Riding two up
Sharing the pleasure
The age of the passenger
A child of under five years of age can be carried, on condition he or she is in a special seat fixed to the motorcycle.
Their physique is more suitable as from this age. There is no age restriction on side-cars, but all passengers must wear a helmet. Mopeds are different: the passenger must be at least 14 years old, like the driver.
The first, fundamental aspect: the passenger is subjected to the same elements as the driver, and also takes the same risks.
The passenger's position
In theory, the passenger must lean against the driver, but not too much. The motorcycle is driven using subtle movements of the whole body and if the driver is too restricted, like a wearing a back-pack, his driving will be hindered.
At the same time, to avoid the driver being subjected to too much turbulence, the passenger should position his head a little to one side, and not stay strictly behind the driver's head, which also blocks the passenger's view and prevents him from enjoying the countryside
Taking care of the passenger
It goes without saying that you drive more smoothly when there are two of you on the machine.