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Alfred Angas Scott (1875-1923) was a British motorcycle designer, inventor and founder of the Scott Motorcycle Company.
The American Flat Track Series, formerly known as the AMA Grand National Championship and the AMA Pro Flat Track Series, is an American motorcycle track racing series.
The AMA Motocross Championship is an American motorcycle racing series.
The AMA Supercross Championship is an American motorcycle racing series.
American Chopper is an American reality television series that aired on Discovery Channel from 2003 to 2010, produced by Pilgrim Films & Television.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is an American nonprofit organization of more than 200,000 motorcyclists that organizes numerous motorcycling activities and campaigns for motorcyclists' legal rights.
An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system used on aircraft and on land vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.
The Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) was founded in 1954 in New England and is now one of the largest organizations of antique motorcycle enthusiasts in the world, with membership of over 11,000 in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Antoni Bou i Mena, also known as Toni Bou (born 17 October 1986 in Piera, in Catalonia, Spain), is a Spanish professional motorcycle trials rider.
Ariel Motorcycles was a British motorcycle manufacturer based in Bournbrook, Birmingham.
Arthur Davidson Sr. (11 February 1881 – December 30, 1950) was an American businessman.
An auto rickshaw is a motorized development of the traditional pulled rickshaw or cycle rickshaw.
The Barber Motorsports Park is a multi-purpose racing facility located in Birmingham, Alabama.
Barry Steven Frank Sheene (11 September 1950 – 10 March 2003) was a British professional motorcycle racer.
Herbert "Bert" Hopwood (1908 – 17 October 1996) was a British motorcycle designer.
Bessie Stringfield (1911 or 1912 – February 16, 1993), "The Motorcycle Queen of Miami", was the first African-American woman to ride across the United States solo, and was one of the few civilian motorcycle despatch riders for the US Army during World War II.
Beyond the Law is a 1992 TV film written and directed by Larry Ferguson.
Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics is the science of the motion of bicycles and motorcycles and their components, due to the forces acting on them.
Bicycle and motorcycle geometry is the collection of key measurements (lengths and angles) that define a particular bike configuration.
The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited (BSA) was a major British industrial combine, a group of businesses manufacturing military and sporting firearms; bicycles; motorcycles; cars; buses and bodies; steel; iron castings; hand, power, and machine tools; coal cleaning and handling plants; sintered metals; and hard chrome process.
A blood bike is a motorcycle used to courier urgent and emergency medical items including blood, X-rays, samples, drugs, and documentation between hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.
The BMW Motorcycle Owners of America (BMW MOA) is a motorcycle club for owners and admirers of BMW motorcycles.
BMW Motorrad is the motorcycle brand of the German company BMW, part of its Corporate and Brand Development division.
A bobber, originally called a 'bob-job' from the 1930s through 1990s, is a style of custom motorcycle.
The Bol d’Or is a 24-hour motorcycle endurance race, held annually in France.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), previously the British Board of Film Censors, is a non-governmental organization, founded by the film industry in 1912 and responsible for the national classification and censorship of films exhibited at cinemas and video works (such as television programmes, trailers, adverts, public Information/campaigning films, menus, bonus content etc.) released on physical media within the United Kingdom.
The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) is a motorcycle riders' rights group in the United Kingdom.
Brough Superior motorcycles, sidecars, and motor cars were made by George Brough in his Brough Superior works on Haydn Road in Nottingham, England, from 1919 to 1940.
James Sherwin "Bud" Ekins (May 11, 1930 – October 6, 2007) was an American professional stuntman in the U.S. film industry.
A burnout (also known as a peel out or power brake) is the practice of keeping a vehicle stationary and spinning its wheels, causing the tires to heat up and smoke due to friction.
A cabin motorcycle is a fully or semi-enclosed motorcycle.
A café racer is a lightweight, lightly powered motorcycle optimized for speed and handling rather than comfort – and for quick rides over short distances.
Carl George Fogarty, (born 1 July 1965), often known as Foggy, and the son of former motorcycle racer George Fogarty, Was the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships.
Chain drive is a way of transmitting mechanical power from one place to another.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967)The date of birth recorded on was June 14, 1928, although one tertiary source, (Julia Constenla, quoted by Jon Lee Anderson), asserts that he was actually born on May 14 of that year.
CHiPs was an American television drama series that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to May 1, 1983.
A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in California in the late 1950s.
A combined braking system (CBS), also called linked braking system (LBS), is a system for linking front and rear brakes on a motorcycle or scooter.
