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"What is it with you and bikes?"
Enzo Matrix to AndrAIa on numerous occasions, ReBoot
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Women who operate fast vehicles are apparently attractive. Maybe it's the Action Girl in 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 wears outfits which are a little more conducive to road safety. (Although the page image is an exception.)

If she is introduced wearing a full helmet, you're likely to get a "Samus Is a Girl" reveal, especially if you haven't been able to see much of her body beforehand.

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 Head-Turning Beauty effect on nearby males, and maybe some Stupid Sexy Flanders from a nearby female.

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See also Badass Driver.

If you have a team composed entirely of Biker Babes, you get Amazon Brigade.


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Motorcycle Riders

    Anime and Manga 
  • 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.
    • From another Kosuke Fujishima manga, Mine Arai in Toppu GP is a motorbike racing ace and Cool Big Sis mentor to the hero Toppu.
  • Being inspired by Cutey Honey, so is Angel Blade. She is a hazard to every male driver she passes by.
  • 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.
  • Shea from Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest, despite not being a native from Hajime's world, slowly-yet-comfortably slips into this role quite well, even becoming an avid, skilled biker in the After Story arc in that she often causes minor-yet-annoying trouble of preferring to race her motorcycle on Earth's paved streets.
  • Maya from Attack No. 1 is able to ride blindfolded and rides six hours through a storm to get medicine for Kozue's tetanus.
  • Kazuki from B Gata H Kei.
  • Bakuon!! has Onsa, Raimu, and Rin. So far only Rin is shown to regularly use proper motorcycling gear.
  • Kirima Nagi from the Boogiepop Series.
  • Priss from Bubblegum Crisis, and Sylvie. Motorcycle racing as lesbian flirting, anyone?
    • Priss also counts as a Badass Biker, and has the Badass Bike to go with it. It transforms into an extension for her Powered Armor.
  • 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.
  • Aoi Hidaka, the heroine of Dancougar Nova, is a Hot-Blooded Formula One racer, but she mainly rides bikes in the series.
  • Wedy, Classy Cat-Burglar and Action Girl from Death Note, and Misora Naomi, in the spin-off novel Another Note.
  • Yukiko Kudo and Sera Masumi from Detective Conan. Both are very skilled bikers as well as very nice looking in their own ways.
  • 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.
    • Somewhat subverted in that while Celty doesn't shy from a fight, she's deathly afraid of motorcycle cops, of all things, as well as anything that hints at being supernatural in nature (Oh, the irony). Well, the motorcycle cop fear is justified because the Ikebukuro PD called in a specialist who doesn't believe in giving up the chase, even with all the otherworldly stunts she tries to pull. It's specifically him that terrifies her because he's a Determinator.
    • Also, Vorona in the novels. She does ride in the anime, but not as prominently.
  • Haruko from FLCL.
  • Houquet Enrose from Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (aka "Rook" from Robotech New Generation).
  • Golden Boy has one, in the fifth episode of the anime. She has a....strong attachment to her motorcycle.
  • Reki from Haibane Renmei.
  • Idol Densetsu Eriko: Yasuko is usually seen riding a motorcycle.
  • 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.
  • Rex and her gang from Macross 7.
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
  • Natsuki Kuga from Mai Hime.
  • Non from Majokko Meg-chan often rides a motorcycle..
  • In the Mazinger universe, all teens characters ride bikes. That includes female characters.
  • Michiko from Michiko & 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.
  • Haruka Tenou aka Sailor Uranus of Sailor Moon.
  • Jun The Swan from Science Ninja Team 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.
  • Tsubasa Kazanari from Senki Zesshou Symphogear combines this trope with Car Fu in G.
  • Aki Hinata from Sgt. Frog. Does she ever love her motorcycle!
  • Minai from Corpse Princess, though she's only shown riding her bike briefly while chasing a shikabane in one episode.
  • Asuka from Shinshunki Miman Okotowari is very cute-looking and drives a motorcycle, being skilled enough of a rider to cross all the way from Hokkaido to Tokyo on it.
  • Hibari Ginza from Speed Grapher.
  • 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 finding Tenchi. But after they learn that she's also searching for her also-humanized boyfriend, Isao, the sisters help her find him.
  • Kureha from Tokko.
  • Benten, one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in Urusei Yatsura, is portrayed this way.
  • Fiery Redhead Miranda from Venus Wars is the Queen of her Battle Bike team.
  • 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.
  • Natsumi from You're Under Arrest! is primarily a biker, and does not take well to cars at all.
  • Mai Kujaku/Valentine of Yu-Gi-Oh! after her Face–Heel Turn. She kept the bike after returning to the side of good.
  • Carly Nagisa (only in her Superpowered Evil Side) and Sherry LeBlanc of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. As of Episode 75, Aki Izayoi too.
  • Yuzu Hiiragi and Serena of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V during the Synchro Dimension Arc. Rin, as well, considering that Yuzu is borrowing her D-Wheel and riding suit. Yoko Sakaki is also one when she revealed that she used to be a former gang leader.
  • Saki Nikaidou in Zombieland Saga is the former second-in-command of Dorami, a female biker gang that dominated Kyushu when she was alive. Her friend and former leader of the gang, Reiko, may have retired and become a housewife, but she's still got the skills to back up her name.

