Perhaps you should be asking why there are so few women bike shop owners, if women want the changes they claim to so desire they must put up not tell everyone else how to run their businesses, even if they could well be right.
Motorcycling has always been a male dominated activity, why? Because it can be quite physically demanding.
However with newer more balanced machines for the road it has become less demanding on the physique hence more beer bellies.
Personally I think it would be a good thing to have more women riding bikes the industry would benefit, but let’s have women setting up their own outlets catering for the market as a whole for men and women with the emphasis less on sport and more on what most people use their bikes for.
It’s no good women complaining about the market if they refuse to get into it.
But many women like to ride pillion so perhaps it’s a physical thing, perhaps women don’t think they could handle the bikes.
Or perhaps there is no real challenge in riding the bikes so just don’t bother.
But perhaps and this seems more likely, like many men they would rather drive around in an armoured tank at break neck speeds not bothering to indicate their turning knowing they have very little chance of being injured.
Driving standards seem to jump out, perhaps just maybe as with so many male drivers they just don’t consider themselves capable of driving such a vehicle safely.
Wasn’t it at one time that the highest sales for 4*4 cars were to women because they felt safer in them than an ordinary tank, now just imagine how they would feel on a motorcycle, perhaps that is the reason why they are in a minority with cycling as well.