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Look and React

Conquering correct head and eye positioning is one of the first obstacles to overcome if you want to become a competent rider. Keep your head and eyes up and turn your head so your nose is pointing in the direction where you want to go; that will naturally put your eyes perfectly ready for you to look where you want …

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Relax to Ride

Relax to Ride   Hey… did you realise that a motorcycle, at road speed, stays upright, with or without the rider?   Balance for a motorcycle is not provided by a rider, but instead by those two rubber-clad round things underneath. It’s likely, at some stage you’ve felt your motorcycle swerve, wiggle, slip and slide… due to surface changes, like …

Yeah the Girls Moto X

Yeah The Girls

Yeah the Girls! Riding through the gates of the Moto X grounds a freak tornado-strength wind from across the plains, hit me side-on. I pulled over, parking my 420 kg loaded road bike, watching shade tents blowing down and loose gear lifted and dumped. Folks quickly trying to catch flying objects and tie down canopies. Stopping where I did, I …

Swinging at Eastern Creek

Race engines humming, ready and staged in a grid formation. I sat crouched, on the passenger’s, (swinger) platform, hands gripping support bars with head tucked in tight, waiting for the green flag. My breath huffed out a rhythm I fought to keep controlled as John, the rider of the Period 4 Class, Honda DeWith 960 sidecar outfit I was swinging …

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Emily’s Fear

Emily’s Fancies… captivating the extraordinaries of motorcycling and the women who ride them… take 2. Fear… Flicking back the throttle, Percy’s front wheel lifts slightly, as the red light vanishes for green. Pure exhilaration from speedy acceleration fills my body with tingling delight as I race along Plenty Road, through the ever-expanding industrial area of NE Melbourne. Free from thought …

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Emily’s Intro

Emily’s Fancies… captivating the extraordinaries of motorcycling and the women who ride them… take 1 Intro… I rush through the house, my boots heavily echoing on timber floors, as I scramble about, throwing on my leather jacket, grabbing keys, helmet – fuck where is it? Gloves, do I have my gloves? Arms full, I propel myself through the back door …

Hittin’ the Road

When is the right time… how do you know when you’re ready?   You’ve got yourself a road bike and you’re learning to ride. Let’s assume that you are car licensed and are aware of the road rules. You have had some riding lessons, with an accredited instructor.    You’re wearing the correct protective gear and you’ve been having extra …

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Motorcycles Are My Life

While holed up in one of Victoria’s winter lockdowns of 2021, I spoke to various women that contacted me about their love of motorcycles… one of the stories that stood out was from Linda, a lady in the Hunter Valley, NSW who has multiple bikes and has done, for as long as she has been riding. Linda’s lived her life …

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Virago Bike Build Part I

A gloomy Tuesday had morphed into a clear summer afternoon as I wound my way through city traffic enjoying the crisp wind on my face and the warm sun through my leathers. By happenstance, I converged with three Leatherettes on the corner of Nicholson and Johnston Streets, all of us on en route to the women’s bike build. We roared …

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GRAB pack

  Girl Rider Around Ballarat, GRAB pack, was formed after a local Ballarat lady, Kerry, realised quite a few women weren’t involving themselves with any group rides, within the mixed group she also rode with, called Ballarat Riders. Kerry discovered it was due to a lack of riding confidence and they felt somewhat intimidated by so many fellas, riding within …

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rotating reaction

sweet jasmine pushes its hands through my helmet clinging with strands of honeysuckle to my visor suffusing with eucalypts as they intertwine themselves in the arms of the wind pulling me through suburbia a soft tug on my sleeves, a gentle push open within the outside, privy to an expansive space only accessible on the rotating reaction caused by igniting …

A Presence

  Igniting of a spark catalyst for continual contained explosions, thumping follows a constant companion a close friend through the rush of pothole strewn streets sudden stops, the singing of a single cylinder as it hums through lengthy gears, tight corners zig and zag across loaded lanes, a dance between partners who constantly change   Emily D      

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Poetry in Motion. Poems from women motorcyclists.

