Dealers of Cruiser, Sportbike, Touring, Sport Touring, Off Road Bike,
Scooters and Mopeds
is the term for motorcycles that mimic the design style of American
machines from the 1930s to the early 1960s, including
those made by Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior and Henderson.
Chopper-style motorcycles are considered cruisers.Cruisers
are sometimes called custom even in the absence of aftermarket modifications.
Sport bikes, sometimes called performance bikes or "crotch
rockets," emphasize speed, acceleration, deceleration, and
maneuverability. 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.Super bikes have characteristics similar to the smaller
super sport bikes, but are powered by larger engines that are usually
sized around 800 cc
Touring motorcycles commonly have large displacement fairings and
screens that offer a relatively high degree of weather and wind
protection, large capacity fuel tanks for long ranges between fill-ups,
and a more relaxed, more upright seating position than sport-bikes.
Sport-tourers combine attributes of a sport bike and a touring
motorcycle. They are built for comfortable long-distance travel
while maintaining a forward-leaning riding position, good handling,
and high performance.
There are several different types of off-road motorcycles,
also known as dirt bikes, designed and specialised for specific
functions.Motocross - A race over jumps.Rally raid, or Rallies
- long distance racing, typically through deserts for long distances.
Trials - An extremely specialised form of competition focused on
balancing skills and precision rather than speed. Track racing
- High speed oval racing, typically with no brakes, no suspension,
at most two gears, fueled by methanol
Motorscooters are similar to motorcycles and are also designed for
being ridden on the road. Scooters usually have the engine as part
of the swingarm, i.e. their engines travel up and down with the suspension.The
moped used to be a hybrid of the bicycle and the motorcycle, equipped
with a small engine (usually a small two-stroke engine up to 50 cc,
but occasionally an electric motor) and a bicycle drivetrain, and
motive power can be supplied by the engine, the rider, or both.