More women are taking to the road on two wheels. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council's 2008 owner survey, 12.6 percent of motorcyclists and scooterists in the U.S. are women -- a 29 percent increase from 2003. This upward trend in female bikers is likely to continue, since women make up 15 percent of Generation X motorcycle owners and 14 percent of Generation Y owners [source: Knol].
The growing popularity of motorcycling among women has spawned a variety of organizations dedicated to uniting female motorcycle enthusiasts. It has caused motorcycle manufacturers to develop lighter, easier-to-handle models for smaller riders. And more companies are now offering special lines of motorcycle gear and accessories designed to keep women safe, comfortable and stylish.
Read on to learn about 10 motorcycle clothing accessories made especially for women.