Ladies of Harley

The list of reasons why women decide to ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles is as long as the open road itself. Here are some common reasons why women decide to climb into the saddle.

Adventure
There aren't many options left for the person seeking pure, unadulterated adventure. Luckily, the excitement-hungry can still climb on a Harley-Davidson and ride off into the sunset, finding the exhilaration they crave, and discovering new sights and experiences on the open road.
Camaraderie
No other motorcycle company has helped forge as many relationships as Harley-Davidson. All over the world, Harley riders can find a sense of community and companionship with other riders. Organizations like Harley Owners Group seek to get riders together to share their experiences on the road. Some of them even end up meeting that special someone, finding a common passion in the excitement of riding.
Freedom
There's nothing like the feeling of climbing atop a rumbling Harley-Davidson and temporarily leaving your responsibilities behind in the dust. When you're on the road, you answer only to yourself. How you spend your time is up to you.

The History of Female Riders

A Proud Tradition
A look through the personal collections of riders from the past shows that women have always been a part of the Harley-Davidson family. Early Motor Company advertising photos frequently featured women in genteel garb, posing with the latest motorcycles. Even more evidence of the strong part women have played in shaping the sport of motorcycling can be found in the accounts and photos from personal collections. As early as the 1910’s, female riders did everything the men did, from long-distance rides to enjoying lazy Sunday afternoon rides with friends.