This article covets a lot of items that affect how women choose bikes, it did not go in to handling in much detail, which surprised me. I ride a Royal Enfield Continental GT550 (2014) and the thing that attracted me to it was it's handling. It is a lightweight bike and handles corners really well. I don't feel confident on top-heavy bikes that fall into corners.

I have zero storage, but I am prepared to sacrifice storage for the handling and weight of the bike.


Caroline Amos
Moonah, Australia
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
This is a great article, but motorcycle manufacturers are still lagging in most of these categories. Women want more choices in the selection of bikes; we also want to be treated better when we go to select and make informed choices on the bikes. Hopefully the information here is sent out to the manufacturers and dealers.

Trish Gilbert
Heyworth, IL
Friday, August 25, 2017
I think this was perfect.

Cathy
Union Beach, NJ
Friday, August 25, 2017
I was very interested in storage (#6) when I was looking, particularly under-seat storage for a helmet. I only found about four models that offered this, most of them now out of production. Although there still seemed to be loads of scooters with it.

Lynn
London, AB, United Kingdom
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Editor Response
Most motorcycles are designed in such a way that there's barely space under the seat for a small item, let alone a helmet. You're best bet is to add a locking top case or saddlebags large enough to hold a helmet.
Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor