Women and motorcycles? It used to be that the only role for women
in the two-wheeled world was as "biker chick" hanging
on to their old man on the back of the hog. Since the feminist
movement, however, women have started taking the front of the
in the Wind.
We're not just luggage anymore!"
boasts one chapter. To join, or start your own chapter, check out:
Ladies of Harley. For those
comfortable in more traditional roles, Ladies of Harley ("giving
the women riders among us the recognition they deserve") is
an auxillary group within the Harley Owners Group organization.
For membership information (given free when the head of the household
Giving the sense
that Harley-Davidson just doesn't get why only 9% of their customers
are women, the company has announced that they are not only coming
out with a Harley Barbie ("dressed
in a very feminine outfit" observed a company spokesperson),
but also a line of Harley-Davidson arm chairs, sofas, and other
home furnishings specifically designed to make the Harley brand
name more appealing to American womanhood.