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Director Delia - more women should learn to ride

May 03, 2019

Director Delia - more women should learn to ride

UrbanBiker caught up with @delianolan to hear how she 'caught the bug' for motorcycling..  

UB: How long have you been riding and how did get into it?                      

DD: It’s more than ten years now. My mum and dad both had motorbike licenses and I liked to hear the stories about them riding when they were young. I use to ride pillion with my ex until getting my licence and I got my first bike. I have refused to ride pillion since.. 

UB: What do you like about riding?

DD: The speed, the noise, the freedom.. how something can be so powerful yet so feminine.. the smells (except when stuck behind a livestock truck) ..

UB: What was first bike?

DD: 1989 Yamaha XV250 Virago aptly named “Dora the explorer”. I recently tried to buy her back to modify her into a café (not so) racer but have yet to convince the current owner ..   

UB: How did you end up riding the bike you have now?

DD: I had a Kawasaki ZZR400 (lowered) but never really gelled with it and went shopping for a new bike to celebrate a successful career change. I ended up to my surprise at Wellington Motorcycles (HD Dealer) and rode off on a new Low Rider 883.. I decided not enough power after a short while and I was lucky enough to find my current Sportster 48 .. very low km and lots of shiny bits! 

UB: What do you love about her? Is she your forever bike?

DD: Same answer as to ‘what do you like about riding’ because I was thinking about her when I answered that question. She is what I love about riding. Sometimes I think I want to get something a bit bigger but she fits me like a glove. It’s been five years now I don’t think I could sell her but maybe we could add to the family :) 

UB: Any last words?

DD: To any women out there (who have thought of giving riding a go). Make the time. Do a 'learn to ride' and 'basic skills course' to get your learners licence. Catch the bug. You’ll love it!   

2014 HD Sportster 48 1200cc    

Current Ride (original spec)

2014 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight Sportster


XL 1200X


Evolution v-twin, EFI, air cooled




5 spd

road clearance


seat height


weight (fueled)



Michelin Scorcher 130/90B16


Michelin Scorcher 150/80B16



Modification Description


Harley Davidson

Hand Control Lever Kit


Harley Davidson

Handlebar Riser Spacer Kit

Gloss Black

Harley Davidson

Hollywood Handlebar

Gloss Black

Harley Davidson

Side-Mount License Plate Kit


Harley Davidson

Single-Sided Swingarm Bag


Harley Davidson

Willie G Skull Derby Cover


Harley Davidson

Willie G Skull Timer Cover


Screamin' Eagle

Heavy Breather Performance Air Cleaner Kit


Vance & Hines

Shortshots Staggered Exhaust - HD Sportster



Vaance & Hines Short ShotsScreamin' Eagle Heavy BreatherWilly G Timer Cover

Single Sided Swing Arm BagHD Hollywood HandlebarsHandlebar Risers



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