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What is the Best Motorcycle for a Woman?

Of all the emails that I get on a daily basis the one subject that stands out, head and shoulders above all emails, is the question "What is the best motorcycle for me". Women all over the country write to me with this simple request and the truth is this is not an easy question for me to answer.

There are many different factors that go into choosing the perfect motorcycle, if "perfect" is even attenable, not the least of which is how do you plan to use your motorcycle. For instance will you be using it for commuting back and forth to work, or will you be using it on the occasional weekend when the weather is nice.

A lot of times the correspondence I receive from a visitor begins with her height. Or how much she weighs. Let me tell you, our visitors are under 5 ft to over 6 ft and weigh from 100 pounds to above. In other words there is a large and diverse group of women motorcycle riders who visit our website that look like everyday life where you and I both live our lives. The only difference is, and its a very important difference, is that She is here at our site about to make a very important decision - she wants to get the Best Motorcycle for Her - and she wants some advice!
So I try to help, if I can by directing her to articles that have been featured on this site for a few years. Best Bikes and Best Motorcycle for a Woman are two articles that have become two of my most viewed pages. But it is now time to retire both of those articles and move towards better answering the two very important questions that she is asking us - What is the best motorcycle for a woman - is there a perfect motorcycle for a woman?

Her-Motorcycle.com has been online since 2007 and during that time I have collected an impressive number of submissions and comments from the visitors to this site that deal directly with finding the perfect, or best, motorcycle for a woman.

I don't claim to have the decisive answer to these questions. But these questions have been asked and answered by visitors to her-motorcycle.com many, many times. So below is our collection of responses that I hope will help you find the motorcycle that is perfect for YOU.

We are always here to help! We are happy to take all your motorcycle questions and discuss anything motorcycle related that you wish to talk about.

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Since 2007 visitors to her-motorcycle.com have asked, answered, and discussed the best and perfect motorcycle for a woman. But we have dealt with this subject on an individual by individual basis. Which I think makes her-motorcycle.com unique to other websites

Please enjoy what our visitors have had to say.

A short women looking for bike smaller then a TTR 225 but with the power of the 225 
I am 5'0 115pds, i am an experienced rider and had a Ttr125 until it was stolen. I have a Ttr225 it is way to heavy for me but i love the power, so with …

18 years old, 100 lbs, motorcycle type for me?!? 
I am 18 years old and i am absolutely terrified to drive a car. I love dirtbikes, four wheelers, and motorcycles. So i have decided to get motorcycle license. …

Best motorcycle for a 4'11 110 lb female?  
I am very small of frame and concerned with buying my first real bike. I have driven larger motorcycles before and many of them have been very heavy and …

suggestions please!! 
Hi there everyone!! Wanting to learn how to ride..Im 5'1 and roughly 100lbs. Looking for something that is easy to handle....where I can have my feet …

suggested bikes for a fairly short novice rider in the UK 5' 3 ins tall 
i have searched internet and come up with out of date replies on US websites...not that they aren't useful but models change and update quickly, and up …

bike for learners 
i want to know what type of bike i should get to learn on, i am only 167cm in height and 68kg? any advice on types and models?

07 650 ninja or 2010 250 ninja for beginner ? 
I am just learning how to ride and have two bikes lined up to look at but I'm not sure if I should go with the 250 or 650. I'm 135 lb and I'm 5'6". Any …

Which bike to learn on? 
As a small girl, which bike should I start learning on? I want something I can easily manage, thats not too heavy and can make it look pretty. I was told …

thick girl wanting to learn how to ride and buy a motor cycle 
i am 5'5 and i weigh 240 i would like to know what motorcycle is good for me to buy and i would like to learn how to ride but i am afraid that i am too …

Petite who wants to buy the perfect motorcycle 
Hi, I am a petite woman. 4'11'',medium built. I am dying to learn to ride a motorcycle. But I'm afraid I wont be able to find a bike that i can manage. …

Beginner 
I realize all of the advice says to start on a small motorcycle, like the 250CC bike from the MSF class. I don't really want to purchase two bikes. Do …

what kind is a good teenager beginner dirt bike? 
I'm 5'4" and about 125 and I wanna learn how to ride a dirt bike. I don't know anything about them so I need help. What kind and size?

Is a GSXR 1000 too big a bike for me to handle? 
I bought a GSXR 1000 & have really enjoyed riding on the back with my hubby riding on it but I WANT TO DRIVE IT ALONE - I am 5'6" 145 lbs- my hubby doesn't …

22 years old--- wanting a sportbike! 
Hello. I am 22 yrs old- 5'5" and 110 pounds. I really want to buy a sportbike....its been a dream of mine for years. I am nervous about taking the rider …

The best bike for a woman is .... 
Whatever bike she can handle well and safely. Why is it that you show a Sportster here as the Harley for a woman. I'm so surprised! A Sporty might work …

What type of Bike for tall woman 
I'm a 6'1" woman who is a new rider. What type of Harley would be best? Sporster (883,1200) or Dyna. Softail too big for now (I think)l

