As a bike dealer, I know how hard it is for women to get a motorcycle they are comfortable on. That is a problem that biker women know all too well, mainly due to the extensively male-dominated biking industry. However, over the years, and with these predicaments coming to light, manufacturers have remodeled their brands to make them more female-friendly. Nonetheless, this list hardly implies that women cannot ride other motorcycles – bearing in mind bikes are designed as unisex – but these particular ones are popular among ladies and more akin to the female anatomy and demeanor.
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Kawasaki Ninja 250/300
The Kawasaki Ninja comes in a variety of engine sizes. The 250/300 are exceptionally easy to control due to their super lightweight and low saddle height. It is the best-selling bike among female riders. It is narrow and good for short city rides and touring, without sacrificing class. Its excellent features and coloring are ideal for blending with your personality.
Triumph Street Triple
The Triumph Street Triple is a great bike for urban commuting as well as on the track. It is coupled with superior features and accessories, such as an anti-lock braking system to prevent skidding. Nevertheless, its saddle is slightly higher than the average height making it unsuitable for shorter people. Even so, it is popular among women seeking a racer-style sportbike.
Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 SuperLow
To begin with, Harleys are far from lightweight bikes. However, any brand-oriented biker lady can handle a Harley just fine. Intending to relish the Harley-Davidson OEM parts longevity quality, the Sportster 883 Superlow is lightweight and super low, making it an easy target in the female market. The bike has low maintenance needs and is therefore easy to keep. It is, however, not the best for long-distance adventures.
Following close is the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, which is not entirely lightweight but relatively heavier than most bikes on this list – somewhat middleweight – but if I were to go for chic, this would be my best pick.
Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 ABS
Just as the name tells, this sport cruiser is accessorized for safe maneuverability. It is easy to handle the package with a low saddle and a wide turning radius. It is also useful in sporty rides and long-distance touring and can be customized to suit owners’ standards.
With the above-mentioned brands in mind, it can be a pain in the backside to narrow things down. My advice is to choose based on your personal preferences and comfort.