Indonesian Province Bans Women From Straddling Motorcycles Behind Male Riders

aceh-sidesaddle1aceh-sidesaddle2In the province of Aceh, the only Indonesian province that follows Sharia, female passengers have been ordered not to straddle motorcycles behind male drivers. The regulation aims “to save people’s morals & behaviors” Really? But under the new regulation “women are allowed to sit “side-saddle” because passengers who sit side-saddle rarely fell off while when you see a woman straddle a motorcycle she looks like a man…”

So, if she sits side-saddle, she looks like a woman? Really? Just a reminder that discrimination against women is deep-rooted across the globe. where in many countries they are dictated what to wear, how to walk where to speak and if they can drive or not (Saudi Arabia.) Spread across a chain of thousands of islands between Asia and Australia, Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population and Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, a huge market that all motorcycle manufacturers, including Harley-Davidson, dream to dominate one day. A lot of work to do…

17 Responses to “Indonesian Province Bans Women From Straddling Motorcycles Behind Male Riders”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry Jan 8th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Side-saddles! A new market.

  2. 2 Dave Blevins Jan 8th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Yep, this is the kind of nonsense you see in populations where the men making the laws are so insecure, that they make rules to keep women down. So much fear in there own lacking that it drives them to smother women’s rights to the point that virtually have none.
    Reminds me of a YouTube video I saw a while back of a muslim family at a water park (yes, a waterpark) somewhere in the sandbox, the lady in a burhka and her man in a speedo, going down a waterslide! It’s funny to watch until you really think about it, then it is just sad.

  3. 3 Rodent Jan 8th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Do they ride camels side saddle also?

  4. 4 Woody Jan 8th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Like Dave said. 🙁

  5. 5 Kirk Perry Jan 8th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    All religion is bullshit, most especially with the American Christian’s who conveniently strapped Jesus with penchant for alcohol…. and crazily (as no religion in history)…. established a sip of poison as a sacrament. Holy shit!

  6. 6 Buck Private Jan 8th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I guess the Indonesian Insurance companies dont have a problem with them falling off. This is like Chinese population control. I guess there will be a run on “If you can read this…The Bitch Fell Off! T-Shirts…………

  7. 7 Kirk Perry Jan 8th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. 8 Patrick Jan 8th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    KP: Why turn this page into a thrashing of religion. Shame on you. Some thoughts should be kept to ones self. For your sake I’ll keep mine to myself.

  9. 9 Sharrack Jan 8th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Sux for them……

  10. 10 essa k alessa Jan 9th, 2013 at 2:01 am

    that’s taking religion and amending it to their own liking, thats no islam… a religion so pure they twist it into blood and hate and anger, Media it seems it twists everything for rating and money

  11. 11 Flying Piston Jan 9th, 2013 at 7:26 am

    My Thia wife sits side saddle if wearing a skirt, standard if wearing pants that’s her idea not mine, Once you have seen a few families of 5 on a 125cc scooter side saddle is really the least of their safety concerns.

  12. 12 Kirk Perry Jan 9th, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Patrick…. don’t let me shake your faith. 🙂
    I’m a $99.00 Universal Church minister (if I want to drag out my official document and wave it around), with the same powers at the Pope in Rome.
    $99. to be a written partner with God. Look out!
    “For your sake I’ll keep mine to myself.”
    Don’t keep it all bottled-up. 🙂 I enjoy a Jesus debate… especially when we get to the part about Mary Mag….got couple of questions there.

  13. 13 Kirk Perry Jan 9th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Until then, I know you’ve all been worried sick over whether a 55/64th thick (0.859375) 1948-64 terminal box (including a 1/4″ ABS insulator plate) could fit within the 3/4″ confines of the 1936-1947 air space behind their coll.

    It appears so, and the machined assembly is on it’s way back to our shop from Ryder’s in Houston. The terminal box now allows abandoning the two 1936-47 terminal posts that fastened under the saddle in the right and left holes provided at the frame’s seat post yoke.

    The ’46 knuckle “rider” will be wired entirely like a 1957 Panhead.

  14. 14 Kirk Perry Jan 9th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    The more I look at the side-saddle, the more I like it.

    Looks like a civilized way to ride if you’re wearing a skirt. Wonder what the saddle looks like?

    Corbin or La Pera making any of those?

  15. 15 Cris Sommer Simmons Jan 9th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Yeah, and the next thing you know those women will be wanting to actually ride their own motorcycles. Wow.. what a threat THAT would be!

  16. 16 Kirk Perry Jan 9th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    The lady looks pretty relaxed riding side-saddle – hands on top of her purse. Reminds me of the correct way to ride behind someone, your hands gripping the back seat rail (if existing), and your wrist and arms supporting your feet on the pegs, instead of grabbing the riders jacket (if I’m going, you’re going with me).
    What I mean is she-looks-really-good and in control.

    Now look at the lady on the left. “Survival stance”. No stylish shoulder bag. And a “hoodie” is going to be allowed to stand-in for the official veil either – Looking like she’s hatin’ the ride.

  17. 17 nicker Jan 9th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    “… they twist it into blood and hate and anger…”

    “They” didn’t ….
    But 900 years of brutality by the Ottoman Turks sure pissed off the Balkans.
    (the only exception, Vlad The Impaler made the sultan cry like a little girl)


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