Poetry in Motion

A collection of poetry expressing the ineffable in regard to all things motorcycles and riding… please join in the fun and let us publish your moto words too…   A Presence, by Emily Dale         Rotating Reaction, by Emily Dale     If you love this as much as we do please send us your poetry to …

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Emily’s Fancies

Emily’s Fancies… captivating the extraordinaries of motorcycling and the women who ride them…   The latest of fancies is at the top…   Take 2… Fear The back wheel wobbles, the instant before I pull myself up and out of the turn. Muscles aching, tingles of shock race up my spine as I straighten and slow my pace, mind wavering, …

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Hand Signals

If you see anyone doing some of the following, no they’re not having a John Travolta disco moment in their seat, they’re trying to communicate something to you. Hand signals are important for group riding and other uses, e.g., your electrics may be on the blink, or you’re warning oncoming vehicles or your riding buddy. Most are common sense and …

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WA Perth Hills Motorcycle Training

https://www.perthhillsmotorcycletraining.com.au/   Chris’s passion stems not only from the rush that is riding motorcycles on and off the track, but also in teaching others the skills and techniques needed to be great riders. With an emphasis on training, not just for the license test but for actual real world riding, Chris started Perth Hills Motorcycle Training in 2014.

Spanners with Orange Nails

  I first ‘met’ Sharine Milne, 45, affectionately dubbed Spanner, in July 2021 while bunkered down in the wild, wet and bitterly cold Victorian winter, in between the waves of Covid lockdowns and toilet paper frenzies. What a welcoming breath of fresh air beaming out from my computer screen… a proud indigenous businesswoman, born and bred in Townsville, North Queensland. …

It’s All About the Fit

Walking into the shop Race and Road in Archerfield, Queensland the first thing I noticed, apart from the humungous range of fabulously coloured motorcycle gear, is a slim and attractive lady with so much energy radiating from her. I was a little overwhelmed to be honest, by the excitement of it all, as I really am a country bumpkin at …

Yamaha 650 V-Star

Jo Pinky

Introducing Jo Pinky, 5’2” and her 2010 YamaHarley, a Yamaha V-Star 650 cc, called Bonnie… represents ‘little fight’ after she beat the odds in an accident.  This is what she used to look like…     “She’s definitely a one of a kind in Melbourne. This beauty, who I call Bonnie, is my comeback ride after being cleaned up February …

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Solo Mt Dare – Birdsville, 9′ 26”

Dead-set legend of the Simpson Desert Woman Moto intro: I am in awe of all the women of the Simpson Desert crossings since the first one in October 2019, where 12 gutsy ladies took on 1100 desert dunes, stretching 500 km from Birdsville to Mount Dare in one of the driest and harshest regions of the Australian outback. Many of …

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Triumphant Medusa, Overcoming the Rape Culture

Intro: The cultural reality for women is the misconception that we must keep our feelings in check, at all costs; we have to keep going and just continue getting shit done. Many of us have suffered traumatic events, been prey to the most incongruous of circumstances, thinking we are to blame, not understanding why… feeling shameful about what has happened …

Ride Forever – Safety Resource

Ride Forever …is an ACC initiative from New Zealand, aimed at giving riders sound information and access to training, so they can make better choices. Aussies keep reading… there is an amazing amount of information on their website that totally relates to you also. A brief summary of what they’re about: Established in 2009 after two looming issues were identified: …

What’s in a Name

To Name or Not to Name A piece of machinery is an inanimate object, right… metal, moving parts, other lifeless materials thrown into the mix for good measure… or is it? Prior to my Wide Glide none of my bikes had names; blimey it’s a bike for goodness sakes! Rubber, metal, fluids. Means to get me from one place to …

Nomad Waxed Canvas Sling Bag

Finding bike gear to be functional as well as look good is a tough call, finding that gear to also suit a lady rider, is near-on impossible… A couple of years back, I had been searching high and low for a different kind of backpack, something without all those extra straps, that flap about. I wanted something I could grab …

2013 Yamaha V-Star 650

BERT13

I’m Caz from Western Australia, have just turned 60 and for the last few years I’ve been riding a 2013 Yamaha V-Star 650 cc lovingly called BERT13. He is named after my Uncle Bert and the day of my mum’s birth. I learnt to ride in my 20s on a Suzuki GN250 though I was a bit naughty as it …

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Lady Bug Ryker

Lady Bug Ryker My name is Anne; I have two grown children, I’m a registered nurse and a community radio presenter on Alive 90.5 FM and always up for something different. About 18 months ago my husband and I decided to buy a Can-Am Ryker to share, to give us something fun to enjoy over the COVID adjustments. Neither of …

