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Now I have seen it all

Who will be the first to try this out?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PSR-2-UP-PAS...sories&vxp=mtr
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Who will be the first to try this out?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PSR-2-UP-PAS...sories&vxp=mtr
I gotta go with 'innovative, and not a bad idea'.

don't have a pillion that often to spend the bucks, don't really see danger to the operator of the bike, I mean if yer crashing that badly that this thing is in yer way, it may be the last of your worries.

for the pillion? great idea! how many times has the pillion leaned on top of you during (hard) braking?
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On the V, I say it is a waist. The bike has to much of a upright seating position to be effective. On a sportbike, it would be much more practical as they are leaned forward. But I am guessing most of those riders would never use them as they look a bit dorky.

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That thing would rip your nuts off if your crashed!
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On the V, I say it is a waist. The bike has to much of a upright seating position to be effective. On a sportbike, it would be much more practical as they are leaned forward. But I am guessing most of those riders would never use them as they look a bit dorky.
That is what I was thinking. No way my wife or son could reach that while we are riding.
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Agreed, it's meant for supersports type sitting position. On the V, the rider's upright body will impede the pillion from reaching that bar.

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Add a bottle opener and we got a deal. LOL.
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If your passengers knuckles drag the ground this might work.
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Troy Bayliss, ex super-bike champion uses something similar for his Ride Experience days on a Ducati.

www.troybaylissexperience.com.au

cant see it real well due to copyright issues I guess, but it seems to work a treat.

here's a decent shot

http://www.motoaus.com/news/latest/t...xperience.html
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I say put a Very nice petite Little lady on lap or some-what in front???
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Not fit for V but possible good idea! Flat in middle and hand grip each side would be a winner for sport bike lay forward.

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Nothing new. If you ride track days and you get the chance to ride double with a pro rider (and yes even the guys do this one) you'll get a chance to hold onto one of these "oh $#!t" handles. I HIGHLY recommend it for all the adrenaline junkies out there.

As for putting it on my bike? Nah... wife isn't interested in riding with me. She'd sooner have her own ride and try to leave me in the dust.

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I prefer to have my passenger put her arms around me.
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Gotta have the combination of a very skinny rider and a pillion with awfully long arms for this to work.

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