What Are The Best Motorcycles for Female Ridersmotoplex | October 23, 2020 | 0 | Harley Davidson , Lists , Riding
There’s long been a stigma that riding a motorcycle is a masculine endeavor. While that’s actually never been the case, the social barrier still lingers to this day. With popularity for the sport at an all-time high, the truth is that an increasing number of new riders are women. Each person is unique, from height, weight, and even leg and arm length, and it can be tricky finding the perfect bike that fits your style. Below is a list of five motorcycles that are perfect for female riders.
The Sportster 883 is the number one choice among female riders. This light-weight bike boasts an 883cc Air-Cooled Evolution V-Twin engine with a top speed of 105mph. It has a chrome staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers that creates a thunderous rumble. The 883 is low-set, with an upright seating position and mid-mounted foot controls. It’s low center of gravity creates perfect balance for complete control as you weave through traffic. The bike also comes in three color varieties: vivid black, barracuda silver, and river rock grey. The Sportster 883 is one of the most affordable models as well, with prices starting at $8,900
The Sportster 1200 Custom is all about attitude and style. While maintaining the durability and comfort of the 883, this bike is a bold statement to anyone who sees you riding it. Packing a 1200cc Air-Cooled Evolution V-Twin engine and pull back bars, this sleek beast tops out around 118mph. The 1200 has an aggressive riding style with an upright seating position and features a closed loop exhaust system that makes a roar that’ll soothe your soul. Perfect for the city streets, this bike responds to your every touch. Available colors are midnight blue, river rock grey, vivid black, and billiard red. Prices start at $10,900.
The Softail Deluxe is the perfect blend of vintage and modern. This bike has a Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine that will have you cruising at speeds close to 125mph. This cruiser has a comfortable relaxed riding position and floorboards for added control. The Softail has the vintage look of the Harley’s from the 50’s that’ll turn heads and has the modern technology to keep you going. This bike is designed for city riding and not for long distance so, keep that in mind. Colors include vivid black, midnight blue, stone washed white pearl, billiard red, and scorched orange, and prices start at $21,900.
While most women tend to prefer light-weight bikes, the Street Glide has been at the top of list for both men and women for years. This bike is built for the highway and features a Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine with batwing fairing. Comfort and luxury come first with a built-in infotainment system, passenger seat, and floorboards. The bike also comes fitted with saddle bags for long-distance trips and comes with a state-of-the-art Reflex Linked Brembo brake system. This powerful machine is for riders of any level and makes road trips worth taking. Available colors are vivid black, black denim, midnight blue, barracuda silver, stiletto red, and Tahitian teal. The Street Glide is one of the more expensive models, with prices starting at $21,999
The Bonneville Bobber is by far and away the most fun bike to ride on the road. The classic bobtail seat gives you the appearance and feel of hovering gracefully over the pavement and puts you directly in the middle of the action. Boasting a Liquid-Cooled 8 valve parallel V-Twin engine, this bike zips along at top speeds of 96mph. Ideal for the urban streets, it has an aggressive riding style, and precision foot controls giving you complete freedom over the bike. It can almost be described as an extension of yourself. Available colors are jet black, morello-red, khaki green, and kerosi red. The bobber is also very affordable, with prices starting at $11,950
Of course, these are all just recommendations based on averages- every rider is unique! Some things to consider as a female rider are weight, height, riding style and riding prowess. We recommend the above based on an entry-level rider looking for a place to start. Do you want the best advice we can give? Go try one out! The showroom at High Desert Harley Davidson or our Triumph Motorcycle Store which both have friendly and knowledgeable staff that are trained to find the bike for you.