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Motorcycles for Women: Some of My Top Picks

Nov 20, 2020 11:04:46 AM / by Cam

The Best Motorcycles for Women

The motorcycle industry is constantly growing and adapting to changes, and that’s part of the beauty of the ride. Its ability to keep chugging on in a market that can be difficult is something we women bikers have a lot of pride in. 

But with the changes in the industry, the industry is also welcoming a lot of new riders itching to learn to ride. Among these new riders, the industry is also seeing an influx in Biker women. But not all bikes are created equal, and women motorcycle riders often struggle to find the best type of bike to fit them and their needs. 

The reality is that there's not a lot of resources out there catered to female riders. In an industry that has been dominated by male riders for a enough time, a solid selection of bike choices are just too bulky and heavy for some women. However, more top brands are creating bikes that a variety of riders can easily adapt to. Here are some of the best motorcycles for women!


Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 SuperLow

harley sportster 883 superlow

Source: Harley-Davidson website

This is a crowd favorite, and it’s sure as heck a beauty of a ride. Beyond the visual appeal, this bike is closer to the ground. The national average height of a female is 5’5, so having something they can easily swing their leg over is  important, especially when they are learning. This is a great, easy to handle, low motorcycle from Harley that is ideal for women motorcyclists and new riders, alike.

Weight: 545 pounds

Seat Height: 27.8 inches

Engine Size: 883cc


Indian Scout

green indian scout

Source: Totalmotorcycle.com

This is a ride choice that is favored by a lot of female riders, and we can’t really blame them. It has a great, iconic “Indian” flair to it that has become so ingrained in the brand identity, and it’s simple to handle. While this isn't necessarily one of the best motorcycles for beginners, it’s lower to the ground than most others,  and is a great choice for females who might be on the smaller side.

Weight: 560 pounds

Seat Height: 25.6 inches

Engine Size: 1000 cc


Honda Shadow Spirit 

blue honda shadow

Source: Zombdrive.com

The 750 C2 is an option that has a lot of character to it and might be more suitable for a female with a slightly higher experience level.  It may not be as user-friendly for beginners as some of the aforementioned models, but perhaps with just a little bit of confidence, this low seat height cruiser may be a good beginner pick that also suits women.  

Weight: 549 pounds

Seat Height: 25.8 inches

Engine Size: 745cc


Kawasaki Ninja 250

Kawasaki Ninja 250

The Ninja 250 is known to be a best seller among female riders, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a size that is much easier to handle, but all without sacrificing some of the classic Ninja style-points. You shouldn’t have to give up anything in your search for the right motorcycle for you, and this is why the Ninja 250 is one of the top motorcycles for women: it makes sure that you are still able to find a bike that packs a serious punch.

Weight: 374 pounds

Seat Height: 29.3 inches

Engine Size: 248cc


Yamaha V Star 250

Yamaha V Star 250


This lightweight cruiser is a perfect motorcycle for beginners and experienced riders that want a small bike. The full-sized, slim, V-twin engine makes a rumble and the low weight of the V Star 250 makes it easier to maneuver during your rides. This is an easy option for smaller women and new riders.

Weight: 326 pounds

Seat Height: 27.0 inches

Engine Size: 249cc


What make and model of motorcycle do you think works best for women? Leave a comment! 


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Cam

Written by Cam

I'm new to riding, and I'm here to tell everyone about it! Follow my articles on advice for new motorcycle riders and overviews of some of the most popular motorcycles on the road.