Welcome To MOTORESS!

This is motorcycling – right here!

As a life-long motorcyclist, instructor and woman motorcycle enthusiast, I believe that with skill, knowledge and proven techniques,  motorcycling can be low risk and incredibly thrilling!

MOTORESS® is constructed from the fuel of my own motorcycling passion. Furthermore, I wanted to create a place for women to explore the motorcycling lifestyle – a place where all riders could enrich their motorcycling know-how and experiences.  MOTORESS® (originally RaceGirl) was created to provide real, usable information that is clear, sensible and reliable. Information you can trust.

Enjoy MOTORESS®  – the more you know, the better it gets!

MOTORESS® has established itself as a world renowned motorcycling lifestyle community and motorcycle resource. MOTORESS® supports, educates and encourages the motorsport lifestyle through content that’s relevant to women and to the riding enthusiast.

MOTORESS® provides an insider’s guide to a rider’s lifestyle helping you get all you need to enjoy motorcycling to its fullest.

MOTORESS.com is produced by Vicki Gray who is passionate about motorcycling, riding well, moto-news, motorcycling culture, and how it all fits into the life of the modern woman and rider.


First Worldwide Women’s Motorcycle Magazine and Community

MOTORESS® had its start in 1998 when Vicki Gray created the first ever online website for women in motorsport – RACEGIRL MOTORSPORT , in Europe.  Vicki create it as a non-profit community with the purpose to encourage women globally. The non-profit also aimed to develop and advance the presence of women in all aspects of motorcycling ; encouraging greater awareness of women in motorcycling.

“MOTOR” is the Dutch word for “motorcycle”;  and “ESS” the feminine suffix = MOTORESS®Woman Motorcycle Enthusiast


Longest Running Online Global Community for Women Motorcycle Riders

Yes, for over two decades that’s twenty years Vicki Gray has been working to change the motorcycling segment for women! This makes MOTORESS® (formerly RaceGirl MotorSport)  the longest running community for women motorcycle riders in the world!

MOTORESS® has continued to evolve as the most innovative, respected and trusted leader within the women’s rider segment and the motorcycling industry. And the MOTORESS® story of women, of motorcycle culture, of what is worth knowing and seeing is a valued resource not just for riders, but for the motorcycling industry at large.

As the eye of the female motorcycling industry, MOTORESS® provides the content and tools to connect and inspire riders to take charge of the handlebars; to chart one’s own route and become her best self in motorcycling.


Growing Numbers of Women Riders

MOTORESS® caters to and ignites the progress of the female riding population which continues to make one of the biggest impacts on the motorcycling industry. The following statistics provided from the American industry trade group Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), show that:

  • The number of motorcycles owned by women in 2014, is 14 percent, a 50 percent increase over the last 10 years.
  • Nearly 25 percent of people who swing a leg over a motorcycle are female, this includes passengers, which means at a minimum 25 percent of purchases are made or highly influenced by women.
  • The powersports industry is estimated to be a $23 billion industry, and women are responsible for $6 billion plus in industry sales.
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More Women Take to Motorcycle Riding As A Leisure Activity

Women feel a sense of empowerment and pure exhilaration in the freedom riding brings to their lives. Research shows that women find riding as a “form of therapy”; a way to break free from the pressures and obligations that so many women face today as working mothers, executives in business and as wives.

MOTORESS® provides the content and tools to connect and inspire women riders to take charge of the handlebars; to chart one’s own route and become her best self in motorcycling.


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