Countersteering is used by single-track vehicle operators, such as cyclists and motorcyclists, to initiate a turn toward a given direction by momentarily steering counter to the desired direction ("steer left to turn right").
A cruiser is a motorcycle in the style of American machines from the 1930s to the early 1960s, including those made by Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior and Henderson.
A custom motorcycle is a motorcycle with stylistic and/or structural changes to the 'standard' mass-produced machine offered by major manufacturers.
The Daimler Petroleum Reitwagen ("riding car") or Einspur ("single track") was a motor vehicle made by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885.
David Garside is a former project engineer at BSA's Umberslade Hall research facility.
A Derny is a motorized bicycle for motor-paced cycling events such as during six-day and Keirin racing and motor-paced road races.
The Deutsches Zweirad- und NSU-Museum in Neckarsulm, Germany has a collection of historic motorcycles and bicycles in a five-story split-level building dating to 13th Century.
Douglas Martin "Dougie" Lampkin, MBE, also known as Doug, (born 23 March 1976 in Silsden, West Yorkshire) is an English professional motorcycle trials and endurocross rider.
A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.
A dual-sport motorcycle is a type of street-legal motorcycle that is designed for both on and off-road use.
Edward Joel Pennington (1858 in Moores Hill, Indiana – 1911 in Springfield, Massachusetts) was an inventor and promoter of many mechanical devices, including airships, motorcycles, and automobiles.
Easy Rider is a 1969 American independent road drama film written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda, and directed by Hopper.
Edward Turner (24 January 1901 – 15 August 1973) was an English motorcycle designer.
Electra Glide in Blue is a 1973 film starring Robert Blake as a motorcycle cop in Arizona and Billy "Green" Bush as his partner.
An electric dragbike is an electric motorcycle used for drag racing.
Electric motorcycles and scooters are plug-in electric vehicles with two or three wheels powered by electricity.
Enduro is a form of motorcycle sport run on extended cross-country, off-road courses.
An enduro motorcycle is an off-road racing motorcycle used in enduros, which are long-distance cross-country time trial competitions.
Endurocross, indoor enduro or SuperEnduro, shortened Enduro-X or EX, is a hybrid motorcycle competition, a mix of supercross, trials, and enduro racing held indoors over obstacles resembling a trials track.
Engineering is the creative application of science, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to the innovation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of structures, machines, materials, devices, systems, processes, and organizations.
The English are a nation and an ethnic group native to England who speak the English language. The English identity is of early medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn ("family of the Angles"). Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD. England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom, and the majority of people living there are British citizens. Historically, the English population is descended from several peoples the earlier Celtic Britons (or Brythons) and the Germanic tribes that settled in Britain following the withdrawal of the Romans, including Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisians. Collectively known as the Anglo-Saxons, they founded what was to become England (from the Old English Englaland) along with the later Danes, Anglo-Normans and other groups. In the Acts of Union 1707, the Kingdom of England was succeeded by the Kingdom of Great Britain. Over the years, English customs and identity have become fairly closely aligned with British customs and identity in general. Today many English people have recent forebears from other parts of the United Kingdom, while some are also descended from more recent immigrants from other European countries and from the Commonwealth. The English people are the source of the English language, the Westminster system, the common law system and numerous major sports such as cricket, football, rugby union, rugby league and tennis. These and other English cultural characteristics have spread worldwide, in part as a result of the former British Empire.
Ernst Jakob Henne (&ndash) was a German motorcycle racer and racecar driver.
Erwin George "Cannon Ball" Baker (March 12, 1882 – May 10, 1960) was an American motorcycle and automobile racing driver and organizer in the first half of the 20th century.
The Erzberg Rodeo is an Austrian motorcycle enduro event started in 1995 and held annually in May or June, run on ore.
Eugene Goodman was the co founder of the Velocette motorcycle company with his father John Goodman.
Robert Craig Knievel Jr. (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007), professionally known as Evel Knievel, was an American stunt performer, painter and entertainer.
Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, and musicals.
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM, International Motorcycling Federation) is the global governing/sanctioning body of motorcycle racing.
Feasting on Asphalt is a television series starring Alton Brown of the Food Network programs Good Eats and Iron Chef America.
A Feet First (FF) Motorcycle is a class of motorcycle design that seeks to look at the two-wheeled concept afresh, and create a new form of practical personal transport.
The FIM Trial World Championship and FIM X-Trial World Championship are the most prestigious motorcycle trials tournaments of the world, organised by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme.
