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Types of motorcycles

Index Types of motorcycles

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. [1]

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American Motorcyclist

American Motorcyclist is an American magazine published monthly by the American Motorcyclist Association, covering issues of importance to its members, including legislation and regulations, touring, trail riding, motocross, enduros, road racing, cruisers and dirt track.

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American Motorcyclist Association

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.

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Beadlock

A beadlock or bead lock is a mechanical device that secures the bead of a tire to the wheel of a vehicle.

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Bicycle

A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

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Blood bike

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.

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Cabin motorcycle

A cabin motorcycle is a fully or semi-enclosed motorcycle.

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Chopper (motorcycle)

A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in California in the late 1950s.

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Continuously variable transmission

A continuously variable transmission (CVT), also known as a single-speed transmission, stepless transmission, pulley transmission, or, in case of motorcycles, a twist-and-go, is an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios.

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Cycle World

Cycle World is a motorcycling magazine in the United States.

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Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as the "Paris–Dakar Rally") is an annual rally raid organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation.

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David Mann (artist)

David "Dave" Mann (&ndash) was a California graphic artist whose paintings celebrated culture, and choppers.

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Derny

A Derny is a motorized bicycle for motor-paced cycling events such as during six-day and Keirin racing and motor-paced road races.

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Driver's license

A driver's license is an official document permitting a specific individual to operate one or more types of motorized vehicles, such as a motorcycle, car, truck, or bus on a public road.

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Ducati ST series

The Ducati ST series is a set of Italian sport touring motorcycles manufactured by Ducati from 1997 through 2007.

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Easy Rider

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.

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Electric motor

An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

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Enduro motorcycle

An enduro motorcycle is an off-road racing motorcycle used in enduros, which are long-distance cross-country time trial competitions.

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Engine displacement

Engine displacement is the swept volume of all the pistons inside the cylinders of a reciprocating engine in a single movement from top dead centre (TDC) to bottom dead centre (BDC).

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Feet forwards motorcycle

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.

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Fire bike

A fire bike is a motorcycle used by a fire department.

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For Dummies

For Dummies is an extensive series of instructional/reference books which are intended to present non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered.

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Four-stroke engine

A four-stroke (also four-cycle) engine is an internal combustion (IC) engine in which the piston completes four separate strokes while turning the crankshaft.

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Freestyle motocross

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.

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Fuel economy in automobiles

The fuel economy of an automobile is the relationship between the distance traveled and the amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle.

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Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (H-D), or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903.

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Haynes Manual

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.

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Hearst Communications

Hearst Communications, often referred to simply as Hearst, is an American mass media and business information conglomerate based in New York City, New York.

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Henderson Motorcycle

LASD Historians --> Henderson was a manufacturer of 4-cylinder motorcycles from 1912 until 1931.

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Hoboken, New Jersey

Hoboken (Unami: Hupokàn) is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.

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Honda Gyro

The Honda Gyro is a family of small, three-wheeled motorcycles sold primarily in Japan, and often used for delivery or express service.

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Honda ST series

The Honda ST series, also known as the Pan-European in Europe, is a duo of Sport Touring motorcycles comprising the ST1100 and the later ST1300.

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Honda Super Cub

The Honda Super Cub is a Honda underbone motorcycle with a four stroke single cylinder engine ranging in displacement from.

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Honda Z series

The Honda Z-Series refers to the lineage of mini bikes manufactured by Honda Motorcycles.

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Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company

Indian is an American brand of motorcycles Spelling as per, 1929-31 originally produced from 1901 to 1953 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.

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Inline-four engine

The inline-four engine or straight-four engine is a type of inline internal combustion four-cylinder engine with all four cylinders mounted in a straight line, or plane along the crankcase.

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International Six Days Enduro

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.

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JA Prestwich Industries

JA Prestwich Industries, was an English manufacturing company named after founder John Alfred Prestwich, which was formed in 1951 by the amalgamation of J.A.Prestwich and Company Limited and Pencils Ltd.

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Jawa Moto

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.

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John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.

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KTM

KTM AG (the former KTM Sportmotorcycle AG) is an Austrian motorcycle and sports car manufacturer owned by KTM Industries AG and Indian manufacturer Bajaj Auto.

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Legal definition of motorcycle

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.

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List of motorized trikes

List of motorized trikes is a list of motorized tricycles also called trikes, and are sometimes considered cars.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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MAIDS report

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.

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Minibike

A minibike, sometimes called a minimoto or pocketbike, is a miniature motorcycle.

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Moped

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.

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Motocross

Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits.

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Motocrotte

The Motocrotte, officially called Caninette was a small motorized vehicle designed to vacuum up dog faeces in Paris and other French cities.

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Motor vehicle registration

Motor vehicle registration is the registration of a motor vehicle with a government authority, either compulsory or otherwise.

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Motor-paced racing

Motor-paced racing and motor-paced cycling refer to cycling behind a pacer in a car or more usually on a motorcycle.

