Most riders enjoy the individual benefits of motorcycling. From the freedom of the open road to improving mental and emotional well-being, motorcycles can add a new level of enrichment to our lives. Sometimes this enrichment is best experienced with others, and driving in two is a perfect way to share your love of the road with a loved one.
While motorcyclists enjoy the figures of horsepower, chassis construction and from zero to sixty times, passengers are much more concerned about comfort and safety. Now we should note that any bike equipped with a passenger seat and hooks is suitable for riding in two. However, a select few prioritize passenger pleasure, and we have compiled the top ten passenger-friendly models that stand above the rest.
Honda Gold Wing
The Kawasaki Concours 14 may be a bit long in the tooth, but that doesn’t make it any less capable. A 1,352 cc inline-four provides more than enough power for the open road, while the coupled braking system decelerates the sport-tourer safely. A rigid monocoque frame helps the competition cope with winding backroads, and an electronically adjustable windshield keeps the cabin comfortable. With saddlebags offered as standard, passengers can easily store gear for a day trip or a cross-country trip.
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For those who prefer the Unbeaten Path, the BMW R 1250 GS ticks all the adventure driving boxes. Fortunately, one of these boxes has passenger accommodation, and the flagship GS does not disappoint. With telelever front suspension, paralever rear suspension and hill start control, the 1250 GS is better than ever. With upgrades available, including electronically adjustable suspension and heated seats for riders and passengers, adventurers can turn the revolutionary BMW into the lap of luxury.
Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited
If you need an American V-twin between the knees, look no further than Harley-Davidson’s Ultra Limited. Take out the MoCo’s iconic batwing fairing, ultra pairs classic style with modern amenities and amenities. The long windshield and lower leg fairings provide a comfortable cocoon for rider and passenger while Boom! The infotainment system keeps the party going. Of course, a touring top matter, pillion / backrest combo can accommodate passengers, while the 6-gallon gas tank keeps the land yacht sailing smoothly.
Triumph tiger 900 GT
When Triumph launched the new TIGER 900 platform, it split the range based on on-road/off-road capabilities. The 900 GT variants prioritized Tiger’s touring trends, and the pro finish takes these traits to the next level. Premium upgrades such as an electronically adjustable rear surprise, heated rider and pillar seats, and a tire pressure monitoring system suitable specifically for two-stage driving. Triumph’s mid-size range of adventures can be divided by on-road/off-road tasks, but this dichotomy allows the Tiger 900 GT Pro to better serve passengers.
Ural Gear Up
Whether you like cruisers or motorcycles, most bikers will recognize that sidecars are the boss. Ural’s equipment proves that with a roomy, old-style sidecar. The model not only looks good, but the two-wheeled mechanism helps the modern classic overcome off-road obstacles, and the spare tire adds a touch of pragmatism. After all, the last thing you want a passenger to experience on a motorcycle is to be stuck in the forest.
Yamaha Tracer 700 GT
Pumping 72 horsepower and 49 lb-ft of torque, the standard Tracer 700 is already a touring-worthy model. However, the GT variants add some key elements that make it perfect for two tasks. Highlighted by two 20-liter panels, a higher and wider windshield and a comfortable seat, the new 700 GT is not only ready for the tour, but also for passengers. Of course, Yamaha’s renowned parallel-twin CP2 makes the Tracer equally approachable and fun. Two qualities you want most motorcycles to impress passenger/aspiring motorcyclists.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
If the classic design is more work, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has you (and the passenger) covered. Equipped with a long bench seat, rear wing loop and low-mounted passenger hooks, the 650 Twin is the optimal option for stylish duos. air/oil-cooled, 648cc parallel-twin musters 47 horsepower and 38.6 lb-ft of torque; enough grin-inducing power without scaring first-time passengers.