A fire bike is a motorcycle used by a fire department.
Forced induction in motorcycles is the application of forced induction (turbochargers or superchargers) to a motorcycle engine.
František Janeček was the founder of Jawa motorcycles and an important figure in the development of the Czech motorcycle industry.
Freestyle motocross (also known as FMX) is a variation on the sport of motocross in which motorcycle riders attempt to impress judges with jumps and stunts.
Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service (EVS) is a Blood Bikes charity based in South West England.
The French (Français) are a Latin European ethnic group and nation who are identified with the country of France.
In automobile and aircraft engineering a fuel gauge or gas gauge is an instrument used to indicate the amount of fuel in a fuel tank.
Full Throttle Saloon is an American reality television series that premiered on November 10, 2009, and originally aired on truTV.
Geoffrey Ernest Duke (29 March 1923 – 1 May 2015) was a British multiple motorcycle Grand Prix road racing world champion.
George Brough (21 April 1890 – 12 January 1970), was a motorcycle racer, world record holding motorcycle and automobile manufacturer, and showman.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road is a 2002 philosophical travel memoir by Neil Peart, the drummer and main lyricist for the Canadian progressive rock band Rush.
Giacomo Agostini (born 16 June 1942) is an Italian multi-time world champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.
This is a glossary of motorcycling terms.
Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (17 March 1834 – 6 March 1900) was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg, a federal state of the German Confederation), in what is now Germany.
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series is an American motorcycle racing series.
Grand Prix motorcycle racing refers to the premier class of motorcycle racing events held on road circuits sanctioned by FIM.
Motorcycle Grasstrack is a form of motorcycle racing which typically, in its current form, takes place on a flat track consisting of two straights and two bends usually constructed in a field.
Guy Martin (born 4 November 1981) is a British lorry-mechanic better known publicly as a motorcycle racer turned television presenter of engineering-based projects, being likened to the late Fred Dibnah.
The Harley Owners Group (HOG) is a sponsored community marketing club, operated by Harley-Davidson for enthusiasts of that brand's motorcycles.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (H-D), or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903.
The Harley-Davidson Museum is a North American museum near downtown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin celebrating the more than 100-year history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Hugh Harrison (Harry) Hurt, Jr., (December 13, 1927 – November 29, 2009) was an American researcher on motorcycle safety.
Sir Harry Ralph Ricardo (26 January 1885 – 18 May 1974) was one of the foremost engine designers and researchers in the early years of the development of the internal combustion engine.
The Haynes Owner's Workshop Manuals (commonly known as simply Haynes Manuals) are a series of practical manuals from the British publisher Haynes Publishing Group.
Hearst Communications, often referred to simply as Hearst, is an American mass media and business information conglomerate based in New York City, New York.
Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs is a book written by Hunter S. Thompson, first published in 1966 by Random House.
The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) is a worldwide one-percenter motorcycle club whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
A highsider or highside is a type of motorcycle accident characterized by sudden and violent rotation of the bike around its long axis.
The history of the motorcycle begins in the second half of the 19th century.
is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment.
The Honda Collection Hall is a transport museum housing a collection of Honda consumer- and racing-oriented artifacts.
Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement.
The Hurt Report was a motorcycle safety study conducted in the United States, initiated in 1976 and published in 1981.
Ice speedway is a developed form of motorcycle speedway racing, featuring racing on frozen surfaces.
Indian is an American brand of motorcycles Spelling as per, 1929-31 originally produced from 1901 to 1953 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.
An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.
The International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), formerly known as the International Six Days Trial (ISDT), is the oldest 'off road' motorcycle event on the FIM Calendar.
An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process.
The Irbit State Motorcycle Museum was created as a State Museum of the Russian Federation to protect the former IMZ Factory Museum from sale and dispersal.
The Iron Butt Association (IBA) is a US-based organization dedicated to endurance motorcycle riding with a claim of over 60,000 members worldwide who tout themselves as the "World's Toughest Riders." One of its more popular slogans is "The World Is Our Playground." The IBA does have membership in a traditional sense.
The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) races are an annual motorcycle sport event run on the Isle of Man in May/June of most years since its inaugural race in 1907, and is often called one of the most dangerous racing events in the world.
John Young Sangster (29 May 1896 – 26 March 1977) was a British industrialist and philanthropist.
James Lansdowne Norton (1869 – 21 April 1925) was a British was a motorcycle designer, inventor and manufacturer of the Norton motorcycles.
