Motorcycle Types

  • TouringPhoto of Touring

    Touring

    A touring motorcycle is a type of motorcycle designed for touring. Although almost any motorcycle can be used for this purpose, manufacturers have developed specific models designed to excel at covering…

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  • SupersportPhoto of Supersport

    Supersport

    A supersport bike, or sports bike, is a motorcycle optimized for top speed, acceleration, braking, handling, cornering and grip on paved roads, typically at the expense of…

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    Sport Touring

    A sport touring motorcycle (sometime a “sports-tourer”) is a type of motorcycle that combines the performance of a supersport bike with the long-distance capabilities and comfort of a touring motorcycle. Unlike a…

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  • ScooterPhoto of Scooter

    Scooter

    A scooter or motor scooter is a type of motorcycle with a step-through frame and a platform for the rider’s feet or integrated footrests. Elements of scooter design were present in some of…

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  • MotocrossPhoto of Motocross

    Motocross

    Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits which evolved from motorcycle trials competitions. Such bikes are raced on short, closed off-road tracks with a variety…

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  • EnduroPhoto of Enduro

    Enduro

    Enduro means riding or racing dirt bikes over challenging long-distance terrain. Enduro derives its name from “endurance” because the races are typically long and span…

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  • Off-RoadPhoto of Off-Road

    Off-Road

    There are various types of off-road motorcycles, also known as dirt bikes, specially designed for off-road events. The term off-road refers to driving surfaces that…

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  • NakedPhoto of Naked

    Naked

    Naked bikes, also called standards or roadsters, are versatile, general-purpose street motorcycles. They are recognized primarily by their upright riding position, partway between the reclining rider posture of the cruisers…

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  • CruiserPhoto of Cruiser

    Cruiser

    The cruiser got it’s name from being designed for cruising. It typically has a little lower seat height, making it a good “cruising” around-town motorcycle,…

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  • ChopperPhoto of Chopper

    Chopper

    A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in California in the late 1950s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using…

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