Aug 102011

If you’ve ever been the extra passenger on a racing or sport-touring motorcycle, then you’ll know that it can be rather awkward.

You typically sit higher than the rider, so you have to lean forward and down to grab them around the torso. If you aren’t that chummy, you might instead choose to sit upright and reach behind you to clutch the rear grab-bar – definitely not the best way to keep from being thrown off the bike, either backwards or forwards. New York product designer and motorcyclist Andrew Lewis has come up with what he believes is a better solution – the Moto-Grip.

The device is a polyester webbing harness with padded handgrips on the front and back, giving passengers the choice of hanging onto either set. The grips are set high on the harness, to allow for a passenger that is sitting higher than the operator. Lewis claims that this arrangement maximizes stability and comfort for both riders.

The harness has a break strength of 2,000 pounds (907 kg), and can handle a passenger weighing up to 300 pounds (136 kg).

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