Now more than any other time in history, women are taking up motorcycle riding in record numbers. If you’ve found your way to this page because you're a woman thinking of getting into the sport, you're certainly not alone—one in four motorcycle riders on the road today is a woman!
Over the years, we’ve discovered that women often differ from men when it comes to their questions and concerns about riding. So we’ve put together the most comprehensive guide for women who are ready to venture into the world of motorcycling. We believe this collection of articles addresses all the questions a woman may have and the scenarios she may encounter when she’s considering becoming a motorcycle rider.
Sure, there are other guides out there, but like the rest of the WRN site, this guide is designed specifically for female riders.
The eight sections below address the most important aspects of getting into motorcycling. No matter where you are in the learning process, there’s a section that covers what you need to know. So what are you waiting for! The sooner you delve in and start learning, the sooner you'll be ready to experience the freedom of the open road on two wheels.
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With so many motorcycle training sites shut down or classes postponed due to COVID-19 fears, Harley-Davidson is rolling out two new programs that aims to train new riders safely and successfully. Select Harley-Davidson dealers are offering small group training and personal one-on-one coaching that makes learning to ride more personalized.
For years now, youve been dreaming of what it would be like to ride a motorcycle. You can picture yourself on a sportbike or cruiser of your own, but youre just not sure how to get started. Well, youve come to the right place. Weve outlined the steps you should take to go from dreaming about riding to becoming a true motorcycle rider.
The motorcycle gear you use is just as important as the motorcycle you race—it could be the difference between a bruise and a break. For racing, youll need all the usual suspects, like a helmet and a pair of good boots, but there may be a few items you havent thought of. Heres our breakdown of the most important gear youll need to get out on the track.
If riding on the street doesnt satisfy your need for speed, then youve probably thought about racing on a track. The main benefit to riding on a track is the controlled environment—everyone is riding in the same direction, the condition of the pavement is predictable and there are no unexpected obstacles. Heres how to get started.
There’s a misconception that getting into the sport of motorcycling is a costly endeavor. In reality, it’s no more costly than any other sport or activity that requires special equipment or gear. Like most other sports, with motorcycling you can get by just fine in the beginning with used equipment and gear.
When youre first venturing into dirt bike riding, figuring out what riding gear to invest in can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are only a few staples youll need to get started. As you delve more into the sport, you may want to begin to accessorize and add more gear, but below weve listed just the essential items youll need to get out in the dirt.