Susan Carpenter, the "Throttle Jockey" at the LA Times, finds that riding motorcycles is a great way to get attention from guys, but up to a point. She says that when a woman rides a large bike (above 1,600 cc) men no longer perceive the female rider as being "sexy". While testing a Suzuki C109R (which weighs 787 pounds and 1,783 cc) Carpenter says she felt "over the top and masculine" and experienced less eye-contact from men on the road, supposedly because they thought she was "batting for the home team" because of her big bike. However, Carpenter enjoyed the larger motorcycle, saying it was "by far" better than a sex-change operation. [LA Times]


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