2009 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom
by Mike Martin
It's funny listening to a guy give a woman advise on what to ride or not ride. I am actually surprised not to see woman selling bikes. Okay you've figured out that I am not a woman but I felt compelled to write anyway. After riding BMW bikes as a motor officer for ten years, I finally purchased a Harley Davidson for my 50th birthday. I am single and run into a lot of women on Vulcan 500's who always want to sit on my Sportster and try it out. I don't mind but I just have to laugh when I hear some Big Beer Bellied biker start saying why a woman needs a Road King or some other hugh model Harley bike. Ladies, go pick your own bike! Don't let one of the men talk you in to something just because it looks good. It has to be comfortable and you are the one who lives with the bike you ride. I can't stress how important it is to be comfortable. So you may ask why a 5' 9" 200 pound man rides a 1200 Sportster? Because I don't want anyone riding with me. I want to see you on your own bike and admire you for the independent riding woman that you are and not what someone says you have to be. Happy Riding!