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Biker Babe
"What is it with you and bikes?"

Women who operate fast vehicles are apparently attractive. Maybe it's the tight leather. Also includes car drivers and female pilots.

Compare and contrast Hood-Ornament Hottie. The two are similar, but a Biker Babe actually rides the bike and often wear outfits which are a little more conducive to road safety. (Although the page image is an exception to this rule of thumb.)

May deliver a "Samus Is a Girl" reveal, if she doesn't wear her leathers skintight and does wear a full helmet.

Essentially the Distaff Counterpart to Badass Biker, in that she won't be a pushover if things get messy, although she may be less aggressively badass than he is.

Will likely induce a Hello, Nurse! effect on nearby males, and maybe some Stupid Sexy Flanders from a nearby female.

Compare Hood Ornament Hottie who is purely decorative.

Examples

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Motorcycle Riders

    Anime and Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Black Canary from the DC Universe.
  • Mitzi from the Ogri comics.
  • Black Cat, a Golden Age heroine from Harvey Comics.
  • The heroines of Vamps definitely count.
  • Kathryn Artemis from Black Summer.
  • Alejandra, the new Ghost Rider.
  • Judge Dredd: Any female Judge in Mega-City One, especially Hershey or Anderson. The skin-tight uniform and the Lawmaster bike make it hot.
  • In Viz, the hapless romantic Sid The Sexist tries to join the Hells' Angels so as to pull a Biker Babe, and ends up humiliatingly beaten up for his troubles.

    Fan Fic 

    Film 

    Literature 

    Live Action TV 

    Newspaper Comics 
  • The title character in Rose Is Rose has a tattooed, black-leather-clad Biker Babe alter ego she turns into in times of stress.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Bull Nakano, Amber O'Neal, Thug, Tara and Cristy Hemme, to name a few.

    Video Games 
  • EVA from Metal Gear Solid 3, who mixes this with Badass Grandma in the 4th game.
  • In Full Throttle, the Vultures biker gang has a handful of female members. including motorcycle company heiress Maureen.
  • In Rumble Roses, the Heel incarnations of both Reiko and Dixie are both variations of this trope.
  • Akira of Rival Schools has "motorbikes" listed as one of her likes in her profile, and she's even shown driving one on a game cover. Not to mention the bodyglove biker suit and the (optional) helmet.
  • Maki, from the Street Fighter and Final Fight series, is a biker babe. A 'ninja' biker babe.
  • Claire Redfield in Resident Evil 2.
  • Bayonetta and her rival Jeanne drive motorcycles. They can do cool tricks with them like drive up walls and on enemies' faces.
  • Blue Mary Ryan from the Fatal Fury series is also a good example.
    • Although she doesn't look the part, Chizuru Kagura from King of Fighters is this as well.
  • Mario Kart Wii and 8 have Peach, Daisy and Rosalina getting skintight suits when driving in bikes. Suplemental material for Wii says that Rosalina in particular has a passion for motorcycles.
  • Mitsuru from Persona 3 drives a motorbike.
  • Cheiron/Sagiitta from Sakura Wars V.
  • Mercury in TRON 2.0 is the undefeated champion of the lightcycle arena - and has no problem taking on Users.
  • Natasha from Road Rash.

    Visual Novels 
  • Desiree Delite in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. In fact, her speeding tickets are a major part of her spending habits.
    • The first design sketches of T&T's younger Mia Fey had her on a motorbike, too. This didn't survive to the final product, unfortunately.
  • Another Haruko from AIR.
  • She never does it in the actual visual novel, but Arturia, the Saber from Fate/stay night, is one badass biker babe. Turns out her ability of being a supernaturally adept "rider" isn't limited to animals...
  • Azami of Hatoful Boyfriend rides a scooter, but she used to be part of a gang called Hell's Birdies. What she loses in coolness for being a very meticulous, careful driver she regains in how she fights.