JAWA is a motorcycle and moped manufacturer founded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1929 by František Janeček, Retrieved 2014-03-01 who bought the motorcycle division of Wanderer.
James Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host.
William Joseph Dunlop, OBE (25 February 1952 – 2 July 2000), was a world champion motorcyclist from Ballymoney in Northern Ireland.
John Kenton Britten (1 August 1950 – 5 September 1995) was a New Zealand mechanical engineer who designed a world-record-setting motorcycle with innovative features and materials.
Johannes Gütgemann (1857–?), also known as John Taylor and John Goodman, was the founder of the Velocette motorcycle company.
John McGuinness (born John Warren McGuinness, 16 April 1972) is an English professional motorcycle racer who until early 2017 had a long association with Honda machines having factory support in road races like the Isle of Man TT, the North West 200, the Macau Grand Prix, and on the short tracks in the British Superstock and Supersport series.
John Surtees, (11 February 1934 – 10 March 2017) was an English Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula One driver.
Juha Salminen (born 27 September 1976 in Vantaa) is a Finnish enduro rider.
Jupiter's Travels is a book by Ted Simon which narrates his four-year journey through 126,000 km across 45 countries on a Triumph Tiger 100 500 cc motorcycle from 1973 to 1977.
Kari Tiainen (born 26 August 1966 in Riihimäki) is a Finnish enduro rider.
Kenneth Leroy Roberts (born December 31, 1951 in Modesto, California) is an American former professional motorcycle racer and racing team owner.
The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a person using a vehicle on land.
Lane splitting is riding a bicycle or motorcycle between lanes or rows of slow moving or stopped traffic moving in the same direction.
The legal definition of a motorcycle for the purposes of registration, taxation and rider licensing in most countries is a powered two-wheel motor vehicle.
This is a list of people with Wikipedia articles who died in a motorcycle crash.
The fastest production motorcycle for a given year is the unmodified motorcycle with the highest tested top speed that was manufactured in series and available for purchase by the general public.
The machines participating in Grand Prix motorcycle racing, since its origin in 1949, have been entered into distinct classes depending primarily on engine capacity.
This is a partial list of notable current and former motocross riders, many of whom have competed in the World Championships, National Championships, and supercross competitions.
This is a list of motorcycle-related clubs with articles on Wikipedia.
The following is a list of motorcycle manufacturers worldwide, sorted by extant/extinct status and by country.
The Art of the Motorcycle was an exhibition held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City from June 26 to September 20, 1998.
List of motorcycles in the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu in the U.K..
Motorcycles Category:Motorcycle museums in the United States Category:Lists of motorcycles Category:Technology collections.
This is an alphabetical list of notable outlaw motorcycle clubs, including those current, defunct, or historic.
The following is a list of Trans-AMA Champions, from 1970 to 1978.
Long Way Down is a television series, book and DVD documenting a motorcycle journey undertaken in 2007 by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, from John o' Groats in Scotland through eighteen countries in Europe and Africa to Cape Town in South Africa.
Long Way Round (LWR) is a British television series, DVD set and book documenting the journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York City on motorcycles.
Louis-Guillaume Perreaux (19 February 1816 – 5 April 1889) was a French inventor and engineer who submitted one of the first patents for a working motorcycle in 1869.
The lowsider or lowside is a type of motorcycle or bicycle crash usually occurring in a turn.
Lucius Day Copeland was a pioneering 19th-century engineer and inventor from Phoenix, Arizona who demonstrated one of the first motorcycles, the Copeland steam bicycle, a steam-powered Star high-wheeler at the first Arizona Territorial Fair in 1884.
The Macau Grand Prix is a motor-racing event held annually in Macau, one of China's Special Administrative Regions.
A machine uses power to apply forces and control movement to perform an intended action.
The MAIDS (Motorcycle Accidents In Depth Study) report is a large-scale, comprehensive study of Powered Two Wheelers (PTW, i.e., motorcycles, scooters and mopeds) accidents carried out across five European countries, using both accident and exposure (or control) cases, as was done in the Hurt Report, and following the standards of OECD.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (19 August 1919 – 24 February 1990) was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes.
Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor and film director.
Mary McGee (born December 12, 1936) is an American female racing pioneer.
Max Friz (October 1, 1883–June 9, 1966) was a German mechanical engineer specializing in engine design.
Mead & Tomkinson was a motorcycle and car dealership in Hereford and Tewkesbury.
