Women account for at least 10 percent of motorcyclists in the U.S. today, and they're the fastest-growing segment in the graying $9.7 billion motorcycle industry.
Although the motorcycle industry is still fairly strong -- manufacturers sold 1.1 million bikes in 2005, the most recent year for which figures are available -- growth has slowed from the boom between 1995 and 2000, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council.
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