I was recently pondering if electric motorcycles will appeal more to women than traditional motorcycles. Here is what I'm thinking.
Electric motorcycles do not have a clutch or gears, which makes them a lot easier to learn for novice riders. This could make women more likely to take up the mission to learn how to get their motorcycle license.
For many male motorcycle riders, part of what they love about riding is the feel and sound of a big burly engine beneath them. For these people, the act of riding a motorcycle is masculine experience. Conversely, those same things may deter women from getting interested in motorcycles. Electric motorcycles take away that burly engine and noise, and that may be a more welcoming posture for female potential riders.
Feeling as though you are doing something good for the environment is also something that I think skews a bit more towards females. Having a zero emissions vehicle would be another reason for women to consider an electric motorcycle.
Obviously I am using some generalizations here, but I think that electric motorcycles could be just the thing to get more women to join motorcycle culture.