It comes as no surprise to any of us who ride two-wheelers that making the choice to ride has had an impact on our lives. For most, that impact is a positive one. Well one new study has found that for women in particular, taking up on two wheels has some pretty remarkable benefits. The study was commissioned by Harley Davidson, but I think the results are applicable to any form of two-wheeled expression, scooters included.
“Riding a motorcycle [or scooter] is the ultimate form of freedom and self-expression, so it makes sense that women riders are happier in life and, in general, feel more fulfilled,” said Claudia Garber, director of women’s outreach for Harley-Davidson. “That’s why learning to ride a motorcycle is the perfect gift you can give yourself and the best resolution to make for a truly life-changing new year.”
The study also showed that riding had a positive impact on relationships.
“Stress can cause tension between significant others, but since more than a third (34 percent) of women riders report that they now feel less stressed after starting to ride, it’s not surprising that 50 percent of them are extremely satisfied with the state of their current relationships”
You can find more info over at Dealer News, where we found this story.
My question for scooter fans, however, is this: how has riding a scooter impacted your life? Men and women both, what’s been the positives? The negatives? How has your scooter made itself a part of your everyday life? Has anything about that experience surprised you? Let us hear from you in the comments.
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