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A suitable women's bike

Hi, i am currently looking at a 2002 aprilia or a honda spada to buy - a woman looking for a bike that is something between a cafe racer and a recent bike that doesnt have the mechanical hassles of an antique bike. Also have a budget around $5000. I want something that allows me to sit reasonably upright, not lying down on the bike or lying back like a cruiser. Any suggestions for good reliable brands/buys that allow a 5ft 4inch woman to have her feet flat ont he ground when she is at the lights? Also something i can pick up if it falls over. Dream bike would be a new Triumph Bonneville but they are too big or should i just get my *** into gear and learn how to ride a big bike! Any suggestions - havent ridden for a while and dont need the big revhead power....

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  • parisinbloom Jun 20, 2009

    Hi there,

    Thanks very much for this, had no idea about this website, and the number one pick, the Harley sportster is a beautiful bike. Will need more money obviously, so can see what you mean about budget. How do i go from being capable on smaller bikes though to one that is 883 there somewhere i can go to learn how to handle a bigger bike confidently?

    Thanks again, much appreciated, thanks for taking the time

  • parisinbloom Jun 20, 2009

    Hi again, just realised, you might be writing from the US - i am based in Australia - so can do some enquiries locally about lessons. Thanks again -- im going to get 4 women together and we are going to do a women's wild hogs trip. 

    Good luck with your riding.



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Hello there,

I would like to suggest a link where it ranks the bikes most women ride.

Motorcycle for Women

Being a man, I would look more into the the pricing and the mechanical parts. I would agree on with the list that the Harley Davidson Sportster is a great woman's bike because of the styling and the ride position which makes you sit more upright, but the pricing may be off than your specified budget. You can check out the bikes in the list. Other suggestions I have for you are the following:

  • Suzuki Boulevard C50T
  • Kawazaki Vulcan
I heard they are quite easy to maintain and good MPG. But I would suggest to give them a test drive. Only then will you trylly appreciate the bike.


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  • Nicolo Carlo Parazo Jun 20, 2009

    The Honda Spada is also a good bike to ride as a transition to a much larger one. I don't know but I think its more of getting the feel of the bike when you change to a bigger bike since you will get a change in behavior like on the way it turns and accelerate. The skills to use are the same or maybe its just me.

    Thanks for chat. Good luck on your trip!



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