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The Women of Motorcyling

Wherever there’s a fellow hurtling along on two wheels, there’s a woman doing the same, and Women’s Motorcycle Month is just a small part of what makes the motorcycle a big part of women’s achievements in motorsports. Across the years since the first motorbike was invented, women have become more and more involved in the maintaining, riding, designing, manufacture, insurance, repair and racing of these mean machines. So how are some of the most important figureheads in the female side to motorcycles?

First up is Bessie Stringfield, the African-American rider who completed eight solo cross country-tours on two wheels (on a bike, not during a crazy car stunt), and all in the 1930s, which helped to break down barriers between both races and genders. Not only that, but she was a dispatch rider in the US Army, which further cemented her reputation as one of the most important riders since the vehicle was invented.

However, she wasn’t the first. In 1910 the Van Buren sisters made theirselves known as two of the earliest women riders ever, breaking all the gender stereotypes and riding all the way from New York to California in 1916, a truly amazing feat and the first of its kind for female riders. Of course, this then paved the way for women like Stringfield.

We of course can’t forget the First Lady of Motorcycling, either – Dot Robinson. The founder of Motor Maids, a women’s motorcycles ownership club, she played a pivotal role in creating a female side to riding culture, and alongside fellow motorcyclist Linda Dugeau, brought the club to the point of being issued a proper charter by the American Motorcycle Association in 1941. She competed in endurance runs and helped prove that women had a place on two wheels whether they raced or worked for the RAC or AAA, opening the doors for many more female competitors.

That’s just a few, and there are countless more in today’s society, breaking records and taking the motorcyclist’s passion for everything riding into the twenty-first century. We salute you!

Paris Hilton on a Motorcycle

The title says it all really – if you’re looking for a picture of Paris Hilton on a motorcycle, you just found it. OK, you probably want a bit more information: as far as we can tell she’s doing some kind of sponsorship activity with a MotoGP racing team this year. The team is called “SuperMartxe VIP by Paris Hilton” and will be racing in the 125cc class with riders Maverick Viñales and Sergio Gadea.

Early reports are that both riders have been performing well in testing, although we don’t know if they’ve been given leathers that match Paris Hilton’s sparkly pink outfit in this photo. Whether or not you’re a fan of Paris Hilton or MotoGP racing, it’s hard to argue with a picture of a blonde chick in a skintight bodysuit draped over a motorcycle….

A racing motorcycle, with Paris Hilton sitting on it.

Eliza Dushku Riding a Ducati 1098 Motorcycle

The title says it all really. In case you’re not a fan of Joss Whedon’s TV show Dollhouse, here’s what you’re missing: the gorgeous Eliza Dushku, wearing some very flimsy clothing and draping herself all over a Ducati 1098 motorcycle.

There are few things in this world more magical than the sight a stunning young hottie sitting astride an insanely powerful superbike, although these occasions are normally treated as a perfect excuse for them to get dressed up in some skintight leather, rather than the wayward Catholic schoolgirl ensemble we see here.

Careful there, Eliza, those cute little stockings don’t look like they’d give you much protection if you flip that bike onto the tarmac!

Eliza Dushku fondling a big throbbing red monster
Eliza Dushku fondling a big throbbing red monster
There are no words to adequately describe the true beauty of this image
There are no words to adequately describe the true beauty of this image