    Western Animation 
  • Roxy Rocket of the DCAU tries to be this. Whether or not she succeeds is an issue to take to the forums.
  • The aptly named Sizzle (both for her measurements and for her love of flamethrowers) from Stunt Dawgs was built around the concept of hot women on hot bikes.
  • Charlie from Biker Mice from Mars.
  • AndrAIa from ReBoot reboots as a literal biker babe on numerous occasions, complete with leather fixings, and retains a fascination with motorcycles and hover-bikes throughout the rest of the show. This part of her nature has not gone unnoticed, and many other characters frequently ask just what it is with her and bikes.
  • Huntress in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • Sonic Underground has Sonic's sister Sonia.
  • Arcee of Transformers Prime uses a hologram of a helmeted Biker Babe in a skintight leather outfit as part of her motorcycle disguise when she's in public. This causes problems for Jack in one scene when his crush assumes that Arcee's "rider" is his girlfriend.
  • The villainess Rojo in the original Ben 10 series.
  • After over 40 years, we don't find out about Daphne's Biker Babe past until Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.
  • Tina at the end of The Looney Tunes Show episode "Rebel Without a Glove".

    Real Life 

Car Drivers

    Anime and Manga 
  • RE: Cutey Honey ends with Natsuko racing down the highway in a convertible while Honey rides her motorbike beside her.
  • Fate of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha got herself a black convertible (the Cardiche) sometime during the Time Skip.
  • Rally Vincent from Gunsmith Cats.
  • Also from You're Under Arrest! is Miyuki. As is Sena, Ken's 20-year-old stepmother, who drives a custom-built roadster.
  • "Cherry-boy hunter" Sonoshee Mclaren, as well as Bosbos and her sister in Red Line.
  • Reina Akikawa in Wangan Midnight owns a tuned Nissan Skyline GT-R and drove a number of other tuned sports cars. And she's also a model and a TV Show host.

    Comic Books 
  • Chassis. For bonus points, it was a flying car!

    Film 
  • Herbie: Fully Loaded features Lindsay Lohan.
  • Jill Rivers (Tara Buckman) and Marcie Thatcher (Adrienne Barbeau), two knockout women in a black Lamborghini Countach in The Cannonball Run.
    • At least start with Joann Nail and Susan Flannery from the original (and superior) The Gumball Rally.
  • Thunderball had Fiona Volpe and her motorcycle; the remake Never Say Never Again had Fatima Blush, who led Bond on a chase in a (heavily modified) screaming mid-engined Renault 5. Volpe herself got Bond a bit anxious as a passenger in her Mustang.
  • In The Fast and the Furious series, virtually all of the female characters are this, even Mia who is otherwise much less badass than most of the guys.

    Pinball 
  • In Corvette, the player periodically gets into race Challenges against an assortment of sexy models, each of whom is driving their own Corvette against the player's.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Monster Truck racer Madusa, who drives the machine of the same name

    Supermarionation 

    Video Games 
  • Reiko Nagase was portrayed this way in the third Ridge Racer game, at the very least as more than just eye candy. Later, the trope would be shown in full with Rena Hyami, ambulance driver turned racer.

    Webcomics 
  • Ash, Emily, Kate, and even Heather from Misfile, all into street racing.

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • Women in auto racing are rare, but Indy Car and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick definitely fits.
  • Ashley Force, NHRA drag racer. Now joined by her sisters Brittany and Courtney.
  • Michčle Mouton, a rally driver and probably the best competitive female driver ever.
  • Sabine Schmitz, Nürburgring specialist, host of the German show D-Motor and once jokingly suggested as a replacement for Richard Hammond.

Pilots

    Anime and Manga 
  • Kallen's Guren in Code Geass came equipped with a motorbike-like pilot seat, for no apparent reason other than to invoke this trope. The Guren's mass-production derivative, the Akatsuki, has the same cockpit. Plenty of female pilots too.
  • The same goes for Faye from Cowboy Bebop and her fighter ship.
  • Kitori from the Area 88 TV series flies as well as any man at the base. And she lives longer than most.

    Comic Books 

    Film 

    Live Action TV 

    Newspaper Comics 

    Roleplay 
  • Cabin fits this role nicely in Dino Attack RPG. A hardcore, attractive, and fully qualified helicopter pilot whose practically second in command when it comes to taking action in the skies... at least until the war ended.

    Supermarionation 

    Video Games 

    Real Life 
  • Hannah Reitsch, German test pilot and combat flier.
  • Lidya Litvyak, Russian air combat ace.
  • Kim Campbell (not to be confused with the former Canadian prime minister of the same name) not only flies A-10 Thunderbolts in combat, but managed to land one with total hydraulic failure after taking a hit over Iraq (a Crowning Moment Of Awesome, regardless of what one thinks of the war itself).

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