Gypsy Kim & The Phoenix

The Phoenix… Kim first got her motorcycle licence in 1979, on her Honda 175, which she rode for a couple of years, then had a break from motorcycling for over 30 years… life kinda stalls that way sometimes. Kickstarted back into the living, in December 2012 with a nice little tax return pressie… Kim shouted herself a sweet red, 2004 …

Western Australia Women Motorcycle Riders WAWMR

WA Women Motorcycle Riders (WAWMR) Inc. WAWMR, pronounced warmer, is a community organisation run by female riders for female riders. The brainchild of prominent and passionate members of the WA motorcycling community, WAWMR was started in 2007 in an informal capacity, as an organised Facebook group in 2010 and finally Incorporated in 2013. They are governed by an executive board, a general committee and …

Women 2 Wheels South Australia W2W

Women 2 Wheels W2W, is a motorcycling network for women who ride and live within South Australia, launched in March 2013 for women motorcyclists to meet up, build friendships and share their enthusiasm about all things motorcycling. They host and support various events throughout the year from charity rides, random catch ups for lunch, maintenance evenings, track days… through to …

Music Beats in Your Helmet

The Beats go on…  We wear helmets, gloves, boots, Kevlar, goggles, leather, armour, goggles, but hey… what about our ears? How do you go about protecting them? At high speeds, the ambient wind noise-level reaches over 100dB. It can sound high-pitched, be annoying, distracting and over time… damaging. Do you use protective earplugs, noise-cancelling plugs or add to the noise …

How to Crash

Firstly, a sincere dedication to Leon Cupit, a great man, much respected by many and a very experienced motorcyclist who was a huge supporter for all things and people within the world of motorcycling. He had the whackiest sense of humour and wrote terrific books on staying alive, riding some of the most dangerous roads in Australia… within Tasmania and …

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet

Fifty-dollar Head… Fifty-dollar Helmet…  A guide to buying a motorcycle helmet, Safety and performance of a helmet is foremost. Helmet law, riders should look for a label saying the helmet is compliant with either AS 1698:1988 or AS/NZS 1698:2006 Australian/New Zealand Safety Standards or NZS 5430 and UNECE 22.05 the European equivalent, which is allowed in Australia. It is also legal …

Aussie & the Indian Barbering Biker

The Barbering Biker… adventure before dementia   This lady has been gracing our social media screens, astounding us with her hilarious antics and ballsy attitude for quite a while now… just out there doing it… being outrageously different, living life to the max, putting in her all and having fun! But who is this Aussie with her Indian and sharpened …

Hightail Hair Product Review

WOW!!! Possibly the shortest product review ever, because it’s just WOW!!! Most likely the best invention ever, for long haired, motorcyclists. I reckon those fellas with those adorable long locks, could get away with using this also, without seeming uncool. It is so simple to install, so simple to use and does exactly what it is meant to do… all …

Venture 12V Heated Jacket Insert Review

Venture into pure heated bliss  This is the ultimate winter accessory! No more Mrs Michelin look and movement restrictions from winter layering; thin, but like wearing a very flexible electric blanket; it even comes with a remote control! It is a deluxe accessory for winter, but without the deluxe price tag… the best $280 I have ever spent on a …

FIVE Heated Gloves Review

FIVE + FIVE fiery fingers Winter is definitely upon us and if you are over that numb feeling from your wrists down, when it’s time to grab that clutch or break lever, or it takes half an hour to defrost your fingertips after a ride, then these gloves are definitely worth a look. A little background about the FIVE Brand… …

Tasmanian Women Rider’s Network

Tasmanian Women Riders Network I became a member of this group in 2020, when living in Tasmania for a while, having been introduced by mutual friends. I didn’t get the opportunity to ride with them as a group last year, so was rather honoured to be invited along to their celebration of International Female Ride Day, IFRD this year. About …

Women Adventure Riders Australia WARA

Women Adventure Riders Australia WARA welcomes like-minded women from all over Australia, who have the passion to ride adventure bikes with have a strong following of 1.4K members and steadily growing. It’s a private page to share information and experiences with other riders which in turn provides encouragement and support for all skill levels, in a respectful and considerate environment. …

She Lives To Ride Wāhine

She Lives to Ride This group welcomes all wāhine in New Zealand, who ride a motorcycle or want to. They exchange stories, ideas & questions, share some great event rides, destinations and recommended places to stay. It is also a support group for a close group of gals, called the Wāhine Riders. This year for the IFRD they organised a …

Sly Self-care Plan

Sly and a self-care plan Maria, from the Taranaki Region, has the most stunning Candy Apple Green, 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy that you’re ever likely to come across… he’s a definite head-turner. The standard 2012 Fat Boy has fat tyres… front and rear, fat fender, fat bars and overall a fat stance. It boasts a black powder-coated and …

Freedom New Zealand

Love at first sight… Leigh-Ann from Bay of Plenty, in the North Island, has a United States imported, 2006 Harley Davidson FLSFSE2 CVO Fat Boy, Special Edition. She bought it in Sept 2017, with only 9600 km on the clock… it’s now at 48,300 km. It was love at first sight as it caught her eye, parked at the local. …

Tiki-touring the Waiarapa

Tiki touring the Wairarapa   Having now lived with COVID in our world for the past 12 months and international travel still off the cards, an early autumn bike trip within our lovely New Zealand was definitely on the cards. Leaving the Bay of Plenty behind, we tracked south, hubby Steve on his 2005 Harley Low Rider and me on …

Who I am Now

Who I am now Bystanders stare through the windows of Cape Jervis Ferry Terminal, watching a motorcyclist struggling with their stationary, luggage-laden bike against the blustery wind. The enormous BMW adventure bike rocks violently left and right, forcing the rider to plant the left foot down several times, while fossicking for that elusive side stand; the challenge not going unnoticed …

Winter Motorcycle Layering

Brrrrr…  feelin’ frosty Humidity 85%, 38o C in the shade, storms, hail, sweaty, soggy, socks and hair, every available jacket vent open; aahhhhh the joys of riding through a south-east Queensland summer. Without warning, the Riding Gods flick the switch and suddenly it’s 13o C and downright nippily. Okay, for those of you who ride where winter means snow, black …

Get off the Couch Otago NZ

GEEZ… I wish I’d stayed on the couch Are you excited? Are you amped? It’s ride weekend! The bike needs a run; I need a run, I’m pumped. Suddenly I’m wondering if my ride companions would be terribly perturbed if I curled up under that couch blanket and imitated a cushion for the day. Why is this? Why do I …

Suzuki GSX650F & Honda VFR800 Review

GENRE: Sports Touring – 2nd Hand Bike Review 2008 Suzuki GSX 650F & 2012 Honda VFR 800 Toni is a cheerful, outgoing, beautifully curvaceous, 168cm (5’6”) tall woman, matured around the 60th year, living in Adelaide, who loves to ride. In fact, she loves riding so much, she owns two bikes… a 2008 Suzuki GSX 650F and a 2012 Honda …

Miss Moto Jacket & Leggings Apparel Review

Miss Moto to the Rescue! This is a product review from SJ Thorpe, a lady who posted such a great review on the Facebook group, Women On Two Wheels Australia, about the riding apparel she had just purchased from Miss Moto, I asked if we could share it to Madam Rider… thank you SJ for your honest and descriptive review …