"What is it with you and bikes?"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.
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Anime and Manga
- Appleseed does this with the main character, Deunan. She is seen in the Ex Machina movie riding a pink motorbike around the city of Olympus. This depiction isn't shown again in the movie, but gives an insight into her personality.
- Cutey Honey: One of the alternate forms of Honey Kisaragi is a biker chick. It is one of her most prominent forms and it is one of the fewer that appears in all incarnations of this franchise.
- Being inspired by Cutey Honey, so is Angel Blade. She is a hazard to every male driver she passes by.
- Natsuki Kuga from Mai-HiME
- Likewise her Name's the Same Expy in the first episode of Ga-Rei -Zero-.
- Benten, one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in Urusei Yatsura, is portrayed this way.
- Haruka Tenou of Sailor Moon.
- Golden Boy has one, in one of its more perverted episodes. She has a....strong attachment to her motorcycle.
- Mai Kujaku/Valentine of Yu-Gi-Oh! after her Face-Heel Turn. She kept the bike after returning to the side of good.
- Wedy, Classy Cat-Burglar and Action Girl from Death Note, and Misora Naomi, in the spin-off novel Another Note.
- Carly Nagisa (only in her Superpowered Evil Side) and Sherry LeBlanc of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. As of Episode 75, Aki Izayoi too.
- Priss from Bubblegum Crisis, and Sylvie. Motorcycle racing as lesbian flirting, anyone?
- Teana, resident Gunslinger and Tsundere in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Striker S, rides a Cool Bike. Not to mention, her partner (and possibly more) Subaru, who's a Jet-Skater Babe.
- Haruko from FLCL.
- Jun The Swan from Gatchaman, where riding her bike off a waterfall, jumping off it in midair, and landing gracefully back on it before it hits the ground is no big deal for her.
- In the Mazinger universe, all teens characters ride bikes. That includes female characters.
- Reki from Haibane Renmei.
- Aoi Hidaka, the heroine of Dancougar Nova, is a Hot-Blooded Formula One racer, but she mainly rides bikes in the series.
- Rex and her gang from Macross 7.
- Houquet Enrose from Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (aka "Rook" from Robotech New Generation).
- Hibari Ginza from Speed Grapher.
- Lupin III has Fujiko, who often drives motorbikes when she's not riding with the men. Oftentimes, her abilities in this field are—if not key—a deciding factor in the situation.
- Masayo, a one-time character in Tenchi in Tokyo who befriends Ayeka and Sasami. She was a shooting star turned into a woman by Yugi and their squad, and had to befriend the girls to keep them from findign Tenchi. But after they learn that she's also searching for her also-humanized boyfriend, Isao, the sisters help her find him.
- Celty from Durarara!! uses a kind of glamour to shift her horse and traditional attire into this as a modern-day version of the Headless Horseman.
- Also, Vorona in the novels.
- Natsumi from You're Under Arrest! is primarily a biker, and does not take well to cars at all.
- The Girl of the Episode in the fifth episode of Goldenboy.
- Aki Hinata from Keroro Gunsou.
- Kureha from Tokko.
- Non from Majokko Meg-chan.
- Minai from Shikabane Hime, though she's only shown riding her bike briefly while chasing a shikabane in one episode.
- Mari Katsuragi, Keima's mother from The World God Only Knows, is an ex-biker who used to be known as the snow woman of the mountain pass. Once in a while, she breaks out the old skills.
- Kirima Nagi from the Boogiepop Series.
- Chihiro and Megumi from Ah! My Goddess.
- Also, while she doesn't ride as much as the other two, Belldandy definitely has the skills to count.
- Kazuki from B Gata H Kei.
- Fiery Redhead Miranda from Venus Wars is the Queen of her Battle Bike team.
- Michiko from Michiko to Hatchin rides a strange scooter/motorcycle thing◊, and is quite adept with it: pulling all kinds of stunts like wheelies, ramp jumps and riding across rooftops.
- In Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Panty Anarchy drives a motorcycle occasionally.
- Bakuon has Onsa, Raimu, and Rin. So far only Rin is shown to regularly use proper motorcycling gear.
- Tsubasa Kazanari from Senki Zesshou Symphogear combines this trope with Car Fu in G.
- Yukiko Kudo and Sera Masumi from Detective Conan. Both are very skilled bikers as well as very nice looking in their own ways.
- 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.
- Quorra from TRON: Legacy certainly qualifies despite the fact that she seems to favor the Light Runner over the Light Cycles.
