A few years ago we showed you the TankGrip, a set of handles for your passenger to hold on to during your high speed riding maneuvers leaving you a little freer to move and inspiring some confidence in the mind of your back seater. Unfortunately, that company seems to have disappeared, but I just saw an ad for this accessory that does the same thing, it’s called the 2-Up Passenger Bar.
It attaches to your tank with bolts, using the same holes that surround your fuel filler. It gives your passenger the same handlebar feeling of security that you have. The 2-Up is made from aluminum with a rubber grip surface to keep your passenger’s fingers from slipping off.
This strikes me as a better solution than some others I’ve seen, but other than the photos, there’s little info available. The company does have a video with some very annoying music, but no more info than what we have right here. Unless you ride two-up very often, you may hesitate to have this bolted to your tank since it isn’t easily removable, but from the function side, it looks like it should work. Interesting.
Sport bike passengers can be in a precarious spot, this might help. How many of you would consider bolting on handles like this?
It’s made by PSR and priced around $150.
UPDATE: Reader Mark from Sydney commented below about the Vinx Grip, which, though similar to the 2-Up, looks even better because it has the same function but also has an easy on and off attachment ring. When not needed, you simply twist off, if you want it, twist on. Nice.
They have some good photos and a video on their web site showing the Vinx in action. It’s 139 euros or $186. (site gone)