Women riders in Pakistan (photo Maryiam Pervaizal, Al Jazeera)

Women riders break down barriers

American Valerie Thompson has broken the 300mph speed barrier on a streamliner motorcycle as women in Pakistan are breaking down religious barriers just by riding. It’s turning out to be a great year for female riders as numbers continue to grow. In the US, female rider numbers have doubled in the past dozen years to …

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Do you ride like a girl? Check these videos!

Have you ever been told you ride like a girl? It’s meant as a friendly banter, but it is insulting to women and a negative stereotype for young girls. For motorcycling to grow, we need more female riders. But as long as this macho element of insulting riders for “riding like a girl” exists, it may …

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BMW Motorrad sets speed and sales records

  BMW Motorrad is on a high, setting a new speed record at Bonneville and new records with sales. Seven-time motorcycle land speed record holder, Valerie Thompson, rode her BMW S 1000 RR to 208mph (334.74km/h) on the Utah Salt Flats at the 28th Annual World of Speed. Six out of eight of Valerie’s passes were …

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