I am 21 years only 9 stone and 5"3 what bike should i buy 
I have had a bike before but only with doing my CBT now that it has been a few years off the bike i am retaking my CBT and starting my lessons this month... …

Considering a Sport Bike 
Hi! I am currently a curb monkey and ride with my fiance on our CBR600RR, however, I've always been a tomboy and and in the market to get a new vehicle …

Newbie 
Hey, I'm a newbie about motorcycles stuff. I've learned a little bit about them. I really am interested in owning one. I really admire them a lot. I was …

Any advice on a first bike? 
I am 5'5" and 118 pounds. I have been riding dirt bikes since I was four, so I am extremely comfortable on my 2006 Honda CRF 250X (with the two-inch lowering …

A Curiosity Question About Stopping and When To Buy A Bike 
I recently finished the MSF Basic Rider Course. I was taught in that class to use the front break, rear break, and to pull the clutch in when stopping. …

I'm only just 5'1 am I to short for this bike? =( 
I'm from England and turning 18 in a few days, so will be doing a CBT and A2 motorcycle license. My uncle regularly takes me out on his Yamaha R1 and …

Choosing the Bike 
I am a new rider, I took the Motorcycle Safety Class beginning of this year, got my license and bought my first bike a Yamaha Virago 250. I have put 3,000 …

V-Star or HD Softail Deluxe? 
Hi Ladies, I am wondering if anybody has experience riding the Yamaha V-Star 650 and the HD Softail Deluxe? My "dream bike" that inspired me wanting …

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A Passion for Motorcycles 
Hi there :) I just googled female motorcycles and found this site. I'm 19 years old and live in Washington. I have a passion for motorcycle but yet …

Help! 
Hello, I am new to bikes...can't make my mind up which one to buy. Honda CBR125R or Yamaha YZF-R125? Which one is better for the complete beginner? …

Beginner bike ideas for a tall girl? 5'10" 
Hi all! Love this site! Seeing lots of posts about new bikes and wanted to add my query. I'm about 5'10" (mostly leg!), fairly thin, and am looking …

Bike Considerations 
I work in a bike shop, and I'm always amazed at what women shop for in a bike, versus men. Most women don't worry about a small bike looking too girly …

What Motorcycle? 
I currently ride a GSXR and am looking to get a second bike. Here are the requirements: - Should be comfortable for 2 up riding for long hauls (> 1000 …

Novice Rider Upgrading to Larger Bike 
I've enjoyed reading all the posts and comments on this forum. It's been very educational. I'm 56, 5'4", 110 lbs. I rode dirt bikes as a youngster, …

New to Bikes!  
Hello! My name is Sara, Im 22 years old and have recently started riding on the back of my boyfriends motorcycle with him. I love it. He has an '04 gsxr …

Heritage Softtail, Can I Handle It? 
I am 50 yrs old and have rode Harley's for years. I have not driven one for over 20 years but have become widowed. I have a Harley Heritage Softtail. …

Info on Moving Up to a Bigger Bike, Sport Tourer 
I'm looking for info on the learning curve from riding a medium cruiser to a sport cruiser/like Kawasaki Concours 1000. How the bike rides differently. …

Bigger Bike 
I have been riding for about 10 years and just bought a 1600cc because I wanted the power and a bigger bike, I have always ridden a 750. It's bigger but …

What is the Best Bike for a Beginner? 
I am a 5'2" 125 lb inexperienced woman rider (except for a few excursions on a scooter) and am interested in getting a bike. My husband has rode years …

New Rider 
I am brand new, 51 years old, 5'3", 125lbs...not real strong, not a weakling either. What motorcycle would you recommend I start with? Just got my license.. …

I am Small Woman and Need a Small Bike  
I am twenty six years old and only five foot. I went for motorcycle classes and I had way too many issues because of my size. They had put me on a Honda …

Is a Rebel 250 the Right Bike for Me? 
First, I want to let you know that I love this sight! I have been riding with my dad since I was about 5 years old and I am now looking at getting my …

Getting my own first bike....which is best?? 
Hello, I am a 38 yr old woman who is tired of riding 2up. I want one of my own!!! We went and looked at a Yamaha Silverado 600 and a Honda Shadow Spirit …

Small Ladies ; Big Bikes 
Hey Ladies, I'm a very interested about motorcycles. But I have come to realize that I am a very small women. I know that riding a motorcycle takes …

Can You Recommend an Off-Road Bike for a Small Woman? 
Hi! I'm just learning how to ride and am interested in getting a bike that could be both on-road transportation and fun for off-road. The only bike …

What Beginner Bike? 
Looking for a nice bike for a beginner. I'm 5'6" about 200Lbs. I took the riders course on a Suzuki GS250. I am looking for a little more power, and something …

Petite Woman 
I'm 21 years old, 5'2" and weight around 100 lbs. I'm planning on buying a Ninja 250R. Will it be okay to start off with this bike?

My response to a frequently asked question: "Which bike is right for me?" 
As I look through this site, this seems to be a recurrent theme. Either someone is asking in search of that perfect 1st bike, or she is not completely …

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