Happy International Women’s Day to all our riders! Women motorcycle enthusiasts are injecting new energy into the biking scene. The number of riders we see has been on the decline lately thanks to an aging biker population and a lack of enthusiasm from millennials. That’s all changing now as women take up biking in record numbers.
A new report from the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) shows 19% of bikes across the U.S. are now owned by women. This number is up from 14% four years ago and 10% a decade ago.
“As the number of Boomer and mature motorcyclists shrink and are replaced by newer riders, we could soon be looking at a solid 25 percent of motorcycle owners being female,” said Andria Yu, MIC director of communications. “We’ve seen with our own eyes many more women riders — on the roads, on the trails, on the track, with families, at motorcycling events, forming clubs and just being part of everyday group rides. Many people in the industry have worked some 30 years to achieve this, and now the data confirms it: More and more women are getting out there and enjoying motorcycles.”
A new report from the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) shows 19% of bikes across the U.S. are now owned by women.
Women bikers tend to be older, married college graduates and spend more on maintenance and tires than their male counterparts ($574 to $497 annually).
The study looked at 2,500 adults and found that the younger generation are adopting biking far more enthusiastically with Gen X sporting 22% women bikers and 26% for Gen Y.