Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Kent, UK
I Ride: 2016 ZX6R 636 KRT Edition
Pillion Advice..... Carrying Mrs. for First Time!
I know there are other threads on here on this subject, but they didn't answer all of my questions, so thought I would put them to you guys for some help. Basically, I want to take the Mrs. on the back for the first time, to do the May Day Hastings Run. I am a little concerned, as I sat her on the back the other day, just whilst sat on the driveway and it immediately felt really uncomfortable and unstable for both of us?
She felt like she was looking and leaning right over my head and I felt her every movement even whilst the bike was stationery. She hasn't got any gear yet, but we don't want to go out and buy it, if she decides its not for her.
Just wanted to get you guys opinion on this. Does it just take some time to get used to, or is the 2016 zx6r just an uncomfortable bike to have a pillion? I know super sports in general aren't designed with pillion passengers in mind, but I plan to cruise around with her on the back at a steady pace. Still consider myself a newbie as Ive only had the bike for about a year now. Not sure if it makes a difference, but we are about the same height, (me 5",9 and her 5", 8) and I probably weigh a good 1.5 stone more than she does.
Any advice would be much appreciated. Cheers.