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    Updated on Jan 4, 2019. Posted on Feb 28, 2014

    32 Badass Vintage Photographs Of Women And Motorcycles

    Girls rule, boys sit in the sidecar. Go on with your bad selves.

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    REX USA/Bob Carlos Clarke

    A group of women associated with the Hells Angels, 1973.

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    Reg Speller/Fox Photos / Getty Images

    A woman and a performing seal at a circus, 1935.

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    Douglas Grundy/Three Lions / Getty Images

    The Motor Maids of America outside the shop they used as their headquarters, 1950.

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    Fox Photos / Getty Images

    Children being pulled along by a woman on a motorbike in London, 1926.

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    Sally Halterman, the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia, 1937.

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    Evening Standard / Getty Images

    A woman riding a Triumph Tiger Cub motorbike, 1960.

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    Chris Ware/Keystone Features / Getty Images

    The Riverhill Riders Club, 1962.

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    General Photographic Agency / Getty Images

    A woman alongside her Harley-Davidson in California, 1925.

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    H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

    Nancy and Betty Debenham, well-known motorcyclists, riding BSA bikes with their dog, 1925.

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    Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    Nancy setting off for a motorcycle rally in England, 1934.

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    R. Wesley/Fox Photos / Getty Images

    A woman rider in the Six Days Motorcycle Trial, in which competitors have to cover 200 miles a day over rough terrain, 1933.

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    Fox Photos / Getty Images

    Workers measuring the positions of footrests and controls on partially finished motorcycles, 1933.

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    Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

    A woman dispatch rider with a male friend in tow during World War I, 1917.

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    London Express / Getty Images

    A reverend blesses the motorcycle of a woman who is learning to drive, 1938.

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    Douglas Grundy/Three Lions / Getty Images

    A woman repairing her motorbike inside a workshop, 1950.

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    Kirby/Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

    Miss E. Foley and Miss L. Ball, entrants in the International Six Days Reliability Trials, at Brooklands race track in England, 1925.

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    Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

    A woman on a 500 OEC Tinkler All-Weather Model designed for use on rough roads and cross-country, 1928.

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    Fox Photos/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    Women feeding seagulls on motorcycles in Daytona, Fla., 1968.

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    Brooke/Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

    Madge Saunders and her husband, British comic actor Leslie Henson, 1920.

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    Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    A woman on her BMW motorcycle, 1935.

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    Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

    Three women riding motorbikes at the ACU Trials in Birmingham, England, 1923.

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    A. Hudson/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    A woman trying out a Douglas motorcycle on display at the 18th Cycle and Motorcycle Show in London, 1933.

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    Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    Beryl Swain, the first woman to compete as a solo entrant in the annual TT race on the Isle of Man, on her 50cc motorbike, 1962.

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    Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    Beryl Swain training for the annual TT race, 1962.

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    Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

    A woman riding a motorcycle alongside a woman on a horse in London, 1921.

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    Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    Women of Achille Serre Ltd's Private Fire Brigade setting off on their motorcycle and sidecar to compete in the London Private Fire Brigades' Tournament, 1925.

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    Fox Photos/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    Marjorie Dare (Doris Smith) riding hands free around "The Wall of Death" sideshow at the Kursaal amusement park in Essex, England, 1938.

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    Fox Photos/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    Marjorie Dare performing, 1938.

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    Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

    Two women ready to play tennis on a BSA motorbike, 1925.

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    REX USA/George Konig

    Outside a motorcycle shop, 1964.

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    Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    Marjorie Cottle (second from left), a famous motorcyclist, and friends in Germany, 1920.

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    Fox Photos / Getty Images

    An entrant in a ladies-only reliability trial in London, England, 1927.

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