The Michaux-Perreaux steam velocipede was a steam powered velocipede made in France sometime from 1867 to 1871, when a small Louis-Guillaume Perreaux commercial steam engine was attached to a Pierre Michaux manufactured iron framed pedal bicycle.
Michael "Mick" Sydney Melbourne Doohan, (born 4 June 1965) is an Australian former Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion, who won five consecutive 500 cc World Championships.
Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood,, (2 April 1940 – 23 March 1981) was a British Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.
Mini choppers are scaled-down versions of custom-built motorcycles known as choppers and are generally constructed from 1" steel tubing or 3/4" steel black pipe.
A minibike, sometimes called a minimoto or pocketbike, is a miniature motorcycle.
Mode of transport is a term used to distinguish substantially different ways to perform.
A moped is a small motorcycle, generally having a less stringent licensing requirement than motorcycles or automobiles because mopeds typically travel about the same speed as bicycles on public roads.
Moto Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer and the oldest European manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production.
The Moto Guzzi Museum is a transport museum in Mandello del Lario, Italy.
Motoball (Motorcycle Polo) is similar to football, but all players (except goalkeepers) are riding motorcycles, and the ball is much bigger.
Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits.
The Motocross des Nations is an annual team motocross race, where riders representing their country meet at what is billed as the "Olympics of Motocross".
FIM Motocross World Championship is the premier championship of motocross racing, organized by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), currently divided into two distinct classes: MX1 and MX2.
The Motocrotte, officially called Caninette was a small motorized vehicle designed to vacuum up dog faeces in Paris and other French cities.
A motor vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle, commonly wheeled, that does not operate on rails, such as trains or trams and used for the transportation of passengers, or passengers and property.
A motorcycle, often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle, is a two-> or three-wheeled motor vehicle.
Motorcycle accessories are features and accessories selected by a motorcycle owner to enhance safety, performance, or comfort, and may include anything from mobile electronics to sidecars and trailers.
Motorcycle ambulances are a type of emergency vehicle which either carries a solo paramedic or first responder to a patient; or is used with a trailer or sidecar for transporting patients.
Motorcycle armor comes in a variety of forms, from traditional yellow foam to high-tech compounds capable of absorbing large amounts of energy.
Motorcycle boots are associated with motorcycle riders and range from above ankle to below knee boots.
A motorcycle club is a group of individuals whose primary interest and activities involve motorcycles.
Motorcycle commuting is a commuting alternative to buses, trains and cars.
Motorcycle components and systems for a motorcycle are engineered, manufactured, and assembled in order to produce motorcycle models with the desired performance, aesthetics, and cost.
A motorcycle courier, also known as a despatch rider or motorcycle messenger, is a courier using a motorcycle.
Motorcycle design can be described as activities that define the appearance, function and engineering of motorcycles.
Motorcycle drag racing (also known as "Sprints") involves two participants lining up at a dragstrip with a signaled starting line.
A motorcycle engine is an engine that powers a motorcycle.
A motorcycle fairing is a shell placed over the frame of some motorcycles, especially racing motorcycles and sport bikes, with the primary purpose to reduce air drag.
This is a list of numbers of motorcycle deaths in U.S. by year from 1994 to 2014.
A motorcycle fork connects a motorcycle's front wheel and axle to its frame, typically via a triple tree, which consists of an upper triple clamp joined to a lower triple clamp via a steering stem, a shaft that runs through the steering head, creating the steering axis.
A motorcycle frame is a motorcycle's core structure.
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is an offshoot of the American Motorcyclist Association, recognizing individuals who have contributed to motorcycle sport, motorcycle construction, or motorcycling in general.
A Motorcycle handlebar is a tubular component of a motorcycle's steering mechanism.
A motorcycle headlamp modulator (or simply headlamp modulator) is an accessory device that oscillates the intensity of a motorcycle headlamp at 240 ±40 cycles per minute (~4 Hz) between approximately 20% and 100% of full intensity.
A motorcycle helmet is a type of helmet used by motorcycle riders.
The motorcycle land-speed record is the fastest speed achieved by a motorcycle on land.
Motorcycle lane is a term used for the special lane on a roadway that is designated for small vehicles such as motorcycles, scooters, bicycles and trishaw.
To improve motorcycle safety many countries mandate the wearing of personal protective equipment such as protective clothing and helmets.
Motorcycle racing (also called moto racing and motorbike racing) is the motorcycle sport of racing motorcycles.
A motorcycle rally is a gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts.
A motorcycle saddle is a term for a motorcycle seat in some parts of the world.