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Motorcycle

A motorcycle, often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle, is a two-> or three-wheeled motor vehicle.

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Motorcycle ambulance

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.

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Motorcycle fairing

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.

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Motorcycle racing

Motorcycle racing (also called moto racing and motorbike racing) is the motorcycle sport of racing motorcycles.

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Motorcycle sport

Motorcycle sport is a broad field that encompasses all sporting aspects of motorcycling.

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Motorcycle testing and measurement

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.

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Motorcycle trials

Motorcycle trials, also known as observed trials, is a non-speed event on specialized motorcycles.

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Motorcycling

Motorcycling is riding a motorcycle.

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Motorized bicycle

A motorised bicycle is a bicycle with an attached motor or engine and transmission used either to power the vehicle unassisted, or to assist with pedalling.

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Motorized tricycle

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.

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Mountain Goat (motor cycle)

The Mountain Goat was a motorcycle specifically built in 1963 by Jonny Callender of New Plymouth, New Zealand for use on rough farm land.

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National Post

The National Post is a conservative Canadian English-language newspaper.

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Ner-A-Car

The Ner-A-Car was a type of feet forwards motorcycle designed by Carl Neracher in 1918.

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OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, OCDE) is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.

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Off-road tire

Off-road tires (Off-road tyre) are a category of vehicle tires that use deep tread to provide more traction on unpaved surfaces such as loose dirt, mud, sand, or gravel.

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Outline of motorcycles and motorcycling

The following outline is provided as an overview of motorcycles and motorcycling: Motorcycle — two-wheeled, single-track motor vehicle.

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Peter Fonda

Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an American actor.

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Piaggio MP3

The Piaggio MP3 is a tilting three-wheeled scooter from Italian manufacturer Piaggio first marketed in 2006 noted for its combination of two front wheels and a single rear wheel.

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Pizza delivery

Pizza delivery is a service in which a pizzeria or pizza chain delivers a pizza to a customer.

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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular science and technology.

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Quasar (motorcycle)

The Quasar is a semi-enclosed feet forward motorcycle, created by Malcolm Newell and Ken Leaman, who made a number of similar vehicles.

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Rally raid

Rally raid, also known as cross-country rallying is a form of long distance off-road racing that takes place over several days.

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Road racing

In North America, road racing is motor racing held on a paved closed circuit with both left and right turns.

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Road traffic safety

Road traffic safety refers to the methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or seriously injured.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota

Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota.

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Scooter (motorcycle)

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.

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Sport bike

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.

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Sport moped

A sport moped is moped that resembles a sport bike and often performs better than standard mopeds.

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Sport touring motorcycle

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.

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Streamlined motorcycle

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.

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Streetfighter

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.

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Supermoto

Supermoto or Supermotard is a motorcycle race on a track that alternates between three kinds of race courses: the hard packed dirt of flat track, the irregular jumps and obstacles of motocross, and the paved tarmac of road racing.

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Suspension (vehicle)

Suspension is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two.

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Suzuki GZ series

The GZ series is a series of cruiser style motorcycles built by Suzuki since 1998.

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Tilting three-wheeler

A tilting three-wheeler is a three-wheeled vehicle whose body and or wheels tilt in the direction of the turn.

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Track racing

Track racing is a form of motorcycle racing where teams or individuals race opponents around an unpaved oval track.

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Triumph Bonneville T100

The Bonneville T100 is a motorcycle designed and built by Triumph Motorcycles Ltd in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK.

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Triumph Daytona 955i

The Triumph Daytona 955i is a sport bike manufactured by Triumph from 1997 to 2006. It was powered by a liquid cooled, inline three four stroke engine. The bike was launched in 1997 as the Triumph T595 Daytona and renamed Triumph Daytona 955i in 1999.

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Two-stroke engine

A two-stroke (or two-cycle) engine is a type of internal combustion engine which completes a power cycle with two strokes (up and down movements) of the piston during only one crankshaft revolution.

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Underbone

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.

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Universal Japanese Motorcycle

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.

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V-twin engine

A V-twin engine, also called a V2 engine, is a two-cylinder internal combustion engine where the cylinders are arranged in a V configuration.

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Vehicle emissions control

Vehicle emissions control is the study of reducing the emissions produced by motor vehicles, especially internal combustion engines.

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Veloce Publishing

Veloce Publishing is primarily an automotive book publisher based in Poundbury, Dorset.

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Vespa

Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio.

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Welbike

The Welbike was a British single-seat motorcycle produced during World War II at the direction of Station IX — the "Inter Services Research Bureau" — based at Welwyn, UK, for use by Special Operations Executive (SOE).

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Wilkinson TMC

The Wilkinson TMC is a British luxury touring motorcycle manufactured by the Wilkinson Sword company in Acton, London between 1911 and 1916, when production was stopped by the first World War.

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References

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