Biker Babes Are Not Just Passengers Anymore! They are also Riding Motorcycles.

California Biker Motorcycle Lawyer Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez Discusses Women on MotorcyclesAnyone who is into the biker and motorcycle scene knows that the number of women that are riding motorcycles is on the increase every year. I am an old school biker and remember the good old days when the ladies rode shotgun on the back. Although many women still ride shotgun on the back of motorcycles, more and more they are actually riding the motorcycles themselves.

To be quite frank, it is a real turn on to see a gal riding her own motorcycle. I read an article that you can check out by clicking here, that states that since 2003, there has been a 36 percent increase in women owning and riding motorcycles, and that women now make up 10% of all bikers. It only makes sense to me. I do not see any reason why women cannot ride motorcycles like men. What the hell, bikers are bikers whether they are men or women. Once you get the biker bug, you are hooked!

The article mentioned above cites that 12 percent of new motorcycle purchases from Harley Davidson, and Suzuki are made by women. This is no surprise to me; I have been riding with women who have owned their own motorcycles since the 1990’s. Now I am no sexist by any means whatsoever, however, I have seen a few women drop their bikes at stop signs or traffic lights, because they may have purchased a motorcycle that was too heavy for them. I have also seen men do the same thing.

I think that it is a good thing that more women are riding their own motorcycles. Just like men, I would recommend that women who are contemplating getting their own motorcycle, go through a Certified MSF riding course, and not choose a motorcycle that is too big for them. I have seen women who weigh 110 pounds riding Harley Davidson Baggers! I am a big guy and sometimes have trouble holding up the bike when I get into a lean at a stop sign or traffic light. I do not recommend that anyone be it man or woman purchase a motorcycle that is above their physical and riding ability.

The article states that most women who buy Harley Davidson Motorcycles opt for the Sportster.

So ladies there it is, if you have the biker bug then have at it and get your own motorcycle. The more the merrier! If your man wants to keep you on the back, then get another man. You have every right to ride your own motorcycle just like us men.

By Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © 2007

 

2 Responses to Biker Babes Are Not Just Passengers Anymore! They are also Riding Motorcycles.

  1. Biker Betty says:

    Thank you for a great post. I absolutely love to ride my own motorcycle and would highly recommend “anyone” interested to take the MSF course. If you’re not sure if this is the sport for you, that course is the best way to find out.

    I have a Yamaha V-Star 650 and at 5’2″ is works real well. I have taken it over the highest mountain pass here in Colorado with no problem. My husband has his own motorcycle and we get out together often. But if he can’t, I still do. I also do my errands and go to work on it. It’s especially nice now with the high price of gas.

    I think Harley’s are very cool, but I have been hearing lately that the sportster isn’t well like here by beginners. They all say it’s top heavy and end up trading it in quickly. They suggest not wasting your money on that model. If you’re wanting a Harley, there are others to consider. Or start on a different smaller brand, like what I have, and then get the Harley once you’ve had sufficient of miles under you.

  2. cindy mansu says:

    I DID GO THROUGH THE MSF COURSE AND MY FIRST MOTORCYCLE IS THE HARLEY SPORTSTER
    LOWRIDER. I AM A BIG GERMAN GIRL, 5’8 185 POUNDS (WEIGHT LIFTER) AND CAN HANDLE
    THE SPORTSTER QUITE EASILY. IVE BEEN RIDING MINE FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND ARE READY
    TO MOVE UP. I DO BELIEVE WOMAN RIDERS HAVE A TON OF RESPECT FOR THE BIKE AND ROAD
    SINCE WE HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE OF BEING A PASSENGER AND KNOW FIRST HAND WHAT
    CAN HAPPEN AND HOW QUICK CONDITIONS CAN CHANGE ON YOU.

    I DO SEE A SMALLER WOMAN HAVING A HARD TIME HANDLING EVEN AN 883 WEIGHTING CLOSE TO
    600LBS. AND MAYBE A SMALLER BIKE TO BEGIN WITH IS WISE FOR HER AND OTHERS ON THE ROAD
    AROUND HER.

    I CHOSE TO BUY MY OWN BIKE BECAUSE I DIDNT WANT TO SIT ON BACK ANYMORE, I WANTED
    TO BE IN CONTROL OF MY OWN RIDE AND ENJOY THE WIND AND THRILL OF ROARING DOWN
    THE ROAD DOING 60 MILES AN HOUR WITH ME HOLDING ON TO THE HANDLEBARS.

    THE BEST THING MY HUSBAND AND I DID FOR US WAS BUY OUR OWN BIKES, AT AGE 50 IM LOVING
    IT, IM A GRANDMA ON A HARLEY YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO

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