Street Bikes by Rachel EagenTo many people, life is just cooler on the back of a hog. Children will be eager to find out about the culture and mechanics of choppers, cruisers, and other motorcycles in the street bike family. Kids will learn about different types of bikes, the parts of a motorcycle, and the gear and clothing a biker needs to stay safe. Other topics include
- the evolution of motorcycles over the last 120 years
- the reasons that motorcycles became popular, including the influence of Hollywood
- the different styles of American and Japanese motorcycles
- motorcycle clubs, rallies, and organized rides
- noted designers and engineers who made great bikes--and made bikes great!
A Beginner’s Guide to Types of Motorcycles
Are you considering getting into the hobby? Do you want a motorcycle for your commute? Does a road trip sound like an adventure to you? For decades, most motorcycles fell into two primary camps: street bikes and dirt bikes. Many even looked somewhat the same.
The amount of motorcycles available on the market is staggering. Even if you have a basic idea of what you want to use the motorcycle for, there is an array of types that can get the job done. Everyone starts at the same beginning. When you decide to switch bikes and to which type is a personal choice. Again, the mix of motorcycles available to upgrade to is staggering. The standard type of motorcycle is a common favorite because it has a simple design and is suited for all purposes.
From scooters to supermotos, here's a visual rundown of the basic types of motorcycles currently on the market. Adventure touring bikes and dual sports bikes are designed to be ready for anything—be it tarmac, gravel, or trail riding. - An exciting step, but with so many types of motorcycles to choose from, a confusing one, too.