Motorcycles can be pretty dangerous vehicles, especially when there’s an additional passenger involved. Since they don’t have safety belts, the rear passenger has to find something to hold on to while the bike is moving, and it usually turns out to be the waist of the rider in front, or the tiny rear grab bar if the passenger isn’t very comfortable with the idea of holding the rider close.
A product designer and motorcyclist named Andrew Lewis came up with a solution to the problem. Called the Moto-Grip, the device resembles a harness strap that passengers can use to grab onto instead of awkwardly grabbing onto the driver’s waist. The harness will allow the rear passenger to comfortably stay on the bike throughout the journey without having to worry about falling off.
The harness has a break strength of 2,000 pounds and can handle a person that’s up to 300 pounds it’s one tough strap to break. The only drawback to the Moto-Grip is that it needs to be worn by the driver, which could be a hassle to put on and it doesn’t look too female-friendly, especially she had a male passenger behind her.
It also comes in a version for children called the Moto-Grip Jr. which keeps the child safely attached to the Moto-Grip harness. The Moto-Grip is available now for $179.95, while the Moto-Grip Jr. is available for $79.95.
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