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Biker Chicks Don’t Always Wear Bikinis

Monday, August 17, 2009


...This is increasingly replaced by this...   

Sara Price - Womens Motocross  High Point
The stereotypical shot of biker babes with ass-less chaps straddling a Harley and bikini-clad beauties posing over motocross bikes remain ever-present in our industry. But, there’s plenty of real-world women out there who would rather don leathers or chest protectors and actually twist that throttle with a purpose. Women riders are an increasing segment of the motorcycle market, and manufacturers are taking big notice. The 5th AMA International Women and Motorcycling Conference is taking place this week Wednesday through Saturday in Keystone, CO.

Why in the world would we want to hold a women’s conference? Because the Motorcycle Industry Council has found that the fairer sex makes up nearly 13% of all motorcycle and scooter markets. Karen Davidson, Leslie Porterfield, Deborah Gray, Lois Pryce and Leslie Prevish will be on hand to speak with Red Bull Honda’s Ashley Fiolek headlining the presentations. Vendors will be presenting their lady-friendly wares and seminars are scheduled throughout the week. Don’t forget, this is still about riding, so the OEMs will be hosting demo rides and organized group outings are planned as well. 

Harley-Davidson and Buell are the presenting sponsors, so make sure to sign up and check it out. Registration is required once you get to Keystone, but don’t think that just because you pee standing up means you’re left standing around. Go support our sisters in arms and see just how big of an impact the opposite gender is having on our sport.
Post Tags: Women motorcycling, Harley-Davidson, Buell
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Comments
jay -women wearing helmets August 20, 2009 11:35 AM
i'm seeing more attractive women in their 20s on motorcycles here in los angeles. they do look cool.
Ron Laramee -Woman riders August 19, 2009 09:39 AM
I am married to a biker chick ,(if she heard me call her that )she is 65 and still riding her Penton six day bike and winning !
KT -Lady Riders August 19, 2009 08:15 AM
Nothing sexier than a women who can control her own machine!!! I think I'm in love..............
Art -Women actually riding August 18, 2009 07:07 PM
One woman I know personally will be at the Conference, from Canada. She's an ATGATT kinda lady, has ridden for decades. She rode to Boulder from Hamilton Ontario. On a Virago 250. By herself. In 3 1/2 days (would have been less but she missed the Lake Michigan ferry by about a half hour) She is a 65 year old grandmother. Weighs about 100 lb soaking wet, cute as a button. Fell off earlier this season on a tour in Tennessee, cracked 3 ribs. Maybe all you bikini ogling biker guys don't feel so tough all of a sudden eh?
x2468 -re: August 17, 2009 09:18 PM
I don't have a problem with female riders. as long as they aren't faster than me. come to think of it, if to many women start riding they might replace us. Less weight = more power. the size and weight of pro-motorcyclists seems to be getting smaller and smaller as the years go by, soon the factories might just switch to girls!

Joking and conspiracy theories aside. Female riders are cool, because they'll become cool moms that let their kids ride, thus going on to produce riding families and more riders.
roger -bikinis August 17, 2009 03:47 PM
I like them to ride with bikinis.
mark -bikinis August 17, 2009 12:17 PM
I like them in bikinis
Samantha -purpose August 17, 2009 10:26 AM
"..twist the throttle with a purpose" I couldn't have said it better!
Kendra -Thanks! August 17, 2009 09:30 AM
Thanks for recognizing that women are riding too! It's nice to be recognized as a woman rider, and not just a poser next to a bike.
Tim B -Girl Power! August 17, 2009 09:19 AM
There's nothing cooler than seeing women get over their fears and try something that is considered dangerous and for men. And when some of these women strive to become great at riding and compete it's even better!
Sis -Applaud August 17, 2009 08:25 AM
Thanks for the recognition JC!!