Most comfortable bike for back pain
There is a huge increase in motorcycle riders nowadays. Motorcycles were mainly used for daily commuting, but generation have moved ahead, now motorcycles are also used for long rides on weekends. Because “4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul :D”.
Who doesn’t love riding motorcycle, everyone does right? But I often hear about back pain in the riding groups. Why is that happening? Which bike will be more comfortable for back pain? Best motorcycle riding position? Before answering this question I would quickly answer the main question of the blog.
Which are the most comfortable bikes for back pain?
The most comfortable bikes for back pain
- Bajaj Avenger (good for long rides)
- Honda Unicorn 150 (good for both long rides and commuting)
- Honda Hornet 160R (My personal best for both long rides and commuting)
- Bajaj Pulsar 150 (good for commuting)
- Yamaha FZ S V 2.0 (good for both long rides and commuting)
- Suzuki Intruder 150 (good for long rides)
- Hero Honda Karizma r (good for both long rides and commuting)
- Honda CB Shine (good for commuting)
- Suzuki Gixxer (good for both long rides and commuting)
The main reason to choose these bikes is that complaint about back pain came from commuters and also from riders those who do long rides on 150cc segment bikes.
If you are using higher capacity bikes and still suffering from back pain then I would suggest you to buy air cushion from here. This helps to keep your butt and back comfortable even on running over small potholes. This cushion is mainly used for heat reduction during long riders where rides keep moving for hours without break. Feedback from many users says it is also more comfortable and doesn’t cause any butt pain and back pain. Just one cushion seat make the whole ride comfortable then why not we should use it. Just look for a review and grab one.
Why riding a motorcycle causing the back pain? Back pain due to bike riding?
The back pain develops constantly while riding on bad roads like potholes, patch roads and speed breakers. Even the seating position and riding position matters a lot for your back pain. As we all know how bad our roads are. But to save time motorcycles are the best choice for commuting in the heavy traffic. Time is more important than money.
Does bike cushion seat help?
Yes, I have seen many riders using the cushion seat and air seat which are helping them a lot. Cushioning should be very less, more cushion will also cause back pain. My best suggestion is to use FEGO Float. It is an air seat where we need to blow air in it and use it. It feels like we are sitting in VOLVO Bus. Also, it avoids Numb butt.
Fego Float can absorb 46% of jerks and shocks giving you a fatigueless and pain-free travel on the worst of roads by using a unique dynamic seating technology. The Fego Float is available in two color variants and is crafted with leather giving it perfect grip and a luxurious look ‒ truly massclusive.
Why choosing a motorcycle is also important?
Motorcycle and their suspension have an important role in our back pain. Including seating position and riding position. I have been riding a motorcycle for 4 years and covered more than 50,000 Km. Beginning even I faced several pains which include neck pain, elbow pain and lower back pain. After a little bit of experience, I got to know exactly why those pains were causing. First, I changed the seating position which solved my problems completely. Changing a motorcycle was not necessary for me.
Let me explain about the motorcycles I have chosen as most comfortable bikes for back pain.
In most of the debate, I guess this bike has won first place for the word most comfortable bike in India. Yes, it is true. It is the most comfortable bike for back pain in 2018.
Image Source : Bajaj Auto
Bajaj Avenger belongs to the cruiser category, which means comfortable riding on the highway, just like Harley Davidson. It has a unique and very comfortable seating position. Which feels you like sitting on a sofa. Cushioning is as good as it is.
Suspension at the front has Telescopic with anti friction bush and a rear Twin shock absorber which is a good combination for the stock seat. Tires are wide in dimensions 90/90 – 17″ 49P at the front and 130/90 -15″ 66P at the rear. The fat tires at rear definitely help in Indian roads, small potholes are not even an obstacle for the rear tire.
For your budget you have options. Avenger Cruise 220, Avenger Street 220 and Avenger Street 180. Pick the one which suits you and your budget. My suggestion is to buy Avenger Cruise 220 or Avenger Street 220.
Honda Unicorn 150
To take over the title this is the legend bike. This is the only bike I have seen so far with fewer complaints and accidents. Honda Unicorn ruled from the first generation of the launch of this motorcycle. 95% of all the proud owners of Honda Unicorn says this is the most comfortable bike on indian roads.
Honda Unicorn is a 150cc segment bike which was launched in 2004. From then till now bike remains the same look and design apart from minor changes. First version itself good a good number of sale. The engine is smoother than the current generation bikes. Riders your to do long rides in this bike. I personally met many riders who own this bike.
WhileIi was on a road trip from Bangalore to DharmasthalaIi met one rider who was riding a unicorn and asked him how is the comfort? And he said this is the most comfortable 150cc bike in India. Riders feedback is always important because they have experience of it and they say the truth.
Honda Unicorn has a Monoshock suspension which was a great feature for this motorcycle. Till now it is maintained the same way. The front has Telescopic Suspension and rear has Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type (Monoshock). This also gives judgment for the bike with the best suspension in India.
Seating comfort and seating position was perfect for any kind of rider. It was a perfect upright seating position. I still see many 2005 model still running smoothly, that’s the quality of Honda.
Honda Hornet 160R
This is the bike i own since 2016 and never felt to change until the bike becomes old. I use this bike for daily commute and for long rides. I have written a small post about 10 things i love about my bike, you can check it on your free time.
I felt the best bike for bad roads in india. Suspension is on the stiffer side but doesn’t make much difference for me. Seating position is upright and ride quality is perfect. Seat was hard initially, later i modified by adding a little cushion to it.
Bajaj Pulsar 150
This is the most comfortable commuter bike in india. I’m seeing this bike from my high school days. I was a big fan of its digital console. Now i see at least 2 to 3 pulsars in every street. It was a mass hit for Bajaj from the day they launched this street fighter. Became one of the best commuter for most of the people.
I have ridden this bike a few years ago. I could feel why everyone loved it. It had good handling, suspension, look, upright seating position, etc
All the other mentioned bikes are also comfortable.. I did some research and collected those informations and dropped as a list.
I pick the Bajaj Avenger and Honda Unicorn 150 as the best and most comfortable bikes in India.
how to avoid back pain while riding a motorcycle
From my experience, I have one solution for this. Do not ride in a stiff and straight position. Be relaxed and loosen your body and arms. It has helped me till date.
By this, I close the topic here. The information i shared is all from my experience. Always test ride the bike before you buy it. Everybody has their own physical comfort zone. Pick the right one.
Travel tips for riders
- Make sure bike is in proper condition
- Fuel up a day before
- Plan your route
- Start early and end early
- Wear protective gears and comfortable clothes
- Pack your things smart and light
- Stay hydrated
- Never miss your food but be light
- Take regular break
- Be ready to ride on any weather
Read a complete article about Top 10 tips for a long distance motorcycle ride
Also, read One Day trip from Bangalore.