With its new R 18 B and Transcontinental, BMW is ready to compete with the two bikes at the top of the list of women’s favorite touring motorcycles, Harley-Davidson’s Street Glide and Road Glide.
Longtime supporters of female riders and those who ride with them, Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot will be sponsoring this year’s Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride which will take place from July 30–August 19, 2021, as well as the Women’s Motorcycle Festival & Conference on August 19–22, 2021.
Following the debut of the R 18 cruiser we reviewed last month, BMW Motorrad is adding the first iteration to this new series of motorcycles, the R 18 Classic. With standard features like a windshield, saddlebags, floorboards, cruise control, and LED driving lights, the Classic is ready to take you long distances.
Harley-Davidson is rolling out a new model for 2020, the Softail Standard and pricing it at an attainable entry point for a Harley-Davidson Big Twin at $13,599. Designed as a “minimalist” motorcycle, the bobber-style bike includes a short rear fender, mini-ape handlebars, solo seat, and an upright seating position with mid-places pegs.