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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-05-2002, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question female hog riders?

i live in tempe az lots of warm weather to ride in. i've notice that their seem to be a large number of women here that ride motorcycles. but i see about 90% of them riding hogs and yes many of them are riding with their old man who is also riding a hog. but i also see groups of females riding hogs. my question is are hogs more of a womens bike because of the height (but much heavier) or is it that sport bikes are to race oriented? just wondering.
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i live in tempe az lots of warm weather to ride in. i've notice that their seem to be a large number of women here that ride motorcycles. but i see about 90% of them riding hogs and yes many of them are riding with their old man who is also riding a hog. but i also see groups of females riding hogs. my question is are hogs more of a womens bike because of the height (but much heavier) or is it that sport bikes are to race oriented? just wondering.
I wouldn't know. Being 5'9" there aren't many sportbikes I can't sit on comfy enough (lucky me ). Around here I see women cruiser riders and for the most part they are around my size, maybe wider around the middle . Although most women in general are shorter than me so they just get their SB's lowered. That shouldn't make too much of a difference.

I think its' just a preference. If their hubby rides then most likely they'd get the same bike. My dad rides a HD and I don't. I wouldn't mind a cruiser in the future but I'm gonna keep a SB no matter what. They are both different to ride on.
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My mom rides a fatboy all my friends are jelous.
But she said its becuase most girl just want to cruz around and not go fast so she chose a hog
plus it was a b-day present!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 02:00 PM
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I think it's more socially acceptable for a woman to ride a Harley... not sure why but I get that feeling.

They are perceived as being easier to ride, and women being generally less agressive than men they'll gravitate towards cruisers. Also, they ARE lower in the seat so it's a much friendlier bike for a new rider to hop on.


There are plenty of women in Phoenix that ride sportbikes, but we just don't ride much in town!
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I agree with you all. I'm a member of a women's motorcycle club, and so far as I've seen, I'm the only one on a sportbike (or sport/standard) in the club. A few of the other ladies in the group have asked me "how can you sit comfortably like that on a bike?" I'm also the only one there who doesn't wear black leather, no helmet, is under age 40...you get the idea.
I think it's a combination of culture, height/weight, style, attitude, and comfort that makes a person choose what type of bike to ride.
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It's funny to me when people ask how I can be comfortable riding my sportbike. The position some cruisers force you into looks so uncomfortable! I just don't get the "couch" position.
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Just a thought, but while the HD's are definitely lower, a great deal of them are much wider and heavier making it just as hard if not harder to ride the cruiser than the sportbike. I don't know from experience as being a 6'2" male, I find it harder to come across a sportbike that is big enough to fit me.

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I agree, but I don't think that's the popular perception. I think people assume that sportbikes go from 0-200 in .25 seconds and that's about all they can do. If you look at it from that perspective, then of course a cruiser is less intimidating!

Besides, who cares if you can't corner on one?
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I agree, but I don't think that's the popular perception. I think people assume that sportbikes go from 0-200 in .25 seconds and that's about all they can do. If you look at it from that perspective, then of course a cruiser is less intimidating!

Besides, who cares if you can't corner on one?
Now I don't mind being discriminated against, I mean come on, it's the American way! But if everyone thinks I have a bike that goes

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then damnit I WANT ONE!!! At lease accuse me of something that's true!

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