Fact. The Sportster 883, or any bike that falls into the 600 class of sportbikes for that matter, is not a "girls' bikes." The last time I checked under a bike's features or specifications, there wasn't anything indicating "gender specific." Depending on your skill level, it would be more appropriate to say "beginner," but in most cases the reference to a "girl's bike" means it doesn't have enough attitude, overall size, engine displacement, or cool factor for a guy. I've seen plenty of women handle bikes that some guys can't. Get over it.