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Yes, Women Can Learn to Ride a Motorcycle

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2007-03-20 08:54:49     
Article by Thomas Haney

Many women have expressed the desire to learn to ride a motorcycle these days. It seems more and more female riders have been taking up the sport recently, and for good reason. Riding a motorcycle provides a thrill that is difficult to describe in words--you simply have to try it yourself to understand it. Learning to ride a motorcycle is not just limited to "the boys" any longer; it's now very common to see female riders cruising down the highway or carving through twisting canyon roads.

However, female motorcyclists do face certain challenges when it comes to choosing an appropriate motorcycle to ride. Most motorcycle manufacturers design motorcycles for riders who are around 5'10" tall, which would generally be very tall for a woman. Female riders are statistically shorter than men, so they require a motorcycle that has a lower seat height. Not only that, the seat should be a little more narrow as well, to let the female rider reach the ground completely with both her feet.

But having a low seat height is just the beginning when choosing a good motorcycle for women. The foot controls of the motorcycle should be comfortable to use, and the handlebars and hand controls should be well within reach of a woman's typically shorter arms. The front brake and clutch should also be adjustable for use with smaller hands. Physically speaking, women riders also have a lower center of gravity and less muscular strength in the upper body. Riding a motorcycle generally does not require great muscular power, but some motorcycles are a little bit easier to handle than others.

In the end, the good news is that you can always choose to equip your motorcycle with certain accessories such as a lower seat or narrower seat padding, or lower the rear suspension in order to make the motorcycle fit you perfectly. It may cost you a bit or money, but little things make a huge difference when it comes to comfort and safety while you ride.

For a woman who wants to learn to ride a motorcycle, getting moral support from your family and friends can also make a huge difference in reducing any intimidation which arises from the new experience of learning to ride a powerful two-wheeled machine. Determination and consistent practice will assist in helping you learn how to ride a motorcycle quickly and safely.

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