    Comic Books 
  • X-23's second costume in All-New Wolverine has this aesthetic. It consists of a skin-tight, sleeveless bodysuit worn under a bullet-proof jacket that resembles a protective motorcycle jacket. The Wolverine cowl also becomes a hardshell helmet and mask.
  • Batgirl
    • Steph is a bombshell blonde whose been riding a motorcycle around Gotham since before she was legally old enough to get a license and is the one who promted Tim to learn to ride.
    • Babs is a hot redhead with a bike.
  • The Black Cat has a bike designed with a cat motif courtesy of her ex-boyfriend the Puma.
  • In Black Magick, series protagonist Detective Rowan Black is a biker.
  • In Gotham City Garage, all female characters -Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Big Barda...- are beautiful, badass bikers.
  • Judge Dredd: Any female Judge in Mega-City One, especially Hershey or Anderson. The skin-tight uniform and the Lawmaster bike make it hot.
  • Locke & Key: Tyler’s girlfriend Jordan, an upper class rebel, has a lot of scenes (including her introductory one) on her motorcycle.
  • Mystique has taken to turning up unexpectedly on a big powerful hog, announcing, "Believe it or not, I'm here to help".
  • 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.
  • Wonder Woman Vol 2: Diana picks up a biker asthetic after (temporarily) losing her title as Wonder Woman to Artemis following the events of The Contest. She starts wearing a skintight black leather ensemble with a "shirt" that's essentially a bra with an open jacket over it.
  • In Wynonna Earp, Fair Cop Wynonna rides a classic hog.
  • Although initially depicted as a meek Catholic School Girl (though she's actually Presbyterian), after she lost her powers during the incident in which Moira MacTaggert was killed, Wolfsbane of the XMen turned up again later as a full-on biker chick. Elixir very much approved of the look.

    Fan Works 
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    Film — Animated 
  • In Incredibles 2, Helen Parr receives a red electric motorcycle from Winston Deavor, and reveals that during her Elastigirl days, had a motorcycle as part of her superhero kit.
    Bob: "Elasticycle"? I didn't know you had a bike.
    Helen: Hey, I had a mohawk. There's a lot about me you don't know.
  • Sunset Shimmer's leather jacket already made her look like one, but in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games she actually takes part of a Motocross competition.

    Film — Live Action 

    Literature 
  • 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.
  • The Girl from the Miracles District has Panda, one of the members of the local Badass Biker gang. When she poses as Nikita, the latter comments that she's too attractive for anyone to believe the ruse.
  • In Good Omens, the Horsepeople of the Apocalypse have apparently traded in their horses for bikes, and War is a woman.
  • Skulduggery Pleasant has Tanith Low.
  • This Is Not a Werewolf Story begins with a new student being dropped off at the boarding school on the back of his mother's motorcycle. She's apparently quite attractive, as Raul and the other boys are all awed when she takes off her helmet.
  • Fiona in William Gibson's Zero History.
  • The Hardy Boys:
    • Amber Hawk, Korrie Fernandez, Elizabeth Navarro, Sylvia Short, and the three Heyday sisters from Motorcorrss Madness are all motorcycle racers with a bit of excitement and glamor to them on and off the track.
    • Jessica Derey from Fear on Wheels is a pretty stunt rider who wears a leather jacket, isn't afraid of a Badass Biker gang, and is famous for once jumping her bike through a Deadly Rotary Fan.

