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From reluctant pillion to solo rider

How do you encourage women to go from a reluctant pillion to a solo rider? Women riders should be as common as women drivers, according to the American Motorcyclist Association‘s first female chair in its 94-year history, Maggie McNally. Maggie’s comment makes plenty of sense, yet women still only represent about 10-12% of the riding …

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Is your motorcycle male or female?

Many riders name their bikes, some of them giving them a male or female name, but psychologists say the “sex” of your bike depends on the rider. When motorcycle manufacturers ascribe gender model names they are male: Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Chieftain, Scout, etc. We couldn’t find any female model motorcycle names, although there are a …

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Female rider numbers grow in 2015

The number of female riders has doubled from 2003 to 2015 in the United States, while in Australia where such official figures are not kept, there has also been a significant increase. The American Motorcycle Industry Council’s Motorcycle Owner Survey shows female riders account for 14% of the riding population. In 1998, it was 8%, …

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