Friday, March 24

Women Motorcycle Diaries: Shari from Germany on her love for motorcycles

technwheelz: Tell us about your journey to motorcycling
Shari: I got my license in October 2018 but it took me some time to find the perfect bike. I learned how to ride on an BMW F800R in my riding classes. I’ve always wanted to ride a motorcycle but never really got into it until I met someone who shared his passion with me and made me fall in love with motorcycles for good.

technwheelz: Your ride now?
Shari: I looked into a lot of brands and bikes but the Ducati Scrambler has been my favorite from the beginning. As I wasn’t happy with the stock version of the bike I purchased a preowned Ducati Scrambler Icon which already had a lot of features that I wanted. The tank and some other parts were red which I changed into a matte black. I still have a long list of what I want to do to it but it still already is my dream bike.

technwheelz: Do you maintain and repair motorcycles on your own?
Shari: I don’t repair anything by myself as I just don’t have the knowledge about it but I’d like to in the future.

technwheelz: Joined any riding clubs/ motorcycle clubs? Any motorcycling event that you try and attend regularly?
Shari: As the motorcycle community in Germany isn’t that big( at least not where I live) I’m in no club. I ride on a daily no matter the weather. So far I’ve done 8000km.
I haven’t participated in any riding events yet but who knows maybe in the future.

technwheelz: 3 things your learnt from motorcycling
> Ride like everyone’s out to get you
> Never touch or ride anyone’s bike if you’re not confident enough
> Its the closest thing to freedom

technwheelz: Do you have any motorcycling heroes?
Shari: I don’t really have a motorcycling hero but one person that really amazes me is Marc Marquez whose riding skills (on and offroad) are out of this world.

technwheelz: How are women motorcycle riders treated by most people and by male motorcyclists?
Shari: Me as a female rider I feel respected and supported as such by people out there. People appreciate me and I do get a lot of compliments on my bike. I never had any bad experience from male riders. I mostly ride with guys because none of the females I know ride a motorcycle.

technwheelz: Parents/ Friends- How do they feel of you riding a motorcycle.
Shari: My family was a bit concerned at first but they are cool with it now. Some of my friends are actually my riding buddies so they liked the fact of me getting into motorcycles.

technwheelz: The motorcycles you dream to see parked in your garage?
Shari: My dream bike is already parked outside my house lol but one that I’d really like to ride one day is a Ducati Panigale.

technwheelz: Any message to other women bikers?
Shari: All I can say is go out there and do your thing. It doesn’t matter what people say or think they’re probably just jealous. Be you. Ride bikes be happy.

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Interview as told to team technwheelz 
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