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Is Weight of a Bigger Motorcycle a Factor for Smaller Women?

Help us answer this reader's question about handling a large bike in spite of her slender, shorter size


weight of bigger bike small women
At 4-feet-11, Jennifer Hooper is an
example of small woman whose
able to handle the weight
of this big Honda Valkyrie Rune.
Read her story here
to find out how she does it.

I grew up with motorcycles, but just got my own five years ago. It's a Suzuki GZ250. Although it's a beginner's bike I love it because it fits me. But I think I am now ready for more power.

I am 64 and plan to retire in two years. My question is, does the weight of a bigger motorcycle come into play for smaller women? I am 5 feet 2 inches and very slender, but not fragile. 

Thanks for the feedback,
Janet K
Marysville, Washington

Please post your responses for Janet in the comments below. Thank you.

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