Women and motorbikes: combine the two of them and the picture you get is a powerful one. It is a thing of a beauty like none other to see a woman riding one of those mean machines. But what are the best motorcycles for women? What are the most female friendly motorcycles?
- 1 This is how we selected the 10 best best women’s motorcycles
- 2 Honda CB Hornet 160R
- 3 Yamaha FZ25
- 4 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
- 5 KTM 200 Duke
- 6 KTM 390 Duke
- 7 Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
- 8 Royal Enfield Himalayan
- 9 Royal Enfield Thunderbird
- 10 Mahindra Mojo
- 11 Harley Davidson Street 750
- 12 Poster: 10 best motorcycles for women
- 13 You have a choice, but always test drive
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More than any other era in history, women are taking up to motorcycle riding in unbeatable numbers. If you’ve reached this blog because you’re a woman thinking of getting into the sport of motor biking, then you’re definitely not alone – one in five motorcycle riders on the road today is indeed a woman!
Over the years, we’ve revealed that women often vary from men when it comes to their queries and worries about riding. Therefore, we’ve organized the most inclusive guide for women who have set out to venture into the world of motorbike riding. We strongly feel that this collection of motorbikes along with their features addresses all the queries a woman may have and the situations she may encounter when she’s considering becoming a motorbike rider. So, if you are keen to know about the top 10 motorcycles for women, just keep reading.
This is how we selected the 10 best best women’s motorcycles
In this article, I’d like to describe my opinion on the diversion of bike industry towards women and offer some valuable advice for women who are looking for great bikes. What exactly is a woman’s motorcycle? In my opinion, it would be one that has slightly lesser dimensions, low height seat, recalibrated suspension, but similar in other qualities. Women are also fond of colours as much as a man or may be a little more, but that doesn’t mean a woman would want a pink motorbike.
The number of bikes in the market may seem overwhelming, but don’t stress – we’ve got you covered.
The information that we have gathered here is based on facts and this will surely guide you towards selecting the most suitable bike for yourself. For your convenience, we have arranged these bikes in a systematic order, starting with the lightest bike on number 1 and ending with the heaviest on number 10.
Honda CB Hornet 160R
True beginners, start here! Worried about the cost of getting into motorcycling? It’s probably not as high as you think. Ever since the launch of Honda CB Hornet 160R took place, it has been running successfully all over India. The official launch was held in December 2015. This bike was based on the Unicorn 160 and was specially designed for the young and enthusiastic buyers with its sharp and sporty looks. Honda also came up with a special edition of this bike which will be available in double-tone shades of Striking Green and Mars Orange, which surely will appeal to the women. Apart from this, new graphics on tank along with rim tape have been integrated into this special edition to differentiate it from the basic model. Being the lightest of all motorbikes in our list, this one does stand out for me. But that in no way means that it lacks behind in its features, its looks and the price range is another factor that adds on to its uniqueness and makes it a great choice for a women. So, in our opinion Honda CB Hornet 160R is the best motorcycle for a woman beginner.
- Engine: 162.71cc
- Max Power: 15.04bhp @ 8,500 rpm
- Max Torque: 14.76Nm @ 6,500 rpm
- Price: ₹86,595
- Weight: 140 kg
In this cut throat competitive scenario, just like any other company, Yamaha also came up with its new edition bike and named it as the FZ25. Yamaha marked its identity in the growing 250cc market and linked the gap that existed between the Yamaha R15 V2.0 and the YZF-R3 with this latest edition. This bike is also one of the most powerful bike models manufactured by Yamaha in India so far. The styling of this bike is exceptional, just like all other Yamaha nakeds. The key features of this bike are its spacious fuel tank, sharpened tank shrouds and a tiny LED headlamp. The display in this bike is fitted with an LCD and an all-digital device console that flaunts instant and average fuel economy along with other details. The bike has been launched in three vibrant colours – Knight Black, Warrior White and Ballistic Blue. In simplest words, this one is another great launch by Yamaha. Also, Yamaha being one of the oldest motorcycle makers, ensure high quality and amazing reliability, thus making it a great choice for women motor bikers.
- Engine: 249cc
- Max Power: 20.69bhp @ 8,000 rpm
- Max Torque: 20Nm @ 6,000 rpm
- Price: ₹1,20,385
- Weight: 148 kg
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
If you are looking for a light weight and extremely stylish sports bike that comes with less maintenance a lesser price tag, then Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is one of the best options for you. Manufactured by Bajaj Auto, this bike possesses great and enhanced features as compared to its previous versions. This Naked Sports Pulsar has a four stroke, sole cylinder, with a triple spark-ignition liquid-cooled engine. A pressed steel perimeter frame, a box section swing arm, and the rear nitrox-charged mono-shock suspension are all extremely useful additions to this motorcycle. With its stylish and modern outlook, this motorbike will surely turn heads while you pass by.
- Engine: 199.5cc
- Max Power: 23.17bhp @ 9,500 rpm
- Max Torque: 18.3Nm @ 8,000 rpm
- Expected Price: ₹78,000 – ₹1,08,000
- Weight: 152 kg
KTM 200 Duke
If speed is the main element you are looking for in your bike, then this could be a great deal for you. KTM 200 Duke does not just ride, it flies. The KTM 200 Duke comes with high-tech components, such as the ultra-compact, sole-cylinder, water-cooled, 4-stroke engine generating 29 kW (31hp), the modern injection electronics, the cutting-edge WP suspension, the extremely light tubular trellis frame, and the graceful swingarm, which altogether ensure optimum riding fun. Also, due to the controlled catalytic converter, it does not produce too much emission. With 6 gears and a seat height of 810 mm, this bike will suit most women.
