Tips for passenger:what tips would you give your passenger riding on your bike for the first time. Also whats the hardest part of riding someone on your bike
I've never thought the Vstrom was particularly top heavy.Or take them on a smaller bike to start... The v-strom being top heavy is just too easy to dump, especially with an unsure nervous and/or unbalance passenger....
Maybe, but many here will disagree with your statement... I have had many, many bikes... Mostly sport tours ....I even had a Versys 650s which are in the same category as the v-strom... My point is that all my other bikes had a lower centre of gravity than my 650 V-strom (which by the way I have owned 3 of them)....I've never thought the Vstrom was particularly top heavy.
Yup. This took some experimentation and practice for Mrs. HuntWhenever and I to get right. One instance during our experimental phase found the V-Strom on its side in a restaurant parking lot :crying2:Agree that mounting/dismounting is a maneuver that offers lots of opportunities to topple over. Think I'm going to start a new thread on that topic alone, since there are many variations and opinions.
I tried that once before on my ST1300. I pulled in to a photo op spot to take a picture, went to put my left foot down and it was 6 inches too low. As the 800 pound bike, 150 pound driver and 150 pound pillion were listing heavily to port I was yelling "put your leg down!!!" which she never heard nor did as she rode the bike to the ground with her feet still on the pegs. It took me 2 tries to lift that behemoth as I was sucking wind, and was one of the major primary reasons I sold it for the Vstrom. ½ the weight is ½ the effortI'll control the bike in slow maneuvers, and will yell "HELP!!" if I need it.