Pillion Security On A
Motorcycle? Try a Pillion Strap.
Recently I interviewed Andy White of Andy Strapz fame
about his company and all the cool gear he makes for us
motorcyclists. One of the things out of his catalogue that we
talked about was the Pillion Belt.
After always having bikes with topboxes or sissy bars I
never had a pillion who was worried about sliding off. So
although it seemed a good idea I’d never really thought about
it. If I was more observant I would have known I just went to
Phillip Island with one guy who had one and used it on the trip
with his son. So, a few weeks after the G.P. trip……..
On a poker run I noticed Dutchy strapping something on
and I said whoa! let me look at that thing. It was a pillion
belt. He explained how useful it was to his son Callan and how
Callan always looked for it on the bike.
So I asked Dutchy about the strap on thing and
here’s what he said.
But first here is a side on view showing the
very sturdy clip on Dutchy’s pillion belt.
On this rear shot you can see how the handles
sit out for the pillion and I can imagine the security they add
to someone sitting on the back of many of today’s bikes, with
small pillion seats!
Pillion Strap Price
Dutchy said his son Callan, loved it. They had
ridden together on the previous Ducati Monster and now the 2007
Triumph Speed Triple. Callan is about 150cm’s tall and looks
for the strap when going riding. Dutchy told me Callan really
misses it when they forget.
Having seen this Pillion Strap up close and
personal now I can say it looks real good. In fact I reckon if
I’m going to get Elana on the back of the new bike (Ducati
Monster S4R Testastretta) I will need something like this. On
the poker run Dutchy and I were on, there was a couple on a
Yamaha R1, and she didn’t look comfortable on the back and was
trying to hang on in several ways, none of them tidy. Can’t
help thinking this would have made her day way more
If you carry a passenger regularly on a sports
type bike this could be well worth a thought to keep the
pillion happy and in the right mood for the after ride party.
And maybe save a few bruised ribs.
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