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Women Motorcyclists – Biggest growing segment in industry

Shout out to the ladies

For many the perception of motorcycle riders is that it is male dominated and women are just the accessories, WRONG. Women are the fastest growing sector in the motorcycle industry and play a huge part in the motorcycle community, which is currently overlooked. Women riders come in all shapes and sizes, from the business attire to the housewife and those we have spoken to just love the feel of freedom when it comes to riding their motorcycle.

Ladies are rising up

We see firsthand the increase of ladies walking through our front doors, we have had many conversations with them and acknowledge the lack of support the industry so far has failed to accommodate. We would like to help grow awareness and assist women of all ages, shapes, sizes and riding styles. But most of all make sure they enjoy everything there is when it comes to motorcycles.

Join the community that is social and fun

So ladies if you are thinking of joining the journey of feeling the wind in your hair, the great social experience or the freedom of riding along with the hundreds of other likeminded women who have taken this step, here are some quick tips just for you….

Join the many online motorcycle social community groups

  • By searching Meet Up, Facebook and Google you will find so many different groups to connect with. Who knows, you may forge some brand-new friends for life in the process.

Do your research and find a Motorcycle Training centre with a good reputation.

  • If you already have your licence or have been riding for some time, consider extra training through specialised training centres that cover emergency stops, cornering, different road surfaces and riding in different weather conditions. You will find these are also good for building confidence and skills.

When choosing a motorcycle consider the size and weight wisely

  • Ultimately you want something you are comfortable sitting on and be able to touch the ground with your feet.

Ride to your limit and always be aware of your surroundings

  • The number of motorists using mobile phones and being distracted is huge, always stay alert and ready for the unknown.
  • Ride to survive, think before you take any risky behaviour

Always wear the correct riding apparel….

  • A correctly fitted Helmet. Its not how expensive the helmet is, it’s how it is constructed and feels when you wear it. A helmet that is not fitted correctly does absolutely nothing for your protection and may cause further damage. Do your research and shop around, there are so many different makes and models on the market. Ask a lot of questions and don’t be sold just on looks.
  • Comfortable but protective Gloves. Manufacturers produce a wide range gloves for all forms of riding and for different weather conditions. Most importantly you should look for gloves made of high-quality materials (usually leather) which offer protection of your knuckles, palms and are firm but not restricting your movement.
  • A good quality multipurpose Jacket. Over the years motorcycle jackets have evolved so you can purchase a jacket that suits nearly all circumstances. Features to look for in a jacket are - constructed of cut and tear resistant materials eg Kevlar, have air vent panels, separate removable thermo liner, waterproof/breathable lining, reflection on chest and back, night time reflection, armour protection at shoulder, elbow and back
  • Comfortable but protective Pants. Make sure your pants are made of a high quality, abrasion resistance material, kevlar reinforcements at hips, knees and back for maximum safety, breathable and waterproof, backconnect (optional if wanting to connect to jacket).
  • Motorcycle Boots. There are some pretty cool looking boots on the market these days but when shopping around for them you need to ensure they offer good ankle support and be reinforced at the heel and toe, made of full grain leather, waterproof, offer some grip on the soul and are high wear-resistant.

No matter what style of riding you are doing, adventure, racing, commuting we have many options available for women, and they aren’t all pink 🙂 feel free to check out our range here. If you can’t find what your looking for contact us and we will happily find it for you.

Secure your ride by using immobilisers, disc locks, alarms

  • Motorcycle Theft is increasing drastically and accounts for 1 in 6 of all stolen vehicles in Australia
  • Make sure your motorcycle is insured
  • Use a locking device eg disc lock, chain and padlock, some disc locks now have built in alarms
  • Secure your bike to an immovable object or anchor, wall/floor anchors
  • Feel free to refer to our article about Motorcycle theft for more information, visit our website or speak to one of our friendly staff to see what security options are available and best suited to your ride.

Find a trusted Motorcycle Mechanic in your area

  • At first you may feel uneasy walking in but if they are genuine they will make you feel right at home and be happy to accommodate all Motorcycle enthusiasts no matter what the gender.
  • A good mechanic should be transparent
  • They should ask a fair amount of questions and gather as much history on the bike as possible.
  • And they should be willing to listen

As mentioned earlier we have acknowledged the lack of support for women in this industry and are hoping to increase the focus, support and awareness of women riders not only Brisbane, Australia but World Wide. Look out for further information on events, product information and specials we will be having in the coming months to make the experience all the more enjoyable.

Share your experience with us

If you have any exciting information, know any special ladies that have made a huge achievement or upcoming events you would like to share with us feel free to shoot us an email via our contact us page, we are more than happy to share with our customers. If you want to send us a picture of you and your ride we would love to post these to our site too ([email protected]).

Women Riders World Relay (WRWR)

Last week we shared to Facebook a feature article from Seven News on the coverage of the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) to mark International Women’s Day 27th February 2019. This event has seen over 17,000 women on motorbikes worldwide register and increasing numbers are signing up. The WRWR journey starts in Australia on the 25th August. We think it is an amazing display of unity, to open the worlds eye and create awareness that has for a long time been overlooked. To find out more or when this event will pass through your area go to www.womenridersworldrelay.com

Visit our online store and view our range of ladies riding gear, luggage, tyres and more.

Northside Motorcycles Tyres and Service is Brisbane’s leading motorcycle tyre, service and repair centre located at 1/14 Paisley Drive, Lawnton on Brisbane’s north side.

Our major services include log book servicing for all makes and models, suspension upgrades and engine/transmission rebuilds. We stock an extensive range of tyres to suit all motorcycles and terrain (sports / cruisers / adventure / off-road) plus spare parts. Our service centre is a smash repair specialist and can conduct electrical diagnosis and repairs. 

Call us on 07 3205 6505 or contact us today for advice, service centre bookings or a free quote.

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