READERS RIDES: Harleys and a Hayabusa

Women and their motorcycles

Four women share a picture and a short explanation of why they love their motorcycle.

The Hayabusa High

The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the fastest production motorcycles available. Kawasakis ZX-14 is the other motorcycle that holds bragging rights as one of the fastest bikes on the road.

I just stumbled across your Web page. Yahoo! I love that more and more women are riding now—its about time. I wanted to submit a picture of my second love (my husband is, of course, my first) and me. Its a 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R Limited Edition. We are still in the break-in period, so top speed so far has beenonly about145 mph. Id love to have mine up near the 200 mph mark like Trillium from your previous Readers Rides.

Melody DeKorte
Medford, Oregon


Sue Roth on the Dyna Low Rider she customized with saddlebags, a windshield and highway bars.

I’m a novice rider. I’ve had my license 18 months. I have nothing to compare this Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider to except my first bike, a 1982 250cc Honda. Very different. The Dyna is a great highway bike. I purchased it in December 2006 and started riding as soon as I brought it home. I currently have 7,300 miles on the bike, and I really love it. My longest continuous ride is 585 miles. The Dyna Low Rider is responsive and stable, and that six-speed transmission is great.

Sue Roth
Denville, New Jersey

Sportster Lover

Marilyn Myers customized her Sportster to fit her small frame.

Heres a shot of my motorcycle, a customized 1997 883 Sportster, taken on a trip through Mt. Rainier National Park. I love this bike. It was customized for my 5-foot-1 frame. The baby ape-hanger handlebars make riding a breeze.

Marilin Myers
Phoenix, Arizona

Road King Rider

Lynda Dryden riding one of the East Coasts most challenging roads, Deals Gap in Tennessee, otherwise known as the Tail of the Dragon because of its 318 curves in 11 miles.

I bought my Harley-Davidson Road King six months ago, and I am having the time of my life. My husband started riding again about two years ago, and after a while, I decided I did not want to be on the back anymore—I wanted to ride my own.

Lynda Dryden
Dublin, Georgia

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