Women Boost Motorcycle Sales
Female ridership is on the rise, with preference going to bikes that are lightweight and low to the ground.
Michael4yah, They say you can always tell when fools open there mouths because they say stupid things just like you did. If you have any idea about motocycle ridding, you should know that it has nothing to do with upper body strength. I have seen small 90 pund women pick up a full Ultra Classic laying on the groun. It's about knowing what and how to do things. You lift with you legs, not your upper body. Try it. Lay your bike on the ground, then go to the side that on the ground, sit on the edge of the seat, with your legs in a squatting position. then put your right hand on the handel bar and you left hand under the bike where you can grab. Then just push up and back with you legs as you stand the bike up. Its easy but head.
Been selling motorcycles for the past 14 years. The statistics in Claire Martin's article are probably accurate. I have definitely seen as increase in motorcycle sales to women. Size does matter for a 'first bike" purchase but I do see women who buy bigger bikes with their second and consecutive purchases. From my experience women make, dare I say, equal or better riders than their male counterparts. Percentages show that less women damage their motorcycles then men do. Apparently motorcycle safety programs benefit female riders more they do men.
As a 71 yr old man who has been riding scooters and motorcycles since 13
I have decided to quit riding. Since my last wreck which darned near killed me
I think that I would rather live a little longer, but I still have my memories.
Hey charlie, I am 73, you are going to die anyway. I ride because I enjoy it and if it kills me, it will be as good a way as any.
Yeah pa, some like big bikes but I prefer light ones, they don't ride as smoothly but they seem to be more agile. Lots easier to lift. I had a yamaha virago that weighed about 300 pounds, it was peppy enough and got close to seventy miles per gallon.
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