo mario- jajaja satue stephanie.. --- awusome video. They are like that, that is totali trut xD

  • This kid has real good videos. Good job and thank you for posting.

  • It's very rare when I'm the pillion behind some one. When it happens in always scared the driver is just stupid. These are the times I understand why some of my friends tell me to slow down when I'm literally going 30. When I imagine me behind myself, I realized how stupid feeling I am myself.

  • I am definitely Motorcyclismo Mario 😂

  • When is BJ Barbie showing up? 😆

  • Who writes this stuff? Wow amazingly well done...

  • You forgot about "Ingrid the Instagramer" who starts filming as soon as they see something pretty and not paying attention to possible turns/brake etc. :D

  • man this was as hilarious as informative. i laughed my ass of so hard neighbour probably thinks we got goose in the house. im binging your channel before i get my first ride and gotta say you're fucking awesome

  • just make them watch this vid before you take them on the first ride. :) quality info as usual!

  • My first time as a pillion I turned to speak to a friend following as my rider pulled away with gusto and glee, luckily his top box saved me but it put me off learning to ride for 10 years.

  • I'm like statue Stephanie, I avoid being a pillion as much as I can.

  • I guess when you are rolling, things just happen but when you need to drive slower and do stops because of traffic and the inclination of the road is big, things can get more tricky I guess.

  • My girlfriend, now wife, used to read novels while on the pillion. Entire novels. That's a relaxed passenger! She would also frequently go to sleep on the back and I would feel a slight pressure on my back to know she'd nodded off. LOL

  • Must be a Canada/Euro thing to call the passenger a pillion. In my world the pillion is the seat, or what the seat is mounted to. Not what you call the person. 🤷‍♂️

  • Man, my wife with me on my 150cc or even her 110cc is a nightmare. She always screams, she always grips the sissybars, even if the guy is 50meters from me, shell scream. She always freaks out like shes about to die, she holds her breath, she once vomited, if i go slower than 20 she freaks out, if i go over 20 she freaks out too. The moment the wheels turn she freaks out. (Though she rides a 110cc scooter)

  • Well, yes my pillion is My wife and she knows!😝

  • that thumbnail is cursed

  • And yeah, visit a third world country, especially Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, you'll see the Rider adjusting to 7 pillion riders. Occasionally including the best friend sitting on the front fender. Yes I have carried a friend on the front wheel fender like many others from South Asia. 😎

  • Dude whenever my mom is on the pillion, she pulls my right shoulder to bring into my attention to a threat coming from the right, and vice versa, obviously pulling the bike towards the threat. And since she is my dear old mom, I always have to laugh it off, except the couple of times it nearly killed us both, obviously because I was concerned for her safety....not mine. Is this “Mom” phenomenon same across the world?

  • i once carried a friend of mine that im almost sure had never been on a "bike". I say "bike" because it's more of a moped since it's 50cc but that doesnt stop it from doing around 70 kmh in straights while carrying someone. Anyway, i tell him to kind of hold to me, not to squeeze but just hold to my chest. As soon as i stop for the first stop (we only did my house's street that is small and on an incline) he says "i'll hold to the back" and i thought to myself "m'kay, the bar is there for that exact reason" and as soon as i get on throttle to go (i was kind of harsh with it but it's an automatic 50cc, you can imagine the power...) i litterally see his feet go up and somehow he caught himself on me and didn't fall. That's when i realized that maybe i need to be a bit more nice with the throttle

  • Them: "Don't swerve like that" Me: "I got bored, I was in my lane!" Lol

  • I never do it. I call bikes single seat vehicles. If anyone wants to get on the back, I'll help them learn how to ride and get their own bike. The more the merrier.

  • My advice for my pillion is to keep your feet on the pegs, legs gripping the bike, torso relaxed. Grab the Handels to either the side or back, or hold me around the waist, I will think funny things, but that's okay. Build up from easy driving to more sporty depending what they can handle and like. I've driven with a friend of mine weighting 130kg (I'm 85kg), my kids weighting next to nothing and many more. My BMW R1200RT doesn't really bother with the extra weight, on my previous smaller bikes the difference in driving was definitely noticeable.

