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

model

XL 1200X

engine

Evolution v-twin, EFI, air cooled

displacement

1202cc

transmission

5 spd

road clearance

110mm

seat height

675mm

weight (fueled)

255kg

front

Michelin Scorcher 130/90B16

rear

Michelin Scorcher 150/80B16

 

Brand

Modification Description

Finish

Harley Davidson

Hand Control Lever Kit

Black

Harley Davidson

Handlebar Riser Spacer Kit

Gloss Black

Harley Davidson

Hollywood Handlebar

Gloss Black

Harley Davidson

Side-Mount License Plate Kit

Black

Harley Davidson

Single-Sided Swingarm Bag

Brown

Harley Davidson

Willie G Skull Derby Cover

Chrome

Harley Davidson

Willie G Skull Timer Cover

Chrome

Screamin' Eagle

Heavy Breather Performance Air Cleaner Kit

Black

Vance & Hines

Shortshots Staggered Exhaust - HD Sportster

Black

 

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

Single Sided Swing Arm BagHD Hollywood HandlebarsHandlebar Risers

 

 



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