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Finding the Right Motorcycle For Women

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Choosing the Best Bike for Women Motorcyclists:  The number of women motorcyclists has skyrocketed in the last decade. From 2003 to 2008, the number of women who owned motorcycles has risen 52%, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council. In fact, there are 265,000 registered women motorcyclists in the country and that number just keeps growing. Because of their excellent gas mileage, environmental impact, and excitement, more women than ever are flocking to motorcycle dealerships.

Women Motorcyclists, Finding the Right Motorcycle for You

As a woman, finding the right motorcycle is extremely important. Due to a woman’s low center of gravity, it is important to find a bike that is not top heavy. Luckily, motorcycle manufacturers have realized this and are designing bikes specifically for women riders. The Harley Davidson Sportster is one such bike that has been rebuilt with women in mind. The engineers at Harley Davidson have lowered the Sportster and given it a lower center of gravity which is perfect for shorter women who want to ride.

In addition to finding a bike with a lower center of gravity, it is important to notice where the controls are located on the motorcycle. Many women motorcyclists find it easier to have forward controls on a motorcycle, rather than mid controls.

In addition to the Sportster, the Honda Shadow Aero 750cc and the Shadow Spirit appeal to many women motorcyclists, and Kawasaki has a few good models, including the Vulcan series. Before deciding on any motorcycle, it is important to review several different types, so you are able to choose the bike that is best for you.

No matter which motorcycle you choose to buy, it is important to protect yourself when you ride. All California women motorcyclists should carry an identification card with them, as well as an emergency roadside assistance card. Before you hit the road, check out BAM, our free roadside and legal assistance program. With over 1.5 million members and counting, you can ride easy knowing you are backed by the nation’s largest Free Volunteer Motorcycle Assistance Program. If you are ever injured in an accident, you can focus on your recovery knowing you are protected by Russ Brown motorcycle accident lawyers with the experience you need to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 1-800-4-BIKERS!

Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys can help you anywhere in the Nation.  Motorcycle Lawyers in California or a Biker Attorney in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida etc etc.  We have you covered.  Call now for a free consultation about your biker crash.  1-800-424-5377


  1. Abby

    Why the Sportster if going with a Harley? The Fatboy Lo and Softail Deluxe are much better bikes for someone concerned with seat height and center of gravity. If a woman wants to determine is she really wants to invest that much, then the V-Star 650 and Shadow are great starter bikes for a lot less money and easier to resell when a woman has more confidence or decides it’s not for her.

  2. Melody

    I myself being a small framed women with curves, Found my Dyna Low to be awesome for curves mountains and all riding.
    Then the lowered Softail to be best for long distance riding for me.
    They are both balanced just right for me, with a custom seat,Bars and grips Im Set and balanced. It was important to me for balance back comfortability seating ratio to controls and gound and all to be balanced just right gives The Confidence.
    So from one small biker women being short, it can be done! cause IRIDE..

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