    Live Action TV 
  • Cathy Gale from The Avengers (1960s).
  • Kate Kane in Batwoman (2019) as part of her butch lesbian look. She has to get a new Batbike however, realising that using her own motorcycle as Batwoman risks blowing her Secret Identity.
  • Attempted with DC Juliet Becker in The Bill.
  • Mika Koizumi from Choudenshi Bioman fits here.
  • 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.
  • Rachel "Ray" Defwydd in the Doctor Who episode "Delta And The Bannermen".
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Wendy O. Williams plays a gloriously over-the-top angry biker babe in the MacGyver (1985) episode "Harry's Will." She rides a big hulking three-wheeler, and when it gets wrecked, her furious roar of "MY TRIKE!" has to be heard to be believed.
  • Kelly tired to be one in an episode of Married... with Children; she decided against it when Al (after a testosterone fueled Imagine Spot) tried to ride it and injured himself.
  • In the "Singing Telegram" episode of Small Wonder, Joan rode a motorcycle into the living room.
  • Snoop on The Wire wears feminine clothing for the only time on the entire series when she participates in a motorcycle drive-by.
  • In Witchblade's Pilot Movie, Sara Pezzini is actually introduced as a biker before she's introduced as a female NYPD detective (she wears a full-face helmet and the montage of her getting ready for work never shows anything identifiably female). She loves her Buell Lightning X1 so much that the White Bulls smash it up to rattle her.
  • Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman even had a specialized outfit that she transformed into in order to ride. Although why a super strong Action Girl who can run over 700 mph (as shown in "Death in Disguise") would bother with a motorcycle is never addressed.

    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 

    Tabletop Games 

    Video Games 
  • Bayonetta and her rival Jeanne drive motorcycles. They can do cool tricks with them like drive up walls and on enemies' faces.
  • The protagonist of Bombshell, Shelly, has a fondness for motorcycles (and fighting on them).
  • Trish and Lady, Dante's female allies, from the Devil May Cry franchise. Trish introduces herself to Dante by driving a motorcycle through Dante's door in the first game and pulls of a Dynamic Entry with a bike in the second intro movie of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Lady rides a bike in the third game and a few episodes of the anime.
  • Blue Mary Ryan from the Fatal Fury series is also a good example.
  • In Full Throttle, the Vultures biker gang has a handful of female members. including motorcycle company heiress Maureen.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III has Juna driving a bike when the bikes are introduced in Chapter 2. Her being in the driver seat was revenge against Kurt when he had to ride the horse while she was his passenger back in chapter 1. Meanwhile, Alisa, who didn't know how to ride a bike in I and II, trained herself in Cold Steel III to ride the bike. And finally, Angelica throughout the games drives Erebonia's first bike in the series before giving her bike to Rean in Cold Steel I.
  • Mario Kart Wii and 8 have Peach, Pink Gold Peach, Daisy and Rosalina getting skintight suits when driving bikes. Suplemental material for Wii says that Rosalina in particular has a passion for motorcycles.
  • Persona:
    • Mitsuru Kirijo from Persona 3 may be wealthy and elegant, but she's a tough lady who enjoys riding her motorbike.
    • In Persona 5, Makoto Niijima's initial Persona takes the form of a motorcycle that she can ride. On top of that, her Phantom Thief attire is a spikes-and-leather getup that wouldn't look out of place in a post-apocalyptic anime.
  • Claire Redfield in Resident Evil 2 arrives in Raccoon City on a cruiser motorcycle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In Rumble Roses, the Heel incarnations of both Reiko and Dixie are both variations of this trope.
  • Cheiron/Sagiitta from Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love.
  • Maki, from the Street Fighter and Final Fight series, is a biker babe. A 'ninja' biker babe.
  • Target of Desire: Episode 1: Maia rides a motorcycle in her Dangerously Short Skirt. (And she wonders why bad guys keep following her).
  • Mercury in TRON 2.0 is the undefeated champion of the lightcycle arena - and has no problem taking on Users.