  • I've removed the pillion seats from every motorcycle I've ever owned. The motorcycle IMO is a single occupant vehicle. My wife, after a few rides on the back with me, decided that she would rather ride her own and did. That was 30+ yrs ago. She once took a relative for a ride and discovered for herself how much it really does suck to ride 2up. Having a solo seat has also given me a great excuse when some drunk landwhale wants me to take her for a ride. It really confuses them for some reason. My bike is not a free amusement ride for drunk skanks!

    • Edit: Women are strong and independent so they can buy and ride their own stuff!

  • My girl is a great pillion. Just had to remind everytime we stop I will sign ok to get off bike, so I can hold bike steady and same when getting on I will let you know as to hold the bike steady so she can climb on. Also lots of trust in my riding to wear I have to remind her to hold on at all times in case I have to move fast in a emergency etc. Other wise easy to forget she is behind me.

  • Took my 6 foot 7 friend on the back of my xr650L dual sport. Not too bad

  • hey i have a really big problem with wind on the motorway when i go 140 km/h its not always but what should i do the whole bike starts to wiggle a bit

  • My stomach is hurting from laughing so much 😂 I've had all you're examples on the back of my bikes. My signal sequence involved tapping my helmet for certain situations, one tap, need a drink, two taps need a bathroom break and so on. Lot cheaper than communication headsets 😂

  • I'm going to show this video to anyone I ever have as a passenger from now on.

  • any tips for us indians where ladies ride pillion Side saddle, which is to say -sitting side wasy with both feet on one side, lol

  • Thank you for giving me an excellent excuse to not give people rides.

  • If your pillion's hands are cold, they can go in your pockets to get the wind off of them and get some of that radiating heat from your gut.

  • This video is the funniest thing I've watched in quite awhile, had me in stitches. Cheers

  • "She's spineless, yes..."

  • Don.

  • I remembered my friend gave me the first pillion ride on a CBR400RR. It was scary, my leg were planted on.😅

  • I don't do pillions lol I love to hit it solo 😂

  • I'm 69 years old. I don't bother anymore. I ride a single seat cafe racer (you know, an old guys sport bike) no pasengers, period. My son has his own bikes so I'm good.

  • I have been riding supersports for a long time with no problem, Couple of months back for the first time ever I rode my bike as a pillion...Good Lord, it was scary as hell..I have no idea How on earth my wife sat behind me for a long time...🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕

  • Touchdown Terry 😭

  • 1:23 - lol..I actually LOL'd as you slammed into that semi-tractor trailer...hahahaaaa..nice going Hanna!!!!

  • This is like art 🎨🎭

  • vespa graphics : good harley graphics : good motorsports grapics : bad (really, why the tire so very distinctive and looks terrible imo)

  • My Piaggio mp3 250 made for two but I only one drive it myself! I let my dad test it out and almost crash it 😴!

  • Loved this!


  • Well presented. A friend with a Gold Wing had to put a velcro seat belt on his pillion because his wife would fall asleep on long rides. She is also the only time I've ever seen the pillion knitting a scarf while rolling down the interstate at 80 mph.

  • enjoyed the narration funny af

  • Noodle neck Nicole lmaooooo

  • Bruh come to India people ride here with 2 pillions and that without problems

  • I once had a pillion that thought she needed to act as a gyroscope. I'd lean left, she leaned right. I'd lean right, she'd lean left. I had to pull over and correct her.

  • I'll soon take a blonde nurse on my bike

  • Put your t.....on my back and hold on tight

  • Saddling offroad with a pillion is an art

  • Title : Number 1 tip Actual video : Gives out 10

  • Thin skinny people find it hard to ride with pillion

  • If by chance you do have to give a ride to a bro or a kid, have them hold on to your belt loops. (If wearing quality jeans)

  • Dudes don't ride on the back of my scooter.

