June 05, 2013

Motorcycles and Kids - Can They Go Together?

Motorcycles and child passengers, how safe and practical is it? While there are certainly times when bringing the children along is not safe or practical, such as in certain types of weather or at certain ages, it is certainly possible to enjoy a family bike ride, as long as you think it through first.

Your first consideration should be to determine what age is appropriate to bring your children on a motorcycle ride. Some parents will wait until their children can reach the footpegs on the bike before even considering bringing them along, while others may wait even longer. You also have to consider the maturity of your child. Even though a child is tall enough to ride, that doesn't mean they are mature enough to handle it. Some children might not be able to sit still for long periods of time, others might all asleep easily and not be able to stay stable, while others will be alert and calm enough to enjoy the ride. Every child is different, so you must make your own decision. Some kids may just not be right for motorcycle rides until they are in their teens.