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I own the 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT - wonderful bike. I, along with three other 60 to 70-year-old gals, are flying to San Francisco to ride Can-Ams up the Pacific Coast Highway, leaving this Friday. A wonderful ride, we are sure. We are the Double Dealing - three wheeling divas!

Jeanne de Boer
Atlanta, GA
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Editor Response
This sounds so amazing. Good for you guys! Please be sure to post photos to our Facebook page, if you can, so we can "ride" along" with you.
Genevieve Schmitt
Wonderful article. I took your advice from an earlier article and started with a small bike. After a year of riding, my husband and I each bought a BMW F700GS bike (less than a week ago). I bought the standard height and can't quite "flat foot" over the bike which (to me) makes the bike feel too heavy for me. So this leads to my question: did your friend (Estela) go with a lower seat or lower suspension on her BMW F 700GS? I talked to the dealer and am now considering: different shocks or trading for the F800R (which is lower and has a lower center of gravity). He recommens against the lower seat option based upon customer feedback.
Of course I test road both models before purchasing, and there were more things I liked about the GS than the R, so I went with the GS. (I'm 5'6" with an inseam around 32).
Thanks for your help!

Susan Ferguson
Harrisonburg, VA
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Wonderful article. I took your advice from an earlier article and started with a small bike. After a year of riding, my husband and I each bought a BMW F 700 GS bike (less than a week ago). I bought the standard height and can't quite "flat foot" over the bike which (to me) makes the bike feel too heavy for me. So this leads to my question: did your friend (Estela) go with a lower seat or lower suspension on her BMW F 7 00G S? I talked to the dealer and am now considering: different shocks or trading for the F 800 R (which is lower and has a lower center of gravity). He recommends against the lower seat option based upon customer feedback.

Of course I test road both models before purchasing, and there were more things I liked about the GS than the R, so I went with the GS. (I'm 5 feet 6 inches with an inseam around 32).
Thanks for your help!

Susan Ferguson
Harrisonburg, VA
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Editor Response
My friend Estela went with the lower seat option and is very happy with it. Thanks for your feedback. Very valuable.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Hello. I am curious as to why there are no review of the Yamaha FZ07 2015. Such an awesome bike for a woman. I am 5 feet 4 inches and 120 pounds -- on my third riding season only and bought this model last fall after riding my first bike for two years (a Honda CBR 250) I am just in awe about the FZ 07 because it's compact, low seating, perfect for small riders, upright seating position, so really comfortable, nimble. Why is it not shortlisted?


Julie
Slocan, BC, Canada
Monday, April 20, 2015
Editor Response
Thanks for your question. Yes, that motorcycle is favorable to women, but part of our criteria for this list were motorcycles that the manufacturers were targeting to women and Yamaha unfortunately has not reached out to us to test ride this motorcycle nor have they featured any women riding it in their publicity materials, which is where the majority of these images came from.

When a manufacturer takes the time to a) invite a magazine that caters to women like WRN to their press launch for the bike and/or b) features a woman riding the bike in their marketing materials for the bike, this shows us a commitment by the manufacturer that they are interested in reaching women.

That's the business side of it. That said, you're not the first person who's mentioned that this motorcycle has all the features women deem favorable, so because of that we will be running a review of the bike in the near future. Thanks again for your feedback.
Genevieve Schmitt
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