- Engine: 199.5cc, liquid cooled
- Max Power: 24.6bhp @ 10,000 rpm
- Max Torque: 19.2Nm @ 8,000 rpm
- Expected Price: ₹1,48,179
- Weight 153 kg
KTM 390 Duke
The KTM 390 Duke ensures a thrilling ride regardless of the location, be it an urban jungle or a forest. This is another light weight yet strong motorbike that comes packed with ultra-modern technology to provide you with an extraordinary biking experience. In its 2017 updated version, it has a splendid TFT display which makes it even more luxurious. Apart from this, you can also attach your smartphone to the bike and take full control of your phone calls and music player. Both the arrangement and functions are deployed beautifully in the latest Duke. With its awesome looks and all digital console, it is a great bike for all women riders who like to flaunt their style.
- Engine: 373.2cc (liquid Cooled)
- Max Power: 42.90bhp @ 9,000 rpm
- Max Torque: 37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
- Expected Price: ₹2,25,730
- Weight: 163 kg
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
To be honest, I have been a big fan of this bike since the time it was launched due to the sharp and bold looks it comes with. Also, it’s not just the looks that attracted me towards this motorcycle, but its revolutionary engine is another factor that makes it special for me. The moment you will hit the ignition, the Pulsar RS 200 comes alive and is quick enough to disappear in no time. Its key features are twin projector head lamps, crystal LED tail lights, bold muscular style, triple spark fuel injection, etc. This is another extremely fun bike, and I would recommend this for women who like masculine shaped bikes and do not mind a slightly over the top design.
- Engine: 199.5 cc
- Max Power: 24.2 bhp @ 9,750 rpm
- Max Torque: 18.6Nm @ 8,000 rpm
- Expected Price: ₹1,21,800
- Weight: 165 kg
Royal Enfield Himalayan
This one doesn’t need any introduction. Royal Enfield undoubtedly makes the most royal bikes. Himalayan, in particular, is great for women riders as it is extremely comfortable for all day rides and possesses outstanding versatility. Whether you are riding on the highway, city streets, or mountain areas, you can ride on this one of a kind machine quite comfortably. With its long travel suspension, robust engine, erect riding position and much more, this bike naturally becomes one of the most favoured for women riders. The Himalayan comforts a rider with its low seat height, and on top of that, the well placed handlebars and foot pegs form a perfect combination for women riders.
- Engine: 411cc
- Max Power: 24.5bhp @ 6,500 rpm
- Max Torque: 32 Nm @ 4,250 rpm
- Expected Price: ₹1,60,000
- Weight: 191 kg
Royal Enfield Thunderbird
If you are a woman who loves to travel to far away places and wants your bike to be your companion then this one is a great choice. The Thunderbirds are built for highway cruising. These bikes provide easy going riding stance if you need to ride for long hours without getting tired. It has a reliable 20-litre fuel tank which gives you a run of 600 to 700 kilometres at a stretch, which means you do not have to stop by at every other gas station to reach your destination. With its retro design and option of self-start, this would appeal to a large number of girls and women. All this makes it the best women’s cruiser motorcycle.
- Engine: 346cc
- Max Power: 19.8bhp @ 5,250 rpm
- Max Torque: 28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
- Expected Price: ₹1,45,000
- Weight: 192 kg
Since Mahindra launched Mojo, the bike started gaining vast popularity. In India, the Mahindra Mojo motorbike comes with amazing features like liquid cooled 300cc EFI engine, dual headlights, upturned forks, mono shock and much more. This one is a great investment if you are looking for the best women’s adventure motorcycle or best women’s touring or cruiser motorcycle. The Mojo is featured with an attractive and visually appealing design, though this may not be the case for everyone. The bike gets twin curved headlamps which are integrated with a visor crowned at the top. The fuel tank has been modelled sharply to give a comfortable riding position to the rider. If you are an extremely adventurous person then you can consider this motorbike, but keep in mind that this one is on the slightly heavier side, so only if you can handle the bike safely you should go for this one.
- Engine: 294.72 cc
- Max Power: 26.82bhp @ 8,000 rpm
- Max Torque: 30 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
- Price: ₹1,73,300
- Weight: 182 kg
Harley Davidson Street 750
If it’s not just about riding a bike and you are looking for something extra then Harley it is. This experience of the ride is similar to carving the canyons of the urban grid. Keep in mind this is the heaviest of all 10 best women’s motorcycles that we recommend here. So, may not be suitable for beginner rider, as it may be difficult to handle. Fully equipped with amazing features such as liquid-cooled Revolution X® engine and confidence-rousing ABS brakes to the nimble chassis and dialled in suspension, this bike was built specifically to ride through the city streets. To compliment the silver engine fins and wheel pinstripe Harley Davidson has inserted all new tank medallion and a two-tone paint option. This edition of Harley Davidson is comparatively affordable considering its other motorbikes on offer in India. Harley, it is! What can I say about this one. This luxury bike will give the ladies a ride through heaven.
- Engine: 749cc
- Max Power: 53bhp @ 8,000rpm
- Max Torque: 59 Nm @ 3,750rpm
- Expected Price: ₹4,98,000
- Weight: 233 kg
Poster: 10 best motorcycles for women
You have a choice, but always test drive
Overall, in this article, we have emphasised upon the top ten best motorcycles for a woman to ride and we hope you have enough information to find you a suitable motorcycle. However, we always recommend test driving the motorbike before you go ahead and make the purchase to see if it fits well with your body shape and comfort level.
So, all you powerful women riders out there, it’s time you get going and ride through the world.
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