If you are planning to ride with a pillion, it is your responsibility to ensure that they are safe and comfortable throughout the journey.
To make the ride smooth and hassle-free, it is essential to prepare beforehand. This is especially important if your pillion is not used to riding.
Tell your passenger to sit astride the bike with both feet on their respective footpegs, hold on to you or the grab rails and RELAX. Explain the need to them to anticipate the braking and acceleration effects and remember to adjust your riding to set them at ease and avoid over-braking and over-acceleration. Nice, gentle use of the controls will make the whole experience a better one for them!
It is crucial to teach your passenger to move with you naturally, without any resistance when cornering; explain the bike will lean over and they should just 'go with it'; explain that if they resist this natural lean, it can upset the balance a little and makes cornering troublesome. By following these steps, you can ensure that your ride with your passenger is enjoyable and safe for both of you!