For some, getting out on the open road with their spouse or partner is all part of the riding experience. For others, a motorcycle serves as somewhat of an escape from the busyness of life, and yes, that includes people.  So we’re curious if you enjoy riding double or if you think buddy pegs were the worst invention ever?

Are You Down With Riding Double?

Yes – Riding with my spouse or partner is why I enjoy riding.
No – My motorcycle has a single seat for a reason.
I don’t care as long as I get to ride my motorcycle.

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  • Jason M.

    All the reason for multiple bikes. My daily commuter is a Versys that the wife can ride with me on. My Street Triple is solo use only.

  • toomanycrayons

    Someone should invent a car.

    • JR

      Polaris did!! Called a Slingshot!! lol

      • toomanycrayons

        No roof, and it sounds like a Lada? Hey, maybe I was listening to the wrong toy the other day. I said, LOOK AT…listen to…that? 2 spd auto? I think electric whoosh would be way better. If I cared I’d find a Slingshot sound track on Youtube, right? Yawn….

  • BDan75

    It’s fun to have a passenger once in a while, but increasingly hard to find anyone willing to ride along. Not because of the way I ride (25+ years exp, zero accidents), but because “it’s dangerous” in the abstract.

    I suppose they’re right. And YouTube vids of passengers being thrown off the back, or screaming uncontrollably probably don’t help.

  • blansky

    My wife rides on the back once in a while. It’s fun to share and she loves the experience.

  • SRMark

    Getting to be too many damn deer around here. I hate the idea of hitting one when I have a passenger on the back.

  • Starmag

    A woman who will get on the back of a bike will usually be adventurous in other ways.

  • Navroze Contractor

    I started my biking years sitting for thousands of miles behind my brother. Now, except for the big ones bikes dont even have a comfortable pillion seat!


    My wife is a princess. Resort vacations only. No exploring. Shortest route to destination no deviations. I am OK with that. Back of the bike is uncomfortable. Even on the tourer. Some activities are meant to be done solo.

  • Kirk Harrington

    I’ve been married a couple times, had girlfriends since as long as I can remember as a youth and entering into my AARP years. Best riding partner ever…my kid. I put my kid on the back of a street bike at 5yo and 14 yrs later we have logged more miles than all ex wives and girlfriends combined many times over. The kid just loves being a passenger, will go anywhere and ride any distance without complaint. I don’t know if it’s because of the adventure or the fact that speed, wind and free food are usually involved but I’ll take that time because kids grow up and move on to other things that interest them eventually.

  • sgray44444

    Half the fun of riding a motorcycle is seeing how perfect a turn I can make at increasing speeds. When there is a passenger, you lose a lot of maneuverability and increase stopping distance dramatically. I would go so far as to say that it’s not only much less fun, but a lot less safe as well. I don’t have any need for a male enhancement product or lifestyle generator on two wheels. I don’t need to be part of a club. Solo is great for me, on the bike, and on a ride in general. It’s the ultimate way to get away.

  • Sayyed Bashir

    I bought the 2007 Harley Softail for solo riding only. I don’t mind risking my life but not others lives. As soon as I brought my 2015 KTM 1190 Adventure R home, I took off both passenger foot rests and brackets. Saved 10 lbs. The left passenger footrest and bracket on my 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250S is also gone but the right one is holding up the Yoshimura exhaust. Haven’t figured out how to get rid of it. Need a custom bracket.