Small Ladies ; Big Bikes

by Sid

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 some kinda of muscle, but I was wondering, from a women point of view, Would any of you would recommend a women who is, 5'3 and 105lbs..to even attempt to learn to ride??

Thank you


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Aug 13, 2016
yes! NEW
by: Anonymous

Of course you should at least try it! You will see after a while it gets easier and easier and the more experience you get while travelling the more confident you will feel on your bike. Its like you kinda have to get to know your bike and you learn how your bike wants to be handled. Have fun and risk it sometimes.

Greetings from a 26 year old, 5'2 and 114 lbs transalp700 girlrider :)

Feb 23, 2010
If I Can, You Can
by: Mini Rider

I am smaller than you. 4'11" but probably has more muscle though. I always go to gym and dealing with my bike do need muscle!!

I have sports bike and lowered it to the lowest they can. I was not worry about the handling of the bike after lowering because I won't be riding like guys with mucho ego, knee dragging.

Since I am not flat footed, I do need to put the bike on neutral and put side stand out to reverse instead of duck walking. It seems lots of effort to reverse, but I don't mind. If I know the ground is totally flat, I will attempt to duck walk back. I do seem to do duck walk on one leg ok. But most time, I don't want to chance it.

When I first got this bike, I dropped it a hand full of times. I was scared to come to stop. So I did lots of powerwalk and push the bike back at night in my parking building. That actually helped me a lot to be comfortable with the bike's shape and weight distribution and the total weight itself.

If you opt for cruiser, the seats are much lower than sports bike.

I have sort of gave up on picking up dropped by on my own. I tried doing it when I was dropping it in the beginning with few different techniques. I can almost do it, but I cannot. Luckily I ride in the area where there will be other people around.

May 22, 2009
Women Riders
by: Anonymous

Sure, you can ride anything so long as you put your mind to it and choose a bike that in height and weight that's suits your size.

Check out the link below, a few women riders in yes, Malaysia of all places.

Article on Women Bikers

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