Some women prefer the pillion, but an increasing number want their hands on the accelerator. There are a number of scooters around targeted towards women but unfortunately there aren't any motorcycles for that segment. But this isn't a deterrent for women bikers and in our land of jugaad adjustments can always be made.
Which are the two-wheeler that make the best ride for women? We pick the top 10.
So what if it has been out of production for many years now, many still vouch for their RX 100s. The lightweight 98cc two-stroke bike is easily manoeuvrable and has a decent fuel economy. Women who want to get a taste of biking can give the RX 100 a try.
The 110cc Activa has been a bestseller in the automatic scooter category in India. Honda has also improved on the looks of this reliable scooter to add to the appeal.
TVS' Scooty range has been a preferred scoterette for women for many years. Available in a number of models and multiple colours, the Scooty name has almost become synonymous with scoterettes.
The 123.7cc budget cruiser from Yamaha became an instant hit, but it was later discontinued in India. The stylish looks and low saddle make the bike ideal for women riders.
With a 125cc engine, the 4 stroke 8bhp Flyte can zip at 80 kmph, so that it doesn't lag behind on the expressway. The scooter is stylishly designed and is available in five colours.
"Why should boys have all the fun." Yes, why indeed? With the Pleasure Hero Honda brought the fun to two-wheelers for girls. The 102cc machine is available in eight different shades.
The bike that revolutionised Indian biking, even Delhi Police trusts their Pulsars to chase and challan traffic offenders. For a bike-loving girl this speed demon has in it all to zip in style through the city roads. The bike also comes in three variants 150, 180 and 220.
This beautiful and powerful machine makes you "feel like god" (or so their ads claim). Why not make women also feel like a goddess.
Positioned as a unisex scooter, Honda calls the Dio "India's first motoscooter." The 102cc bike is a cool pick for the younger lot.
Even if the Harleys have officially come to India, the Bullet is a Bullet. Those who love biking vouch for the legendary bike. With a range of models there is a Bullet to match different tastes. Some women bikers prefer to have their Bullets modified to suit individual requirements.