Types of Motorcycles
From popular manufacturers including Yamaha, Harley Davidson, Suzuki and Honda,
motorcycles have been built for a variety of purposes, but most fall into one of
three categories: street, off-road and dual-purpose. Street motorcycles are designed
for being ridden on paved roads and include: cruiser, sport bike, touring, sport
touring, standard and scooters.
— This type of motorcycle is typified by the design of the American models of the
1930s through 1960s. Due to the feet-forward riding position, these models are generally
more comfortable for long-distance riding.
— Sometimes referred to as performance bikes, sport bikes emphasize speed, acceleration,
deceleration and maneuverability.
— These models incorporate features designed to address the needs of long-distance
touring and commuting riders.
— Sport touring motorcycles combine the features of both sport bikes and touring
models. They are designed for comfortable long-distance travel with good handling
and high performance.
Off-road motorcycles, also known as dirt bikes, are light weight with small engines
and large wheels with long suspension and high ground clearance. Most are designed
specifically for off-road sports, including motocross, rallies, trials or track
Dual-purpose motorcycles are a cross between on- and off-road bikes. They are designed
to be driven off-road, but have added equipment, such as signal lights, to make
them street legal. Dual-purpose motorcycles include adventure-touring, enduro and
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