Posts Tagged ‘70s’

Motorcycle Women of the 70s

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The 60s chopper movement brought lots of babes on bikes, lots of boobs flyin’ free at events, on the back leanin’ against the sissy bar especially. In the 70s, more and more women were starting to ride their own motorcycles.

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Kristen & Her Wolf Dog

Kristen, her 1979 Honda, and her Wolf dog named Arcticus.

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Historical BMW R90s

Manuela Raffaeta posing with the 1974 BMW R90S that made superbike history at the BMW museum in Munich.

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Lindsay Kavanaugh, Texas native residing in Los Angeles, with her 1973 brat style Honda CB350f motorcycle and super rad ‘Wild Thing’ shirt. Photo by Jessie Gentry. I had the pleasure of meeting this lil whipper snapper at the Hell on Wheels vintage MX rally this weekend, she’s a peach. Her and Jessie are the founders of the Velvets MC in LA (fb).  [ more Honda CB photos | real women who ride ] 

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Tyra Fuller from SoCal riding her 1973 Honda CL350 Scrambler, photo by Genevieve Davis (website).  …You see the nicest people on a Honda! [ more real women who ride | more Tyra ]

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Sofi Tsingos’ GT Cafe for Cause Unveil

This weekend in Dallas, TX, the awe-inspiring Sofi Tsingos unveiled the cafe racer build that she’s raffling off for charity at the Gas Monkey Bar n Grill.  Sofi started GT Cafe for Cause to build a bike with her dad who was diagnosed with cancer- her plan is to give all proceeds to cancer research. A noble cause, a beautiful bike, and a wonderful woman. How can you go wrong?  Above, Sofi mans the mic, elaborating on the 1972 Honda CB450 custom cafe racer and details of the build. First three photographs by… Continue Reading »

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Yuriko rides a sparkly pink and purple 1976 Shovelhead chopper… she’s a petite little lady… probably 5’ even. She’s perfected kicking it over with the whole weight of her body. Size isn’t everything. I frequently hear ladies saying, “I’m too short for that bike” and Yuri proves that it’s a matter of determination. Her bike is very custom, making it fit her much better than a lot of stock bikes would. However these bikes are still quite heavy… it’s all about bike control. Practice makes perfect! Photograph by Ben Zales (bentheboog), copyright… Continue Reading »

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Corinna Mantlo on her 1971 BSA Victor 250cc that she’ll be racing on behalf of the Miss-Fires with team Hell Bound and Down (site) at the Norra vintage Baja 500 this October in Mexico!  Corinna does awesome motorcycle seat upholstery and also helps run Via Meccanica in Brooklyn, New York. She’s also the co-founder of the Motorcycle Film Festival!  [ more photos of Corinna | tagged BSA ]

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A girl and her chopper- oh so 60’s looking, but it’s actually a photograph by Mark Choiniere of Crude Behavior. [ more photos by Mark Choiniere | Crude Behavior website ] 

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Debbie Evans Ossa

Debbie Evans, Trials Rider, Ossa Motorcycle

Vintage motocross/trials girl, Debbie Evans, looking stoked as all hell on her Ossa motorbike, wearing awesome vintage MX boots.

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