  • This was mad funny

  • I dont trust my friends. Not because they’re homophobic or anything, in fact, they would happily tickle away on my waist

  • fucking hilarious.

  • Tell me about it Back in school 3 of us would ride through the super busy indian market rushing through at 39kmph (that is aviation speed in the market where average speed is 8kmph) Nobody wearing a helmet, chatting and laughing around like maniacs. Best time ever

  • LOL

  • What I get from this is if you want to ride with someone else, they need their own motorcycle.

  • "Motion Graphics by Daniel Cantor" - nice stuff. when are you guys getting your own Amazon Season 1?

  • What a great way to actually teach something with humor, props!

  • I’ve always referred to it as tandem why is it called pillion?

  • You forgot about the passenger who dozes off on long rides, like my late wife, (She died of causes unrelated to motorcycling, thanks!)

  • Very useful video. Thanks.

  • 1 ball per wheel takes care of most of these scenarios

  • Yep, I admit it I'm uncomfortable pressing my junk into another man's back. Which is why I'm not a good pillion passenger.

  • Didn't expect to see myself here in martyr mike and sailboat simon. No wonder some of my friends have me drive their buke when I need a ride.

  • Having a pillion can make you a better rider, for me at least. Instead of thinking what to do inside a corner I tend to overprepare every corner, braking zone and acceleration. You tend to go a lot smoother (and slower in the beginning), and your pillion will love it. When the hands stop overclamping your waist and your steering gets lighter, up the pace.

  • This feels like something they would show on the driving lessons

  • It sucks being a pillion, the fun bit is riding, so why not help and encourage her to get some good gear and some proper lessons instead and see if she actually might like to be the pilot herself?

  • I call them pile-ons

  • I don’t think I read *every* comment but I’m not seeing my #1 lesson: when braking, don’t lean on me, reach around and lean on the tank.

  • Thanks for the video mate. Good data.

  • I cried laughing. Ahhhhhh great stuff! Will defo come back to this one if I’m having bad day 🤣😂😂🤣🤣😂

  • This is one of the best NOwine channels ever! Thanks for the content

  • 😂😂I love Terry, the moon lander😂

  • And here I thought the number one tip would be to make sure she's a super hot girl

  • Haha this video is so true

  • You didnt mention the ' I'm so unconcerned i' ve nodded off to have a little nap back here' Yes internet people you can fall asleep riding pillion, been there done it....

  • What about fatty Fanny?

  • So I think, after watching this, I'm going to go ahead and say... When can we all be YOUR pillion. 🤔

  • I died laughing 😂


  • You forgot wicked Wanda... Whacks you whenever you're going too fast or lean too hard for her comfort. I'll never forget the series of kidney punches after a t(l)ame front wheel lift.

  • Got myself a 190lb noodle hahahaha I'm only 160lb wet hahahaha 😆

  • I couldn't stop laughing at the helmets bumping together 😂😂

  • My ex was taking me to pick up my bike from the shop on her 250 Ninja. She didn't feel comfortable with me straddling her so I had to grip the pillion strap for 30 mins on the freeway. I've been riding 20 years, scuba diving, bungie jumping, roller coaster junky, and snow boarded down black diamonds. This was the singular most terrifying experience of my life. I felt like I was dangling off a tiny plastic plank over an asphalt belt sander. We were a bit early, so she offered to ride us to breakfast. NOPE! I told her I would never do that again. Not even down the street.

  • When you have a passenger, you want to accelerate as fast as possible and squeeze the brake as hard as possible when stopping.

  • How about those tandem street riders that get in the missionary position while riding

  • Only Europeans or wannabe Europeans aka Canadians actually call it a pillion lol

  • Awesome content!!!

  • This is your most important video to date!

  • Thid dude has more bikes then i had girls XD

  • What happens if you never have been a pavilion?