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Old 03-17-2017, 12:49 PM
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Had a debate with the wife about if Harley's and motorcycling is still primarily a guys sport or not. No harsh feelings, just a good discussion. There are definitely more female riders then 10 or 20 years ago but when you see a bike, it's likely a guy. Or when you see two people on a bike, its normal to think it's the guy's bike and the wife is riding with him. Conversely if you saw a gal or two gals on a bike, it would still turn heads, its not normal. I think it will always be that way, she thinks in 10 to 15 years it will be 50/50 guys vs gals riding. I do see the culture changing with millennials but not sure motorcycle's will change with that. What do you guys think? No real right or wrong answer.
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Harley's and motorcycling is still primarily a guys sport or not

What do you guys think?
Keep in mind - you asked

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No real right or wrong answer.
You're FOS


Biking is a way of life - men live it / women live it

Anyone seeing it as a "sport" - F em

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Sport? It's riding a bike, not a sport. I would say a skill, but after seeing some riders handle their motorcycle, even calling it a skill is highly questionable.
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You're FOS


Biking is a way of life - men live it / women live it

Anyone seeing it as a "sport" - F em

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Now that Harley started selling the Street 500 and 750, I bet there will be a lot more women riders, considering that's the market HD is going after. But then again, I'm just guessing. Who knows, sale of those could totally bomb too.
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My girlfriend of 4 years would have never previously considered riding until she met me and I got her addicted. Now she is considering taking MSF course and getting a beginner bike to try out. I'm thinking a little bobbed out sporty would be perfect for her.
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Racers may think differently.
Likely - but I don't think OP falls into that category

What I do think - OP just trying to start ****


There's women bikers here - I'd ride with long before - I would ride with some of the males

Sexist **** we don't need


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Define " man "..... that line got real blurred when the electric starter became common.
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Women been riding just as long as men, but maybe not as much publicity.







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Everyone should have to ride a motorcycle as a prerequisite of getting their license. They really just cover other cages.

It keeps people ignorant of alternate vehicles and how to behave around them.
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