Big Bear Choppers of Big Bear Lake, California, has decided to address the problem of women not being able to find a chopper that fits their slightly smaller stature. A little while back we asked women riders what they wanted when they were looking for a motorcycle and more than a few said they needed a bike that fits, a bit shorter, a bit lower, something they could be comfortable riding.
Big Bear Choppers will soon introduce the “Miss Behavin,” a bike that shares some of the parts of their Venom ProStreet, but with a lower seat, shorter wheelbase and a bit less rake. The name is inspired by the WWII nose art found on bomber and fighter aircraft.
Whether or not choppers are your style, it’s good to see someone building bikes aimed directly at the female rider, not something under powered or less stylish, but one built with dimensions the female rider can more easily accommodate. The Miss Behavin looks to be a quality bike that any female rider would be proud to own, no excuses necessary.
While men can choose from almost any bike out there, women can sometimes feel a bit less in control when they have to stretch too far to reach the bars or if they have difficulty planting their feet when stopped. It will be interesting to see if any other builders make adjustments in their lineup to go after this sizable segment of the market.