Motorcycle safety concerns many aspects of vehicle and equipment design as well as operator skill and training that are unique to motorcycle riding.
Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit.
Motorcycle sport is a broad field that encompasses all sporting aspects of motorcycling.
Motorcycle stunt riding, often referred to as stunting, is a motorcycle sport characterized by stunts involving acrobatic maneuvering of the motorcycle and sometimes the rider.
A motorcycle taxi, or cart bike, is a licensed form of transport in some countries.
Motorcycle testing and measurement includes a range of more than two dozen statistics giving the specifications of the motorcycle, and the actual performance, expressed by such things as the output of the engine, and the top speed or acceleration of the motorcycle.
Motorcycle touring is a format of tourism that involves a motorcycle.
A motorcycle trailer is either a trailer used to carry motorcycles or one to be pulled by a motorcycle in order to carry additional gear.
Motorcycle training teaches motorcycle riders the skills for riding on public roads.
Motorcycle trials, also known as observed trials, is a non-speed event on specialized motorcycles.
Motorcycle tyres (tires in American English) are the outer part of motorcycle wheels, attached to the rims, providing traction, resisting wear, absorbing surface irregularities, and allowing the motorcycle to turn via countersteering.
Motorcycling is riding a motorcycle.
Motorcycling advocacy (colloquially "bikers' rights" in the US) generally refers to the belief in legal rights of motorcyclists, either as citizens or as motorists, or as motorcyclists per se, and to the efforts made to promote or defend those rights.
A motorized tricycle, motor trike, or three-wheeled motorcycle is three-wheeled vehicle based on the same technology as a bicycle or motorcycle, and powered by an electric motor, motorcycle, scooter or car engine.
A museum (plural musea or museums) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance.
The National Association for Bikers with a Disability or NABD is a Registered Charity (No. 1040907) in the United Kingdom and (No. SC039897) in Scotland.
The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu (originally the Montagu Motor Museum) is a museum in the village of Beaulieu, set in the heart of the New Forest, in the English county of Hampshire.
The National Motorcycle Museum is a non-profit museum located in Anamosa, Iowa.
The National Motorcycle Museum occupies an site in Bickenhill, Solihull, England and holds the world's largest collection of British motorcycles.
Neil Ellwood Peart, (born September 12, 1952), is a Canadian-American author and retired musician, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush.
No Limit is a 1935 British musical comedy starring George Formby and Florence Desmond.
The North West 200 is a motorcycling race meeting held each May in Northern Ireland.
The Norton Motorcycle Company (formerly Norton Motors, Ltd.) is a British motorcycle marque, originally from Birmingham, UK.
An odometer or odograph is an instrument used for measuring the distance travelled by a vehicle, such as a bicycle or car.
On Any Sunday is a 1971 American documentary film about motorcycle sport, directed by Bruce Brown.
Oscar Hedstrom (12 March 1871 – 29 August 1960) was a co-founder of the Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company.
An outlaw motorcycle club is a motorcycle subculture that has its roots in the immediate post-World War II era of American society.
An outline, also called a hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure.
A pannier is a basket, bag, box, or similar container, carried in pairs either slung over the back of a beast of burden, or attached to the sides of a bicycle or motorcycle.
Paris–Rouen, Le Petit Journal Horseless Carriages Contest (Concours du 'Petit Journal' Les Voitures sans Chevaux), was a pioneering city-to-city motoring competition in 1894 which is sometimes described as the world's first competitive motor race.
The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) is an organization based in the United States whose members attend the funerals of members of the U.S. military and first responders at the invitation of a decedent's family.
Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an American actor.
Phillip William Read M.B.E. (born 1 January 1939) is an English former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.
Philip Conrad Vincent (14 March 1908 – 27 March 1979) was a British motorcycle designer and manufacturer.
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona.
A pit bike is a small off-road/on-road motorcycle originally used for riding around the pits or staging area of a motocross race.
A police motorcycle is a motorcycle used by various police departments.
Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular science and technology.
Pro Stock Motorcycle, formerly known as Pro Stock Bike is a motorcycle drag racing class that is the two-wheeled equivalent of Pro Stock.
In sport, racing is a competition of speed, against an objective criterion, usually a clock or to a specific point.
Rat bikes are motorcycles that are styled to look like they have fallen apart over time and have been kept on the road and maintained for little or no cost by employing kludge fixes.
The Red Bull Romaniacs, the toughest Hard-Enduro rallye on earth.
