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Nothing enhances the joys of a two-wheeler road trip like having a good friend to share your experiences with! While riding solo has its own charms, there may be times when having someone else with you can make everything so much better, after all, we humans are social animals. If you are planning a road trip and would like to have a partner to accompany you, here are a few important considerations that you need to make while choosing the best co-rider.

Co-Rider Vs. Pillion Rider: Whatâs the difference?

Having a companion can be done in either one of two ways. First, you can have a pillion rider and that completely frees you from having to accommodate for a different riderâs timing. The pillion rider will be with you on the same bike so there are no two different vehicles to coordinate with. This is good if you want someone with you, but donât want to get dependent. The downside of having a pillion rider is that you are on your own when it comes to getting out of trouble. Whereas, if you have a co-rider you have two motorcycles so even if one gets into trouble the other can go and fetch help. That said, it is easier to get a pillion rider than to get a co-rider.

With that out of the way, letâs get into the more important stuff. The insights that are about to follow assume that you have chosen to go with a Co-Rider, but having said that you can always have a pillion rider with you without any concern.

Riding Style Compatibility

The first thing to check when choosing a co-rider is that the riding styles have to match. If one person is on a track focused bike and you have an adventure motorcycle, immediately this creates a problem of compatibility. The track focused bike will not be able to go places where an adventure can, and vice-versa. Also, there will be a huge difference in comfort levels, which means the track biker will have to take more breaks in between because of the aggressive riding posture which isnât comfortable for long distances. Besides that, some riders love the thrill of going fast whereas when it comes to covering long distances it is important to maintain a steady cruising speed rather than going berserk with the throttle. If there are too many differences between you and the co-rider the journey will become very unpleasant for both of you! Make sure that you have someone who knows what it takes to ride long distances and has the patience to make it.

Experience Levels

The second factor to consider when choosing a rider buddy is to have the same levels of experience. You donât want someone who is vastly more superior in terms of riding experience because you will be dragging him behind and that will cause frictions, unless the more experienced rider is willing to match your pace and experience. Experience counts even more when you are tackling off-road tracks and places where there are no tarmac. This is where the technical know-how of riding comes into play. Having a more experienced rider guiding is the best thing option, but make sure that the person knows your limitations before beginning the ride. This does not matter much if you are primarily going to be on pitch-perfect tarmac highways all the time. Just make sure that the person knows how to ride safely on a highway! The last thing you want is to teach them the importance of using motorcycle helmets and riding gears.

Splitting Expenses

And finally, there is the matter of finances. When there are more people, there will be more expenses. You need to decide beforehand on the common expenses such as hotel charges and food expenses and have a good way to split them. Other than that, there will be personal expenses which every rider needs to manage on their own.

So, there you go! Find a compatible co-rider and enjoy your rides. Donât forget to wear a good quality branded motorcycle helmet and all necessary riding safety gears at all times.
About Author Aryan khanna :

Planning a two-wheeler road trip? Having a partner can make things easier for you and when you have someone to share your experiences, the journey becomes much more memorable. But it is important to choose a good co-rider and good quality safety helmet. Here are a few practical tips to find the best person to accompany you.


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