NSW Penrith Kawasaki

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QLD Race and Road

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QLD RHD Custom & High Performance

RHD Classic Supplies & Services R.H.D., a small locally owned Superior Service run by Spanner, a passionate Indigenous woman, offering North Queensland motorcycle enthusiast’s specialty advice, service and customising on all makes and models. R.H.D. has strong family values, high work ethic, straight forward staff and an owner who strives for what she believes in. Spanner has been honoured with …

NSW Allies Hotel

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Empire Harley-Davidson Servicing

Empire is the heart ♥ of H-D™ Authorised Servicing in Bendigo Empire Harley-Davidson ® shares your passion for the road and the Harley-Davidson® motorcycle you ride by servicing it to perform at its peak. The benefits of using a H-D Authorised Service Dealer: H-D Service Master Technicians Real-time information from H-D engineering on the latest technical updates Access to the …

Empire Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories

Empire Harley-Davidson® is the heart ♥ of Harley-Davidson® Genuine Parts & Accessories in Bendigo   So, how far do you want to take it? Your Harley is more than a motorcycle. It’s an extension of you and your riding style. So of course you want to add some custom touches of your own. Explore your options with Genuine Motor Accessories …

Empire Harley-Davidson New & Used

Empire Harley-Davidson ® Empire is the heart ♥ of Harley-Davidson® in Bendigo Under NEW ownership, Empire Harley-Davidson® has a range of 2022 models from sports through to adventure as well as pre-loved models… come find your dream bike and turn on your own thunder…   Huge range of fashionable and protective apparel to choose from… Women have always ridden Harley-Davidson® …

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Ducati Panigale 1199S & V4S Review

Bloodcurdling Red Red has been known to visually stimulate an adrenalin release, creating a feeling of speed and excitement. Red also symbolises love, passion and sensuality, so not surprisingly it’s been Ducati’s trademark colour since their V-twin sports bikes were produced from the 1970s. Although there’s other colours in the livery, the sassy red along with the distinctive sounds, identifies …

NSW On the Soul Side Cafe

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SA Sevenhill Hotel

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AU Fempro Armour

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Moto Women Product Reviews

  Product Reviews by moto women, for moto women, accessed by clicking the photos or text below… enjoy ♥       Jack Stillman Nomad sling bag This is one classy product of excellence and sophistication… versatile, comfortable and so in vogue, worn as a chest bag, across the body, or back. I’m confident in recommending this authentic, heritage-styled…   …

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Moto Women Tips

  Tips, skills and techniques shared, for the woman moto ♥ …enjoyed by clicking on the photos or the text below.       Relax to Ride It’s likely, at some stage you’ve felt your motorcycle swerve, wiggle, slip and slide… due to surface changes, like lumps and bumps, course-altering cracks through the bitumen, or a bit of slippery moss… …

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Tech Savvy

  Tech Savvy articles are accessed by clicking the photos or the text below… enjoy ♥         All Women Bike Build Women from across Melbourne have come together at Kustom Kommune, a communal bike workshop in Richmond, to rebuild an old Yamaha Virago to ride to Shelia’s Shakedown, the notorious women’s motorcycle festival, in Ballan, Victoria. Part …

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Moto Women Bike Reviews

  Bike Reviews for moto women By moto women, for moto women…accessed by clicking the photos or text below… enjoy ♥     Ducati Panigale 1199S & V4S Review – Bloodcurdling Red I love hearing the loud bang-pop when accelerating firmly and it’s so addictive I find myself changing down a gear just to repeat the action to hear the …

Admirable Yarns

  Admirable Yarns accessed by clicking on the photos or the text below… enjoy ♥     Spanners, grease and giving back… From the age of nine with a premonition about being a grease monkey, this classy lady has found her calling as Head Mechanic and Businessowner of a successful motorcycle workshop in Townsville, North Queensland. Not content to just …

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Grand Tales

Read these Grand Tales by clicking on the photos or the text below… enjoy ♥   Yeah the Girls! An event that brought out the bravery in those gals wanting to give it a go, some who had never ridden a Moto X track before and had never even considered racing. A day to have some insane fun… and make …