What Women Riders Need to Know About Motorcycles

July 11, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

While riding a motorcycle has long been associated with a particular type of masculinity, more and more women are discovering the joys of motorcycling and learning how to ride.

In a world where many consumer products are inexplicably gendered, it may come as a surprise that nobody makes gender-specific motorcycles. After all, women tend to weigh less and have a shorter reach, providing ample reason for manufacturers to design bikes specifically for female riders.

Women Riders Now, an online resource for female riders, recommends that women start learning how to ride on smaller motorcycles. Some of the most popular choices among beginning women riders include the following makes and models:


  • Honda Rebel 300 and 500
  • Honda Rebel 250
  • Harley-Davidson Street 500 and 750
  • Yamaha Star Motorcycles V Star 250
  • Suzuki GZ250
  • Suzuki Boulevard S40
  • Kawasaki Eliminator 125
  • Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD
  • Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 SuperLow



  • Suzuki GW250
  • Honda CBR250R and CBR300R
  • Honda CB300F
  • Kawasaki Ninja 300
  • Kawasaki Ninja 250R
  • BMW G 310 R


Most Accidents are Preventable

Unfortunately, careless drivers can injure even the best riders on wholly size- and experience-appropriate motorcycles. There is no way to entirely protect yourself from the negligence of others, and anyone who drives on Indianapolis roadways is aware of the dangerous drivers out there.

Furthermore, motorcyclists are at a particularly high risk of accidents. They take up so much less space than passenger vehicles, making them harder to spot—and many drivers who see motorcyclists simply do not give them the space they need to operate safely.

Many kinds of driver negligence can result in serious, injury-causing motorcycle accidents. Some of the most common include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Following a motorcyclist too closely
  • Impaired driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way


If you are hurt in a motorcycle accident, or you were a passenger in a motorcycle accident, protect your legal rights. First, undergo a thorough medical evaluation and fully follow all of your physician’s treatment recommendations. Next, keep detailed notes about the way in which your injuries hurt you every day. Finally, contact an experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyer as soon as you can, because any delay could hurt your chances of recovering the compensation to which Indiana law may entitle you.

Call Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Merry Fountain Today for a Free Consultation

Indianapolis personal injury lawyer Merry Fountain is a skilled injury advocate. If you are looking for a motorcycle accident law attorney in the greater Indy area—Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Kokomo, Lebanon—she’s here to help. Call her anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878), or simply click Tell Us About Your Case for a free consultation.