Today we found out that the Motorcycle Industry Council did a poll on 2,472 adults and learned that one fifth of bikes on the road today are ridden by women in the US. The exact number is 19 percent of American bike owners, not accounting for age and this makes for a 5 percent increase from 2014 and 9 percent from 2009.
Another thing we found out is how much money women spend on maintenance, accessories and modifications yearly. Women spend a bit more than men, with men spending $497 and the ladies spending $574.
On top of this, many women riders (Millennial and Gen Xers) love cruising the road or highway with their dogs so they also add creative accessories including motorcycle dog carriers with added dog food travel carriers. Both long and short rides require a 15 to 30 minutes break for their dogs. According to DogLeash Pro, the convenience of the dog food travel carrier allows their canines to stay hydrated and eat a healthy meal even when they are on the road.
A big reason for this increase in female riders is that over the past decade there are more and more women designing riding gear and other products especially for women.
The poll also let us know that 66 percent of female riders say that their family and friends have a generally good view of bikes, which includes motorcycles and scooters.
As time passes and the number of boomer and older riders reduces and is being replaces by younger riders we could soon see an increase to 25 percent of bike rider being women.
And it’s not just statistics, we’ve seen it with our own eyes, women rider on the trails, the road, on the track with their families, at motorcycle events and just being a part of the bike community. A lot of people have been working hard at this and now we have the numbers to prove their success.
If you want even more details and information you should watch Progressive Motorcycle Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.