Road motorcycles are motorcycles designed for being ridden on paved roads. They feature smooth tires with a light tread pattern and engines generally in the 125 cc (7.6 cu in) and over range. Most are capable of speeds up to 100 mph (160 km/h), and many of speeds in excess of 125 mph (201 km/h).
Standard motorcycle types are typically very reliable and versatile. Typically they are not very expensive or reasonable in cost. In addition standard motorcycle types are easy to maintain where manufacturers don’t spend a ton of time and money on looks or high performance.
A cruiser has typically a chassis that is very low and longer than all other motorcycle types out there. They are usually easier to handle and are great for beginner riders.
Dirt bikes are small, tough, and light. The reason they are built this way is for the following reasons: ease of handling (most important), small displacement engines, take a beating, and withstand being dropped over and over. Dirt bikes have great suspensions and tires that dig into dirt like no other. A dirt bike does not have turn signals, tail rights or any other devices required by the US government to be street legal. These accessories are also ommited from the dirt bike to avoid breakage. This basic fact diffirenciates between a dirt and dual sport motorcycles.
Most dirt bikes are built by Japanese and European manufacturers such as Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM and Husqvarna.
Sport bikes emphasize speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering on paved roads,typically at the expense of comfort and fuel economy in comparison to less specialized motorcycles. Because of this, there are certain design elements that most motorcycles of this type will share. Sport bikes have comparatively high performance engines resting inside a lightweight frame.
Sport bikes have high foot pegs that position the legs closer to the body to improve ground clearance when cornering, and a long reach to the hand controls, which positions the body and center of gravity forward, above the fuel tank. The rider leans forward into the wind, the force of which can comfortably support the rider’s weight at speeds near 100 mph (160 km/h), but at lower speeds leaves too much weight on the arms and wrists, causing fatigue.
meant to excel at covering long-distances.They have large displacement engines, fairings and screens that offer good weather and wind protection, large capacity fuel tanks for long ranges between fill-ups, and a relaxed, upright seating position. Passenger accommodation is excellent and expansive luggage space is the norm for this class.
It’s designed for both on-road and off-road condn.It based on a dirt bike chassis and adding lights,mirrors,indicators,etc., for using in the streets, and high center of gravity and tall seat height, allowing good suspension travel for rough ground.
Muscle bike is a nickname for a motorcycle type, derived from either a standard or sport bike design, that puts a disproportionately high priority on engine power
Now, we’ll see Motor cycles for motorcycle sports.
High-speed oval racing, typically with no brakes, no suspension, at most two gears, fueled by methanol (not road legal machines).
long distance racing, typically through deserts for long distances. Road legal machine (like enduro) but with significantly more fuel. Capacities tend to be larger, around 450 cc to 660 cc (two or four stroke), an upper limit is often imposed for rider safety.
A uniquely designed track of a variety of different obstacles where people compete to win the race. The motorcycles have a less than 2 gallon tank which makes them light. Their precise suspension travel allows riders to fly over jumps at high speeds. There are two different classifications of motocross classes. Initially the classes were 125cc and 250cc two-strokes, but as of late those classes have been overrun by 250cc and 450cc four-strokes,
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