Redline refers to the maximum engine speed at which an internal combustion engine or traction motor and its components are designed to operate without causing damage to the components themselves or other parts of the engine.
Ricky Carmichael (born November 27, 1979 in Clearwater, Florida) is a former motocross racer known for his success in motocross in the early 2000s, having won the AMA Motocross Championship 450cc class seven times and the AMA Supercross Championship 450cc class five times.
In North America, road racing is motor racing held on a paved closed circuit with both left and right turns.
Road transport or road transportation is a type of transport by using roads.
Robert Maynard Pirsig (September 6, 1928 – April 24, 2017) was an American writer and philosopher.
Samuel Hamilton "Sammy" Miller, MBE (born 11 November 1933 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a championship winning motorcycle racer, in both road racing and trials.
The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum was set up in 1964, after the former championship winning trials rider Sammy Miller set up a parts business in New Milton, Hampshire, England.
A scooter (also referred to as a motor scooter to avoid confusion with kick scooter, but not to be confused with a motorized scooter) is a type of motorcycle with a step-through frame and a platform for the rider's feet.
The Speedway Great Britain (SGB) Premiership is the top division of speedway league competition in the United Kingdom, governed by the Speedway Control Bureau (SCB) in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).
The shaft effect, also known as elevator effect or shaft jacking, is a phenomenon occurring in shaft-drive motorcycles.
A sidecar is a one-wheeled device attached to the side of a motorcycle, scooter, or bicycle, producing a three-wheeled vehicle.
Siegfried Bettmann was a bicycle, motorcycle and car manufacturer and initiator of the Triumph Motorcycle Company.
Silver Dream Racer is a 1980 motor-racing film starring British pop star David Essex and Beau Bridges.
A single-track vehicle is a vehicle that leaves a single ground track as it moves forward.
was a Japanese engineer and industrialist.
Ralph Hubert "Sonny" Barger (born October 8, 1938) is an American author and actor, who is a founding member (1957) of the Oakland, California, U.S. chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter that aired from 2008 to 2014.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
A speedometer or a speed meter is a gauge that measures and displays the instantaneous speed of a vehicle.
Speedway Grand Prix are a series of stand-alone motorcycle speedway events over the course of a season used to determine the Speedway World Champion.
The Speedway World Cup was an annual speedway event held each year in different countries.
A sportbike, or sports bike, is a motorcycle optimized for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering on paved roads, typically at the expense of comfort and fuel economy by comparison with other motorcycles.
A sport moped is moped that resembles a sport bike and often performs better than standard mopeds.
A sport touring motorcycle (sometime a "sports-tourer") is a type of motorcycle that combines the performance of a sport bike with the long-distance capabilities and comfort of a touring motorcycle.
State motorcyclists' rights organizations (SMROs) exist in about 32 US states, 25 of which call themselves "ABATE of (state name)," the rest going by various other names.
Stefan Everts (born 25 November 1972 in Bree) is a motocross racer from Belgium, who retired in 2006 after securing his record 10th World Title.
Terence Steven McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor.
The stoppie is a motorcycle and bicycle trick in which the back wheel is lifted and the bike is ridden on the front wheel by carefully applying brake pressure.
A streamlined motorcycle is a motorcycle with a fairing that goes beyond a 'full' or 'dustbin' fairing, to form an aerodynamic shell to minimize drag.
Street Hawk is an American superhero television series that aired for 13 episodes on ABC in 1985.
A streetfighter is a sport bike that is customized by removing the fairing, and making other changes that result in an overall more aggressive look.
Stuttgart (Swabian: italics,; names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
Superbike racing is a category of motorcycle racing that employs highly modified production motorcycles, as opposed to MotoGP in which purpose-built motorcycles are used.
A supercharger is an air compressor that increases the pressure or density of air supplied to an internal combustion engine.
A motorcycle's suspension serves a dual purpose: contributing to the vehicle's handling and braking, and providing safety and comfort by keeping the vehicle's passengers comfortably isolated from road noise, bumps and vibrations.
In group motorcycle riding, the sweep is the rider last in line whose job is to ensure everyone else in the group ride arrives at the destination safely.
Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer.
A tachometer (revolution-counter, tach, rev-counter, RPM gauge) is an instrument measuring the rotation speed of a shaft or disk, as in a motor or other machine.
Ted Simon (born 1931) is a German-born British journalist noted for circumnavigating the world twice by motorcycle.
The Art of the Motorcycle was an exhibition that presented 114 motorcycles chosen for their historic importance or design excellenceSawetz.