- Fiona Vulpe, motorcyclist SPECTRE assassin in the James Bond movie Thunderball.
- Rather averted with the mean female bikers in Rat Race.
Nice dyke! I mean bike!
- Barb Wire (1996). The title character, played by Pamela Anderson, rides a motorbike. Based on a comic book. It provides the page image.
- Cyclone (1987). Teri Marshall (Heather Thomas) rides the titular motorcycle.
- Pretty much every female character in Driven.
- In The Fast and the Furious series, Giselle is this riding a Ducati Monster in the sixth film like a Badass.
- All the 'Chicks' in Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989).
- Mikaela gets upgraded to this, briefly, at the start of Revenge of the Fallen. However, despite there being plenty of potential for a little girl-on-girl, given the existence of Arcee, the female Autobot trio of motorbikes, she doesn't get back on a bike after the action starts until the end of the film.
- The Bride from Kill Bill - although no stunning reveal, just stalking. Still hot and creepy though.
- Trinity from The Matrix Reloaded.
- Rebecca, title character of the 1968 British-French film The Girl on a Motorcycle (Naked Under Leather).
- Camero from Bitch Slap — in one scene, dressed as an Elvis impersonator.
- Christie in her introduction in DOA: Dead or Alive.
- Scarlet from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
- Monica Vitti in Blonde in Black Leather.
- War in Good Omens, since the Horsepeople of the Apocalypse have apparently traded in their horses for bikes.
- For the handful of occasions she's brought her motorcycle with her, Karrin Murphy of The Dresden Files definitely qualifies as a Biker Babe. Just don't call her that where she can hear you.
- Fiona in William Gibson's Zero History.
Live Action TV
- Attempted with DC Juliet Becker in The Bill.
- Cathy Gale from The Avengers.
- In the "Singing Telegram" episode of Small Wonder, Joan rode a motorcycle into the living room.
- Max from Dark Angel. Interestingly, only she and other Super Soldiers didn't have to wear helmets while riding. In the DVD commentary, the producers convinced FOX executives that if X-5s could be shown surviving 12-story leaps, they could surely ride a motorbike without a helmet.
- Drop the Dead Donkey. Dave and Henry are shown drooling over Helen's lesbian girlfriend, a leather-clad motorbike courier.
Henry: "Look, she's straddling the motorcycle!"Dave: "No cow was sacrificed in a greater cause."
- Snoop on The Wire wears feminine clothing for the only time on the entire series when she participates in a motorcycle drive-by.
- Rachel "Ray" Defwydd in the Doctor Who episode "Delta And The Bannermen".
- Kamen Rider Dragon Knight has Kamen Rider Siren. Her counterpart in Kamen Rider Ryuki, Kamen Rider Femme, has the honor of being the series' first female rider, though she was only in The Movie.
- Mika Koizumi from Choudenshi Bioman fits here.
- The title character in Rose Is Rose has a tattooed, black-leather-clad Biker Babe alter ego she turns into in times of stress.
- Bull Nakano, Amber O'Neal, Thug, Tara and Cristy Hemme, to name a few.
- 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. The FM Vs also featured quite a few, rushing off with the winner (or dragging a guy with her to celebrate in some cases) or assaulting the loser, among others.
- Desirée 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.
- 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".
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.
- Chassis. For bonus points, it was a flying car!
- 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.
- 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.
- Monster Truck racer Madusa, who drives the machine of the same name
- Lady Penelope Crichton in Thunderbirds.
- 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.
- Ash, Emily, Kate, and even Heather from Misfile, all into street racing.
- 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.
- Michèle 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.
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.
- The James Bond films are rather fond of female aviators, actually.
- Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me flies a helicopter wearing a shirt and a bikini.
- Xenia in Golden Eye is a former Russian Air Force pilot.
- Pussy Galore in Goldfinger is the eponymous villain's personal pilot and has her own squad of all-female fliers.
- Pam Bouvier in Licence to Kill is a pilot for the U.S. Army.
- Dr. Goodhead from Moonraker has them all beat. She flies a space shuttle.
- Kara Wade, Jessica Biel's character, gets a bikini scene in Stealth that's at least as gratuitous as the volleyball scene in Top Gun.
- Frankie (deliciously played by Angelina Jolie) in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow... oh, and her all-girl squadron, too!!
Live Action TV
- 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.
- The Angel Interceptor pilots in Captain Scarlet.
- 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).