Given that the average American woman is about 5 feet, 4 inches and the typical American male is approximately 5 feet, 9.5 inches, it only makes sense that your ideal motorcycle will rarely be the same model as a man. Therefore, it's best for you to ask the following questions when you are shopping for your next Harley-Davidson that will be safe, comfortable, and easy for you for you to control in any situation.
How High Is The Seat?
It is important to note that the height of the seat and the dimensions of the wheelbase can vary from one motorcycle to the next. That means that when you are shopping for your new Harley-Davidson, you should be focusing on units that feature a lower seat and wheelbase, as those features correlate to how easy it is to ride your motorcycle.
For instance, two popular models have been the 2016 Harley-Davidson street 500 and the 2017 Harley-Davidson 750, both of which boast a 28-inch seat height and a 60.4-inch wheelbase. One choice to consider--if you are hoping to get a good deal on a previously owned Harley-Davidson--is the 2014 Sportster Superlow, which was revamped in that year. It presents with a 27.4-inch seat and a surprisingly small 59.1-inch wheelbase.
How Much Does The Motorcycle Weigh?
Although it is obviously important for you to be able to safely and effectively control your new Harley when you are on the road, it is almost as important to be able to move it around when it is not running. Obviously, the image that so many people have of an immense and loud Harley Davidson is well-earned, and many of the units on the road meet that expectation. However, that does not mean that a heavy, big motorcycle is the only option.
Therefore, you should determine the total size and weight of the unit, to make sure that if you ever need to move it around a cramped space or load it on a truck for any reason, you can do so safely without assistance. Since even the best and most experienced motorcyclists can drop their bikes without meaning to, you need to plan for that possibility. That reduced size can also be helpful if you plan to use it for your daily commute, due to the increased gas mileage commonly associated with smaller motorcycles.
In conclusion, choosing a new Harley-Davidson that allows you to easily navigate the road on a powerful machine is an important decision that should not be taken lightly.