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Low Seat Height Motorcycles

2021 Harley-Davidson Updates — Colors, Chrome, and Power

New Street Bob 114 Softail, Sportsters limited to 3 models, Deluxe and Streets discontinued, Fat Boy gets chromed

2/1/2021, By Tricia Szulewski, Editor
Harley-Davidson refines its lineup by eliminating a host of less popular models while boosting power, audio, safety, and style features to its 2021 motorcycles.
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New Motorcycle Review: 2021 BMW R 18 First Edition

First test ride of BMW’s big beefy cruiser by a female editor

9/22/2020, By Tricia Szulewski, Editor
BMW enters the cruiser market with its elegant 1800cc cruiser, R 18. Find out what editor Tricia Szulewski thinks about this big bike and learn why she believes this new heavyweight cruiser is a viable contender in a market dominated by American motorcycles.
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Review: 2019 Indian Motorcycle Chieftain Limited and 2020 Updates

The big, beautiful, powerful bagger women love to tour and cruise on

10/24/2019, By Tricia Szulewski, Editor, Photos by Mary O'Hare
WRN Editor Tricia Szulewski spent nine months getting the know the 2019 Indian Chieftain Limited. If you're looking to upgrade to a larger motorcycle that's just as good for long tours as it is for every day, you'll want to take this beauty for a test ride.
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Three-Wheeler Review: Can-Am Ryker

A perfect first “motorcycle” for new riders—automatic transmission and only a footbrake!

10/9/2018, By Brittany Morrow, Contributor, Photos by Kevin Wing
This new entry level three-wheeled motorcycle from Can-Am is designed to get new riders on the streets quickly and easily.
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Beginner's Guide: Motorcycles to Get Started On

WRN's guide to best beginner bikes for new women riders

If you're thinking of riding a motorcycle, here's our list of motorcycles most commonly ridden by new women riders.
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The Lowest of the Low Motorcycles

The lowest seat heights on the market

5/31/2012
We thought it would be fun to compile a list of major-manufacturer motorcycles with the lowest seat heights. Seat height is of supreme importance to most women riders, as the ability to place one's feet flat on the ground is perhaps the most important factor in giving women the confidence they need to handle a bike.
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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: The Versatile and Likable 2013 Victory Judge

For riders who want a powerful V-twin cruiser in a manageable size

4/9/2013, By Tricia Szulewski
Large-displacement cruisers usually mean large everything else, too. But for women and smaller-framed men who want a big V-twin that handles well and is in proportion to their not-gargantuan bodies—without sacrificing power—there aren’t many options in today’s motorcycle market. That's why when we find one, we make sure you know about it.
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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: 2012/2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

The new lowest of the low

10/2/2012, By Michelle Baird, Photos by Andrea Wilson
The Softail Slim, released as a midyear 2012 model, is an all-new bobber-style motorcycle from Harley-Davidson. It's based on the Fat Boy platform, with a similar front end and an extremely low profile. The Slim now shares the title as Harley's lowest motorcycle with the newly released CVO Breakout, both with a seat height of 23.8 inches.
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Options for Lowering a Motorcycle's Seat Height

How to get your feet flat on the ground

7/18/2008, By Pamela Collins
The search for a perfect-fitting motorcycle often feels like a Goldilocks-type hunt as a rider seeks a bike that feels "just right." Seat height often emerges as a point of consideration and contention. Sitting flat foot on a motorcycle gives a rider many advantages, not the least being sure-footed confidence when coming to a stop, especially on hills, gravel roads or other unsettling situations.
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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: 2012 Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback, with Video

An economical touring motorcycle

11/29/2011, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor; Photos by Tricia Szulewski
Once in a while, a motorcycle is introduced that I believe has “woman rider” written all over it. The 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback is one of those motorcycles. Why do I think this? Because it is a purpose-built touring motorcycle designed for riders who can’t or don’t want to handle the large touring motorcycles—and that description fits the majority of women riders.
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