You ever think that a lot of those women riding on the pillion are equal -- or even better than -- in skill to the men piloting the bikes, and that getting typical alpha males to ride passenger is impossible? Men are absolute, complete gutless chickens when they're not in control of the vehicle they're piloting, self-proclaimed masters when they are.
Zero would be the number of times I've driven the likes of EBass or Sean around as passengers, countless the number of times I've ridden with them.
While I'm at it, guys, trying to do anything but cruise around slowly and safely with a woman on the back is a great way to get her to think you're a real yahoo. Popping wheelies, grinding things, speeding, it's not sexy. Showing that you care for her welfare by driving cautiously is the goods.
Ms, you miss my point...I believe that bikes should have solo seats....Bikes are not made and are in fact unstable with two people on them...........and yes I do find it comical that women who are merely passengers offer up opinions on bikes...........If a person does not ride and has less than 50,000 miles on bikes what advice could that person possible offer ?.....
Until you brought it up, I never ever conceived of a man riding as passanger behind a woman. I find the image disturbing and will need therapy now. OK, I needed therapy anyway but I was putting it off. But if a woman (or man) knows how to ride, they probably have their own bikes anyway and this situation would be unlikely to happen, right ?
The most irritating chick opinions I've ever had to listen to have all come from nurses who'd ER time under their belts. Apparently, irrigating gravel from a stranger's wounds will turn you into a strident safety expert faster than you can say "Joan Claybrook."
At my age (me and dirt showed up at about the same time) most of my female passengers not only have kids, they have grand kids - consequently, I tend to be careful. Hey, who wants to be known as the guy who clocked granny. Funny thing is, most of the ladies want to go fast - at least, in a straight line. In my experience, woman don't tend to like Gs and leaning over, so I don't.
Far as skills go: spacally, they are at a disadvatage - but that is more than made up for by lack of ego and a willingness to listen. Besides, they have better reflexes than men, and they tend not to lie (at least, about their riding abilities) as much as men.