There are three major types of motorcycle: street, off-road, and
dual purpose. Within these types, there are many different
sub-types of motorcycles for many different purposes.
Choppers: Highly customised motorcycles based on a cruiser-style
frame with long rake (longer front forks) and wild paint jobs.
A "standard" or "naked" motorbikeCruisers: A range of small to
large motorcycles designed for comfort and looks with a relaxed
upright or reclined seating position. They often use lots of
chrome and may be highly customised.
Electric motorcycles: Nearly silent, zero-emission electric
Mini bikes: Very small bikes designed to be simple run-around
fun for both children and adults.
Mopeds: Small, light, inexpensive, efficient rides for getting
around town. Usually started by pedalling (motorcycle + pedals =
moped). Mopeds typically have an engine mouted to the frame with
a chain supplying the drive force to the wheel.
Naked bikes/Standard/Street bikes: have a riding
position midway between the forward position of a sports bike
and the reclined position of a cruiser. Unlike touring bikes,
naked bikes often have little or no fairing (hence the title). Naked refers to
the lack of bodywork and standard refers to the upright riding
Scooters: Motorbikes with a step-through frame, generally
smaller wheels than those of a traditional motorcycle and an
engine mounted near the rear wheel on the swingarm.
Sport bikes: Fast, light, sleek motorcycles designed to give
maximum performance for racing or spirited road riding while
conforming to FIM rules. They are distinguishable by their
racing style fairings and the rider's tipped-forward seating
position. They are also called "race replicas"
Racing bikes: Motorcycles designed for circuit or road racing,
including mass-production motorcycles modified for motorcycle
racing or sport riding.
Street customs: Highly customised motorcycles with wild paint
jobs also built for show, but constructed from a sport bike
frame instead of a cruiser-style frame.
Touring motorcycles: Touring bikes are
designed for rider and passenger comfort, luggage carrying
capacity, and reliability. Cruisers, sport bikes and some
dual-sports can also be used as touring bikes with the addition
of aftermarket luggage and sometimes seats.
Sport touring motorcycles: Sport-tourers combine attributes of a
sport bike and a touring motorcycle.
Underbones: Small motorcycle which is a crossover between a
scooter and a true motorcycle
Motorcycles designed for
racing over closed circuits, often with jumps, over varied
terrain of gravel/mud/sand. Sometimes simply called "dirt bikes"
when not being raced, they can also be used for informal
off-road recreation, or "mudding".
Supermotos: are motocross machines
fitted with street wheels and tyres similar to those used on
Sport bikes. These are known as "Supermotards",
and riders of these machines compete in specially organised
rallies and races.
Trials motorcycles: Motorcycles made as light as possible, with
no seat , in
order to provide maximum freedom of body positioning and stunt
capability for use in observed trials competition.
Dual-purpose :: Dual-sports: Road-legal machines
offering a compromise in highway and off-road performance,
durability and comfort.
Enduros: Road-legal versions of a motocross machine,
Adventure Touring: Closely related to dual-sports, are
motorcycles with lighter weight than just about any other bike
considered a tourer, but heavier than any traditional
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Motomel , Zanella,
Agrale , MVK, Kasinski.
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Chunlan Motorcycle ,
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Linhai ,Lu Hao ,Nanfang Motor ,
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Qinqi ,Taizhou Shake Ring Motorcycle,
Shandong / Pioneer,
Shanghai-Ek Chor Motorcycle Xingfu ,
Wuyang Honda ,Zongshen ,
BMW · DKW · EMW · Maico · Megola · MZ · NSU · Sachs · Zündapp
Bajaj Auto ,
Hero Honda ,
TVS Motors ,
LML - Singhania ,Kinetic Motor Company ,
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Ideal Jawa India ,
Happy Motorcycle ,Kymco
Beta Motor ,
Ducati ,Fantic Motor ,
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Magni ,Malaguti ,
Moto Guzzi ,
Moto Morini ,
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Terra Modena ,
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· Mondial · Morbidelli · Moto Guzzi · Moto Morini · MV Agusta ·
Honda ,Kawasaki ,
Bridgestone · Fuji · Hodaka · Hosk · Lilac · Marusho ·
Mitsubishi · Rikuo · Tohatsu
Atlas Honda ,
Ghani Automobile Industries ,Suzuki Pakistan Motorcycles ,
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Pak Hero ,Super Star ,
Laser ,Habib ,
Geo ,Ghani ,
New Asia ,
Super Asia ,
Master ,Stahlco ,United .Unique ,
Metro ,Toyo ,
Road Prince .
Balt Motors ,IZH ,
ZiD ,IMZ-Ural · Izhevsk Mechanical Works · Voskhod motorcycle
Gas Gas ,
Hartford , Kymco, SYM,
PGO, brand of Motive Power Industry ,
TGB Taiwan Golden Bee
Current: Triumph · CCM
AJS (· Ambassador · AMC · Ariel
· Armstrong · Beardmore Precision · Blackburne ·
Brough · Brough Superior · BSA
· Calthorpe · Clarendon · Cotton · DOT · Douglas · EMC · Excelsior
· Greeves · Francis-Barnett · Haden ·
Hesketh · HRD · Ivy · James · Martinsyde · Matchless · New Hudson · Norman ·
Norton · OEC Commander · OK-Supreme ·
Palmelli · Panther · Quasar · Rickman
· Royal Enfield · Rudge ·
Scott · Sprite · Spryt · Sunbeam · Velocette · Villiers · Vincent
American Eagle ,
American Performance Cycle (APC) ,
ATK motorcycles ,
Bourget Bike Works , Big Bear Choppers,
Big Dog ,
Boss Hoss ,
Buell Motorcycle Company,
Confederate Motorcycles ,
Harley-Davidson ,Hellbound Steel Motorcycles ,
Ironworks ,KPX Motors,
MTT ,MotoCzysz ,Norton 4,
Orange County Choppers (OCC) ,
Red Horse ,
Rhino Motorcycles ,
Rokon ,Ridley ,
Steed ,Studebaker Motor Company,]The Modern Day company ,
United Motors ,
Von Dutch Kustom Cycles ,
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Xtreme Choppers ,
Buell · Confederate · Harley-Davidson · Henderson · Indian ·
Victory · Orange County Choppers
Belde , Vince-Rocket, Winner.