The Girl on a Motorcycle (French: La motocyclette), also known as Naked Under Leather, is a 1968 British-French film starring Alain Delon and Marianne Faithfull and featuring Roger Mutton, Marius Goring and Catherine Jourdan.
The Great Escape is a 1963 American World War II epic film based on an escape by British Commonwealth prisoners of war from a German POW camp, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough, filmed in Panavision.
The Leather Boys is a 1964 British drama film about the rocker subculture in London featuring a gay motorcyclist.
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de Motocicleta) is a memoir that traces the early travels of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, then a 23-year-old medical student, and his friend Alberto Granado, a 29-year-old biochemist.
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist guerrilla commander and revolutionary Che Guevara.
The Scott Motorcycle Company was owned by Scott Motors (Saltaire) Limited, Shipley, West Yorkshire, England and was a well-known producer of motorcycles and light engines for industry.
The Wild One is a 1953 American film directed by László Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer.
The World's Fastest Indian is a 2005 New Zealand biographical sports drama film based on the New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro and his highly modified Indian Scout motorcycle.
Then Came Bronson is an American adventure/drama television series starring Michael Parks that aired on NBC.
A tilting three-wheeler is a three-wheeled vehicle whose body and or wheels tilt in the direction of the turn.
Timothy Shary (born August 17, 1967) is an American film scholar, and a leading authority on the representation of youth in movies.
A toothed belt; timing belt; cogged belt; cog belt; or synchronous belt is a flexible belt with teeth moulded onto its inner surface.
A touring motorcycle is a type of motorcycle designed for touring.
Track racing is a form of motorcycle racing where teams or individuals race opponents around an unpaved oval track.
Trail riding is riding outdoors on trails, bridle paths, and forest roads, but not on roads regularly used by motorised traffic.
Transport or transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another.
Triumph Engineering Co Ltd was a British motorcycle manufacturing company, based originally in Coventry and then in Solihull at Meriden.
TT Zero – an electric motorsport event new for the 2010 Isle of Man TT races – replaced the TTXGP race as a 1-lap (37.733 miles) circuit of the Snaefell Mountain Course.
TT3D: Closer to the Edge is a British documentary film by first time director Richard de Aragues.
TTXGP are the official promoters of FIM eRoadRacing, the world's premier electric motorsport race series.
A turbocharger, or colloquially turbo, is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases an internal combustion engine's efficiency and power output by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber.
There are many systems for classifying types of motorcycles, describing how the motorcycles are put to use, or the designer's intent, or some combination of the two.
The Ulster Grand Prix is a motorcycle race that takes place on the 7.3-mile Dundrod Circuit made up entirely of closed-off public roads near Belfast, Northern Ireland.
An underbone is a motorcycle that uses structural tube framing with an overlay of plastic or non-structural body panels and contrasts with monocoque or unibody designs where pressed steel serves both as the vehicle's structure and bodywork.
The term "Universal Japanese Motorcycle", or UJM, is a term coined in the mid-1970s by Cycle Magazine to describe a proliferation of similar Japanese standard motorcycles that became commonplace following Honda's 1969 introduction of its successful CB750.
Valentine Page (1891–1978) was a British motorcycle designer, who worked for several of the UK's leading marques, including Ariel, Triumph, and BSA.
Valentino Rossi (born 16 February 1979) is an Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion.
Augusta Van Buren and Adeline Van Buren, sisters, rode 5,500 miles in 60 days over hazardous roads to cross the continental United States, each on their own motorcycle, in 1916.
A vehicle (from vehiculum) is a machine that transports people or cargo.
Velocette is the name given to motorcycles made by Veloce Ltd, in Hall Green, Birmingham, England.
Vincent Motorcycles was a British manufacturer of motorcycles from 1928 to 1955.
The Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into rotating motion.
In vehicle acrobatics, a wheelie, or wheelstand, is a vehicle maneuver in which the front wheel or wheels come off the ground due to sufficient torque being applied to the rear wheel or wheels, or rider motion relative to the vehicle.
William Sylvester Harley (December 29, 1880 – September 18, 1943) was an American mechanical engineer and businessman.
The FIM World Enduro Championship (WEC) is the world championship series for enduro, a popular form of off-road motorcycle sport.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (ZAMM), by Robert M. Pirsig, is a book that was first published in 1974.
ZF Sachs AG was a German manufacturer of automotive parts, producing powertrain and suspension components.