A motorcycle, often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle, is a two- or three-wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport including racing, and off-road riding. Motorcycling is riding a motorcycle and related social activity such as joining a motorcycle club and attending motorcycle rallies.
In 1894, Hildebrand & Wolfmüller became the first series production motorcycle, and the first to be called a motorcycle. In 2014, the three top motorcycle producers globally by volume were Honda, Yamaha (both from Japan), and Hero MotoCorp (India).In developing countries, motorcycles are considered utilitarian due to lower prices and greater fuel economy. Of all the motorcycles in the world, 58% are in the Asia-Pacific and Southern and Eastern Asia regions, excluding car-centric Japan.
According to the US Department of Transportation the number of fatalities per vehicle mile traveled was 37 times higher for motorcycles than for cars.
(UK) A motorcycle.
(US) A small and light motorcycle.
To ride a motorbike; to travel by motorbike.
"We motorbiked all over the US that summer."
An open-seated motor-powered vehicle with two wheels.
To motor around on a motorcycle; to ride.
a light two-wheeled vehicle containing a motor for propulsion. It is lighter in construction and has a lower speed than a motorcycle.
a small motorcycle with a low frame and small weels and elevated handlebars.
a bicyle with a motor attached for propulsion.
A two-wheeled vehicle having a motor attached so as to be self-propelled. In common usage, a motorcycle is of heavier construction with larger wheels, a more powerful motor, and a higher maximum speed than a motorbike.
to ride a motorcycle.
small motorcycle with a low frame and small wheels and elevated handlebars
a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
ride a motorcycle
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