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Top 5 Touring Motorcycles Women are Riding Now

Our list of the most popular heavyweight bikes among female riders today

By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor

One of the most common questions we get asked is what motorcycles are women riding. We answered that last October when we published our list of the top 10 motorcycles women are riding now, with results generated from our latest reader survey. 

Now we expand on that list and reveal the top five touring motorcycles women are riding now, according to that same survey where more than 1500 women responded to the question, "What motorcycle do you ride?"

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How We Came Up With The List
Lots of motorcycles are designated for touring, but for our purpose here because the results dictated it, touring motorcycle is defined as a motorcycle that is classified by its manufacturer as a heavyweight, and comes from the factory with a windshield and saddlebags already installed. 

As the leading resource for on-road women motorcycle riders since 2006, we at Women Riders Now are confident this list reflects the most popular motorcycles ridden by females today, popular being the operative word here. We know there are other ideal touring designated motorcycles, but again our list reflects the bikes mentioned most often as the touring motorcycle women are riding now, a list that closely follows the popularity of touring bikes among the general motorcycling population. We even added an honorable mention that we were excited to see, and that motorcycle may surprise you.

The trend in riders choosing a “bagger” or “dresser” is not slowing down as more riders than ever before have the time, resources, and desire to explore the world on two-wheels. Over the years, we’ve seen more women among the general population of female riders choose a heavyweight cruiser as their motorcycle for long distance adventures.

If your touring motorcycle is not on the list, and certainly there are wonderful sport touring motorcycles that are ideal for long distance riding, please share it with us in the comments and include a photo. Remember, this list represents the most popular touring bikes among women today. 

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