    Visual Novels 
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Web Animation 

    Western Animation 
  • Huntress in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • The villainess Rojo in the original Ben 10 series. Bonus points for having a flying motorcycle.
  • Charlie from Biker Mice from Mars.
  • Roxy Rocket of the DCAU tries to be this. Whether or not she succeeds is an issue to take to the forums.
  • Tina at the end of The Looney Tunes Show episode "Rebel Without a Glove".
  • In Mummies Alive!, when not driving the Hot-Ra, Nefer-Tina's vehicle of choice is the Jetcycle, an Egyptian-themed motorbike that can shoot lasers and even fly.
  • The Space Bikers from My Life as a Teenage Robot, though the fact that they're fish-like aliens wouldn't make them very attractive to most people.
  • AndrAIa from ReBoot rebooted as a literal biker babe once, complete with leather fixings and a classy motorcycle. She retains a fascination with motorcycles and hover-bikes throughout the rest of the show. This part of her nature has not gone unnoticed, and Enzo frequently asks just what it is with her and bikes.
  • After over 40 years, we don't find out about Daphne's Biker Babe past until Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Maggie as a teenager, possibly, as motorcycle paraphernalia was present in her messy room's décor.
    • Mindy Simmons, the beautiful coworker Homer found himself attracted to in "The Last Temptation of Homer," rides a motorcycle.
  • Sonic Underground has Sonic's sister Sonia.
  • 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.
  • Arcee of Transformers: Prime inverts the trope — as a Transformer, she is the bike. But she also uses a hologram of a helmeted woman in skintight riding leathers 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.
  • Aisha from Winx Club is sometimes seen with a hoverbike, and she's quite good with it. Also, in the first season, Darcy.

    Real Life 

Car Drivers

    Anime and Manga 
  • Rally Vincent from Gunsmith Cats.
  • Fate of Lyrical Nanoha got herself a black convertible (the Cardiche) sometime during the Time Skip.
  • RE: Cutey Honey ends with Natsuko racing down the highway in a convertible while Honey rides her motorbike beside her.
  • "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.
  • Also from You're Under Arrest! is Miyuki. As is Sena, Ken's 20-year-old stepmother, who drives a custom-built roadster.

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

    Film — Live Action 

    Literature 
  • Phryne Fisher—socialite, fashion plate, and sometimes nude model—also Drives Like Crazy; having gained her driving skills as an ambulance driver in World War I. As a shout out, her preferred marque is a Hirondel; the same make driven by The Saint. (In the TV show, she drives a Hispano-Suiza.)

    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

    Puppet Shows 

    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.
  • 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.

Pilots

    Anime and Manga 
  • Kitori from the Area 88 TV series flies as well as any man at the base. And she lives longer than most.
  • 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.
    • On the Britannian side, Princess Cornelia and her idol and mentor, Lady Marianne (Lelouch's mother).
    • Villetta as well, particularly in her pilot suit.
    • Nonnette and Dorothea, of the Knights of the Rounds, also get a lot of attention from the fandom for this reason, even though they have very little screentime.
  • The same goes for Faye from Cowboy Bebop and her fighter ship.

    Comic Books 

    Fan Works 
  • In the Discworld of A.A. Pessimal, Irena and Olga are the Biker Babes of witchcraft: young broomstick technomancers who chose to specialise in flight, take the everyday mode of transportation of the working Witch, and soup it up a little. Well, a lot. Their Wrench Wench skills with flight technomancy turn the sedate Morris Minor of the working witch into something like an airborne Harley Davidson. They are, for instance, officially banned from going too fast over Ankh-Morpork as it causes buildings to shake and windows to crack. Employed as Air Watch Witches, they take the natural authority of the witch and harness it to police work. This is thought best for all concerned. And when an accident involving a Gorgon and a nose-bleed re-introduces Pegasi, winged flying horses, to the world - well, hold them back. note . They perform sterling service for Ankh-Morpork in a cycle of tales beginning with Bad Hair Day. At the latest point in the unfolding story, Captain Olga Romanoff has advanced to command what amounts to Ankh-Morpork's Air Force. It goes to war in The Price Of Flight.

    Film 

    Live Action TV 
  • Caitlin in Airwolf.
  • Battlestar Galactica (2003)'s Kara "Starbuck" Thrace. Also the Eights, both Boomer and Athena.
  • In the Torchwood episode "Out of Time", Diane is a free-spirited biplane pilot from 1953 who accidentally flies her plane through a temporal rift and arrives in present-day Wales. After a brief affair with Owen, she flies off again, seeking either to find the Rift or to experience the modern world.

    Newspaper Comics 

    Puppet Shows 

    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.

    Video Games 
  • It must be something that runs in the family. Kei Nagase is a fighter pilot in Ace Combat.
  • Skyla, Gym Leader of Mistralton City from Pokémon Black and White. Specifically, her day job is as a cargo pilot, and her Gym is a converted plane hangar, complete with a runway right outside.

    Western Animation 

    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 Moment of Awesome, regardless of what one thinks of the war itself).

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