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Ever since Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) resurrected the Indian Motorcycle nameplate in 2013, it’s been a David versus Goliath scenario against Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG). While no one expects Polaris to slay Harley, or even dethrone it as the big bike king, it’s clear the upstart has caused its industry rival to stumble.
At the end of 2012, Harley owned 57.2% of the heavyweight motorcycle market for bikes 601 cubic centimeters and larger, but by the end of 2015, that had shrunk to … More
Genevieve Schmitt is the founder of Women Riders Now, a leading digital motorcycle magazine by women motorcyclists for women motorcyclists.
In the interview, she discusses the story of how she was inspired by other female riders to start riding, the growth and future of motorcycle clubs and the overall community, and why it’s important to be able to work on your own bike.
When did you start riding?
I started riding in 1990. I was working as a producer for Good Morning America, and I was assigned a story on women riding motorcycles. Up until that point, I had nothing to do with bikes: No family, men, or anything. It was a completely foreign concept.
But I gathered up 15 women for the shoot and interviewed each of them. After speaking with them and seeing them though, I was hooked … More