Finding a motorcycle that you like can be hard to find. However, finding a bike you can actually ride is even harder. I stand at 5’1” and motorcycle shopping was no walk in the park. The motorcycle industry has changed a lot and now has motorcycles custom just for females or at least us shorter people. Here are the kind of motorcycles for women riders.
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Harley Davidson Iron 883:
I actually own one (my husband’s bike), so I can really tell you all there is to know about this Sportster. The Iron 883 is an ideal bike for beginners and lady riders. They are lightweight and but packed with power. It is a Sportster bike, however, you sit upright. They come super low which is great if you are short in stature. My husband’s bike is an XL and I can get on and touch with no problem. If you plan I doing local rides only, the Iron 883 will be perfect. My husband rode the Iron 883 all the way to Texas. So you can ride it long distance however, you might get iron butt.
V Star Custom/ Classic:
This was one of the first bikes I looked at before I even went to take the course. These bikes target the female population with their low seat, low center of gravity, and manageable power.
Harley Davidson Softail:
Harley Davidson dominates when it comes to women bikers. The Softail is another great bike for female riders. With low comfortable seats, they are a bigger class then the Sportster. This bike will give you more engine power without being overtaken. The Softail is great on suspension and is actually hidden away unlike other motorcycles in its class.
Honda Shadow Aero/Spirit:
I can not leave out this bike. Black Beauty (my bike) is a Honda Shadow 750 Aero. She is a beast. The seat is low and has a great center of gravity. The Honda Shadow is easy to manage and I am small and can maneuver Black Beauty all around. Although she is a 750 I can still outdo my husband on his 883. Also, let’s talk comfort. She is smooth on the high way as the Honda Aero and Spirit are cruisers.
Kawasaki Vulcan S:
Kawasaki really caters to the female world. The Vulcan S comes with customizable seats, handles, and feet pegs. Using Erogo-Fit, these motorcycles are custom to you. Making the seats, hand grips, and foot pedals fit you. With that being said you can’t go wrong with this bike. Another light-weight bike with power. I was able to test ride one of these bikes and this was the bike I wanted.
Harley Davidson Street Glide:
Again, Harley makes the list. The street glide is a bigger bike which means more weight. But before you get turned off by the mere size. Don’t panic. These bikes can be adjusted. Customize the seats and suspension. I was able to pick up the bike with no problem and it was fully loaded.
Kawasaki Ninja 250/300:
This class of crotch rocket bikes is a very popular bike among women. They are light-weight and one of the lowest sitting crotch rocket bikes. I should know I tried them all and I was too short. This was the only one I could fit.
Indian doesn’t get the credit it deserves. The Indian is actually the first motorcycle company in American and still one of the largest. Harley Davidson is well known but you can not beat the price of an Indian. The Indian Chieftain is a big girl bike. The great news is. It sits low and has an excellent center of gravity. With all the bells and whistles on this bike and the price tag you can not go wrong.
Indian Scout Sixty:
The Indian Scout Sixty is a mid-size cruiser. Perfect for local rides. The Scout Sixty is lightweight and has plenty of power. The great thing about the Scout Sixty and the Indian motorcycles. They are 1,000 of dollars cheaper than Harleys.
With a list of bikes, it makes deciding a little easier. Happy shopping!!!