No matter what your riding style is, there’s a motorcycle that will fit anyone’s personality! Take a look at the different types of motorcycles in this blog to find out your favorite!
Touring bikes are the best option if you plan to do a lot of mileage or travel with a passenger. Touring bikes are recognizable by their large fairings and windshields that offer protection against the elements and make them comfortable to ride at higher speeds for long distances.
Touring bikes feature large-capacity engines and come equipped with large saddlebags, which you can use for storing luggage. They also have more comfortable seats than other types of motorcycles, making them great for long rides.
Cruiser bikes have a relaxed riding position. They have low seats and a low center of gravity, which makes them easy to handle, and high handlebars for a more relaxed posture. They can accommodate both solo riders and couples on the same bike. The engine is positioned in front of the rider, which provides a feeling of control as well as excellent balance at slower speeds. They tend to be heavier than other types of bikes due to their robust construction, but this heft helps them hug the road and stay stable at higher speeds—cruisers are great for long-distance cruising with your significant other or for taking leisurely rides around town by yourself.
Many cruisers are powered by V-twin engines, which produce lots of torque at low RPMs but not much horsepower at high RPMs. This means that they’re not as fast as some other bikes (though they can still reach 100 mph), but they’ll get you down a straightaway just fine and they have plenty of power to pass cars on the highway if necessary. Their gears are also lower than those on many other bikes: if you feel like you need more acceleration, just switch into a lower gear!
Sportbikes are one of the most popular types of motorcycles on the market. There are many different brands and models that produce sportbikes, but they all have some things in common. Sportbikes have a low seating position and a low center of gravity, which makes them perfect for quick maneuvers and cornering. They also typically have powerful engines and can reach high speeds, so they’re great for racing or competition.
If you want to do long trips on your motorcycle, you may want to try another type because sportbikes aren’t comfortable for those. Also, sportbikes can be difficult to ride if you don’t know what you’re doing. So if you’re new to motorcycles and haven’t had much practice yet, it’s probably better to start with something else until you get more experience under your belt (pun intended).
A dual-sport bike is a hybrid between a street bike and a dirt bike. Like other motorcycles, they come in different sizes, from smaller, entry-level bikes (which are typically 250cc to 400cc) to larger ones for more experienced riders. On the whole, however, dual-sports tend to be on the heavier side because they have a combination of features that make them good both on and off-road: tall seat height (to help you negotiate rougher terrain), high center of gravity (for keeping your balance over bumpy ground), low ground clearance (to keep you safe while riding over obstacles), and long suspension travel (a longer suspension means more shock absorption when you’re riding over rocks or potholes).
Naked bikes, also known as standard motorcycles, don’t have a fairing or windscreen. They are exposed to the elements, but they’re not as comfortable to ride, since the rider is more exposed to the elements. Naked bikes are less powerful than most other types of bikes and their design makes them great for customizing. This is because they can easily be upgraded with a windshield or fairing—or both if you want to be extra comfy on your bike!
The best part about naked bikes is that they can be used for touring, commuting and sport riding all at once.
Mopeds, scooters, and mini-bikes
- Mopeds: Mopeds are defined as lightweight motorcycles with small engines (under 50cc). You don’t need a motorcycle license to drive a moped, which makes them popular among people who are new to riding. They have an average top speed of about 30 mph, making them easy to maneuver in urban settings. They’re also inexpensive and come in a wide range of styles.
- Scooters: Scooters have been growing in popularity over the last few years. Like mopeds, they’re lightweight and have small engines (50-250cc), but they tend to be larger than mopeds and feature more of a streamlined design. Scooters tend to be powered by electricity rather than gas, making them more environmentally friendly and easier to maintain. They’re also extremely fun to ride!
- Mini-bikes: Also known as pocket bikes or monkey bikes, mini-bikes are very small motorcycles designed for use on dirt tracks or motocross courses. Because they have such low centers of gravity and often come with training wheels, they’re considered easier to ride than standard street motorcycles—making them great for beginners!
There are different types of bikes for everyone!
You may think that you’re just not a motorcycle person. But there are almost as many kinds of bikes on the market as there are riders, and you might be surprised by what’s out there. Whether you want to get from point A to point B or race around the track, there’s a bike for everyone.
For those who need nothing more than their bike, tour cruisers have all of the amenities such as large windshields, storage compartments and comfortable seats to make sure riders are safe and comfortable.
Cruisers are made for relaxed riding with low seat heights and a comfortable position, perfect for enjoying the ride rather than cranking down on the throttle. They often feature classic styling with added chrome details but retain modern engineering throughout.
If speed is your game and racing is in your blood then sportbikes provide agility and power essential for navigating through traffic or navigating through hairpin turns. Modern sportbikes have sleek aerodynamic fairings, and powerful engines and allow riders to lean into turns without getting off track at high speeds.